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.

Show thread

'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.

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».

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

From birdsite 

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.
RT @marcoscialdone
BOOOM! Nel parere reso su decreto recepimento direttiva @antitrust_it dice che norma eccede limiti delega e testo della dirett…

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.

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.

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 .

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

Show thread

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.»

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.

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!

From birdsite 

Good news in the imperialism department, for once.
RT @peterteffer
Majority of Dutch MPs supports resolution that rejects EU-Mercosur trade agreement. twitter.com/nos/status/1267839

From birdsite 

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 .
RT @MCPievatolo
In vista un ulteriore aumento della tassa per la copia privata dday.it/redazione/35577/compen

From birdsite 

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 .
RT @nemobis
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…

From birdsite 

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).

Show older