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The majority of the EU just accepted controversial new online copyright laws

04.15.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

It was already something of a foregone conclusion, but Europe's controversial new online copyright law took another step towards becoming official this week. The European Union announced on Monday that 19 of the 28 member nations in the European Coun... ...

Can the law be copyrighted?

UpCodes wants to fix one of the building industry’s biggest headaches by streamlining code compliance. But the Y Combinator-backed startup now faces a copyright lawsuit filed against it by the International Code Council, the nonprofit organization that develops the code used or adopted in building regulations by all 50 states. The case may have ramifications ...

European parliament votes for controversial copyright reform (yes, again)

The European Parliament has voted to pass a controversial reform of online copyright rules that critics contend will result in big tech platforms pre-filtering user generated content uploads. The results of the final vote in the EU parliament were 348 in favor vs 274 against. An amendment that would have thrown out the most controversial ...

Scooter startup Bird tried to silence a journalist. It did not go well.

Cory Doctorow doesn’t like censorship. He especially doesn’t like his own work being censored. Anyone who knows Doctorow knows his popular tech and culture blog, Boing Boing, and anyone who reads Boing Boing knows Doctorow and his cohort of bloggers. The part-blogger, part special advisor at the online rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation has written ...

A long and winding road to new copyright legislation

Dave Davis Contributor Dave Davis joined Copyright Clearance Center in 1994 and currently serves as a research analyst. He previously held directorships in both public libraries and corporate libraries and earned joint master’s degrees in Library and Information Sciences and Medieval European History from Catholic University of America. More posts by this contributor How AI ...

Copyright compromise: Music Modernization Act signed into law

Musicians are celebrating as the Music Modernization Act, an attempt to drag copyright and royalty rules into the 21st century, is signed into law after unanimous passage through Congress. The act aims to centralize and simplify the process by which artists are tracked and paid on digital services like Spotify and Pandora, and also extends ...

What you need to know ahead of the EU copyright vote

European Union lawmakers are facing a major vote on digital copyright reform proposals on Wednesday — a process that has set the Internet’s hair fully on fire. Here’s a run down of the issues and what’s at stake… Article 13 The most controversial component of the proposals concerns user-generated content platforms such as YouTube, and ...

Wikimedia warns EU copyright reform threatens the ‘vibrant free web’

The Wikimedia Foundation has sounded a stark warning against a copyright reform proposal in Europe that’s due to be voted on by the European Parliament next week. (With the mild irony that it’s done so with a blog post on the commercial Medium platform.) In the post, also emailed to TechCrunch, María Sefidari Huici, chair ...

Who Controls Electronic Rights – The Publisher or the Writer?

03.18.2012 · Posted in Legal Articles

The increased importance of electronic publishing requires publishers and writers to pay greater attention to electronic rights issues. Thus, most contemporary publishing contracts, at least those where at least the publisher or writer was represented by counsel, contain some reference to "electronic rights". ...

“Why Should You Seek Permission To Use Song Lyrics In Your Book’s Title?”

11.05.2009 · Posted in Home and Garden Articles

What is there to stop a writer from using a title from an already published book on their own book? Can the words from a well known or even obscure song allowed to be used in a work of fiction? Authors are, at times, ignorant to the rules of copyright laws, some even "publish and ...