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NEW: A federal appeals court just revived a #copyright case that accused a DC-area film festival of using a photo it found on the internet, overturning a ruling that said it was a "good faith" fair use of the image.

Here's the key quote:
The case was filed by a photographer against the organizers of the Northern Virginia International Film. He claimed they just plucked his image from a tumblr page and used it to promote the event.

Here's his image on the left and the festival page on the right.
The big thing about this case was the lower court's (sorta weird) decision that the photo was used "good faith." The trial judge factored that in when deciding that the film festival's use of the image was a legal fair use.

Here's that ruling:
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Hi all! Thrilled to give a Twitter-ized version of the overview talk I sometimes give about the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Software Preservation. Thanks to @fletcherdurant for inviting me. Read the full Code here:…. 1/15
Software preservation is a really important part of digital preservation, and its value is only going to increase. Almost everything we make, now, is written in a language only computers running the right software can read. #prestc19 2/15
So without the right software, digital stuff (images, text, *everything*) is gibberish. Or (sometimes worse) it can be rendered, but only partially, imperfectly, not the way the author intended. Software is a tool, without which digital culture is lost. #prestc19 3/15
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On the subject of taking photos from the internet and using it for your own website without a license: jury found website owner liable and awarded $150,000 statutory damages per photo infringement. That's $450,000 total.
The Ninth Circuit is kicking it back because of an erroneous instruction on "willful" infringement. Judge wrongly allowed a "should have known" standard. So, on remand, the most the statutory damages can be is $90,000, which is still a lot.
The "should have known" standard isn't good enough for willful infringement. The defendant website was only found liable for contributory copyright infringement, not direct infringement.
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Hier könnt Ihr um 10:10 die Abstimmung über die #Urheberrechtsreform im Rat verfolgen:… Zur Verabschiedung wird eine Mehrheit von 55% der EU-Staaten benötigt, die 65% der Bevölkerung vertreten.
This is where you can watch the Council vote on #copyright at 10:10…
Voting results, #Copyright directive approved:
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On Monday at 4:30, @EP_Justice will vote on the terrorism regulation #TERREG. While the compromises include many improvements, most notably the deletion of mandatory #uploadfilter, one huge problem remains: hosts must delete terrorist content within 1 hour…
In practice, there is no way small platforms can comply with such a short deadline without filters. Unlike the #copyright deal, not even non-commercial or private websites are excluded. @GreensEP want to delete the 1 hour rule:… #TERREG
Although many liberal MEPs from @EP_Justice like @SophieintVeld @CeciliaWikstrom voted against #uploadfilter for #copyright, it looks like @ALDEgroup will support a 1 hour deadline to delete terrorist content. Here’s a list of committee members:… #TERREG
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2. Here the complete list of #CDU & #CSU-MEP in the #EU

Of course both @AxelVossMdEP & @ManfredWeber can be contacted here on #Twitter - I trust they will be delighted about your input!

#Wikipedia #Article13 #Artikel13 #Uploadfilter…
3. #PETITION: "Stoppt die Zensurmaschine – Rettet das Internet! #Uploadfilter #Artikel13" - Bis jetzt über 5 Millionen Unterschriften!

I trust they will think twice to vote @CDU in the #EuropeanElection!

