Where are now all the lawmakers who insisted the directive was for the little guy while I was a useful idiot for the multinationals? Surely a flurry of apologies will start any minute now.

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's lawyer in 2018 wrote a 166-page report on the "digital exploitation" of authors. Any word on transfers from researchers? He now works on takedowns so I won't hold my breath.
nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:0

States focus «on combating the theft of intellectual property and industrial trade secrets. The harassment of students and mothers and ordinary workers goes virtually unchecked».
thestar.com/news/canada/2021/0

As if wasn't *designed* to harass ordinary people.

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La bozza di D.Lgs. è carta straccia, incostituzionale per eccesso di delega. Perché violare la direttiva e causare decenni di contenzioso? Cui prodest? Piuttosto meglio non fare niente.

Chissà se @dariofrance ricorda com'è andata a finire colla direttiva Barnier.
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BOOOM! Nel parere reso su decreto recepimento direttiva @antitrust_it dice che norma eccede limiti delega e testo della dirett…
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A spectre is haunting Europe — the spectre of cheap books. 🧐

I can't tell whether UK publishers were serious, but the reality of post is duller.
twobirds.com/en/news/articles/

Although Genius lost their lawsuit techdirt.com/articles/20200811 , I suspect a crackdown on databases is still ongoing.

panels for months had broken links to their source, , which went offline in June 2021; now they only include 3 lines of a song's lyrics and a footer "Source: MetroLyrics".

Cc @glynmoody

I'm curious what will happen with the case tomorrow. (Yet another deadline expires.) I just archived a few motions on RECAP.
courtlistener.com/docket/79781

Deborah De Angelis and I wrote a short recap of the directive debate in Italy, published by .

14 months wasted by Parliament. All the work is still ahead of us, as shown by art. 14 for the .
communia-association.org/2021/

Yes, let's consider the «extent to which yet further protection creates unrelated or illegitimate harms [and] keep a monopoly within its lawful bounds».

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Go go!

«In a 6-2 decision, the justices overturned a lower court's ruling that found Google's inclusion of Oracle's software code in Android did not constitute a fair use under U.S. law.»
reuters.com/article/idUSKBN2BS
supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pd

Last week discovered that monopolies are bad, competition good. It immediately proceeded to suggest that the USA expand monopolies further, "copy" the restrictive -related regimes.
blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-iss

30 minutes since waking up and already I wrote two emails strategising about . Maybe I should stop.

The next 4 years in internet legislation are going to be a nightmare with and directive aka maximalism by the backdoor.

But at least in 2022 I'll be able to easily go to by train from via and . (Should be feasible in two nights, one for the Turku-Stockholm ferry and one for the final night train.) Thank you, Sweden!
euractiv.com/section/railways/

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Good news in the imperialism department, for once.
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Majority of Dutch MPs supports resolution that rejects EU-Mercosur trade agreement. twitter.com/nos/status/1267839
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È ora di sfruttare tutto il potenziale della "copia privata": tassiamo anche carta e penna, occhiali per presbiti, apparecchi acustici, segnalibri, borse 24 ore, scrittoi, lampade da tavolo, tagliacarte, interventi sulla cataratta, vaccini anti-pertosse! Difendiamo il .
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In vista un ulteriore aumento della tassa per la copia privata dday.it/redazione/35577/compen
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Imagine: a small troop of disgruntled authors sues Disney for plagiarism in every Disney title under the sun in various jurisdictions, gets an army of ruthless Disney lawyers to wage scorched-earth litigation to defend plagiarism, ahem, the .
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When Disney is sued for infringement, it seems the public is always better off: if Disney loses, it's less money for the racketeers; but if Disney wins, it's by…
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When Disney is sued for infringement, it seems the public is always better off: if Disney loses, it's less money for the racketeers; but if Disney wins, it's by expanding (plagiarism is fine if it's by Disney).
ipkitten.blogspot.com/2020/05/

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