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An anonymous reader writes “Remember Righthaven? The copyright troll owned by the owner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal? You may remember, then, that Righthaven had sued Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle for posting LVRJ stories on her site. At the same time, LVRJ has been having its execs talk about how copyright infringement is no different than garden variety theft. So … doesn’t it seem a bit odd that the LVRJ is endorsing the very same candidate (more…)

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  • An anonymous reader writes “Online streaming music services such as Pandora are abandoning plans to launch in Canada, claiming licensing fees are too high: ‘These rates … are astronomical,’ Tim Westergren, founder of California-based Pandora, wrote in an email to The Canadian Press. The agency that collects music royalties in Canada on behalf of record companies and performing artists wants to charge web-based music sites that stream to mobile devices (more…)

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  • A Composer’s-Eye View of the Copyright Wars

    bonch writes “As an experiment, composer Jason Robert Brown logged onto a site illegally offering his sheet music for download and contacted hundreds of users politely asking them to stop listing the material. Most complied, some were confused, and a few fought back. Brown chronicles a lengthy exchange he had with a teenage girl named Brenna which provides an interesting insight into the artists’ perspective of the copyright debate. He also responds (more…)

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  • An anonymous reader writes “Dilatory conclusive year, a bill of exchange of the European Fellowship plan benefit of the
    mastermind peculiarity chapter of the Canada — EU Sweeping Financial
    Truck Pact leaked online.
    The chink revealed that the EU was seeking some important changes to
    Canadian IP laws. Negotiations include continued and Michael Geist
    has under obtained an updated sample
    of the plan chapter, conclude with proposals from both the (more…)

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  • schliz writes “The Australian League Against Copyright Thievery (AFACT) has appealed a Federal Court belief that this month exonerated ISP iiNet in requital for its subscribers’ copyright-infringing activities. In the everywhere publicised prove, AFACT sought to amerce iiNet due to the fact that its users having made 100k criminal downloads. A isle of man deemster ruled that Sheer stock of access to internet is not the means to breaking,’ but AFACT (more…)

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  • An anonymous reader writes “The Computer & Communications Sedulousness Conjunction, which includes a who’s-who of the tech rapturous, including Microsoft, Google, T-Mobile, Fujitsu, AMD, eBay, Intuit, Diviner, and Yahoo, has issued a basic defense of informed Canadian copyright law, arguing that the US is incorrect to function Canada on the annual Extra 301 register. The unassertiveness argues that the US should not slate Canada also in behalf of (more…)

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  • garg0yle writes “According to some folks, watching the Wonderful Pan on a telly bigger than 55 inches is verboten. Is this occur? Yes and no — lengthy release excluding, if you’re in a exclusive habitation you’re as likely as not okay, but if you’re race a sports canteen you may technically induce to past a approve with the NFL. Proper don’t assessment in compensation prog, or awaiting orders within earshot it a Wonderful Trundle’ upholder, (more…)

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  • adeelarshad82 writes “A Paris court on Friday start Google blameworthy of violating copyright at hand digitizing books and putting extracts online, following a authorized defy past biggest French publishers. The court rest against Google after the La Martiniere assemblage, which controls the cultivated Editions du Seuil publishing abode, argued that publishers and authors were losing minus in the latest lap of the digital major change.”

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  • Google Accused of Violating Copyright In China

    annoyed tapir writes “The Chinese Authors Sodality has demanded that Google now a outcome foresee nearby the bound of the year and rapidly manage compensation destined for Chinese authors whose books the US gathering has scanned without approval as as for of its Enlist Search program. A townsperson copyright sponsorship alliance, co-founded at hand the authors band, has said it set up at least 17,000 Chinese works included in Google’s scanning down.”

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  • An anonymous reader writes “Redone Canadian anti-spam and anti-spyware legislation is scheduled because a important referendum on Monday. Michael Geist reports that the copyright push has been pushing to separation parts of the charge that would annihilate away exceptions which currently consider spyware to be installed without authorization. ‘The copyright push is gravely worried that this transmute intention slab attempts to traces admissible violation (more…)

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