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Creative Commons wants to build tools to track reuse and remix — Tech News and Analysis
For the last ten years, Creative Commons has been offering content creators ways to share their works. Now it wants to let them know who’s been using their stuff.
copyright  commons  law 
june 2013 by gnat
Twitter / glynmoody: The Future of Creative Commons ...
"lays out priorities for each area in which we work"
copyright  cc 
june 2013 by gnat
MIT Economist: Here's How Copyright Laws Impoverish Wikipedia - Robinson Meyer - The Atlantic
But Nagaraj found was that the availability of public domain material dramatically improved the article's images. Before the digitization, players from between '44 and '64 had an average of .183 pictures on their articles. The '64 to '84 group had about .158 pictures. But after digitization, those numbers dramatically changed: there were 1.15 pictures on each of the older group's articles -- but only .667 in the new group. More recent players, covered by privately-owned parts of Baseball Digest, had half as many images on their pages as did old-timers.

out of copyright => more activity, more visits
copyright  wikipedia  information 
august 2012 by gnat
IT price inquiry zeroes in on geoblocking - Finance - Business - News -
don't think can export law like this; but good to legalize removing region coding
law  copyright  australia 
july 2012 by gnat
Criminal Creativity: Untangling Cover Song Licensing on YouTube -
Everyblock founder Adrian Holovaty is well known on YouTube for his acoustic guitar covers, which have amassed millions of views. I asked him if Content ID identified the melodies in any of his videos. So far, seven of his videos were identified, with all but one rights holder choosing to leave the video online and collect the revenue. Only one video his cover of the Village People's "YMCA," was taken down by the songwriter, leaving Adrian with a "copyright strike" on his account. YouTube's policy allows three strikes before the account is terminated and all videos removed.

The Flaws in the System

The system's not perfect, though. Unscrupulous individuals are routinely using Content ID to claim content they don't own to harvest ad dollars from unsuspecting users. For example, two of Adrian Holovaty's disputed tracks are Django Reinhardt songs from the 1930s, claimed by an obscure company named "Social Media Holdings."

Other copyright claims may be accidental, as material they don't actually own finds its way into the Content ID database, like this poor guy who's received eight consecutive claims from companies claiming to own George Romero's public domain Night of the Living Dead.

And Content ID isn't immune to false positives, like the bird calls misidentified as music. Worse, for all these case, disputed Content ID claims bypass the DMCA process for counter-claims entirely, as I wrote about in February.

How can a musician decide what's legitimate or worth fighting?

