The latest key developments and commentary on legislation which restricts the right to freedom of expression (FOE) on the basis of copyright. ARTICLE 19’s RIGHT TO SHARE DIGEST tracks updates on FOE and copyright law, news and debates.
By making copies available across borders on an unprecedented scale and at minimal cost, the internet has lead to an alarming increase in copyright claims at the expense of FOE. ARTICLE 19 advocates for copyright regulation which sets an appropriate balance with protection of FOE and supports creativity, the spread of knowledge and cultural expression. Our Right to Share Principles, available from 25th April 2013, set out a framework for such a balance based on international human rights standards.
When it comes to free trade agreements, the concessions to incumbent copyright industries always seem to be a foregone conclusion. Australia has made some bold steps towards fair use to be implemented in its copyright reform efforts (and in the face...
Continued debate on the UK's Intellectual Property Bill has made it clear that Google and other tech companies are likely to be forced into dealing with the issue of online piracy. Three months after the Bill goes live the Secretary of State will be required to report back on proposals that "will have the purpose of ensuring technology companies hinder access via the internet to copyright infringing material."
The controversial website filtering systems operated by the UK's major Internet service providers have wrongfully blocked many sites, this one included, since their introduction in recent months. In response to the problem the government now says it will introduce a website white-list system so innocent domains aren't automatically blocked in future.
This article provides an update on recent changes in the copyright legislative and regulatory framework in Russia, in particular, following up on the first decisions enforcing the recently introduced law against online video piracy and the...
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