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Lionsgate Censors Remix Video That The Copyright Office Itself Used As An Example Of Fair Use | Techdirt

Lionsgate Censors Remix Video That The Copyright Office Itself Used As An Example Of Fair Use | Techdirt | Copyright and Internet | Scoop.it
It has been three and a half years since I first uploaded my remix video “Buffy vs Edward: Twilight Remixed” to YouTube. The work is an example of fair use transformative storytelling which serves as a visual critique of...
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$1.5 Billion In Taxpayer Funds Go Directly To Movie Studios Each Year... And Very Few Jobs Created | Techdirt

$1.5 Billion In Taxpayer Funds Go Directly To Movie Studios Each Year... And Very Few Jobs Created | Techdirt | Copyright and Internet | Scoop.it
If you've been following MPAA boss Chris Dodd ever since the death of SOPA, you'll be aware of his stump speech. He seems to give it every chance he can: "the movie industry is all about jobs, jobs and more jobs." Of course, he...
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Where do Music Collections Come From? | Media Piracy | The American Assembly

Where do Music Collections Come From? | Media Piracy | The American Assembly | Copyright and Internet | Scoop.it
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ISPs and Tracking Company Ready to Start Six-Strikes Anti-Piracy Scheme | TorrentFreak

ISPs and Tracking Company Ready to Start Six-Strikes Anti-Piracy Scheme | TorrentFreak | Copyright and Internet | Scoop.it
Soon, five large U.S. Internet providers will begin to warn and punish alleged copyright infringers as part of the “six strikes” anti-piracy scheme.
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Justice Department Educates Foreign Judges on Piracy Issues | TorrentFreak

Justice Department Educates Foreign Judges on Piracy Issues | TorrentFreak | Copyright and Internet | Scoop.it
The U.S. Department of Justice is ramping up its battle against online piracy.
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TPP Trade Delegates Shut Out Internet Users' Concerns as They Continue to Meet Behind Closed Doors | Electronic Frontier Foundation

TPP Trade Delegates Shut Out Internet Users' Concerns as They Continue to Meet Behind Closed Doors | Electronic Frontier Foundation | Copyright and Internet | Scoop.it
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Yet Another Court Says You're Not 'Negligent' If Someone Uses Your Open WiFi To Infringe | Techdirt

Yet Another Court Says You're Not 'Negligent' If Someone Uses Your Open WiFi To Infringe | Techdirt | Copyright and Internet | Scoop.it
Some of the folks filing mass copyright infringement lawsuits have tried to claim that merely having an open WiFi connection on which someone else infringes on copyright-covered works is a form of negligence.
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Opera has an easy way to bypass The Pirate Bay blockade, and it’s built-in to the browser

Opera has an easy way to bypass The Pirate Bay blockade, and it’s built-in to the browser | Copyright and Internet | Scoop.it
News first emerged that The Pirate Bay could be blocked in the UK back in February, after a judge ruled that it infringed on copyright. It took a few months for the actual blocks to ...

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European Commission Consults on Notice and Takedown | LSE Media Policy Project

European Commission Consults on Notice and Takedown | LSE Media Policy Project | Copyright and Internet | Scoop.it
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How Hollywood Is Encouraging Online Piracy: Scientific American

How Hollywood Is Encouraging Online Piracy: Scientific American | Copyright and Internet | Scoop.it
The death of the DVD is pushing users to piracy...
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Internet Archive Starts Seeding 1,398,875 Torrents | TorrentFreak

Internet Archive Starts Seeding 1,398,875 Torrents | TorrentFreak | Copyright and Internet | Scoop.it
The Internet Archive has just enriched the BitTorrent ecosystem with well over a million torrent files, and that's just the start of...

