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1 hour ago by wardell
Mexico's new copyright law allows censorship of online content, rights advocates warn
Changes to copyright laws in Mexico may make censoring online content easier to implement, as a bill passed by the country's Senate on April 26th allows "judges to order the removal of internet content that allegedly violates copyright law without needing to prove it in court or by sentence," write Giovanna Salazar and Jacobo Nájera for Global Voices Advocacy:

"The bill allows the suspension and removal of public content and includes 'precautionary measures' against the equipment that enables the spread of such content. Approval of these changes was given hastily without following legislative procedures. The announcement was widely circulated under the label #MadrugueteAInternet. 'Madurguete' is an expression in Mexican Spanish referring to an attack or an action that has taken place when the other party was distracted, limited or not prepared. The hashtag describes the passing of this law as a legal ambush...Organizations, unions, and associations that work on issues related to digital rights and technologies for information and communication have all criticized the changes to this law. They claim this will open a path to preemptive censorship on the internet and is a threat to freedom of expression in the digital world."
otf  mexico  censorship  southamerica  americas  copyright  legal 
17 hours ago by dmcdev
No Tripods Allowed: Zion National Park’s New Rules for Photography Workshops | Fstoppers
For 2018 there are no tripods to be used on any trail within Zion and tripods are only allowed on paved parking areas and pull outs. For those going to Zion on your own, there are no restrictions to photograph with a tripod as long as you are not going with a commercial business.
nationalparks  nps  tripod  law  zion  photography  legal  workshop 
yesterday by bwiese
Why Your Instagram Nature Shot Is Breaking the Law | Outside Online
Most federal land-use policy curtails commercial use, and the 1964 Wilderness Act forbids it outright in federal wilderness areas, with certain exceptions for services like guiding and horse packing: “[T]here shall be no commercial enterprise and no permanent road within any wilderness area designated by this Act.” As with privacy, it’s a case where the Internet and its culture have raced ahead of the law.

In fact, one such prosecution wrapped up this month. In 2012, Colorado Springs–based filmmaker Chris Alstrin released Wide Boyz, an indie adventure movie about two offwidth crack climbers from the United Kingdom that racked up a bunch of awards on the film festival circuit. A judging panel I sat on at Mountainfilm in Telluride named it the best climbing film of 2012. Late last year, the Park Service leveled charges against Alstrin in federal court, claiming he’d been filming commercially in Canyonlands National Park without a permit. The movie’s climax involved a heinous 5.14b offwidth roof called Century Crack. (Offwidth cracks are the hardest kind of climbing—too wide for classic hand-jamming techniques and too narrow to wedge your body inside.) “My lawyer told me that we could fight it and probably win,” says Alstrin, “but that it would cost more than just paying the fine.” In the end, the Park Service agreed that Alstrin would serve six months of probation and pay a $500 fine but would not have to admit guilt.

Valley Uprising was shot by Boulder, Colorado–based Sender Films. It didn’t use permits, but the Park Service’s Gediman told me he believes the First Amendment would cover it. “We considered that a documentary news kind of thing,” he said of the film, which chronicled everything from early big-wall ascents to the clandestine rise of BASE jumping. “They’ve got that edge, but we don’t look at it like they’re the enemy.”

A bill hastily proposed by an outgoing Texas Republican congressman on January 2—a clear publicity stunt titled the Ansel Adams Act—made a similar argument. According to the bill, “it is contrary to the public policy of the United States to prohibit or restrict photography in public spaces, whether for private, news media, or commercial use.” You can see why it would drive actual environmentalists nuts, but at least when it comes to small productions, it may be time to discuss a system that looks more like hunting and fishing licenses than trying to rent Devil’s Tower for the next Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
photography  nature  landscape  law  permit  business  movies  legal  anseladams 
yesterday by bwiese
$60,000 for our stolen photo: We made a copyright thief PAY! - YouTube
After nearly 1 year of international IP copyright fight, in AUD
$20k to lawyers
$20k to middleman
$20k to other side's lawyers
$10k reimbursement to the photo owners ($7k USD)
copyright  video  photography  legal  law 
yesterday by bwiese

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