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Time-zone database down. Today (2011-10-06), the time-zone database was closed down.

Time-zone database down

It is perhaps easy to read that line, think it doesn't affect you, and then move on. But thats just not the case. Update 2011-10-07: A backup copy of the mailing list and subscribers has now swung into operation run by volunteer Robert Elz. Please only join this list to discuss changes to time-zones - its not a "fighting the lawsuit" list. Avec The Oatmeal, le droit d'auteur sauve des ours et guérit le cancer. The Pirate Bay prévoit d'être hébergé dans des drônes aériens ! Chants d'oiseaux copyrightés : Rumblefish s'explique. Sur YouTube, les chants d'oiseaux sont protégés par le droit d'auteur. Science and Technology News and Commentary: Aardvark Daily. 21 February 2012 The recording industry is whining long and hard about how piracy and file-sharing is crippling them.

Science and Technology News and Commentary: Aardvark Daily

They're losing billions of dollars every year because people keep "stealing" their intellectual property -- or so they tell us. Interview: Rumblefish CEO on YouTube's Copyright System. Yesterday, a small section of Reddit was entirely focused on one story – how a YouTube video containing only the sounds of chirping birds was hit with a copyright claim.

Interview: Rumblefish CEO on YouTube's Copyright System

YouTube’s automated system flagged the content as belonging to music company, Rumblefish. The video, uploaded by eeplox, which features him picking some fresh ingredients for a wild salad, with the faint sound of birds chirping in the background, has since received over 18,000 views. As is the case with any incorrect copyright claim, YouTube user eeplox disputed it, but a Rumblefish employee somehow managed to review the video and still determine that the chirping birds belonged to the music company. Fortunately for eeplox, the vast, and highly unforgiving, community of Reddit rallied to his rescue, the story caught the attention of Rumblefish CEO, Paul Anthony, and the claim was removed. Il m’a copipi... il m’a copipi... il m’a copillé !!! - Sacrés Ancêtres!

Doctors Discover Copyright Law: Cognitive Screening Test Killed Over Infringement Claims. We've certainly talked about how ridiculous patents have gotten in the way of health care professionals and doctors providing the best care they can. Beyond basic things like gene patents, the idea that diagnostic tests are patentable is somewhat horrifying for anyone with any sense of decency when it comes to trying to keep people healthy. But, apparently the issue doesn't stop there, and the medical community is suddenly grappling with some doctors using aggressive copyright enforcement to block competing diagnostic tests from being available.

The story comes from Dr. John C. Newman and lawyer Robin Feldman in the respected New England Journal of Medicine, where they recount the story of the Mini–Mental State Examination (MMSE). Can you copyright a bonsai? - ragesoss. Besides Wikipedia, my main hobbies are bonsai and photography.

Can you copyright a bonsai? - ragesoss

Sometimes I combine all three, taking pictures of bonsai and uploading them to Wikimedia Commons. So the question I have is, does styling a bonsai create a copyright? Can I take a photo of someone’s tree and do what I want with it (e.g., license it freely on Commons), or do I need the owner’s permission? At first blush, the answer would seem to be yes, bonsai is eligible for copyright. It is a form of visual art, often compared to sculpture. Monkey Business: Can A Monkey License Its Copyrights To A News Agency?

A year and a half ago, we wrote about a movie that was entirely filmed by chimpanzees, and wondered about who held the copyright on it.

Monkey Business: Can A Monkey License Its Copyrights To A News Agency?

Technically, in most cases, whoever makes the actual work gets the copyright. That is, if you hand your camera to a stranger to take your photo, technically that stranger holds the copyright on the photo, though no one ever enforces this. There were some different theories made in the comments about who actually holds the copyrights, but no clear agreement. Qu'attend-on pour libérer le magenta ? La RATP n'apprécie pas l'application iPhone CheckMyMetro. Doctors and dentists tell patients, "all your review are belong to us" When I walked into the offices of Dr.

Doctors and dentists tell patients, "all your review are belong to us"

Ken Cirka, I was looking for cleaner teeth, not material for an Ars Technica story. I needed a new dentist, and Yelp says Dr. Tattoos and moral rights: a couple of points to ponder. Apologies are owed to my correspondent who wrote me the following missive, which I meant to post last week but completely overlooked.

