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.
The Principles also seek to promote positive measures which foster both the free flow of information and ideas and greater access to knowledge and culture on the Internet and beyond. The Principles were developed as a result of concerns that the fundamental human right to freedom of expression, guaranteed in UN and regional human rights instruments and nearly every national constitution, has been increasingly eroded on the grounds of protecting copyright. The Internet has been at the centre of an alarming expansion of copyright claims at the expense of freedom of expression and, more generally, the protection of human rights. 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. We live in a digital age, and even the physical goods we buy are complex. Copyright is impacting more people than ever before because the line between hardware and software, physical and digital has blurred. “Los transgénicos están destruyendo el tejido social” Es un pequeño granjero canadiense que enfrentó a la poderosa Monsanto, en un caso que llegó a la Corte Suprema de su país.
Aquella batalla lo convirtió en un referente de los derechos de los agricultores independientes. Ahora recorre el mundo para advertir sobre los riesgos económicos, sociales y ambientales que implican las regulaciones de los organismos genéticamente modificados. Europa rechaza el ACTA. Para su entrada en vigor, el llamado "acuerdo internacional contra la piratería" necesita ser ratificado por al menos seis de los países que lo han negociado, y sólo Japón lo ha hecho.
El acuerdo internacional contra la piratería en la Red ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement o Acuerdo Comercial Anti –Falsificación) fue rechazado definitivamente por la Comisión Europea, tras el rechazo del Parlamento Europeo en julio de este año. ACTA, que debe ser ratificado por al menos seis de las partes que lo han negociado, no volverá a ser estudiado por Europa. 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. Everything is a Remix. Watch. 'Enfrían' la SOPA en Congreso de EU - El Universal - El Mundo. Ciudad de México | Viernes 20 de enero de 2012Redacción | El Universal15:09 El principal promotor de la ley SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) decidió retirar su iniciativa hasta que se logre un consenso mayor para combatir la piratería en internet.
Luego de las protestas en la red que condenaban la propuesta por calificarla como un ataque a la libertad de los cibernautas, el congresista republicano Lamar Smith informó de su decisión a través de un comunicado. "He escuchado las críticas y tomo muy en serio sus preocupaciones sobre la iniciativa para enfrentar el problema de la piratería en la red. Es claro que debemos tener una aproximación distinta para lidiar con los criminales extranjeros que roban y venden invenciones y productos estadounidenses", dijo. 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. But opponents say the proposed laws curb freedom of speech and threaten the internet itself. 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! But they're refusing to kill the bill, hoping our pressure will die down. Let's show them they're wrong. Posted: 18 January 2012Today could be the day we save the free Internet. 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. New Zealand police served 10 search warrants at several businesses and homes around the city of Auckland.
Jonathan Lamy, RIAA Spokesman, Hits Back At SOPA, PIPA Criticism After Wikipedia Blackout. Five reasons the Internet’s still protesting SOPA and PIPA. Support for Internet Bill Wanes as Protests Spread. Lo que debes saber sobre la Ley Döring, la versión mexicana de SOPA. Cuando escribí la nota acerca de SOPA hace poco, pensé que sería imposible encontrar una ley más ignorante acerca del funcionamiento del internet. Sin embargo, la Ley Döring gana. Lo que esta ley (propuesta por el senador Federico Döring del PAN) carece de malicia en comparación con SOPA, lo recompensa con la más pura ignorancia, no sólo del funcionamiento mismo del internet, si no de la jurisprudencia existente.
¿Qué es la Ley Döring? La Ley Döring es el esfuerzo más reciente por parte del poder legislativo por crear una ley que controle y disminuya la piratería en internet. 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. Make your voice heard on SOPA and PIPA: 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. (Lucy Nicholson - Reuters) Late on Friday night, the White House released a statement announcing that it “will not support legislation that reduces freedom of expression, increases cybersecurity risk, or undermines the dynamic, innovative global Internet.” That’s a huge shift, and it came in response to a petition asking President Obama to veto the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House, which would give content providers sweeping new tools to crack down on copyright infringement.
True, the White House statement doesn’t oppose SOPA directly, but it’s a fairly clear condemnation of the flaws critics have pointed to in the bill.