Always remember the 317 MEPs who voted against giving democracy a chance.
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.
@volt4ire Self-satire? I had to check on the website whether it's real. «The problem is that although he belongs to the business-friendly wing of his party, the SPD is stuffed with left-wingers», who knew.
@quiddity Yes. It's even more complicated than that, because e.g. in Italy there are special rules on how those rights are transferred around, and they're contract law, not copyright law.
Paul Goldstein has the story of how this came to be in USA. It all started in a stormy evening of 1913... https://archive.org/details/copyrightshighwa0000gold/page/55
The music industry (#UMG) boasts it's drowning in money thanks to #copyright and the internet. #Spotify never turned a profit.
Admittedly that's a nice origin myth: «created #GitLab from his house in Ukraine. It was a house without running water, but Dmitriy felt that not having a great #collaboration tool was a bigger problem than his daily trip to the communal well».
That's because GitLab spent in marketing about twice as much as it spent in development, 83 vs. 44 M$ in 6 months. Hard to do that without venture capital. https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/0001653482/000162828021018818/gitlab-sx1.htm#i359e99a49d03416a83f04e786aaaf108_46
Profit accounting math is fun: «revenue of $63.9 million and $108.1 million for the six months ended July 31, 2020 and July 31, 2021… operating cash flow margin… (35.8)% for… the six months ended July 31, 2021… gross profit… 87%».
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.
@volt4ire Ever checked the English Wikipedia manual of style? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style#Punctuation_inside_or_outside
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