Still, YouTube's Content ID is pushing publishers and rights holders into the modern age. It's an ingenious approach for an otherwise dysfunctional copyright system that's too hard for amateurs to navigate, making money for everyone involved while still allowing free creative expression.
copyright  youtube 
may 2012 by gnat
Free textbooks are part of „Digital School” program « Fundacja Nowoczesna Polska
"Polish Prime Minister Office yesterday accepted „Digital School program” with „Digital Textbooks” component included. With 45 million PLN (approx. 15 million USD) funding it has been the biggest governmental Open Educational Resources initiative in Poland so far. The government has decided to fund creating full set of educational materials for grades 4-6 (9-11 year olds). All those resources will be available under CC BY license, which is fully free license according to the Definition of Free Cultural Works."
education  cc  copyright 
may 2012 by gnat
Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow: a chapbook in PM Press’s Outspoken Authors series – Boing Boing
I've just put up the site for my latest book, a slim chapbook in PM Press's Outspoken Authors series called The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow. The book contains a novella ("There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow/Now is the Best Time of Your Life"), an essay on futurism, the transcript of a lecture on copyright and creativity, and a wide-ranging interview with Terry Bisson.
future  copyright  law  books 
october 2011 by gnat
Reminder: Please Help Us Calculate The 'Cost' Of Overprotective Copyright Laws | Techdirt
We urgently need to calculate the cost of today's monopoly. Monetarily and culturally. (via )
copyright  from twitter_favs
june 2011 by gnat
Untitled (
Interestingly, Mark Twain talking about (among other things) to a VERY young Rudyard Kipling!
copyright  from twitter_favs
may 2011 by gnat
Interesting academic article concerning the interface between and << Are T&Cs destroying balance?
contract  copyright  from twitter_favs
may 2011 by gnat
Intellectual Property Watch » Blog Archive » Proposed WIPO Treaty On Visually Impaired Access Gets Deeper Look
95 percent of books never become available to blind and partially sighted readers, who use alternative formats such as audio, braille or large print,
accessibility  copyright  ip  politics 
june 2009 by gnat
Obama in Cyberspace | The Public Domain |
all is not good in Obamaland. Re: Copyright Czar: "The goal of the law that created this position is simple. It is to give unprecedented high-level governmental representation to the interests of a particular set of industries"
copyright  politics  usa  government 
june 2009 by gnat
Summer Fly
copyright info for song we perform
music  copyright 
march 2009 by gnat
The case for and against Creative Commons | News | TechRadar UK
"More exactly, they fear that if you try to convert artists to CC who had never thought of copyrighting their works before, they may simply fall in love with the concept of making money through full copyright and stick to it."
law  culture  copyright 
march 2009 by gnat
Why is National taking the heat for a problem they did not cause? | Kiwiblog
"It is interesting the breadth of opposition to this law. Many ACT supporters are aghast at the cost to business, the addition of another badly defined regulation. While many Greens and Labour supporters on the left are aghast at the threat to freedom of speech, and innocence until proven guilty."
nz  law  copyright 
february 2009 by gnat
One-Click iPhone App Cracker Released to the Public | TorrentFreak
q is: can you turn this into a distribution channel instead of competition?
business  copyright  iphone  hack 
february 2009 by gnat
Pirating the 2009 Oscars -
more movies leaking, but the're taking longer
copyright  bittorrent  movies  piracy  p2p 
january 2009 by gnat
On Google Disallowing Crawling of Their LIFE Hosting
Unclear whether it's Google or LIFE requesting that robots.txt block crawlers from the LIFE photographic archive (photos licensed free for non-commercial and personal use).
images  copyright  google 
january 2009 by gnat
Law prof wants to webcast RIAA lawsuit - Boing Boing
RIAA doesn't want it. Interesting to see that "education" has become the dodge of the RIAA. Lawsuits against students? Education. Judith Tizard tried that line on me at LIANZA, claiming that the guilty-on-accusation law was merely how we educate owners of broadband connections about what people are doing with those connections.
law  copyright  ip 
january 2009 by gnat
Against Intellectual Monopoly
book by Michele Boldrin and David K. Levine against copyright and patent monopolies, making economic arguments.
law  economics  copyright  ip  patents 
december 2008 by gnat
Macaulay on Copyright ||
eloquent and reasoned argument that prolonged copyright terms do not incent the creator and harm the consumer. My realization was that we're not incenting individual creators, we're rewarding corporate creators ... creators who don't die and therefore desire undying benefits to flow from their works. Any copyright term over the lifetime of the author is corporate entitlement.
copyright  law  ip  history 
november 2008 by gnat
Online activism in China | Murder and theft | The Economist
Microsoft turned black the screens of pirated copies of Microsoft Windows. This triggered an outcry in China and a gentle rebuke from a Chinese copyright official: "Measures for safeguarding rights also need to be appropriate".
china  copyright  microsoft 
november 2008 by gnat
Google Book Search Settlement Agreement
International users will see no change. Fucked again by Copyright Law.
copyright  google  books 
october 2008 by gnat
all manner of distractions » Blog Archive » It is like I made it myself!
This gentleman's Flickr photo of his Processing program showed up on a "designer" t-shirt. D'oh!
processing  flickr  copyright  clothing  business 
october 2008 by gnat
PopTech: Learn to Profit from Piracy | Epicenter from
Matt Mason, author of "The Pirate's Dilemma", is working on a TV series with Jesse Alexander, exec. producer of Heroes.
piracy  internet  copyright  media 
october 2008 by gnat
3 News > Video > Politics > PM will not be re-instating Winston before election
at 3m21s they start to talk about the new Copyright Act. yay TV3 for chasing this with the prime minister
copyright  nz  law  media 
october 2008 by gnat
DoJ Agrees: IP Enforcement Bill is a Bad Idea | Electronic Frontier Foundation
"In an era of fiscal responsibility, the resources of the Department of Justice should be used for the public benefit, not on behalf of particular industries that can avail themselves of the existing civil enforcement provisions."
usa  ip  law  government  politics  copyright 
september 2008 by gnat
WorldChanging: Cory Doctorow: The WorldChanging Interview
Fantastic inside view on how the WIPO was leaned on by copyfighting NGOs. Yay Cory!
library  copyright  media  drm  politics  government 
september 2008 by gnat
NIIDP Digital Preservation
national infrastructure for internet digital preservation, or something like that. Librarians figuring out how to deal with digital materials.
digital  library  media  copyright 
july 2008 by gnat
Section 108 Copyright Group
librarians say what should happen with copyright
library  copyright  law 
july 2008 by gnat
Techdirt: Recording Industry Now Making Up Facts To Support Having ISPs Police File Sharing
comprehensive list of studies that show file sharers are big music spenders
music  copyright  research 
june 2008 by gnat
TVNZ gives up on DRM
thousands-to-one preferred ad streams over DRMed downloads, so TVNZ are dropping DRMed downloads. "We need to make it easier to get it from us than to steal it."
drm  copyright  media  nz 
february 2008 by gnat
Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8: Thomas Jefferson to Isaac McPherson
He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me
quotes  politics  copyright  law 
april 2007 by gnat
Copyright Bill presentations
PDFs of the presos at the InternetNZ Copyright Bill Workshops
copyright  law  drm  politics  newzealand 
february 2007 by gnat
== Free Culture / Free Content ==
Download the text to Lessig's "Free Culture" book
books  copyright  law  drm 
february 2007 by gnat
A Five Minute Guide to Opposing DRM | Linux Journal
anti-DRM arguments in an article that can be read in less than five minutes to help people explain the issues to others.
copyright  drm 
february 2007 by gnat

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