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Three Manga Pirates Sentenced to Prison in Japan - TorrentFreak
Three men who operated a popular site indexing pirated copies of manga publications have been jailed in Japan. The sentences range from two years and four months to three years and six months. The men are former student graduates in their 20s […] said to be the operators of once-popular site ‘Haruka Yume no Ato’, a platform that indexed links to manga content without permission from rights holders.
The initial legal action against the site was documented in 2017 when police arrested nine suspects under suspicion of violating the Copyright Act. According to Anime News Network, at the time it was one of the largest so-called ‘leech sites’ (platforms that index content hosted elsewhere) in Japan.
Now, after more than a year, three operators of the site have been sentenced for their crimes.
manga  copyright  digitale  online  causa  spunti  giappone 
yesterday by nicoladagostino
In win for tech giants, EU copyright reforms stalled • Reuters
Foo Yun Chee:
<p>EU efforts to reform copyright rules hit a roadblock on Monday when a meeting of lawmakers and officials was called off, prompting criticism of Google from publishers after it and other tech giants lobbied against the changes.

The European Commission, which launched a debate on the issue two years ago, says an overhaul is necessary to protect Europe’s cultural heritage and level the playing field between big online platforms and publishers, broadcasters and artists.

European Parliament lawmakers, representatives from EU countries and Commission officials were scheduled to meet on Monday to reconcile their positions on the reform drive. But the meeting was canceled after EU countries failed to resolve differences on Friday.

Commission digital chief Andrus Ansip expressed disappointment at the delay, saying reform was crucial and possible even at this stage.

“All involved parties have a huge responsibility: playing lightly now with a ‘No deal is better than my own maximalist position’ as I read sometimes from position statements, is dangerous and irresponsible,” he said.</p>


Can't think who Ansip might have been thinking of in that "No deal" quote...
eu  copyright 
yesterday by charlesarthur
Music to YouTube's ears: Article 13 in disarray as European Copyright Directive stalls
Making matters worse, on Friday (January 18), Europe delivered another major blow to the music industry’s hopes. Member states of the EU were due to gather in Romania to approve the latest draft version of the Directive, but, instead, eleven countries reportedly voted against it – many citing concerns over Article 13, as well as the similarly contentious clause, Article 11 (dubbed the ‘link tax’ provision). The Directive’s scheduled approval meeting tomorrow (January 21) was outright cancelled as a result.
dd  mi  copyright 
2 days ago by motiveunknown
Record Labels, Film Studios, Tech Companies And The Public Now All Agreed That Article 13 Is A Disaster
However, on Thursday, even the record labels bailed out on support for Article 13, though it appears for the same awful reasons as the film studios. They don't go quite as far as the film and TV folks (who ask for Article 13 to be put on hold indefinitely), but rather call for major changes: With the final trilogue only days away, European creatives and rightsholders urgently inform EU policymakers that the 13 January draft text of the proposed Copyright Directive does not meet the original objective of Article 13 and urgently requires significant changes. They don't really explain why they're so upset, but it's not difficult to see that it's the same reason as the film, TV and sports organizations.
dd  mi  copyright 
2 days ago by motiveunknown
Google Search Could Ditch All Photo Thumbnails Under EU Copyright Law
Google Search Could Ditch All Photo Thumbnails Under EU Copyright Law
Michael Zhang. Petapixel. January 18, 2019
copyright 
4 days ago by asfaltics
Twitter
Nothing is stopping us from adopting the directive without and . Focus on the parts…
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4 days ago by sfermigier
Twitter
RT : BREAKING: Council has failed to find an agreement on its position today. This doesn’t mean that…
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4 days ago by sfermigier
Twitter
RT : BREAKING: Council has failed to find an agreement on its position today. This doesn’t mean that…
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4 days ago by garrett
About the Getty: Open Content Program
Not to be confused with Getty Images, The Getty Museum makes many of its digital images available for use without permission as part of its Open Content Program. NOTE: Not all of these images are public domain, but some of them are.

"Currently, there are over 100,000 images from the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Getty Research Institute available through the Open Content Program, including more than 72,000 from the Research Institute's Foto Arte Minore archive, which features photographs of the art and architecture of Italy over 30 years by German photographer and scholar Max Hutzel (1913–1988). Other images include paintings, drawings, manuscripts, photographs, antiquities, sculpture, decorative arts, artists' sketchbooks, watercolors, rare prints from the 16th through the 18th century, and 19th-century architectural drawings of cultural landmarks. We are adding more images as high-quality digital files become available."
arts  copyright  free  images  public_domain 
4 days ago by librarianchase
Twitter
RT : BREAKING: Council has failed to find an agreement on its position today. This doesn’t mean that…
copyright  from twitter
4 days ago by Surliminal
Here's what Google searches could look like when EU copyright laws kick in
As you can see, the page looks empty, because it’s been stripped of all copyrighted content – headlines, summaries and images from articles from various publishers. Google almost certainly won’t display unusable results like these, but it will probably only feature content from publishers it’s cut deals with (and it’s safe to assume that’s easier for larger companies than small ones). That would reduce the number of sources of information you’ll be able to discover through the search engine, and it’ll likely lead to a drop in traffic for media outlets. It’s a lose-lose situation, and it’s baffling that EU lawmakers don’t see this as a problem – possibly because they’re fixated on how this ‘solution’ could theoretically benefit content creators and copyright holders by ruling that they must be paid for their output.
dd  copyright  Google  bf 
4 days ago by motiveunknown
European Rights Holders Call for 'Urgent' Changes Over Watered Down Copyright Reforms
International music body IFPI and European indie label trade group IMPALA are among the signatories of the letter, which says that the latest draft of the proposed Copyright Directive "does not meet the original objective of Article 13 and urgently requires significant changes." Of particular concern to the creative sector are a number of "possible compromise solutions" included in a Jan. 13 draft text that they claim makes too many concessions to tech giants and doesn't do enough to address the so-called value gap.
dd  mi  copyright 
4 days ago by motiveunknown
Copyright’s Safe Harbors Preserve What We Love About the Internet | Electronic Frontier Foundation
How is the Internet different from what came before? We’ve had great art, music, film, and writing for far longer than we’ve had the World Wide Web. What we didn’t have were global conversations and collaborations that millions can participate in. The Internet has lowered barriers to participation in culture, politics, and communities of interest. Copyright’s safe harbors for intermediaries are essential to making this possible. But today, those safe harbors are under threat from laws like Article 13 of the EU’s proposed Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive. And some voices in the U.S. want to gut the safe harbors here.
In the U.S., the safe harbors of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act protect Internet companies of various kinds against the possibility of massive copyright infringement damages when one of their users copies creative work illegally. In return for that protection, Internet companies have to take some concrete steps, like adopting and enforcing a repeat infringer policy. Some companies—the ones that store user-uploaded content—have to register an agent to accept and act on takedown notices from rightsholders (the familiar “DMCA notices”). The law is explicit that Internet companies aren’t required to surveil everything uploaded by users to find possible copyright infringement. It also provides a counter-notice process for users to get non-infringing uploads put back online.
copyright  EFF  DMCA  internet  europe 
5 days ago by rgl7194

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