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Copyright for a digital age

Copyright for a digital age | Digital Copyright | Scoop.it
Rethinking copyright law for the digital age.
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xatstilo's comment, December 21, 2012 6:48 AM
Copyright's Law for a digital age should have a new section regarding to: AI and brain‐computer
interfaces. :-)
xatstilo's curator insight, December 21, 2012 6:50 AM

Copyright's Law for a digital age should have a new section regarding to : AI and brain‐computer interfaces.  :-)

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Pirate Bay Moves to The Cloud, Becomes Raid-Proof | TorrentFreak

Pirate Bay Moves to The Cloud, Becomes Raid-Proof | TorrentFreak | Digital Copyright | Scoop.it
The Pirate Bay has made an important change to its infrastructure. The world's most famous BitTorrent site has switched its entire operation to the cloud.
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Opera has an easy way to bypass The Pirate Bay blockade, and it’s built-in to the browser

Opera has an easy way to bypass The Pirate Bay blockade, and it’s built-in to the browser | Digital Copyright | Scoop.it
News first emerged that The Pirate Bay could be blocked in the UK back in February, after a judge ruled that it infringed on copyright. It took a few months for the actual blocks to ...
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Tech Entrepreneurs Sign 'Declaration of Internet Freedom' Petition

Tech Entrepreneurs Sign 'Declaration of Internet Freedom' Petition | Digital Copyright | Scoop.it
More than 100 groups and individuals show support for another effort against legislation they say threatens free information sharing online.Get the latest...
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Why Louis CK and Amanda Palmer are the future of content

Why Louis CK and Amanda Palmer are the future of content | Digital Copyright | Scoop.it
Comedian Louis CK, who made $1 million selling downloads of a show through his website, has sold $4.5-million in tickets to a new tour in 48 hours.
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Megaupload has no rights? US broke its own rules by going after Internet giant — RT

Megaupload has no rights? US broke its own rules by going after Internet giant — RT | Digital Copyright | Scoop.it
More than four months after federal agents shut-down the file-sharing service Megaupload and ordered a raid on the New Zealand mansion of its founder Kim Dotcom, attorneys are asking a US court to dismiss the case against the website.
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UK Pirate Party sees more than 1.8m visits in 24 hours after ISPs block The Pirate Bay website

UK Pirate Party sees more than 1.8m visits in 24 hours after ISPs block The Pirate Bay website | Digital Copyright | Scoop.it
The move to stop Pirate Bay in the UK means that ISPs are now blocking the site due to an order from the High Court. Tough times for pirates, but high times for the UK Pirate Party ...
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Russian torrent-killer Pirate Pay could stem the flow of pirated material online

Russian torrent-killer Pirate Pay could stem the flow of pirated material online | Digital Copyright | Scoop.it

If you're fond of downloading material online, you might have a Microsoft-funded enemy on the horizon which is aiming to stop piracy by blocking torrents.

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30% of UK File-Sharers Intend To Pirate More In The Next 12 Months | TorrentFreak

30% of UK File-Sharers Intend To Pirate More In The Next 12 Months | TorrentFreak | Digital Copyright | Scoop.it
According to a report from a leading UK law firm, nearly 30% of UK file-sharers say they intend to pirate more movies, music, games and ebooks during the next 12 months.
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Europarliament Majority Now Against ACTA; More Pressure Needed - Falkvinge on Infopolicy

Europarliament Majority Now Against ACTA; More Pressure Needed - Falkvinge on Infopolicy | Digital Copyright | Scoop.it
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Pirate Parties Continue To Grow In Europe As People Get Sick Of Politics As Usual | Techdirt

Pirate Parties Continue To Grow In Europe As People Get Sick Of Politics As Usual | Techdirt | Digital Copyright | Scoop.it
I've expressed my skepticism in the past about the ability of The Pirate Party to make a real dent long-term in politics, but I'm beginning to wonder if I've underestimated the effort. While we've seen some successes in Germany...
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Web freedom faces greatest threat ever, warns Google's Sergey Brin

