L’indagine Copyright & US Tech Giants ha raccolto l’opinione dei cittadini dell’Unione europea in vista del voto del 12 settembre alla plenaria di Strasburgo, quando il Parlamento europeo torna a votare la cosiddetta riforma del copyright per far pagare ai colossi del Web un compenso ad artisti e autori di contenuti distribuiti sui social network e piattaforme digitali. Condotta da Harris Interactive su 6600 persone in Europa rappresentative della sua popolazione, ha dato un risultato molto netto: a favore della riforma l’89% degli italiani, dato maggiore rispetto alla media europea che arrivata comunque all’87%
Copyright and the Vatican
We'd noted that there's a big copyright review going on down in Australia, with the current suggestion being to recognize fair use in Australia. This would be a huge step forward because, as has been widely recognized in the US, fair use is...
2009/05/14: Peter Wayner, a technology writer, struggles with how to respond to the widespread piracy of his books online.
One of the key talking points from those in favor of Article 13 in the EU Copyright Directive is that people who claim it will lead to widespread censorship are simply making it up. We've explained many times why this is untrue, and how any time...
La giornata di ieri ha fatto registrare le temperature più alte da quando il dibattito sulla proposta di direttiva europea sul diritto d'autore nel mercato unico digitale è, finalmente, esploso dopo due anni di torpore e di documenti silenziosamente scambiati nei corridoi delle istituzioni europee.
Tomorrow the European Parliament will vote on whether to send its version of the Copyright Directive text to "trilogues" for final negotiat...
Next week, the European Parliament will hold an important vote on the Copyright Directive. It will decide whether or not it needs to be amended significantly, or can be sent straight to the final negotiations, the so-called "trilogues", where only minor changes are likely. The stakes are high. The copyright industry is close to succeeding in its efforts to muzzle its hated enemy, the open Internet. If Article 13 is adopted in its present form, it would change online life in the EU dramatically, and not for the better.
Nei prossimi giorni la proposta di riforma della Direttiva Copyright sarà discussa dal Parlamento europeo. La misura avrà un impatto negativo sui diritti fondamentali dei cittadini e sulle stesse attività economiche di numerose aziende.
Photo by Kain Kalju, CC BY 2.0.
If Disney makes a deal with Fox, that could grant Marvel's parent company a big piece of Batman history.
L'Unione Europea sta per mettere degli assurdi filtri che impediranno di caricare foto, video, musica di cui non si posseggono i "diritti".
The pending update to the EU Copyright Directive is coming up for a committee vote on June 20 or 21 and a parliamentary vote either in early July or late September. While the directive fixes some longstanding problems with EU rules, it creates much, much larger ones: problems so big that they...
Nine points regarding the moral rights of authors in the age of cognitive capitalism
Several years ago, a music industry transplant into Parliament, Mike Weatherley, made a glorious push to get the government to invade primary schools in the country to teach them that piracy is the worst thing in the world and intellectual property...
In 1998, Disney led an entertainment industry lobbying effort that resulted in the term of copyright being extended by 20 years, even for works that had already been created -- a law with an incoherent basis, given that the US copyright system is constitutionally constrained to passing laws to promote new creative works (giving creators
The Disney, Fox deal could have huge ramifications in both the streaming world and the film industry.
Di solito mi capita di smentire le tesi di complotto e d'insabbiamento da parte dei governi, ma in questo caso faccio un'eccezione: una ri...
Last October, the Dr Seuss estate used legal threats to halt a wildly successful crowdfunded Seuss/Star Trek mashup called "Oh, The Places You'll Boldly Go," whose contributors included comics legend Ty Templeton and Tribbles creator David Gerrold. The Seuss estate argued that the book infringed its trademarks and copyrights. Now, the United States District Court