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Evidence, evidence based policy and IP NEW
The IPKat 1 Year, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 15 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
What constitutes evidence for copyright policy? Such is the title of the upcoming event at Bournemouth University as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science.  While evidence in IP is a already a challenge, let's take a look a further look at...
Digitisation and Online Display of Orphan Works NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Year, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 21 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Copyrighted works whose rightsholders are not known or cannot be located or contacted in order to obtain copyright permissions are called orphan works. Numerous European cultural institutions hold in their collections orphan works with significant e...
Remember Remember the Rules of Copyright Protection: The Tobermory Cat NEW
The IPKat 1 Year, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
The cat at the heart of this post was a ginger feline that lived on the Main Street of Tobermory, capital of the Isle of Mull in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. It was a footloose fancy-free mascot that belonged to no one and everyone [there is no such...
Have EU orphans found a caring home? NEW
The IPKat 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
As promptly reported yesterday by the IPKat, the Orphan Works Directive has just been published in Official Journal of the European Union, thus becoming Directive 2012/28/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 o...
Breaking news: Orphan Work directive now online NEW
The IPKat 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
But are they diligent searchers ...? The most recent online issue of the Official Journal of the European Union features Directive 2012/28/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 on certain permitted uses of orphan works.
Copyrights, Property Ownership, Differential Pricing and the First Sale Doctrine in Law and Capitalism NEW
EU Pundit 1 Year, 11 Months, 3 Days, 4 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
The landmark copyright case Kirtsaeng v. Wiley will be argued today at the United States Supreme Court. Joe Mullin at Ars Technica has a nice write-up at How a Supreme Court ruling may stop you from reselling just about anything. This is a non-polit...
Upphovsrätt: EU-direktivet om anonyma verk NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 1 Year, 11 Months, 3 Days, 13 Hours, 1 Minute ago
I förrgår avslutades ett lagstiftningsprojekt på EU-nivå när direktivet om anonyma verk, som rör upphovsrätten och därmed den inre marknaden, publicerades officiellt: EUROPAPARLAMENTETS OCH RÅDETS DIREKTIV 2012/28/EU av den 25 oktober 201...
US Librarian of Congress issues new rule on exemption to anti-circumvention prohibition NEW
The IPKat 1 Year, 11 Months, 4 Days, 10 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
The Librarian of Congress has just released its fifth triennial review of the impact of existing exemptions allowed under 17 USC 1201 (a)(1)(B) and adopted a new rule of the classes of copyr...
EU:n orpoteosdirektiivi julkaistu NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 1 Year, 11 Months, 4 Days, 13 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Kirjoituksessa Digitaaliset kirjastot ja orpoteokset (joka teknisten vaikeuksien jälkeen ilmestyikin kahteen kertaan) kävin lukijoiden muistin virkistämiseksi lyhyesti läpi EU:n komission teollis- ja tekijänoikeuksia koskevan strategian, kulttuu...
Digitaaliset kirjastot ja orpoteokset NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 1 Year, 11 Months, 4 Days, 16 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Viime vuoden toukokuussa EU:n komissio julkaisi suunnitelman teollis- ja tekijänoikeuksien nykyaikaistamiseksi (tiedote IP/11/630 22 EU-kielellä ja muistio MEMO/11/332 englanniksi: Intellectual Property Strategy FAQs). Digitaaliset kirjastot Eu...
Slovakia: Protesting SOZA's Newest Copyright Fees NEW
Global Voices Central & Eastern Europe 1 Year, 11 Months, 4 Days, 16 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
SOZA's general manager Vladimír Repčík addressed Slovak high school seniors via his blog on Oct. 22, urging them to register with his agency and pay €15 for their traditional graduation parties. Tibor Blazko reports on the controversy.
EU orphan works directive officially published NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 1 Year, 11 Months, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
The new EU directive on orphan works has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union: DIRECTIVE 2012/28/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 25 October 2012 on certain permitted uses of orphan works; OJEU 27.10.2012...
The EU declares war on blind pirates NEW
IP Policy Committee blog 1 Year, 11 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 2 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
A friend has suggested that at the next negotiating round on the Treaty of the Visually Impaired at the World Intellectual Property Organization the members of the European Blind Union should present themselves with black pirate flags and one pirate...
