The Copyright Act of 1976 is a fairly obscure law to most people, but it’s about to become very, very important to everyone involved. See, the Act has this provision for recordings where, for songs released after 1978, after 35 years, the artist can choose whether or not to terminate the copyright, which would essentially return all rights to the song to the artist.
Les journées d'étude 2009 de la Société avaient pour titre "ethnographies du copyright". Ci-dessous, les résumés des communications et leurs captations vidéo (signalées par un * dans la liste qui suit).
German firm Medien Patent Verwaltung claims that in 2003, it revealed a new kind of anti-piracy technology to Warner Bros. that marks films with specific codes so pirated copies can be traced back to their theaters of origin. But like a great, hilariously-ironic DRM Ouroborus, the company claims that Warner began using the system throughout Europe in 2004 but hasn't actually paid a dime for it.
Veterans of World War II who sang war songs at a free concert last year have now been told that they must pay fees to copyright holders. A collections society says they are owed money since the veterans sang the songs in public. The controversy has prompted an announcement in Russia%u2019s parliament.
The government forced through the controversial digital economy bill with the aid of the Conservative party last night, attaining a crucial third reading – which means it will get royal assent and become law – after just two hours of debate in the Commons.
Il y a présentement un mouvement très fort au sein du gouvernement conservateur, appuyé par "l'opposition" libérale pour fortement resserrer les lois sur la surveillance téléphonique et informatique. En bref: vous allez être surveillés par votre police locale, provinciale, fédérale ou étrangère sans mandat et sans être averti. En tant qu'administrateur système pour le Réseau Koumbit où ma tâche est justement de m'assurer de la confidentialité et de la sécurité de vos données, ceci m'inquiète au plus haut point. Le Canada, jusqu'à maintenant épargné par cette folie, était considéré comme un symbole international de la liberté sur internet. Il rejoindrait maintenant la tendance internationale (en fait, américaine, européenne et chinoise) et embarquerait dans le bateau de la surveillance globale, style 1984.Antoine]
efforts to control who can create a website are similar to efforts over who could legally print and publish books following the invention of movable-type printing. And like those earlier efforts, attempts to control the internet are inevitably doomed to fail if for no other reason than that they are visible to the world.
The agency's logo was unveiled this by French culture minister Frederic Mitterrand, who said that Hadopi "finally had a face". But within hours of its launch, it was forced to apologise for using a typeface without permission that belonged to France Telecom.HAHA!
If accurate (and these provisions are consistent with the U.S. approach for the past few years in bilateral trade negotiations) the combined effect of these provisions would dramatically reshape Canadian copyright law and to eliminate sovereign choice on domestic copyright policy. Having just concluded a national copyright consultation, these issues were at the heart of thousands of submissions.
A leaked draft of the Internet chapter of the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) reveals that ISPs will be held liable for the infringements of their customers, unless they disconnect those accused. The draft aims to strengthen the power of the entertainment industries and other copyright holders, at the cost of the public.
Lord Mandelson ordered officials to draw up the draconian regulations days after dinner with David Geffen, who founded the Asylum record label which signed Bob Dylan. The pair dined on 7 August at the Rothschild family villa on Corfu, while Mandelson was holidaying on the Greek island.