CopyR Law resources
Créations par les fans : quels enjeux juridiques ?
Open Access Fund
Photographers, copyright and the online battle for photo rights
French Publishers Forge Deal With Google, Breaking Ranks With Eu
copyR/privacy in conflict with FoE/press
reform of copyright
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Copyright for Librarians
Aaron Swartz Suicide
Pinterest CopyR issue
New measures include provisions to allow copying of works for individuals’ own personal use, parody and for the purposes of quotation. They allow people to use copyright works for a variety of valuable purposes without permission from the copyright owners. They will also bring up to date existing exceptions for education, research and the preservation of materials.
Use of Google's takedown tool for search results has grown tenfold in the past six months, the company reports. When it started publicly posting takedown notices in late May, around 250,000 requests a week went through the system — which lets people or companies ask Google to remove links that infringe on their copyright. Now, that number has jumped to over 2.5 million a week.
I caught this tidbit today in a Washington Post article about Julius Genachowski’s tenure as Federal Communications Commission chairman: He wound up presiding over a crucial period in which the powerful companies of Silicon Valley turned into Washington power players. Lobbying the FCC has become a major economic franchise. Each day, hundreds of dark-suited lawyers crowd the antiseptic, midcentury-modern agency building. Can anyone think this is a good thing? To be clear, I don’t think Genachowski is solely responsible for Silicon Valley innovators getting more aggressive in Washington or for tech lobbying becoming “a major economic franchise” at the FCC.
The collaboration between The Pirate Bay and the Cybernorms research group at Sweden’s Lund University has resulted in their first academic publication. The researchers surveyed 75,000 people from all over the world and found that close to 70 percent of all Pirate Bay users are interested in hiding their IP-addresses, or hiding it already. According to the researchers the high interest in anonymizing services among file-sharers is a direct response to anti-piracy initiatives. April last year The Pirate Bay renamed itself to The Research Bay to conduct the largest ever survey among file-sharers. The BitTorrent site teamed up with the Cybernorms research group at Lund University, who are interested in how the Internet creates new social norms in society.
Without free speech, copyright protection is meaningless. The two rights are critical to artists and combined have proven to be a powerful force for social justice around the world. That is why we consistently and openly advocate for a fair and open internet that champions free speech as well as respect for authorship. Throughout history artists have been on the front lines fighting for political and social causes by directing their creative efforts towards fueling movements and documenting injustice . The front lines have moved online, but that has not stopped repressive regimes from putting those they disagree with behind bars.
In our last installment , we noted that there’s a sharp generational divide (in the US and Germany) in attitudes toward copying and file sharing, with those under 30 showing more acceptance of these practices in general and much more acceptance of sharing within loosely-defined communities of ‘friends.’ Not rocket science, right? But how does that translate into actual behavior? Here are average music file collections, divided by age group: A few things to note about this chart. Around 79% of 18-29 year olds have music files, compared to only 14% of those over 64.
ISPs and CopyR
CopyR in the digital era
L'activiste et auteur de romans de science-fiction Cory Doctorow a publié lundi une tribune dans Publishers Weekly , dans laquelle il révèle avoir pris connaissance d'une lettre signée de la PDG de Hachette UK, Ursula Mackenzie, à l'un des ses auteurs. Ce dernier a signé un contrat d'édition avec Hachette pour la publication d'une dizaine de livres dans certains pays, et avec Tor Books (une filiale de MacMillan) pour d'autres. Or Hachette reproche à l'auteur d'avoir laissé Tor Books publier la version électronique des livres sans DRM, alors que la filiale de Lagardère utilise des DRM pour (croit-il, espère-t-il) se protéger du piratage. Hachette " a acquis auprès de vous et de bonne foi les droits de publication exclusive dans nos territoires ", rappelle la missive, qui accuse Tor Books de " rentre difficile la protection appropriée des droits qui nous ont été confiés ".
