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La société en mouvement « 2.0 » : quels enjeux, quelles opportunités, quel avenir ?
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EU Lawmakers Are Still Considering This Failed Copyright Idea

EU Lawmakers Are Still Considering This Failed Copyright Idea | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
In Spain, meanwhile, legislators came up with an even tougher version of the law that forced publishers to demand ancillary copyright fees from news aggregators, whether they wanted to or not (and smaller publishers, needing Google’s traffic, really did not want to). It was impossible for Spanish publishers to grant Google the exemption their German counterparts had granted.

Faced with this law, Google shut down Google News in Spain. A study commissioned by the Spanish publishing industry itself found the whole episode to be disastrous, concluding that there was “no theoretical or empirical justification for the fee.” Small publishers, of course, bore the brunt of the financial losses stemming from Google’s decision to withdraw from the market.
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I guess we have the politicians we merit... but it is very tiring to face the consequences we all predicted...
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The EU was expecting a few hundred replies. Thousands flooded in. They reveal a deep divide.

The EU was expecting a few hundred replies. Thousands flooded in. They reveal a deep divide. | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
At least three groups did what the Commission neglected to do and built easy online forms for people to make their voices heard. For example, a group of Pirate Party members broke the 80 legal questions down to everyday scenarios in people’s lives and translated them into 9 languages. (Read the background story…)

Regular people took it upon themselves to make an arcane process meant for political insiders accessible to everybody – artists and consumers alike. Without asking for permission.
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Ancillary Copyright 2.0: The European Commission is preparing a frontal attack on the hyperlink

Ancillary Copyright 2.0: The European Commission is preparing a frontal attack on the hyperlink | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it

Commission’s copyright consultation

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Sound of Silence: Why the Government's Copyright Extension for Sound Recordings Will Reduce Access to Canada's Musical Heritage - Michael Geist

Sound of Silence: Why the Government's Copyright Extension for Sound Recordings Will Reduce Access to Canada's Musical Heritage - Michael Geist | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
Of course, the loss is not limited to commercial re-issues. The U.S. Library of Congress conducted an extensive examination of the state of recorded sound preservation in the United States in 2010. The impact of longer copyright terms for sound recordings has a devastating impact on preservation as the report notes that “were copyright law followed to the letter, little audio preservation 
would be undertaken. Were the law strictly enforced, it would brand virtually all audio preservation as illegal.” Library and Archives Canada once invested in sound preservation with the Virtual Gramophone. The project was suspended in 2006 and will have little hope of revival for more recent works if the copyright term extension is passed.
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Avec Google Open Gallery, j’aurais voulu être un artiste, pour pouvoir faire mon expo ! « Etourisme.info

Avec Google Open Gallery, j’aurais voulu être un artiste, pour pouvoir faire mon expo ! « Etourisme.info | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
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L'ouverture du Google Cultural Insitute et Google Open Gallery font rêver pour certains et pose des problèmes de copyright pour d'autres...

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