21 juin 2018

The DMCA--Here, There and Everywhere

The DMCA--Here, There and Everywhere
Good discussion of a link between copyright and world trade. More...

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College to Address Copyright

College to Address Copyright
It won't be business as usual next year at Ithaca College as instructors will now have to obtain copyright clearance for materials traditionally shared - legally, they thought (probably correctly), under fair use - in student course packs. In addition to the cost, instructors will now have to spend a certain amount of time each year chasing down permissions for thirty or more items. More...

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04 juin 2018

Is Copyright Piracy Morally Wrong or Merely Illegal? The Malum Prohibitum/Malum in Se Conundrum

Is Copyright Piracy Morally Wrong or Merely Illegal? The Malum Prohibitum/Malum in Se Conundrum
Rick Anderson, The Scholarly Kitchen, 2018/05/04
I view this post as a continuation of the lobbying effort to make unauthorized copying a moral issue rather than the straightforward legal issue that it is. The distinction being drawn here is between "mala prohibita (acts that are technically illegal but not morally wrong), and those considered mala in se (bad in themselves)" and Rick Anderson wants us to believe that "the whole malum prohibitum/malum in se argument really boils down to a question of moral philosophy." But not exactly. I think that people outside the publishing industry see the “malum in se” interpretation in legal code as evidence of the influence of wealth and lobbying to create property (and crime) where there was previously none, to the benefit of those who are already wealthy. More...

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29 mai 2018

Copyright

Copyright
A quick comic-book introduction to the Party line on copyright. More...

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28 mai 2018

College Media Group Cautions That 2 Copyright Laws Could Collide

College Media Group Cautions That 2 Copyright Laws Could Collide

These tensions were evident before this group sent their letter. More...

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22 mai 2018

Copyright and the Web, 2003

Copyright and the Web, 2003
Summary by the moderators of the recent online conference on copyright and education sponsored by the Commonwealth of Learning. There's no simple way to summarize even this summary in a paragraph since so many points of view were expressed. More...

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Copyright Vs. Community in the Age of the Computer Networks

Copyright Vs. Community in the Age of the Computer Networks

Address by Richard Stallman to the South by Southwest conference late last week. Some good points. More...

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18 mai 2018

Film Studio Sends Hundreds of Letters Alleging Illegal Downloading to Colleges

Film Studio Sends Hundreds of Letters Alleging Illegal Downloading to Colleges
No word on whether the film studios are planning to compensate university officials for the work involved in tracking down students who allegedly share illicit copies of movies and videos. I wouldn't hold my breath. Nor, either, should the film industry. More...

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Experts: Copyright Law Hurts Technology

Experts: Copyright Law Hurts Technology
Shifting grounds and shifting public support are causing even some strong copyright proponents to reconsider their position, according to this article covering the proceedings of a copyright conference at the University of California at Berkeley. More...

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17 mai 2018

Compromise Copyright Bill in Works

Compromise Copyright Bill in Works
As the summary suggests, "Opponents of Hollywood's drive to strengthen copyright law are mounting a new strategy: Require anything that has antipiracy technology built in to be clearly labeled and let consumers decide at the cash register." Which sounds fine by me, with one condition: the alternative option - technology without antipiracy technology built in - must also be available at the cash register. More...

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