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How to fix the Copyright Directive lobbying disaster – Connected Rights
TODAY’S EU COPYRIGHT VOTE WENT ABOUT AS BADLY as could be feared: MEPs approved articles 11 and 13, meaning that unless member states push back (and good luck with that), it will likely become illegal to link to an article using the headline for that article, and all but the smallest websites will need to install upload filters to weed out copyright-protected content.
eu  copyright  article11  article13  upload  filter  indie  radar 
september 2018 by laurakalbag
Sony Emails Show Industry Execs Pushing for Trade Deal - The Intercept
“Finally, in regard to trade,” Fabrizio wrote, “the MPAA/MPA with the strong support of your studios, continue to advocate to governments around the world about the pressing need for strong pro-IP trade policies such as TPP and the proposed EU/US trade agreement (TTIP).”

Sony, and other studios, are pro TPP and TTIP because they help reinforce their grip on intellectual property, and give them rights to sue whoever they want in the name of protecting their content.
TTIP  TPP  tradeagreement  copyright  drm  piracy  eu  US  indie  indieroundup  notincluded 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
Journalists shouldn’t lose their rights in their move to private platforms » Nieman Journalism Lab
The shift to distributed content means concepts like fair use are increasingly in the hands of private companies

Summary: When your content is hosted on other people’s platforms, you’re subject to their interpretation of the law, such as fair use in copyright. Journalists can easily have their work taken down because the platform doesn’t want to end up in legal hot water with copyright and drm.
copyright  drm  ownership  indie  indieroundup  notincluded 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
We Can't Let John Deere Destroy the Very Idea of Ownership | WIRED
Over the last two decades, manufacturers have used the DMCA to argue that consumers do not own the software underpinning the products they buy—things like smartphones, computers, coffeemakers, cars, and, yes, even tractors. So, Old MacDonald has a tractor, but he owns a massive barn ornament, because the manufacturer holds the rights to the programming that makes it run.

Summary: automakers (and other manufacturers) are using DMCA copyright law to say consumers are merely renting their machinery from them, and aren't allowed to tinker around in the programming, because it would infringe on copyright. It's the same argument that digital music download providers use against music piracy, and it's stifling innovation, and forcing consumers into expensive maintenance deals with the manufacturers as they're the only people that are allowed to maintain or repair the machinery
copyright  dmca  drm  tractors  indie  indieroundup  notincluded  ownership  piracy 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
Parliament copyright working group too close to business say activists
“With the Digital Agenda being a key part of the Juncker commission's drive for jobs and growth and Commissioner Oettinger promising copyright reform and an end of geo-blocking, a group of business and foundations have written to Jean-Marie Cavada MEP (ALDE, FR), the chair of the European Parliament's Copyright Working Group demanding that he open up consultations to a wider range of stakeholders.” on New Europe Online
geoblocking  eu  regulation  copyright  indie  indieroundup  notincluded 
march 2015 by laurakalbag
A European Digital Single Market Is Only Possible if Internet Users Are Heard | Electronic Frontier Foundation
One of the problems behind the lack of vision displayed by these European Parliamentarians is that they have not been exposed to a balanced cross-section of views of all stakeholders. In particular, a new cross-cutting Working Group on Intellectual Property Rights and Copyright Reform, which contains representatives from all of the groups who have commented on Reda's report, is being briefed only by a narrow retinue of lobbyists and analysts who hold views favorable to rightsholders.
eu  europe  market  economy  intellectualproperty  copyright  indie  indieroundup  notincluded 
march 2015 by laurakalbag

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