Stallman soutient le Parti Pirate Suédois sur les réformes des droits d’auteurs, des marques, et du brevet NEW
Politique du Netz 1 Year, 11 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 7 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Richard Stallman a annoncé le 16 octobre dans un geste bienvenu qu'il soutenait les positions du Parti Pirate Suédois sur les droits des marques, du brevet et d'auteur.
Intervención en el hearing sobre Copyright del Grupo S y D NEW
Antonio Masip 1 Year, 11 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 9 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Muchas gracias. Soy socialista español y ponente del informe sobre la Oficina de Alicante, que ya funciona, creo de forma exitosa en sus primeros pasos.La socialdemocracia, todos lo sabemos, está en una profunda crisis. También todos estamos atent...
The facts about our position on French copyright proposals NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Year, 11 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 23 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
There has been some interest around an extract from a note we have prepared about a proposal by French news publishers associations to require search engines to license all of the content that they help users to find across the web. The web has led...
Slovakia: Music Copyright Agency Vs. School Drama Club NEW
Global Voices Central & Eastern Europe 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 21 Hours ago
The Slovak Performing and Mechanical Rights Society imposes a €975 fine on a high school drama club for a fundraiser ball, which included a raffle and featured songs authored and performed by the club members - but had not been properly registered...
Offiziell bestätigt: Handelsabkommen CETA sieht ACTA-ähnliche Strafen vor NEW
Netzpolitik 1 Year, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Hours ago
Das geplante Europäisch-Kanadische Handelsabkommen CETA sieht ähnliche Strafen für Copyright-Verletzungen vor wie ACTA. Das bestätigte der Verhandlungsführer der EU-Kommission gestern bei einem Workshop im EU-Parlament. Damit bestätigen sich un...
A Rare Decision on Copyright from the Scots Courts NEW
The IPKat 1 Year, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 23 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Cats take a rest in preparation for 'Winter' This Kat was excited to find a judgment relating to copyright infringement from the Outer House of the Court of Session on the Scottish Courts 50 Most Recent Cases page yesterday. Although Naxos Rights In...
ACTA-framgångens tusen fäder NEW
Christian Engström, Pirate MEP 1 Year, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 5 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
SVT var nere i Bryssel härom veckan, och har lagt ut en artikel och ett reportage på SVT Nyheter (2 min): När jag ser reportaget kommer jag att tänka på det (mer eller mindre autentiska) kinesiska ordspråket “Framgången har tusen fäder,...
Final approval of EU orphan works directive NEW
The IPKat 1 Year, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 4 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
These seem indeed to be exciting days for issues surrounding copyright and digitisation.  Yesterday, Google and the Association of American Publishers concluded a settlement agreement that, while putting an end to a seven-year long running liti...
Binnenmarktakte II: Neues EU-Urheberrecht geplant NEW
Netzpolitik 1 Year, 11 Months, 4 Weeks, 12 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Die Europäische Kommission hat ihre 2. Binnenmarktakte vorgestellt, ein Maßnahmenbündel zur Vertiefung des Europäischen Binnenmarktes. Darin kündigt sie am Rande eine Anpassung der Regelungen zum Urheberrecht und zur Telekommunikation an: Damit...
Verwertungsgesellschaften – reloaded! NEW
Helga Trübel (MEP) 1 Year, 11 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Mittlerweile erfreuen sich Verwertungsgesellschaften der gleichen Zustimmung wie die GEZ oder die Steuerbehörden. Die Leute zahlen einfach nicht gerne. Aber [...]...
Traduction complète de The Case for Copyright Reform NEW
Politique du Netz 2 Years, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Légaliser le partage non-commercial, diminuer la durée de validité du droit d’auteur, libérer l’utilisation des extraits et interdire les verrous numériques.
DRM screws people with visual disabilities, Linux Drives the Open Source Car, Top 5 Mobile Apps for the Techie Traveler, Chinese Internet superpowers and more… NEW
Erkan's field diary 2 Years, 1 Week, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
How DRM screws people with visual disabilities: a report from the front lines from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow ZDNet’s Rupert Goodwins is going blind. Most of us will lose a substantial fraction of our visual acuity, should we live long enough...
