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An additional trilogue has been scheduled for the evening of December 3. Even with 3 trilogues, it will…
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yesterday by sfermigier
Finally it's happening. I'll defend my PhD thesis on and law this Wednesday, November 21…
copyright  intermediaries  from twitter_favs
yesterday by Surliminal
EU Court Says, Yes, You Can Resell Your Software, Even If The Software Company Says You Can't | Techdirt
This ruling is a step back, reinforcing the laws that have been slowly eroding - eroding to the point where even films produced in Sweden for Swedish audiences start with a copyright screen that fraudulently claims that making copies for personal use is illegal, which of course is a load of dingo's kidneys, and should in all honesty land a few rich execs in prison until they learn not to lie to the people about their consumer rights.
2 days ago by foliovision
Is your Software Licence Transferable? | Berrigan Doube Lawyers
This means that although the new party is able to enjoy the use of the software, the original owner remains liable to pay for it. On the other hand, novation results in the original contract coming to an end and a new contract being prepared so both the benefits and the obligations will pass to the new company.
software  copyright 
2 days ago by foliovision
Capitol Records, LLC v. ReDigi Inc. - Wikipedia
Some of the broader implications of ReDigi and its surrounding issues was whether copyright law and the first-sale doctrine was to be read in such narrow legal technicalities, eviscerating the doctrine from the digital realm altogether.[26] Other scholars have raised the issue of whether a lack of a first-sale doctrine destroys a potential right of inheritance.
legal  software  dxo  copyright 
2 days ago by foliovision
Vernor v. Autodesk, Inc. - Wikipedia
The EFF believes that this will lead to more litigation as other software vendors try to find ways to restrict sales of second-hand software, as well as other owners of intellectual property.[13] Some retailers are worried that the ruling could affect selling used video games as well.[14] Gregory Beck from Public Citizen who is Vernor's attorney says that the ruling will have a chilling effect on the used software market.[13]
legal  software  dxo  copyright 
2 days ago by foliovision
No, you don’t own it: Court upholds EULAs, threatens digital resale | Ars Technica
ah good ol' USofA.

don't ask what your country can do for you, ask what your country can do for the corporations. i mean they're the one's that really matter.
legal  software  dxo  copyright 
2 days ago by foliovision
When Is A Software License Transferable Even If It Says It Is Non-Transferable? - Intellectual Property - Worldwide
The person who buys the second-hand licence in this situation is a "lawful acquirer" (as is anyone to whom he on-sells the licence), which means that the software house cannot use its copyright to object to the buyer using the software or on-selling the licence.
legal  copyright  dxo  software 
2 days ago by foliovision
Using the Dover Pictorial Archive in Collage
best site for copyright rules for collage artists. SO RESTRICTIVE. can only really use Dover, and pay for it.
collagepics  copyright  writing 
2 days ago by mofox
The potential unintended consequences of Article 13 • YouTube Creator Blog
Susan Wojcicki is CEO of YouTube:
<p>We have worked hard to ensure creators and artists are fairly compensated for their work. In the last year, YouTube paid content owners across the EU €800m. We have also paid the global music industry more than €1.5bn from advert-generated revenue alone.

However, this creator economy is under threat from a section of the EU’s efforts to revise its copyright directive, known as article 13, which holds internet companies directly responsible for any copyright infringement in the content shared on their platform.

While we support the goals of article 13, the European Parliament’s current proposal will create unintended consequences that will have a profound impact on the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people.

The parliament’s approach is unrealistic in many cases because copyright owners often disagree over who owns what rights. If the owners cannot agree, it is impossible to expect the open platforms that host this content to make the correct rights decisions.

Take the global music hit “Despacito”. This video contains multiple copyrights, ranging from sound recording to publishing rights. Although YouTube has agreements with multiple entities to license and pay for the video, some of the rights holders remain unknown. That uncertainty means we might have to block videos like this to avoid liability under article 13.</p>

One suspects there's a teensy bit of dissembling going on here. An <a href="">FT article from September</a> says
<p>One of the most contentious elements of the draft legislation, known as article 13, would require the use of “upload filters” to pre-scan user uploaded content to ensure it did not breach copyright rules. Critics say this would hamper internet freedom and kill off content such as social media memes.</p>

Come on, Google. Despacito is a piece of licensed music. Where rightsholders are unknown, money gets paid into account for when they turn up. The filter stuff is going to hurt YouTube.
google  article13  copyright 
4 days ago by charlesarthur

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