The Right to Share: Principles on Freedom of Expression and Copyright. Policy brief 25 Apr 2013 These Principles seek to establish a framework which can be used to ensure firstly, that the right to freedom of expression and the ability to share knowledge and culture are fully protected in the digital age; and secondly, that copyright interests do not unduly restrict them.
Forget the Cellphone Fight — We Should Be Allowed to Unlock Everything We Own. While Congress is working on legislation to re-legalize cellphone unlocking, let’s acknowledge the real issue: The copyright laws that made unlocking illegal in the first place.
Who owns our stuff? The answer used to be obvious. Now, with electronics integrated into just about everything we buy, the answer has changed. “Los transgénicos están destruyendo el tejido social” Europa rechaza el ACTA. El Senado le dijo NO; la misma Cofetel dijo NO; Europa dijo NO; y al gobierno federal le vale: firmó #ACTA. Europa rechazó el ACTA hace una semana, México lo firma. Joel Tenenbaum Boston University Student Download Fine: Court Won't Reduce $675,000 Penalty.
BOSTON — A former Boston University student who was ordered to pay $675,000 for illegally downloading and sharing 30 songs on the Internet says he will continue fighting the penalty, despite the Supreme Court's refusal Monday to hear his appeal.
Joel Tenenbaum, 28, of Providence, R.I., said he's hoping a federal judge will reduce the amount. "I can't believe the system would uphold a six-figure damages amount for downloading 30 songs on a file-sharing system that everybody used," Tenenbaum said. "I can't believe the court would uphold something that ludicrous. " A jury in 2009 ordered Tenenbaum to pay $675,000, or $22,500 per song, after the Recording Industry Association of America sued him on behalf of four record labels, including Sony BMG Music Entertainment and Warner Brothers Records Inc.
A federal judge called the penalty unconstitutionally excessive and reduced the award to $67,500, but the 1st U.S. Is online freedom under threat in India? The ethics of internet piracy. Princeton, NJ - Last year, I told a colleague that I would include internet ethics in a course that I was teaching.
She suggested that I read a recently published anthology on computer ethics - and attached the entire volume to the email. Should I have refused to read a pirated book? Everything is a Remix. Watch. 'Enfrían' la SOPA en Congreso de EU - El Universal - El Mundo. SOPA: Freedom or profits? - Inside Story. Thousands of websites have staged an online protest against proposed anti-piracy laws in the US.
Supporters of the legislation - the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) - say action is needed to stop online piracy and copyright infringement. There is a similar bill called the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) in the US Senate. Both laws are designed to stop the illegal download of copyrighted material or content from the internet or activities that infringe US intellectual property rights. La justice américaine ferme le site de téléchargement Megaupload. Save the Internet - the pressure is working! 1,977,460 have signed.
Help us get to 3,500,000 Update: 22 January 2012 US Senate leaders are backing away from a vote this week! Megaupload.com Charged With Piracy Violations, Shut Down By Feds. WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand police raided several homes and businesses linked to the founder of Megaupload.com, a giant Internet file-sharing site shut down by U.S. authorities, on Friday and seized guns, millions of dollars, and nearly $5 million in luxury cars, officials said.
Police arrested founder Kim Dotcom and three Megaupload employees on U.S. accusations that they facilitated millions of illegal downloads of films, music and other content costing copyright holders at least $500 million in lost revenue. Extradition proceedings against them could last a year or more. With 150 million registered users, about 50 million hits daily and endorsements from music superstars, Megaupload.com was among the world's biggest file-sharing sites. According to a U.S. indictment, the site, which was shut down Thursday, earned Dotcom $42 million in 2010 alone. Jonathan Lamy, RIAA Spokesman, Hits Back At SOPA, PIPA Criticism After Wikipedia Blackout. The internet filled with snark on Wednesday, as a slew of websites went dark to protest anti-piracy bills SOPA and PIPA.
Not to be outdone by journalists and teenagers, one supporter of the legislation also sounded off. "After Wikipedia blackrout[sic], somewhere, a student today is doing original research and getting his/her facts straight. Perish the thought," tweeted Jonathan Lamy, Senior Vice President of Communication of the Recording Industry Association of America. Five reasons the Internet’s still protesting SOPA and PIPA. Over the weekend, it seemed like the anti-SOPA forces had won.
The House temporarily shelved the Stop Online Piracy Act. The Senate sponsors of the Protect IP Act agreed to review the most controversial provisions. So why’s the Internet still so mad? Here are five reasons: (Gary Cameron - Reuters) 1. Support for Internet Bill Wanes as Protests Spread. Lo que debes saber sobre la Ley Döring, la versión mexicana de SOPA. SOPA Forces Obama To Pick Sides Between Donors From Hollywood, Silicon Valley. WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama entered the fray over two controversial anti-piracy bills with a Jan. 14 statement aligning the White House with technology and Internet community critics of the legislation.
The statement put the president on one side of a major debate between two of the biggest donor communities in the Democratic Party -- the technology and Internet industry vs. movie and recording companies -- in the middle of his reelection campaign. Obama's position on the anti-piracy legislation -- the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate -- hints at the increasing role played by computer and Internet companies, their executives, and their employees in the Democratic Party coalition. Since 2007, executives and employees of such companies have given $52 million to Democratic Party efforts, up $12 million from the period 2001 to 2006, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
Más de 10 mil sitios web cierran por ley SOPA - El Universal - Finanzas. SOPA: Lawmakers backing away from online-piracy bills. It looks like the uproar over Congress’s online-piracy bills is having a real impact. This weekend, the White House strongly hinted that it would oppose the current legislation. And key sponsors are edging away from the bills’ most controversial features.