De toute manière, la répression ne marche pas NEW
Politique du Netz 2 Years, 1 Week, 6 Days, 9 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Une fois que vous acceptez de réduire la protection des œuvres sous droit d'auteur, et d'autoriser le partage non-commercial, une foultitude d'avantages apparaît.
Partage de fichiers et droits fondamentaux – la ligne de tension.  NEW
Politique du Netz 2 Years, 1 Week, 6 Days, 9 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Le partage de fichier est là pour rester. À long terme, il deviendra impossible de faire payer simplement pour des copies numériques.
L’inutilité des procès en bonne et due forme NEW
Politique du Netz 2 Years, 1 Week, 6 Days, 11 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Les ayants-droits préfèrent recourir que de poursuivre les pirates par des moyens judiciaires conventionnels. C'est devenu un véritable modèle économique.
International Copyright Scope and Limits and the TPP Draft NEW
EU Pundit 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 16 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Megan Geuss has the international copyright draft story for Ars Technica at Leaked: US proposal on copyright's limits. The problem is that major "partners" in these kinds of negotiations tend to represent rightsholders and vested interests. There ar...
Kurzdossier und FAQ zu verwaisten Werken NEW
Netzpolitik 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 18 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Im Nachgang zur letztwöchigen Verabschiedung der EU-Richtlinie zu verwaisten Werken hat Wikimedia Deutschland ein Kurzdossier und eine FAQ zum Thema veröffentlicht. Hauptkritikpunkt von Wikimedia an der Richtlinie ist nachvollziehbarer Weise, dass...
Collective Rights Management — Request For Comments NEW
Christian Engström, Pirate MEP 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
The Commission has presented a proposal for an EU-wide directive on Collective Rights Management. “Directive on collective management of copyright and related rights and multi-territorial licensing of rights in musical works for online uses in...
EU-wide online access to orphan works soon possible NEW
Recent developments in European Consumer Law 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 22 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
Certain photos, films, books and other artistic works are protected by copyright even though their right holders (authors) cannot be found. The gap in the current legislation is that no rules were made for when the right holder is nowhere to be fou...
Orphan works directive approved by EU Parliament NEW
The IPKat 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 12 Minutes ago
As IPKat readers will remember, back in June this year the EU Parliament and Council representatives agreed on a piece of draft legislation on orphan works (see the relevant reports by the IPKat and The 1709 Blog).  Backgr...
Urvattnat EU-direktivet om herrelösa verk antaget NEW
Christian Engström, Pirate MEP 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 21 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Idag antog EU-parlamentet direktivet om så kallade herrelösa verk (orphan works). Röstsiffrorna blev 531 för, 11 mot, och 65 som avstod. Jag avstod, för att markera att vi är besvikna över resultatet. Det här är visserligen ett steg i rätt...
EP-veckan avslutas med herrelösa verk NEW
Henrik-Alexandersson.se 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Nu håller vi på att plocka ihop kontoret i Dödsstjärnan här i Strasbourg, inför eftermiddagens långa tågresa tillbaka till Bryssel.Piratpartiets vecka i Europaparlamentet avslutas med frågan om "herrelösa verk", där krafterna har lyckats v...
Mehr Licht als Schatten: die EU-Richtlinie zu verwaisten Werken NEW
Netzpolitik 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 11 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
Im EU-Parlament steht morgen Donnerstag nach langwierigen und teilweise turbulenten Verhandlungen der Beschluss der Richtlinie “über bestimmte zulässige Formen der Nutzung verwaister Werke” unmittelbar bevor. Christ- und Sozialdemokrate...
At the apex of the Summit: "real world" invoked in copyright debate NEW
The IPKat 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 16 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
From the IPKat's friend Magali Delhaye (take a katpat, Magali!) comes news that Neelie Kroes (Vice-President of the European Commission and not a person who is widely known for her warm and encouraging endorsements of intellectual property) gave a sp...
Podiumsdiskussion: “Digitales Urheberrecht am Abgrund? Wie Kreative, Verwerter und Nutzer zu ihrem Recht kommen” NEW
Helga Trübel (MEP) 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 16 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Tagung des Deutschen Journalisten-Verbandes e.V. “Besser online – Neue Wege in die Digitale Gesellschaft” mit: Helga Trüpel u.a., 15. September 2012, [...]...