Observations from the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR/24) World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)A recent meeting of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on issues of copyright and related rights brought to the fore the underlying tensions between the Internet as a technology that transcends borders and the current intellectual property regime set up in the 19th Century. Discussions on limitations and exceptions and on the protection of broadcasting have been taking place for many years within WIPO and Member States have been seeking ways to address these issues, responding, at the same time, to the challenges presented by both national and international copyright regimes, digital technologies and the Internet. On 16-25 July 2012, WIPO held its its 24th Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) meeting. Much of the 10-day discussions made references to the Internet and digital technologies, thus making questions of who and in what capacity should participate in such discussions relevant. A bit of background information first though.
Hadopi, the French 3-strikes program that was "the model" for what the recording industry to push around the world -- trying to get countries to force ISPs to kick people offline after three accusations (not convictions) of unauthorized file sharing -- was one of Nicolas' Sarkozy's key programs. During the recent elections, his competitors certainly hinted that they were less impressed by Hadopi, and now that the Francois Hollande administration is in control, it seems that drastically cutting back Hadopi is in the cards. The new culture minister, Aurelie Filippetti, has made it clear that she is not impressed by Hadopi , arguing that it's a huge waste of money for the government, and is on the chopping block as far as funding goes.
NASA’s livestream coverage of the Curiosity rover’s landing on Mars was practically as flawless as the landing itself, a refreshing alternative to all that troubled Olympics coverage . The broadcast – full of suspense, lucky peanut-eating, and ecstatic congratulations – was slow and hard to reach at times, but NASA servers never failed. Along with burnishing its online publicity credentials , NASA had prepared for a global audience of millions But NASA couldn’t prepare for everything. An hour or so after Curiosity’s 1.31 a.m. EST landing in Gale Crater, I noticed that the space agency’s main YouTube channel had posted a 13-minute excerpt of the stream.
COPIE PRIVEE (France)
This article is also available in: Deutsch: EDRi-Stellungnahme zur Konsultation über Abgaben auf Privatkopien In November 2011, the European Commissioner Michel Barnier appointed Mr Antonio Vitorino – former EU Commissioner – as mediator in the dialogue on private copying levies. A public consultation was (quite discreetly) launched by Mr Vitorino in April 2012. The consultation deadline, to which EDRi answered, was last Thursday. In its answers, EDRi underlines the incoherence of having a levy on private copying when there is no consistency in EU regarding the scope of private copying. It is indeed fundamentally impossible to harmonise private copying without fully harmonising the copyright legislation especially on exceptions and limitations, as well as resolving the problem of legal protection for technical protection mechanisms.
Money can't buy love — but if you want some great tunes playing at your wedding, it's going to cost you. The Copyright Board of Canada has certified new tariffs that apply to recorded music used at live events including conventions, karaoke bars, ice shows, fairs and, yes, weddings. The fees will be collected by a not-for-profit called Re:Sound.
Who complains loudest about Google linking to infringing content in its search results? The movie and music industries, of course, who absolutely delight in taking whacks at the search engine. But thanks to a huge new trove of data released today by Google, we know that the worldwide top takedown requestor—by far—is actually Microsoft. If content owners claim that a Google search result links to infringing material, Google will remove the link. But just how many times does this happen—and who is making all the requests? Google today rolled out an upgrade to its " Transparency Report " that shows private copyright takedown information in addition to the usual government requests for user information or for censorship.
RIAA & ISP to police traffic
Amazon’s Brand of Censorship – Avoid Getting Banned from Amazon as an Author – Part 3 Now, the week-end is over, the full implication of the dangers included in violating Amazon Content Guidelines have fully sunk in, it is time to examine them with total attention. So, without further ado, let’s broach the fifth and last item on the agenda. (please note that the featured image is a Print Screen of these Amazon content guidelines as of 21st of November 2011, so that no-one could claim these were actually made up…)
what is copying/jurisp.
Music Ind. accelerate copyR litigation
UK reform of CopyR
A right price for no fraud
medical ideas copyright
Copyright industry making profits
Obama offered an iPod to the Queen
Law Professors Urge Congress to Reject PROTE
vod piracy study