Web freedom faces greatest threat ever, warns Google's Sergey Brin | Digital Copyright | Scoop.it
Exclusive: Threats range from governments trying to control citizens to the rise of Facebook and Apple-style 'walled gardens'...
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Researchers find Megaupload shutdown hurt box office revenues, despite gains for blockbusters

Researchers find Megaupload shutdown hurt box office revenues, despite gains for blockbusters | Digital Copyright | Scoop.it
We've heard this one before, over and over again: pirates are the biggest spenders. It therefore shouldn't surprise too many people to learn that shutting down Megaupload earlier this ...
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"European Democracy’s Victory in a Treaty’s Defeat" by Martin Schulz | Project Syndicate

"European Democracy’s Victory in a Treaty’s Defeat" by Martin Schulz | Project Syndicate | Digital Copyright | Scoop.it
In an era when effective global cooperation seems to be in short supply, the failure to approve a major international treaty would hardly seem to be cause for celebration.
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VICTORY! ACTA Suffers Final, Humiliating Defeat In European Parliament - Falkvinge on Infopolicy

VICTORY! ACTA Suffers Final, Humiliating Defeat In European Parliament - Falkvinge on Infopolicy | Digital Copyright | Scoop.it
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UK's 3-Strikes Plan Continues To Grind Through The System; Still Not In Force, Still Awful | Techdirt

UK's 3-Strikes Plan Continues To Grind Through The System; Still Not In Force, Still Awful | Techdirt | Digital Copyright | Scoop.it
As Techdirt reported in 2010, the passage of the Digital Economy Act was one of the most disgraceful travesties of the UK parliamentary process in recent times; it was badly drafted, hardly revised and then pushed through with almost no debate in...
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Ofcom outlines new anti-piracy rules

Ofcom outlines new anti-piracy rules | Digital Copyright | Scoop.it
Draft code details new 'three strikes' policy for illegal downloaders, to come into effect from March 2014.
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TechCrunch | Meet Tom Lowe, The Filmmaker Who Talked Back To The Pirate Bay

TechCrunch | Meet Tom Lowe, The Filmmaker Who Talked Back To The Pirate Bay | Digital Copyright | Scoop.it
On June 6, 2012, filmmaker Tom Lowe found his film, Timescapes, on The Pirate Bay. His response wasn't to sue the uploaders into oblivion. Instead, he wrote a simple note:

Greetings.
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Pirate Bay Under DDoS Attack From Unknown Enemy | TorrentFreak

Pirate Bay Under DDoS Attack From Unknown Enemy | TorrentFreak | Digital Copyright | Scoop.it
With court-ordered ISP blockades popping up all over Europe, The Pirate Bay is no stranger to being silenced. However, for the last 24 hours the site has been largely inaccessible world wide due to a completely different type of censorship.
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Russia's state piracy monitor could empower copyright owners

Russia's state piracy monitor could empower copyright owners | Digital Copyright | Scoop.it
Russia's government has commissioned the building of a system which would let copyright owners identify unauthorised use of their works online.
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EU Commissioner Kroes: 'We Are Now Likely To Be In A World Without SOPA And Without ACTA' | Techdirt

EU Commissioner Kroes: 'We Are Now Likely To Be In A World Without SOPA And Without ACTA' | Techdirt | Digital Copyright | Scoop.it
Neelie Kroes gave a keynote speech at this year's re:publica conference in Berlin (disclosure: I spoke there too) that brought together many of the themes she has touched on recently -- the open Web, copyright licensing, the potential of open...
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We don't have to choose between freedom and copyright | Open Rights Group

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Remix Without Romance: What Free Culture Gets Wrong | Copyhype

Are free culture arguments using fundamentally flawed logic? 

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China's censorship can never defeat the internet

China's censorship can never defeat the internet | Digital Copyright | Scoop.it
Ai Weiwei: It is interesting to pick one's way through the obstacles of censorship, but freedom can't be stopped in the internet age...
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