PM: Gerechte Bezahlung von Künstlern im Internet NEW
Helga Trübel (MEP) 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 18 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Die Kommission hat vor einem Jahr das Grünbuch “Über den Online-Vertrieb von audiovisuellen Werken in der Europäischen Union: Chancen und [...]...
File Sharing and Plagiarism NEW
Babelblogs 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 18 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
The Copyright Violations of the 21st Century In the age of the Internet it is getting more and more natural to download and freely use available contents, although most of the texts, films, videos and pictures on the internet are under copyright pr...
Orphan Works NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 19 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Large-scale initiatives to digitise the collections of libraries have raised the problem of rights related to “orphan works” – those for which rights-holders cannot be identified or found. The Commission has proposed a Directive whi...
Orphans left out in cold: final vote on weak Directive NEW
IP Policy Committee blog 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 20 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
    ORPHAN WORKS DIRECTIVE: OUR CULTURAL HERITAGE IS STILL LEFT OUT IN THE COLD AND OFF-LINE     The Orphan Works Directive that will be voted by the European Parliament on Thursday this week in Strasbourg will not facilitate nor...
Starting a Collecting Society NEW
The IPKat 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Last week, I had the pleasure of witnessing the birth of a collecting society in the Gambia.  Contrary to my previously held assumptions, collecting societies aren't delivered by storks or the result of divine intervention.  Instead, collec...
Copyright Law Draft in Germany Proposes that News Aggregators Should Have to Pay a Royalty Fee for Use of News Snippets from Original News Publications NEW
EU Pundit 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 20 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
What usage of "original news" is permitted without liability for copyright infringement? This is an interesting question of copyright law in the Internet age that has come the forefront in new legislative developments in Germany. Traditionally, one...
Pippi reveals that CETA is counterfeit ACTA NEW
Reuniting Europe 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 18 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Imagine a software which reveals what has been copy-pasted and from where. This software exists, and it is called Pippi Longstrings. And it’s been Beta-tested on a very sexy subject. While the future of ACTA looks dim after the European Parliament...
Ännu en förlorad möjlighet... NEW
Henrik-Alexandersson.se 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 21 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Nästa vecka röstar Europaparlamentet om dossiern certain permitted uses of orphan works. (2011/0136(COD)) Den handlar om hur man skall få använda verk (böcker, artiklar, musik, bilder, arkivfilm m.m.) där det inte finns eller går att hitta nå...
New heights at Copyright trolling: “YouTube Flags Democrats’ Convention Video on Copyright Grounds- American elections roundup NEW
Erkan's field diary 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Congress releases report on the effects of patent trolls, could this mean litigation? from The Next Web by Emil Protalinski YouTube Flags Democrats’ Convention Video on Copyright Grounds from Wired Top Stories by Ryan Singel A seemingly rogue c...
Attribution Right? In a Letter of Recommendation? NEW
The IPKat 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Let's start with an admission: this Kat has always found moral rights a bit hard to grasp. Don't get me wrong--I am all in favour of protecting one's personhood and reputation. But the notion of a creator's personality being a priori intertwined...
Ännu en dag i demokratifabriken NEW
Henrik-Alexandersson.se 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 21 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
Jag sitter på kontoret och går igenom ännu ett ärende till Europaparlamentets session i Strasbourg nästa vecka.Det är visserligen inte lagstiftning, utan "bara" en initiativrapport - det vill säga en åsiktsförklaring från parlamentets sida,...
Now comes TPP, the Son of ACTA, old predictions about the Internet, EFF guide against DDoS attacks, Top 10 uTorrent Alternatives… NEW
Erkan's field diary 2 Years, 1 Month, 6 Days, 5 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
LEAKED! TPP: the Son of ACTA will oblige America and other countries to throw out privacy, free speech and due process for easier copyright enforcement from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow   What Is Wrong With the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) fr...
CETA: ACTA lebt NEW
Netzpolitik 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Schon im Juni 2011 fragten wir uns hier, ob mit dem Handelsabkommen EU-Kanada, das sogenannte CETA, eine Art ACTA+ vorbereitet wird. Mit diesem Abkommen wird ein neuer Versuch gestartet, die Durchsetzung des Urheberrechts zu regeln. EU-Handelskommiss...
