In a single day:
💼 big law firm advertises #article17 services with 200k threats to researchers https://www.researchgate.net/blog/post/a-note-on-recent-content-takedowns;
💹 billionaire class rides #UMG stock triumph on streaming #copyright wave https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/sep/21/universal-music-group-shares-surge-lucian-grainge-listing.
#Elsevier's lawyer in 2018 wrote a 166-page report on the "digital exploitation" of authors. Any word on #copyright transfers from researchers? He now works on #ResearchGate takedowns so I won't hold my breath.
The music industry (#UMG) boasts it's drowning in money thanks to #copyright and the internet. #Spotify never turned a profit.
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 #copyright wasn't *designed* to harass ordinary people.
La bozza di D.Lgs. #copyright 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.
BOOOM! Nel parere reso su decreto recepimento direttiva #Copyright @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 #copyright post #Brexit is duller.
Although Genius lost their #copyright lawsuit https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20200811/17240345095/judge-tosses-out-genius-laughable-lawsuit-against-google-over-licensed-lyric-copying.shtml , I suspect a crackdown on #lyrics databases is still ongoing.
I'm curious what will happen with the #ResearchGate #copyright case tomorrow. (Yet another deadline expires.) I just archived a few motions on RECAP.
14 months wasted by Parliament. All the work is still ahead of us, as shown by art. 14 for the #PublicDomain.
Go #JusticeBreyer 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. #copyright law.»
Last week #Microsoft discovered that monopolies are bad, competition good. It immediately proceeded to suggest that the USA expand monopolies further, "copy" the restrictive #copyright -related regimes.
But at least in 2022 I'll be able to easily go to #Brussels by train from #Helsinki via #Stockholm and #Malmö. (Should be feasible in two nights, one for the Turku-Stockholm ferry and one for the final night train.) Thank you, Sweden!
Good news in the #copyright imperialism department, for once.
Majority of Dutch MPs supports resolution that rejects EU-Mercosur trade agreement. https://twitter.com/nos/status/1267839573628989449
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 #copyright.
In vista un ulteriore aumento della tassa per la copia privata https://dday.it/redazione/35577/compensi-per-copia-privata-il-blitz-e-pront…
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 #PublicDomain.
When Disney is sued for #copyright 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…
When Disney is sued for #copyright 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 #PublicDomain (plagiarism is fine if it's by Disney).
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