23 octobre 2018

Donald Trump Seeks to Copyright 'You're Fired' Catchphrase

Donald Trump Seeks to Copyright 'You're Fired' Catchphrase
I don't know how many times the phrase has been used throughout history, but it must be some. More...

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22 octobre 2018

2018 Writers’ Royalty Claim campaign

The Copyright Agency has just launched their 2018 Writers’ Royalty Claim campaign. If you are a published writer, you will be able to claim for retained copyright in works such as  journals articles, chapters and essays by completing the online claim form here. More...

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21 octobre 2018

EU Copyright Reform: European Parliament vote is a missed opportunity to bolster R&I

The European Parliament approved the European Copyright Directive on 12 September 2018, paving the way for the final round of negotiations. EUA has followed the issue closely since the European Commission first tabled the proposal in 2016. The Association regrets that the European Parliament did not enhance the Commission’s limited proposal for text and data mining (TDM) in Article 3 of the Directive. EUA also regrets the approval of Article 13 to filter and monitor user-generated content. More...

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17 octobre 2018

Copyright, Access and Digital Texts

Copyright, Access and Digital Texts
Good overview of the case for open access to educational materials, with a lot of links later on in the paper to open content projects. More...

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15 octobre 2018

Copyright Issues in Online Courses: A Moment in Time

Copyright Issues in Online Courses: A Moment in Time
This is a disappointing paper that, while attempting to represent copyright in a Canadian perspective, draws a great deal on international sources, including U.S. court rulings. Strictly party line, the paper does not (other than a caricature in the first sentence) consider the possibility that other views exist. More...

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01 octobre 2018

The Tyranny of Copyright?

The Tyranny of Copyright?
This is a great observation: "The recording industry is a $12 billion a year business, compared with the telephone business, which is a more than $250 billion a year business. That is what economists call a 'revealed willingness to pay,' a clear preference for a technology that allows you to participate in work, socializing and interaction in general, over a technology that allows you to be a passive consumer of a packaged good." This item comes within the context of an article depicting (oh so fairly, mind you) a copyright regime that is out of control. More...

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Wem gehört die Mona Lisa?

Wem gehört die Mona Lisa?
The English translation of this article is a bit rough, but you can get the meaning: though the image of the Mona Lisa has long since passed into the public domain, a new sort of property has been created by restricting who can photograph the artwork, then copyrighting the photos. So who owns the (image of) the Mona Lisa? Bill Gates. More...

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26 septembre 2018

Copyright Board Freezes Music-Media Levies

Copyright Board Freezes Music-Media Levies
The Copyright Board of Canada opted for the status quo in a ruling today, maintaining (but not doubling, as the music publishing industry had asked) levies on music recording media. In Canada, individuals may use such media to copy songs for their personal use, and the levy is paid as a royalty to music publishers (who are supposed to, in theory, pass the money on to musicians). More...

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24 septembre 2018

Copyright Doesn't Cover This Site

Copyright Doesn't Cover This Site
Interesting. "To prove that open sourcing any and all information can help students swim instead of sink, the University of Maine's Still Water new media lab has produced the Pool, a collaborative online environment for creating and sharing images, music, videos, programming code and texts." There's a link in the article; following it leaves me with one major comment: I hate the interface. More...

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Leading Publishers Sue Document Deliverers For Copyright Infringement

Leading Publishers Sue Document Deliverers For Copyright Infringement
The litigants in this case are the major content hoarders: the American Chemical Society, Elsevier, Inc., Marcel Dekker, Inc., SAGE Publications, Inc. and Wiley Periodicals, Inc. The lawsuit, which the companies say "reflects growing infringement of digital content," was filed against two of the many clipping services. More...

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