Gerichtszuständigkeiten bei grenzüberschreitenden Urheberrechtsverletzungen NEW
Außenwirtschaftslupe 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 5 Days, 9 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Ist Art. 5 Nr. 3 der Brüssel-I-Verordnung dahin auszulegen, dass das schädigende Ereignis in einem Mitgliedstaat (Mitgliedstaat A) eingetreten ist, wenn die unerlaubte Handlung, die Gegenstand des Verfahrens ist oder aus der Ansprüche abgeleitet w...
No more Channel to Surf as Anton goes to jail NEW
The IPKat 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 6 Days, 11 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
First there was TV Links; then there was TVShack (see Kat Posts here, here and here. Now at last there's Surf the Channel (STC), the latest in a line of cases considering the liability for operators of websites which provide links to unauthorised co...
Tabloid publication of stolen photos is not "fair use", says US Appeals Court NEW
The IPKat 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Noelia and Jorge Reynoso A couple of days ago the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals published its much awaited decision in Monge v Maya Magazines, a case concerning publication by tabloid magazine TVNotas of stolen copyright-protected p...
“Google Starts Punishing “Pirate” Sites but will it be effective? WikiLeaks Resumes Operations, meet the Virus Gauss.. A cyberculture roundup… NEW
Erkan's field diary 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 6 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
I never search google to download stuff. I know where I should go. I guess like porn sites, torrent people directly go to the addresses they already know. A different dynamic… Not the pirates but Google loses here… I hope… Google St...
Lamb comforts Parliamentarians: to ERR is human NEW
The IPKat 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 52 Minutes ago
One of the legal developments which has been quietly creeping along in the wake of London's long summer of royal celebrations and Olympic festivities is the progress of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill -- in particular clause 55, which would...
Anonymes Video nimmt MPAA und US-Regierung ins Visier NEW
vasistas? 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 12 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Auf Pirate Bay ist ein klar überzogenes aber sehr gut gemachtes Video aufgetaucht, das die US-Regierung als gekauften Handlager Hollywoods beschuldigt und bereits 10 Millionen Aufrufe verzeichnet hat. Die Webseite Political Prostitution steckt hinte...
ACTA – How did it start? How will it end? NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 14 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
It takes 14 minutes for the signals from the NASA Mars rover Curiosity to find their way to Earth. Given the mental distance between Brussels and EU citizens, we must see it as an extraordinary feat of openness that the Council of the European Union...
Hur vi vann ACTA NEW
Christian Engström, Pirate MEP 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
När EU-parlamentet röstade nej till ACTA-avtalet den 4 juli 2012 var den en riktigt stor seger.  Vad var det vi gjorde rätt, och hur kan vi göra det igen? Det är frågor vi behöver diskutera, för vi kommer att behöva göra det igen. ACTA-avt...
ICO Gives Guidance on Disclosure of Copyright Material NEW
The IPKat 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 10 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
On a day when Standard Chartered shares are falling, discord between the coalition parties increases  and the UK's Olympic successes become set to break records, this little bit of (slightly old) news caught this Kat's eye while getting her dail...
Copyright Post-ACTA: 14 Thesen von Philippe Aigrain NEW
Netzpolitik 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Day, 18 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Mit der Ablehnung von ACTA im EU-Parlament ist in Sachen Urheberrechtsreform noch nicht viel gewonnen. Zwar wurde so verhindert, dass ein nicht mehr zeitgemäßes Urheberrecht durch ein weiteres internationales Abkommen zementiert wird, die eigentlic...
EU och USA försvårar för blinda NEW
Europabloggen 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Vid FN-förhandlingar i förra veckan stoppade USA och EU bättre tillgång till böcker för synskadade runt om i världen. Nu hoppas de synskadades organisationer på att Sverige trycker på för att EU ändrar sin linje.USA och EU har ännu en gå...
Kicking and screaming at WIPO: Dragging the EU and the US to the negotiating table NEW
IP Policy Committee blog 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 1 Minute ago
EU and US have shown insensitivity to the right to read of the millions of blind persons. They also have also lacked transparency and democratic legitimacy in their attempts to slow and weaken progress towand an effective Treaty for the Visually Impa...