Tattoos and moral rights: a couple of points to ponder

He writes: "My colleague and I were discussing, at length, the art of tattooing (it was, after all, Friday afternoon!). My question is this, if a tattoo artist creates a unique design for a client, then this is tattooed on to the aforementioned client, does the tattoo artist still own any intellectual property rights (namely copyright) over this piece of art? If the tattooed subject were to go on to a profession (I can only think of modelling at this precise moment) where the tattoo was constantly broadcast to the general public, and the designer viewed this to be derogatory to their work, would they be able to litigate! " Sports Licensing Corner: When a Tattoo Costs an Arm and a Leg— Basketball Star Gets Schooled In IP Law « The Licensing Law Blog. Rasheed says: "I told the guy to ink a 'T,' not a 'C'!

Sports Licensing Corner: When a Tattoo Costs an Arm and a Leg— Basketball Star Gets Schooled In IP Law « The Licensing Law Blog

" Here is an oldie but goodie from the worlds of sports licensing, which again reminds us that IP assignment agreements are not just for the rarefied world of lab researchers, but for the nitty gritty worlds of tattoo artists and technical foul prone power fowards as well. Back when he was playing for the Portland Trail Blazers, basketball star Rasheed Wallace got an elaborate tattoo on his upper right arm depicting an ancient Egyptian royal family with the sun in the background (see photos here and here). For a fee of $450, Portland tattoo artist Matthew Reed created preliminary sketches of the tattoo for Wallace’s approval, then applied ink and needle to skin.

Reed and Wallace signed a one page contract, but it was silent on who owned the intellectual property in the tattoo. Enclosing The Ocean Commons. Cross posted from Open....

Enclosing The Ocean Commons

The oceans belong to everyone - well, more or less. That is, they form a classic commons. But of course, that fact doesn't stop people from claiming that they own stuff even here: Molecules derived from marine resources and used for medical applications were worth over $1 billion in 2005, and heat-stable enzymes obtained at undersea vents were worth $150 million. Craig Venter’s Genetic Typo - David M. Ewalt - Metagamer.

A qui appartiennent les parfums ? Are DMCA takedown notice copyrighted? Tom Rubin, who happens to be Microsoft's chief counsel for intellectual property strategy, has a blog post up at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford, where he highlights the worrying trend of filers of DMCA takedown notices forbidding the recipient to publish or pass the notice on to third parties like ChillingEffects.

Are DMCA takedown notice copyrighted?

From the notice: IMPORTANT NOTICE: None of the information contained in this legal notice is to be transmitted and/or released to any third party, including but not limited to Chilling Effects (, without the express written permission of the the copyright owner and or his agent. As stated in Section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and in the normal course of processing and notifying the infringing counter party, recipient must only include information specific to that counter party's infringement and must not include this entire notice.

Superpowers as Personal Property. The superpowers of many comic book heroes and villains are often in a state of flux. Powers can be gained, lost, used up, given away, abandoned, shared, and stolen, which sounds a lot like the attributes of property. Comic book characters even speak of powers as though they were possessions. Here we consider whether superpowers should be treated as personal property and the legal consequences of that view.

I. Batman et la propriété intellectuelle, Cyclope, arme de destruction massive... ActuaLitté. A Copyright Lawsuit Over Dinosaur Bones. Year Zero Trailer. New Zealand, Intellectual Property, Can you own the haka? - Chapman Tripp - 19/11/2010, Copyright, Patent, Trademark. Terms & Conditions and Privacy Statement (the Website) is owned and managed by Mondaq Ltd and as a user you are granted a non-exclusive, revocable license to access the Website under its terms and conditions of use. Your use of the Website constitutes your agreement to the following terms and conditions of use. Mondaq Ltd may terminate your use of the Website if you are in breach of these terms and conditions or if Mondaq Ltd decides to terminate your license of use for whatever reason.

Copyright Unclear: Turkey Scrambles to Protect National Anthem - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International. Who owns the copyright on a country's national anthem? It's a question that the Turkish government is scrambling to clarify after realizing that the state does not actually own the rights to the Turkish anthem. The government is now trying to fast-track legislation to secure the copyright for the Turkish state. At a meeting in Ankara on Monday, the cabinet discussed a bill to legally protect the national anthem. The move was apparently motivated by a dispute in Germany involving GEMA, the German copyright society that collects royalties when music is performed -- although it seems Ankara may have got the wrong end of the stick. Yoga copyright raises questions of ownership. By Mindy Fetterman, USA TODAY India seems to be willing to go to the mat over yoga.

That's because Bikram Choudhury, the self-proclaimed Hollywood "yoga teacher to the stars," incensed his native country by getting a U.S. copyright on his style of yoga four years ago. In response, India has put 100 historians and scientists to work cataloging 1,500 yoga poses recorded in ancient texts written in Sanskrit, Urdu and Persian. India will use the catalogue to try to block anyone from cornering the market on the 5,000-year-old discipline of stretching, breathing and meditating.