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The Great Canadian Copyright Giveaway: Why Copyright Term Extension for Sound Recordings Could Cost Consumers Millions - Michael Geist

The Great Canadian Copyright Giveaway: Why Copyright Term Extension for Sound Recordings Could Cost Consumers Millions - Michael Geist | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Randy Bachman, the well-known Canadian musician, found himself embroiled in a public fight with Prime Minister Stephen Harper last year when Harper used his song "Takin' Care of Business" as a theme song for a major speech.
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The IPKat: Hyperlinks and the CJEU 'new public' criterion: a Response to Rosen

The IPKat: Hyperlinks and the CJEU 'new public' criterion: a Response to Rosen | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
An alternative view on Hyperlinks and the CJEU 'new public' criterion: In Aus it is 'communication to the public' ! http://t.co/FZKGFPBSu5
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Canada to extend copyright term for artists and record producers | Barry Sookman

Canada to extend copyright term for artists and record producers | Barry Sookman | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
The Canadian Government announced today that it is amending the Copyright Act to extend the term of protection for performers and makers of sound recordings from its current term of 50 years to 70 years.
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The content business wants Netflix out of Australia

The content business wants Netflix out of Australia | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
How do you think Netflix gets stuff here? Over the VPNs the government wants to ban
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Bid to exclude iiNet from Dallas Buyers Club review

Bid to exclude iiNet from Dallas Buyers Club review | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
The owners of Hollywood blockbuster Dallas Buyers Club, want to exclude iiNet from being involved in a court's review of a copyright infringement letter.
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The IPKat: Politico leaks draft Digital Single Market strategy tackling geo-blocking, civil enforcement and role of ISPs

The IPKat: Politico leaks draft Digital Single Market strategy tackling geo-blocking, civil enforcement and role of ISPs | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Politico leaks draft Digital Single Market strategy tackling geo-blocking, civil enforcement and role of ISPs http://t.co/jVAye5MI8r #in
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Copyright For Sale: How the Sony Documents Illustrate the Link Between the MPAA and Political Donations - Michael Geist

Copyright For Sale: How the Sony Documents Illustrate the Link Between the MPAA and Political Donations - Michael Geist | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
The linkage between political funding and the major copyright lobby groups is not a new issue as for years there have been stories about how groups like the MPAA and RIAA fund politicians that advance their interests.
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Australian pirates made Netflix cheaper

Australian pirates made Netflix cheaper | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
US streaming service Netflix says it's winning the fight against online piracy, but sends a curious message on pricing.
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Professor Ian Harper | Competition Policy Review

Harper CEDA speech : "What we need is an overarching review of IP, focusing on competition policy issues " really? http://t.co/WcNlYlqsHb
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The 1709 Blog: In Belgium, parody is no defence for 'appropriation art'

The 1709 Blog: In Belgium, parody is no defence for 'appropriation art' | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
(Title unknown) http://t.co/uLRPyxZ64H #in
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Statutory Safe-Harbors and User-Generated Content

Statutory Safe-Harbors and User-Generated Content | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
The following article is taken from a presentation on "User-Generated Content: Liability Concerns and Safe Harbors" given by Simon Frankel during PLI’s Social Media 2015: Addressing Corporate Risks Conference in San Francisco on February 10, 2015.
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New Zealand ISPs may be sued for letting users bypass geoblocks

New Zealand ISPs may be sued for letting users bypass geoblocks | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Copyright holders prepare legal action against internet service providers which offer ‘global mode’ to avoid restricted sites
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HBO Criticizes Periscope Over 'Game of Thrones' Live Streams, Issues Take-Down Notices

HBO Criticizes Periscope Over 'Game of Thrones' Live Streams, Issues Take-Down Notices | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Several users of the Twitter-owned live-streaming app were broadcasting the 'Game of Thrones' fifth-season premiere on Sunday night.
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Tories Quietly Slip Tougher Copyright Rule Into Budget

Tories Quietly Slip Tougher Copyright Rule Into Budget | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
The Harper government has introduced an extension of copyright terms as part of the federal budget, in a move that is likely a prelude to Canada signing a major new trade deal.
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jiplp: "A Welcome Addition to the Literature on the Economics of Copyright"

jiplp: "A Welcome Addition to the Literature on the Economics of Copyright" | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
"A Welcome Addition to the Literature on the Economics of Copyright" http://t.co/PzyQtVive4 #in
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Who's liable for illegal downloads in the workplace?

Who's liable for illegal downloads in the workplace? | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Hollywood is targeting nearly 5,000 Aussies who downloaded Dallas Buyers Club illegally – but who is responsible if the offence occurs in the workplace?
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Fears thousands of legitimate websites could be blocked under anti-piracy, site-blocking regime

Fears thousands of legitimate websites could be blocked under anti-piracy, site-blocking regime | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Consumer groups rail against 'internet filter' while industry warns of unintended consequences.
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Canada to accede to Marrakesh Treaty and extend copyright term in sound recordings | Barry Sookman

Canada to accede to Marrakesh Treaty and extend copyright term in sound recordings | Barry Sookman | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
The Canadian Government announced today that it is making amendments to the Copyright Act to enable Canada to accede to the Marrakesh Treaty and to extend the term of copyright protection for performers and makers of sound recordings from 50 to 70...
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Rights holders want access to site blocking to be more affordable | ZDNet

Rights holders want access to site blocking to be more affordable | ZDNet | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
The Australian Copyright Council has said that the Federal Circuit Court, rather than the Federal Court, should be able to force ISPs to block websites, because the cost of cases would be lower for rights holders.
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Senate inquiry publishes submissions into laws that would force ISPs to block piracy websites

Senate inquiry publishes submissions into laws that would force ISPs to block piracy websites | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
The peak body for internet users says proposed amendments to the country's copyright laws could block the Virtual Private Networks already used by thousands of individuals and businesses.
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HBO Now cuts off Australian Game of Thrones geo-dodgers

HBO Now cuts off Australian Game of Thrones geo-dodgers | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Australians who use geo-blocking circumvention services to sneak into the US-only HBO Now video streaming service, to watch popular TV shows like Game of Thrones, are being told they will soon be cut off.
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Scintilla:Intellectual Property at Allens: I am, you are, we are … entitled to appropriate compensation

Scintilla:Intellectual Property at Allens: I am, you are, we are … entitled to appropriate compensation | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
I am, you are, we are … entitled to appropriate compensation http://t.co/0dHj4WpHGX #crownuse #copy #in
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VPNs could be blocked under proposed Australian copyright legislation, say Choice

VPNs could be blocked under proposed Australian copyright legislation, say Choice | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Consumer advocacy group says while the copyright bill is designed to target BitTorrent sites, online services such as VPNs could fall victim
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ISPs to forgo appealing Dallas Buyers Club decision | ZDNet

ISPs to forgo appealing Dallas Buyers Club decision | ZDNet | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
M2 Group has confirmed that it will not appeal a decision by the Australian Federal Court to grant Voltage Pictures access to the details of over 4,000 customer accounts alleged to have illicitly downloaded Dallas Buyers Club.
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Kim Dotcom Megaupload case falters over sharing Canadian data

Kim Dotcom Megaupload case falters over sharing Canadian data | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
In the attempt to prosecute file-sharing king Kim Dotcom, an Ontario court is trying to reconcile whether a "clean team" of U.S.
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