Lästips för hängmattan NEW
Henrik-Alexandersson.se 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Nu när semesterdvalan är som djupast kanske det skulle passa att läsa en intressant bok?The Case for Copyright Reform finns gratis i alla möjliga olika elektroniska format här - och kan även beställas på papper från Books on Demand, Lul...
“Now is the time”: TACD oral statement at WIPO SCCR24 NEW
IP Policy Committee blog 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 6 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
The future is now, Now is not the time to simply “keep on making progress.”  This SCCR is the time to finish work on text for a Treaty. When this issue comes out in the open the solutions become much more evident than within these walls.
Licensiering av musik på EU:s inre marknad: Nya tongångar NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
I Tillväxt- och sysselsättningspakten betonade Europeiska rådet den 28-29 juni 2012 (EUCO 76/1/12) behovet av snabba framsteg för att senast 2015 uppnå en väfungerande digital inre marknad. Stats- och regeringscheferna vill utveckla gränsöver...
Why not a truly European Digital Single Market? NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 4 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
The old intellectual property (IP) agenda of the EU Commission seems to need a fresh start, so why not build a truly European Digital Single Market at the same time? Collective management and music licensing The proposed directive on collective m...
Media arvioi Euroopan musiikkimarkkinoita NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Saadaanko Eurooppaan kuluttajien kaipaamat markkinat musiikin verkkolevitykseen? Tässä on keskeinen haaste EU:n digitaalisille sisämarkkinoille, joita maanosamme johtajat peräänkuuluttavat, ainakin julistusten tasolla. Taustaksi Kirjoitukses...
News reports on collecting societies and music licensing NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 4 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
The directive proposed by the European Commission to improve collecting socities and multiterritorial online music licensing resulted in a batch of news reports. Here is a sample. Collecting societies and music licensing First we glanced at the E...
Less online music market fragmentation in Europe NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 5 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
”While the Internet knows no borders, the online market for music services in the EU is still fragmented, and a single market has still not been fully achieved.” Thus spoke the European Commission. The lack of at least EU-wide online music mark...
Förslag om upphovsrätt och musiklicenser på EU:s inre marknad (slutlig version) NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Konsumenterna behöver ett lagligt utbud av lätt tillgängliga onlinetjänster i Europa, men den digitala inre marknaden är i dag splittrad med mer än 250 upphovsrättsorganisationer. Trots detta uppgår intäkterna redan till omkring sex miljarde...
Final version DE EN FR: EU online copyright licensing proposal NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 7 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
The final version of the EU online copyright licensing proposal has now appeared in German, English and French. COM(2012) 372 final Replacing the provisional versions (still on the Commission web page Management of Copyright and Related Rights),...
The Parliament’s Gossip NEW
LEUSAA Blog 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
This is the last plenary session before the summer break (which will last from 23 July until 25 August). This session was held between 2 and 5 July and saw several major events, such as the astonishing rejection of the … Continue reading →...
EU-Kommission: Nur Liberalisierung zugunsten der Copyright Industrien? NEW
Faires Europa 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 21 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
Wikimedia Commons Hängt es mit dem Scheitern von ACTA zusammen? Jedenfalls hat die Europäische Kommission nun Maßnahmen vorgeschlagen, mit denen die Verwertungsgesellschaften modernisiert und Anreize zur Förderung ihrer Transparenz und Effizienz...
Le Parlement européen a mis fin à la trajectoire tourmentée de l’ACTA ! Définitivement ? Une grande première, certainement. NEW
Mieux connaître vos droits en Europe 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 23 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Le 4 Juillet 2012, en séance plénière, le long processus concernant Acta – Accord sur lutte contre la contrefaçon des biens matériels et sur la protection de la propriété intellectuelle dans le Web – est arrivé à une phase finale...
Saadaanko Eurooppaan toimivat verkkomusiikin markkinat? NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 5 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Euroopan digitaaliset musiikkimarkkinat ovat hajanaiset ja huonosti toimivat. EU:ssa toimivat yli 250 yhteisvalvontajärjestöä hoitavat silti jo nyt yhteensä noin 6 miljardin euron vuosittaista liikevaihtoa. Noin 80 % yhteisvalvontajärjestöjen l...
Jo, det lär bli fight om CETA (ACTA2) NEW
Henrik-Alexandersson.se 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 23 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Det var ju ovanligt godtroget av mig att anta att EU-kommissionen skulle dra några rimliga slutsatser av att ACTA-avtalet röstades ner i Europaparlamentet. (Se bloggposten nedan.)Det ser istället ut som om kommissionen faktiskt tänker köra CETA-...
Introducing CETA, the ACTA Zombie NEW
Christian Engström, Pirate MEP 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 23 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
ACTA is dead, but this is not the end of the story. As anybody who has enjoyed a good horror movie knows, no matter how dead the monster was at the end of the first film, it will be alive, kicking, and stronger than ever when the sequel comes. In the...
Interes internauty | Blog NEW
Eurosfera 2 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 47 Minutes ago
Czy to, że eurodeputowani odrzucili w głosowaniu ACTA oznacza definitywny koniec tego dokumentu, czy też raczej jest to tylko kolejna odsłona zmagań o wprowadzenie zapisów chroniących prawa autorskie. Parlament Europejski 4 lipca po...
EU online copyright licensing proposal NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Yesterday the EU Commission promised copyright reform regarding music licensing in the Single Market (IP/12/772; 21 language versions). This is how the Commission describes the main aims and proposals to improve dysfunctional collecting societies...
EU Commission publishes draft directive on collective management of copyright and related rights NEW
The IPKat 2 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 15 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Kat-management of rights works perfectly fine. And it's cool Today the European Commission issued its "Proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on collective management of copyright and related rights and multi-ter...
Reforming copyright for the digital age: the Commission takes an important step forward NEW
Neelie Kroes 2 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 23 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Last week’s vote on ACTA – although hardly a surprise for those who’ve been following – was a reminder about the big debate currently going on, about how to balance intellectual property rights with Internet freedoms For me it’s...
Le traité ACTA pourrait revenir par le biais d'un accord avec le Canada NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Rejeté le 5 juillet par le Parlement européen, le traité anticontrefaçon ACTA pourrait revenir par le biais d'un accord commercial entre le Canada et l'Union européenne, affirme Michael Geist, un professeur de droit canadien, sur son blog.
CETA? NEW
Henrik-Alexandersson.se 2 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 15 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
I veckan har nyheten om CETA – det Kanadensisk/Europeiska handelsavtalet – väckt uppmärksamhet.CETA innehåller i stort sett samma hot mot internets frihet som det kritiserade ACTA-avtalet, som Europaparlamentet ju sköt i sank i onsdags förra...
The CJEU, Copyright, and the ‘First Sale’ Doctrine NEW
eutopialaw 2 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Angus MacCulloch (Lancaster University Law School) & Albert Sánchez Graells (Law School, University of Hull) The Court of Justice of the EU delivered a controversial judgment on the 3rd July 2012 in Case C-128/11 UsedSoft v Oracle. The case will...
Starstruck with the Audio Visual Treaty NEW
The IPKat 2 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Prompted by this tweet from @IPKat, your Katonomist asks, how will the new Audio Visual Treaty affect regular performers? The treaty extends the rights of actors and harmonises this protection internationally. Will it only benefit the stars? Sad...
ACTA: Blomsterregnet fortsätter NEW
Henrik-Alexandersson.se 2 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Det kommer fortfarande massor med blommor till de ledamöter i Europaparlamentet som röstade nej till ACTA i plenum förra veckan. Här är några ledamöter ur den gröna gruppen och Piratpartiets två ledamöter med en liten del av skörden.
Så duktiga de är... ;-) NEW
Henrik-Alexandersson.se 2 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
"Actaavtalet avvisades av en majoritet i Europaparlamentet och det är tack vare ett mycket noggrant och medvetet arbete i den socialdemokratiska gruppen i Europaparlamentet."MEP Jens Nilsson (s) i Sundsvalls Tidning och en del andra landsortstidning...
ACTA: Blomsterregn över Europaparlamentet NEW
Henrik-Alexandersson.se 2 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Jag har just varit nere på godsmottagningen i Europaparlamentet och hämtat en stor, fin blomsterbukett till Pirate MEP Christian Engström - från en okänd avsändare, med ett tack för att han röstat nej till ACTA.Hela godsmottagningen såg ut s...
Freedom to redistribute software, UsedSoft, C-128/11 NEW
Eurolitigation 2 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 13 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
 On 03/07/2012 the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice interpreted in case UsedSoft GmbH, C-128/11, that a software copyrights holder (Oracle International Corp.) cannot oppose redistribution of the software by a buyer of the license...
Why the rejection of ACTA is a victory for European Democracy NEW
Greenyourope 2 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 4 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
On the 4th of July 2012 the European Parliament has rejected ACTA, an international treaty already signed by the European Commission and by 22 of 27 EU member states. The power of the EU´s legislative branch has been clearly reinforced. This time t...
ACTA retoqué par le seul organe démocratique de l’Europe NEW
Blog du Parti Fédéraliste Européen 2 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 15 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Le Parti Fédéraliste Européen se félicite du vote historique le 4 juillet dernier au Parlement Européen contre ACTA. Par une majorité écrasante de 479 voix contre (39 pour), le Parlement Européen prouve là qu’il est le seul digne et l
EU-Rat veröffentlicht geheime ACTA-Verhandlungsdokumente zum Strafrechts-Kapitel NEW
Netzpolitik 2 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 16 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Nach dem Ende des ACTA-Abkommens im Europäischen Parlament am 4. Juli setzen nun die institutionellen Aufräumarbeiten ein. Direkt am nächsten Tag hat der Rat der Europäischen Union die bisher geheimen Zwischen-Versionen des Textes aus den Verhand...
Tony Barber on ACTA NEW
Ideas on Europe 2 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 16 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Tony Barber’s brief blog post on ACTA this week was painfully even-handed, and ended on a most curious note: [I]f the EU wants to be taken seriously in its self-appointed role as the world’s most fervent supporter of a rules-based internati...
Com fer compatible Internet i la Propietat Intel·lectual (Thiago Ferrer Morini) / Cómo hacer compatible Internet y la propiedad intelectual (Thiago Ferrer Morini) NEW
Raul Romeva (MEP) 2 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Cómo hacer compatible Internet y la propiedad intelectual (por Thiago Ferrer Morini, para El Pais Tecnologia/Ciber País, 5 julio 2012) La Internet Society se estrena en Madrid con un debate sobre derechos de creación Europa entierra ACTA La co...
Danke SOPA. Danke ACTA. NEW
vasistas? 2 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 21 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Dieser Artikel ist eine leicht abgeänderte Fassung der Übersetzung von unwatched.org des EDRi-gram Artikels „Thank you SOPA, thank you ACTA”, der die Konsequenzen der Ablehnung von ACTA gut zusammenfasst: Die Welt der digitalen Bürgerrechte ka...
EU: Not copyright but enforcement reform NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 2 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 19 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
When the anti-user trade agreement ACTA was resoundingly voted down by 478 MEPs against 39 (with 165 abstentions), 21 of the 39 pro-ACTA Mohicans were French UMP/EPP members. As it happens, the commissioner Michel Barnier responsible for copyright...
ACTA – Analysis of the Vote NEW
Christian Engström, Pirate MEP 2 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 19 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
In the historic vote yesterday, ACTA was swept away by a massive 478 members of the European Parliament voting against it. Only 39 members voted in absolute favour. 165 abstained, which had been the voting recommendation for the two Conservative grou...
Parlamento Europeu | Rejeição do ACTA, uma vitória de dois gumes NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 2 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
"O ACTA morreu, o Parlamento acordou", regozija-se o Mediapart.  Para este sítio noticioso francês,a rejeição do acordo anticontrafação marca simbolicamente uma etapa na repolitização da Europa. Que é vista com...
EU Parliament rejects ACTA NEW
The IPKat 2 Years, 2 Months, 4 Weeks, 21 Minutes ago
(c) C Lutz / AP Readers of the IPKat will be well aware of the troubles the controversial Anti-Counterfeting Trade Agreement (ACTA) has gone through since the EU signed it last January, following unanimous adoption by the Council in December 2011 (s...