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Playwright distances himself from own play AlieNation - Books and Arts Daily - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Playwright distances himself from own play AlieNation - Books and Arts Daily - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Lawyers have been called in to settle a dispute over a new Australian production after playwright Lachlan Philpott removed himself as its author. He claims the staged version failed to reflect his original vision.
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Friday’s Endnotes – 01/12/18

Small step for copyright, giant step for creators — The CASE Act — Under US law, copyright cases must be brought in federal courts, which, unlike many state courts, do not have a cost-effective mechanism for plaintiffs with small claims.
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Websites infringing TV and film copyright to be blocked

Websites infringing TV and film copyright to be blocked | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Judge orders ISPs to block sites involved in illegal sharing of copyrighted material
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Fanfiction & Copyright

This information sheet outlines and discusses the copyright issues around creating fanfiction and other fanworks.
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BBC Points to Geoblocking in Bid to Defeat Lawsuit Over Use of 'Cosby Show' Clips

BBC Points to Geoblocking in Bid to Defeat Lawsuit Over Use of 'Cosby Show' Clips | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Carsey-Werner Company is suing for copyright infringement after the clips were incorporated in a documentary titled "Bill Cosby: Fall of an American Icon."
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Closing in on Massive Worldwide Copyright Infringement

Closing in on Massive Worldwide Copyright Infringement | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
JURIST Guest Columnist, Curt Levey, of the Committee for Justice, discusses the implications of Kim Dotcom's fight to avoid extradition from New Zeland to the US ... ©  WikiMedia (Colin) Notorious Internet pirate Kim Dotcom suffered another legal setback last month in his fight to avoid...
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Resource Roundup: The Public Domain

Resource Roundup: The Public Domain | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
The first day of Copyright Week is dedicated to the public domain and creativity. It’s an opportunity to reflect on the most recent Public Domain Day, which took place on January 1. On that d…
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Video Live-Streaming & Copyright

This information sheet gives a brief overview of the relevant copyright issues for live-streaming videos on social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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Love is not in the Air: Aussie music legends sue for copyright breach

Love is not in the Air: Aussie music legends sue for copyright breach | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
The Australian music legends behind John Paul Young's famed hit Love is in the Air – Harry Vanda and the late George Young – are suing an America
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Spotify files to go public as it faces $2b copyright action

Spotify files to go public as it faces $2b copyright action | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Music streaming company Spotify has confidentially filed to go public - moving forward with an unusual plan to list its shares directly on the New York Stoc
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Man's YouTube Video Of White Noise Hit With 5 Copyright Claims

Man's YouTube Video Of White Noise Hit With 5 Copyright Claims | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Sebastian Tomczak is a music technologist and professor who likes to upload random experiments to YouTube. One of his clips is just 10-hours o
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Facebook and Sony/ATV Music Publishing Announce Licensing Agreement

Facebook and Sony/ATV Music Publishing Announce Licensing Agreement | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Facebook on Monday announced the signing of a licensing agreement.
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Statutory Licences

This information sheet gives an overview of Australia's unique system of statutory licences for certain organisations to use copyright material.
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Intellectual Property Rights in Global Value Chains

Intellectual Property Rights in Global Value Chains | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
The Centre for International Governance Innovation is pleased to collaborate with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for high-level public panel on the topic of intellectual property rights in global value chains.
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Love is in the Air songwriters sue US duo over alleged copyright breach

Love is in the Air songwriters sue US duo over alleged copyright breach | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
The songwriters behind one of Australia's biggest pop hits, Love Is In The Air, are taking court action against an American band and Air France for allegedly ripping off the tune.
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Stream-ripping, Pirate Bay and even vKontakte appear in US government’s annual piracy report | Complete Music Update

Stream-ripping, Pirate Bay and even vKontakte appear in US government’s annual piracy report | Complete Music Update | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
BUSINESS NEWS DIGITAL LEGAL TOP STORIES Stream-ripping, Pirate Bay and even vKontakte appear in US government’s annual piracy report By | Published on Tuesday 16 January 2018 The American government has published its annual Notorious Markets List, which puts the spotlight on the companies and...
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Netflix, Amazon and studios sue Dragon Box streaming device seller, alleging copyright theft – LA Times

Netflix, Amazon and studios sue Dragon Box streaming device seller, alleging copyright theft – LA Times | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
The studios and streaming services have sued Carlsbad, Calif.-based company Dragon Media, which sells and distributes set-top boxes that allow people to stream video from the web to their television sets. Dragon Media, the studios say, induce mass copyright infringement.
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Swedish Supreme Court confirms that domain names constitute property that can be seized by the state

Swedish Supreme Court confirms that domain names constitute property that can be seized by the state | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
The IPKat blog reports on copyright, patent, trade mark, info-tech and privacy/confidentiality issues from a mainly UK and European perspective.
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Pirate Bay web-block extended to other ISPs in Netherlands | Complete Music Update

Pirate Bay web-block extended to other ISPs in Netherlands | Complete Music Update | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
More internet service providers in the Netherlands have been ordered to block access to The Pirate Bay, even though the country’s Supreme Court is yet to make a final ruling on whether web-blocking should be allowed as an anti-piracy tactic in the country. Whereas in most countries ISPs have reluctantly accepted court orders forcing them […]
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Copyright Infringement & Site Blocking

This information sheet provides a brief overview of laws regarding site-blocking under the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Act 2015 and the Copyright Act 1968 (the Copyright Act).
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Musicans Drop Holiday Hurt On Spotify With Copyright Infringement Case

Musicans Drop Holiday Hurt On Spotify With Copyright Infringement Case | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
It will be fascinating to see how aggressively Spotify attacks in litigation the very artists whose work its service relies on and celebrates.
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Copyright Law: Overcoming Claims of Copyright Protection for Derivative Works | Lexology

Copyright Law: Overcoming Claims of Copyright Protection for Derivative Works | Lexology | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
In the recent case of We Shall Overcome Foundation, et al. v. Ludlow Music, Inc., et al., the United States District Court for the Southern District…
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Music Modernization Act launched in the US

Music Modernization Act launched in the US | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
COPYRIGHT: Two US Congressmen have launched a proposed new statute that has the support of both music owners and music users in an effor
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Section 200AB: When Can It Apply? Education FAQs

This information sheet is designed to help staff in educational institutions identify situations where section 200AB might apply.
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Radiohead Is Suing Lana Del Rey for Copyright Infringement (and a Lot of Money)

Radiohead Is Suing Lana Del Rey for Copyright Infringement (and a Lot of Money) | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Radiohead is suing Lana Del Rey for allegedly copying their hit song “Creep” in her solo song “Get Free.”
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Fair Dealing: What Can I Use Without Permission

This information sheet outlines the fair dealing exceptions in the Copyright Act and how they apply.
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