copyfight   3572

« earlier    

These 1923 Copyrighted Works Enter the Public Domain in 2019
Under the terms of the Sonny Bono Copyright Act, works first published in 1923 will enter the public domain, meaning anyone can re-publish them, or chop them up and use them in other projects, without asking permission or paying the old rights holders.
copyfight  legal 
7 weeks ago by elfwreck
May's speech ripped off from the West Wing | Streamable
Did Samsung write this one, or did Toby? Either way Lord John Marbury is going to have some explaining to do.
news  politics  fuckwits  bloodytories  copyfight  video 
october 2017 by gominokouhai
Connemara shop in patents row with whiskey multinational
Beam Suntory own a trademark on the name "Connemara" -- utter fiasco. How was this granted? Connemara is a very well-known placename in Ireland
connemara  ireland  ip  trademarks  copyfight  beam-suntory  whiskey 
june 2017 by jm
Secret new European copyright proposal spells disaster for Free Culture
In short, this creates what amounts to a tax on copyright works made available on online streaming services, payable to the collecting societies that administer copyright on behalf of authors and performers (though the tax itself is separate from the copyright holder's economic rights). The tax cannot be waived by the authors or performers themselves, which means that even if they want to make their works available for streaming online for free, the law would tie their hands and prohibit this. The streaming site would still be required to set aside money for "fair remuneration" of the authors and performers, whether they want this or not.
¶¶
This amendment would eliminate one of the few advantages that small and independent artists enjoy in promoting their work online—the ability to make it available for free. For some such artists, the free online availability of their work builds up a fan base to support future licensing deals, concert tours, and merchandise sales. Others may release some or all of their work for free for non-economic reasons, such as to communicate a message, or simply for the love of their art. Certainly, not all artists do this. But the law as it exists at present at least offers them a choice. Either they can license their work to streaming platforms for money, or they can make it available to such platforms for free. But if this amendment passes, that choice will be taken away from them.

The losers from this proposal are fourfold. Perhaps the biggest losers are the creators themselves, who will face new barriers between their art and their fans and collaborators. The streaming services will also lose out, as they will face higher expenses and will no longer be able to operate non-commercially even if they only carry freely licensed content. Fans, of course, will suffer because of the reduced legal availability of free music and video online. And even the copyright industry will suffer, as the increased costs of legal streaming services may cause creators and fans to shift back to peer to peer file sharing, where copyright infringing works are also exchanged.
by:JeremyMalcolm  from:EFF  copyright  copyfight  geo:EuropeanUnion 
may 2017 by owenblacker
Cory Doctorow: Sole and Despotic Dominion
The camera in your living room, and the wireless insulin pump your six-year-old is wearing, and the Internet-connected car you’re driving down the highway every day, are all reservoirs of long-lived digital pathogens that criminals are free to discover and exploit, but that security researchers are not able to tell you about.

Obviously, this is a disaster.
2016  analysis  essay  copyfight  copywrong  society  device-freedom  intellectual-theft 
january 2017 by bignose
Adobe Asked Google To Censor Techdirt's Story On How Adobe's DRM Got Cracked | Techdirt
Another day, another example of copyright being a tool for censorship. MarkMonitor is one of the largest companies out there in the "IP protection" business -- and they also have a decently long history of filing bogus DMCA notices. And in one of its recent ones... they targeted a Techdirt news story.
¶¶
Google, thankfully, has a team who reviews these things and rejected the demand. Of course, Adobe/MarkMonitor isn't really trying to censor a story that makes fun of Adobe. That's just collateral damage for the shitty job they do in trying to "protect copyright" by running automated scans.
¶¶
So, yes, any "censorship" that came out of this would likely have been accidental, but just because censorship is accidental, it doesn't mean that it's inconsequential. The fact that companies that hire MarkMonitor have been rushing around demanding more automated takedown systems, and ridiculous notions like "notice and staydown" that would have created even more harm should be a warning as to why those ideas are a dangerous path.
by:MikeMasnick  from:Techdirt  copyfight  copyright  Adobe  MarkMonitor  DMCA  censorship 
november 2016 by owenblacker

« earlier    

related tags

2010  2011  2015  2016  311  academic  adobe  ai  amazon  analysis  archaeology  art  article  australia  bb  bbc  beam-suntory  best  bittorrent  bloodytories  bookmarks_toolbar  books  brexit  brin  bu3  by:corydoctorow  by:dacs  by:emmawoollacott  by:glynmoody  by:jeremymalcolm  by:juliareda  by:lexialexander  by:lilianedwards  by:mairasutton  by:mikemasnick  by:openrightsgroup  by:timcushing  by:wikimediafoundation  by:wikimediafrance  c  cartier  censorship  cineworld  connemara  consciousness_singularity_life_mind_simulation_copyright  coolstuff  copyright  copywrong  corporate  cory  creativecommons  creativity  datamining  davidallengreen  dead  design-fiction  device-freedom  dh2015  dhist  digitalmedia  disney  dmca  doctorow  downloading  drm  ebook  eff  elizabethknight  essay  fact  fairdealing  feminism  filesharing  flags  free-software  free  freedom  freedomofpanorama  from:arstechnica  from:boingboing  from:dacs  from:eff  from:forbes  from:juliareda  from:locusmagazine  from:politico  from:priceonomics  from:scripted  from:techdirt  from:torrentfreak  from:wikimedia  from:wikimediafrance  from:wired  fuckwits  future  games  gap  geek  geo:argentina  geo:australia  geo:canada  geo:europeanunion  geo:france  geo:unitedkingdom  geo:unitedstates  github  glam  google  grauniad  günteroettinger  history  hollywood  humblebrag  i_would_have_got_away_with_it_too_if_it_weren't_for_you_meddling_millennials  incrediblyobscurereference  information  intellectual-theft  internet  internetofthings  ip  ireland  irreligion  isp  isps  jeanmariecavada  journalism  juliareda  justice  lang:français  language  law  legal  life  linkblog  links  literature  litigation  litigiousbastards  livinginthefuture  lobbying  long-read  marietjeschaake  markmonitor  mickeymouse  museums  music  news  open  opendata  openrightsgroup  opinion  patents  photography  piracy  politics  privacy  proxyactivism  pub  publicdomain  reddit  research  sajidjavid  seti  sexism  singularity  socialtech  society  software-distribution  sopa  startrek  stupid  surveillance  swf2015  sydneywritersfestival  technology  termextension  tpp  trademarks  triggerwarning  usa  video  wapo  web207  whiskey  wikilovesmonuments  wikipedia  word  work  writing  xkcd  zeitgeisty 

Copy this bookmark:



description:


tags: