Tag Archive | "Copyright"

Supreme Court to Tackle Big Questions in Patent and Copyright Law

Monday, January 13, 2014

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Last Friday the Supreme Court granted certiorari in three important cases. This means a busy spring for EFF as we will likely file amicus briefs in all of them. BlackListedNews.com

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Changes to copyright laws could be very good or very bad; it depends on who’s involved

Sunday, November 10, 2013

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When it comes to data we upload to the web and digital content in all its forms, it’s hard to tell who owns it. At Expand NY’s panel today, Electronic Frontier Foundation’s (EFF) Julie Samuels, Techdirt’s Mike Masnick and American University Washington College of Law professor, Michael Carroll … Engadget RSS Feed

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Copyright Infringement Is Being Treated as Terrorism

Saturday, August 17, 2013

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Counter-Terrorism Gone Crazy BlackListedNews.com

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Evading. banana-republic justice’: Copyright industry didn’t expect The Pirate Bay to survive

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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The Pirate Bay has shipped out of Sweden following the threat of legal action, but the Pirate Party’s ability to react and shift the site onto safer ground shows that the international movement cannot be rattled, party founder Rick Falkvinge said. bertb news feed

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Prince George’s considers copyright policy that takes ownership of students’ work.

Monday, February 4, 2013

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A proposal by the Prince George’s County Board of Education to copyright work created by staff and students for school could mean that a picture drawn by a first-grader, a lesson plan developed by a teacher or an app created by a teen would belong to the school system, not the individual. WT news feed

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Sony Issues Bob Dylan Recordings to Keep European Copyright.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

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In 2011 the European Union revised its copyright laws to extend copyright to 70 years. The change is not yet in effect but will be by 2014. And there’s a catch, a “use it or lose it” provision: recordings cannot benefit from the 20-year extension unless they were published before the 50-year term expired. WT more »

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Echelon Spy Network Secrets To Be Revealed in Megaupload Copyright Case

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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“…Befuddled judges in New Zealand, seeking to discover just how far down the rabbit hole government officials went in their efforts for an intellectual property case, now want to know the whole story…” WT news feed

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China slams “distorted” view of copyright piracy problem

Sunday, November 11, 2012

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“China is the world’s largest payer for patent rights, for trademark rights, for royalties, and one of the largest for buying real software,” the minister responsible said. bertb news feed

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UN Wants Multi-Stakeholder Discussions On ‘Rethinking Copyright’ — Ignores That The Only Stakeholder That Matters Is The Public.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

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The UN’s Internet Governance Forum had a gathering to discuss rethinking copyright, in which WIPO made the case that it should lead “multi-stakeholder” discussions on how to reform copyright. WIPO, of course, has a history of having a rather one-sided view of copyright and who the “stakeholders” are. WT news feed

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Two sentenced to US prison for copyright piracy

Saturday, November 3, 2012

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A Virginia court sentenced Willie Lambert, 57, of Pennsylvania, to 30 months in prison and Sean Lovelady, 28, of California to 23 months. Lambert was ordered to pay 9,514 in restitution and Lovelady ,500. bertb news feed

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