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While the government dithers, millions can't read properly

While the government dithers, millions can't read properly | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
In Nazi Germany, in Mao Zedong's China, and in Iraq under the Islamic State they burnt books. Here, we simply prevent people from reading them.
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EFF Asks Supreme Court To Review ‘Dancing Baby’ Copyright Case

EFF Asks Supreme Court To Review ‘Dancing Baby’ Copyright Case | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Washington, D.C.—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today filed a petition on behalf of its client Stephanie Lenz asking the U.S.
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German court says file-transfer firm needs to operate ‘takedown and stay down’ for safe harbour protection from copyright infringement claims | Complete Music Update

German court says file-transfer firm needs to operate ‘takedown and stay down’ for safe harbour protection from copyright infringement claims | Complete Music Update | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
German court says file-transfer firm needs to operate takedown and stay down for copyright safe harbour protection https://t.co/EbDk6mZCMC
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Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-08-15 | Barry Sookman

Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-08-15 | Barry Sookman | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
It’s official: Obama to send TPP to Congress https://t.co/0Qf1pKDAks -> MPAA Praises Obama’s Move to Advance Trans-Pacific Partnership https://t
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Report: Operating Systems Should Actively Block Pirated Downloads - TorrentFreak

Report: Operating Systems Should Actively Block Pirated Downloads - TorrentFreak | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Apple, Google and Microsoft, are in an ideal position to deter piracy, according to a new report published by Black Market Watch and the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime.
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Global collecting societies ‘extremely worried’ by US copyright decision, says CISAC - M Magazine

Global collecting societies ‘extremely worried’ by US copyright decision, says CISAC - M Magazine | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
CISAC has expressed concern over the US Department of Justice decision not to modify licensing ‘consent decrees’ which govern US collecting societies.
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The 1709 Blog: The abyss that stared back: Vantablack’s copyright conundrum

The 1709 Blog: The abyss that stared back: Vantablack’s copyright conundrum | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
The abyss that stared back: Vantablack’s copyright conundrum https://t.co/usWdtGAi8k
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Judge Upholds $25 Million Judgment Against ISP Over User Piracy

Judge Upholds $25 Million Judgment Against ISP Over User Piracy | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
BMG gets another win in a landmark copyright case, but won't be given the benefit of a permanent injunction.
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Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-08-09 | Barry Sookman

Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-08-09 | Barry Sookman | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Second Circuit Revives Copyright Claims Against Sony and Ghostface Killah https://t.co/BGYp3rkr6r -> Copyright Office Urges FCC To Rethink Set-Top Plans
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The IPKat: Norwegian Supreme Court: no "retransmission" without "transmission"

The IPKat: Norwegian Supreme Court: no "retransmission" without "transmission" | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
The IPKat: Norwegian Supreme Court: no "retransmission" without "transmission" #copyright https://t.co/50imiIBo80
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APA and ALIA book cover agreement | Australian Library and Information Association

Publishers and libraries work together to make it easier to promote books to Australian readers 1 August 2016: The Australian Publishers Association (APA) and the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) have come to a landmark...
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PETA Takes Infamous "Monkey Selfie" Lawsuit to Appeals Court

PETA Takes Infamous "Monkey Selfie" Lawsuit to Appeals Court | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
The lawsuit that made copyright lawyers go ape is back for another round.
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Russian Copyright Law Allows Entire News Site To Be Shut Down Over A Single Copied Article | Techdirt

Russian Copyright Law Allows Entire News Site To Be Shut Down Over A Single Copied Article | Techdirt | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
We've noted for a long time now that copyright laws are regularly used as a tool for censorship. In Russia, abusing copyright law for censorship and to harass political opponents has become standard.
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Woman Fills in Crossword Puzzle Artwork and Claims Copyright

Woman Fills in Crossword Puzzle Artwork and Claims Copyright | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
A 91-year-old woman who has been under investigation after she filled out the blank spaces on a museum’s ~$88,468 crossword puzzle artwork in ballpoint pen is now claiming copyright of the work.
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MPAA Praises Obama’s Move to Advance Trans-Pacific Partnership

MPAA Praises Obama’s Move to Advance Trans-Pacific Partnership | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
MPAA chairman Chris Dodd praised the latest move by the White House to advance the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
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Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-08-12 | Barry Sookman

Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-08-12 | Barry Sookman | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Adblock Plus, Facebook in ‘cat-and-mouse game’ over ad blocking https://t.co/7q8CiP51wT -> CJEU delivers judgment on applicable data protection law https
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The IPKat: Article 8(3) of the InfoSoc Directive mandates a substantive change, says Irish Court of Appeal

The IPKat: Article 8(3) of the InfoSoc Directive mandates a substantive change, says Irish Court of Appeal | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Article 8(3) of the InfoSoc Directive mandates a substantive change, says Irish Court of Appeal https://t.co/mEmy6gOEBX
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PC's final report pushed back to September - or February? | Australian Digital Alliance

RT @Aus_Digital: Have we all noticed that the @ozprodcom IP report might not be out til February now? #copyright https://t.co/6cQmNIxUiZ
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UK copyright extension on designed objects is “direct assault” on 3D printing

UK copyright extension on designed objects is “direct assault” on 3D printing | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Industrial designs, like chairs and tables, now come with a copyright of 70+ years.
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Is Blockchain-Powered Copyright Protection Possible?

Is Blockchain-Powered Copyright Protection Possible? | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
The many uses and proposed uses for blockchain technology include smart contracts, decentralized payment systems, insurance claims, supply chain.
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Upcoming reports - Productivity Commission

An indicative list of forthcoming releases for the next 3 months of publications and reports produced by the Productivity Commission from inquiries and staff research, conference papers and proceedings, speeches, and submissions.
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Court Affirms $25m Piracy Verdict Against Cox, Rejects Spying Request - TorrentFreak

Court Affirms $25m Piracy Verdict Against Cox, Rejects Spying Request - TorrentFreak | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Cox Communications is liable for the copyright infringements committed by its users and must pay $25 million in damages to music licensing outfit BMG.
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Why We Love Fair Use — Medium

Sometimes people say we are opposed to fair use. They are wrong. We love fair use!
We’re going to tell you why, but first we’ll explain what fair use is. Fair use is a fundamental principle of the law that ensures copyright lives up to its original mandate — to promote the production and dissemination of expressive works that enhance and advance culture.

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Movie Studios 'Take Down' Popular KAT Mirror - TorrentFreak

Movie Studios 'Take Down' Popular KAT Mirror - TorrentFreak | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
One of the most popular KAT mirrors has had its domain name taken down following pressure from the major Hollywood studios.
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The IPKat: Costs of ISP blocking injunctions: is there really an EU rule?

The IPKat: Costs of ISP blocking injunctions: is there really an EU rule? | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Costs of ISP blocking injunctions: is there really an EU rule? https://t.co/3fxW7bhpTU #in
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