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Former MPAA CTO Tells The White House Why SOPA Is The Wrong Approach For IP Enforcement | Techdirt

Former MPAA CTO Tells The White House Why SOPA Is The Wrong Approach For IP Enforcement | Techdirt | Copyright and Internet | Scoop.it
You may recall who Paul Brigner is. He was formerly the Chief Technology Policy Officer for the MPAA, who at one point was tasked with standing up to pretty much every knowledgeable internet engineer in trying to defend why SOPA was both...
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Lionsgate Censors Remix Video That The Copyright Office Itself Used As An Example Of Fair Use | Techdirt

Lionsgate Censors Remix Video That The Copyright Office Itself Used As An Example Of Fair Use | Techdirt | Copyright and Internet | Scoop.it
It has been three and a half years since I first uploaded my remix video “Buffy vs Edward: Twilight Remixed” to YouTube. The work is an example of fair use transformative storytelling which serves as a visual critique of...
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Hollywood Accounting: How A $19 Million Movie Makes $150 Million... And Still Isn't Profitable | Techdirt

Hollywood Accounting: How A $19 Million Movie Makes $150 Million... And Still Isn't Profitable | Techdirt | Copyright and Internet | Scoop.it
We've written about the wonders of Hollywood accounting before. It's a series of tricks pulled by Hollywood studios to make most of their movies look unprofitable, even when they're making a ton of money.
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“Six Strikes” Anti-Piracy Scheme Overly Secret and Unfair, Says Professor | TorrentFreak

“Six Strikes” Anti-Piracy Scheme Overly Secret and Unfair, Says Professor | TorrentFreak | Copyright and Internet | Scoop.it
In the coming months U.S. Internet providers will begin to warn and punish alleged copyright infringers. The “six strikes” plan is the result of a deal between the MPAA, RIAA and several large ISPs.
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German Pirate Party Makes Some Shockingly Unshocking Proposals For Copyright Reform | Techdirt

German Pirate Party Makes Some Shockingly Unshocking Proposals For Copyright Reform | Techdirt | Copyright and Internet | Scoop.it
As Techdirt has reported, after a year of amazing successes, the German Pirate Party is going through something of a bad patch at the moment.
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Why The MPAA Can't 'Win The Hearts And Minds' Of The Public: File Sharing Is Mainstream | Techdirt

Why The MPAA Can't 'Win The Hearts And Minds' Of The Public: File Sharing Is Mainstream | Techdirt | Copyright and Internet | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago we wrote about a new "digital music index" from London-based Musicmetrics looking at the popularity of file sharing by location in the UK. The results showed that the act of file sharing was mainstream, rather than a limited...
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Do patent and copyright law restrict competition and creativity excessively? Posner - The Becker-Posner Blog

Do patent and copyright law restrict competition and creativity excessively? Posner - The Becker-Posner Blog | Copyright and Internet | Scoop.it
I am concerned that both patent and copyright protection, though particularly the former, may be excessive.
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MPAA sends pro-copyright talking points memo to congressional candidates

MPAA sends pro-copyright talking points memo to congressional candidates | Copyright and Internet | Scoop.it
The memo marks the first time the movie industry's lobbying arm has distributed a memo to candidates on the campaign trail.
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UK's 3-Strikes Plan Continues To Grind Through The System; Still Not In Force, Still Awful | Techdirt

UK's 3-Strikes Plan Continues To Grind Through The System; Still Not In Force, Still Awful | Techdirt | Copyright and Internet | Scoop.it
As Techdirt reported in 2010, the passage of the Digital Economy Act was one of the most disgraceful travesties of the UK parliamentary process in recent times; it was badly drafted, hardly revised and then pushed through with almost no debate in...
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France: Google can be ordered to filter words linking to online piracy websites | Kluwer Copyright Blog

France: Google can be ordered to filter words linking to online piracy websites | Kluwer Copyright Blog | Copyright and Internet | Scoop.it
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LEAKED! TPP: the Son of ACTA will oblige America and other countries to throw out privacy, free speech and due process for easier copyright enforcement

LEAKED! TPP: the Son of ACTA will oblige America and other countries to throw out privacy, free speech and due process for easier copyright enforcement | Copyright and Internet | Scoop.it
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is the son of ACTA, a secretive copyright and trade treaty being negotiated by the Pacific Rim nations, including the USA and Canada.
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Michael Geist - CETA Update, Part Two: ACTA Provisions Are Still Very Much Alive

Michael Geist - CETA Update, Part Two: ACTA Provisions Are Still Very Much Alive | Copyright and Internet | Scoop.it
Dr.Michael Geist is the Canada Research Chair of Internet and E-commerce Law at the University of Ottawa., ceta acta...
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