#Wikipedia #Article13…
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New statement by #copyright negotiator @AxelVossMdEP revels real agenda behind #Article13. He says about YouTube: Platforms that make money by giving access to ©️ protected works should perhaps not exist at all. #SaveYourInternet
It’s astonishing that @AxelVossMdEP still mixes up copyright infringement and protected content. Patreon, Tinder, TripAdvisor all make money by giving users access to protected content, but not by exploiting authors! Every work is protected from the moment of creation. #Article13
Here is the source for the statement:… #Article13 is clearly not about making Youtube pay more for creators. It’s about making sure that such platforms can’t exist and we go back to the days of good old television. #SaveYourInternet
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1850: Deutsche Presseverleger wollen Urheberrecht auf Nachrichten durchsetzen, weil die neu eingetroffene Technologie des Telegramms ihr Geschäftsmodell ruiniert. Es wird abgelehnt. 1/26
#THREAD #copyright #Artikel11 #saveyourinternet
1886: Deutsche Presseverleger wollen, dass Nachrichten in der Berner Übereinkunft urheberrechtlich geschützt werden. Es wird abgelehnt, und eine Urheberrechtsausnahme für Nachrichten wird etabliert. 2/26
#copyright #Artikel11 #saveyourinternet
1908: Deutsche Presseverleger wollen beim Berliner Treffen für die Berner Übereinkunft die Möglichkeit der Reproduktion von Nachrichten durch das Urheberrecht einschränken. Es wird abgelehnt, da das Urheberrecht nur für kreative Schöpfungen gilt. 3/26
#copyright #Artikel11
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Breaking: @ManfredWeber and the @EPPGroup want the vote on #Article13 and the Copyright Directive moved ahead to next week to pre-empt the #SaveYourInternet/#StopACTA2 protests! We need a public outcry to stop this!
To stop the © vote from being rushed through before the #SaveYourInternet protests, reach out to the political groups' leaders:
@EPPgroup: @ManfredWeber
@TheProgressives: @UdoBullmann
@ECRgroup: @SyedKamall
@ALDEgroup: @guyverhofstadt
(Greens & Left will vote against)
Here is written proof that @EPPGroup tried to move the vote on #copyright & #Article13 ahead to next week. Apparently they're denying it now, so either your public outcry impressed them, or they figured out that the translations won't be ready in time. #SaveYourInternet
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1850: German Press publishers want #copyright of news because the newly arrived technology of the telegram is ruining their business model. It is rejected. THREAD 1/26
1886: German Press Publishers want news to be covered by copyright in the Berne convention. It is rejected, and Ccopyright exception for news is established. 2/26
1908: German Press Publishers want to limit the possibility of reproduction of news by #copyright in the Berlin meeting for the Berne convention. It is rejected, as copyright is intended for inherently creative production. 3/26
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This video by @Europarl_EN on the draft #copyright directive has sparked a lot of outrage, and rightfully so! First, the Commission called critics of the reform as a mob, now the Parliament chimes in. A thread. #SaveYourInternet #Article13 #uploadfilter
The Parliament should maintain neutrality in its communication until the final version of the #copyright directive is adopted. The video not only creates the impression that the directive has already been agreed, there are several factual mistakes and problematic aspects:
In the beginning of the video a balloon is shown, carrying the “Europe for Creators” logo. It belongs to a controversial lobby campaign by a group of collecting societies, music publishers and record producers:
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Bertelsmann, the largest media company in Europe, now openly opposes #Article13 and calls for rejection of the #copyright directive:…
Here’s what worries me: A sensible reaction to the increasing resistance to #Article13 from the entertainment sector would be to scrap it, at least for now, and take the time to seriously reconsider what this legislation is supposed to achieve and how it can strike a balance.
But of course, the resistance from media companies to #Article13 is not because they recognize the immense collateral damage it will have on fundamental rights and innovation.
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BREAKING: Council has failed to find an agreement on its #copyright position today. This doesn’t mean that #Article11 and #Article13 are dead, but their adoption has just become a lot less likely. Let’s keep up the pressure now! #SaveYourInternet
The trilogue negotiation planned for Monday has apparently been cancelled by the Council. There may still be a trilogue before the election, if Council can agree on a text later. I'll blog as I get more news. #SaveYourInternet #Article13
Copyright negotiations hit a brick wall in Council: Read which countries voted against on my blog!… This is not the end of #Article11 and #Article13, but it shows that we can still turn things around! #SaveYourInternet
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Breaking: Israeli @KnessetIL just approved an amendment to the Israeli #Copyright Law. Further information to follow
The amendment includes permitted uses of orphan works, indirect liability for facilitating access to infringing communication to the public, content blocking injunctions, user identification provisions, exclusion from statutory damages and new criminal prohibitions
Orphan works: a use of an orphan work will be permitted if after due efforts the copyright owner was not found. If for commercial purposes, fair compensation will be due if owner so requires.
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On the first day of Christmas, rent seekers gave to me: R-1 #zoning. 1/12
On the second day of Christmas, rent seekers gave to me: 2 year environmental review 2/12
On the third day of Christmas, rent seekers gave to me: 30% of income spent on housing. 3/12
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In an hour starts what is supposed to be the last trilogue negotiation on #copyright. @AxelVossMdEP told us he’s prepared to make a deal based on completely new text that hasn’t been discussed. None of the shadows agreed with this, it’s irresponsible lawmaking! #SaveYourInternet
Yesterday, negotiators from across the political spectrum expressed their dissatisfaction with @AxelVossMdEP negotiation stile. @POLITICOEurope has more:… #SaveYourInternet
Discussions among governments in Council didn’t go smoothly either yesterday, apparently. Whether there can actually be a deal in the trilogue negotiation today is still wide open. Expect updates during the break around lunchtime and later tonight. #SaveYourInternet
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Ich mache mal den ersten Schritt zu so einer Liste der verbrannten Videos.
Das neueste Video von @henrykstoeckl, in dem ein Streitgespräch zwischen A. Gauland und K. Göring-Eckardt analysiert wurde)ist von YT (virtuell) verbrannt worden: .
Als Grund wird..
.. angegeben, das #ZDF hätte eine Verletzung des Urheberrechts geltend gemacht. Sehr geehrtes @ZDF, wie vereinbaren Sie ein so kleinliches Verhalten mit ihrem #Bildungsauftrag als #LandesAöR ("Anstalt öffentlichen Rechts")? Sie sollten Kindern und Bürgern #Medienanalyse..
..nicht erschweren. Andernfalls verfestigt sich der Eindruck, dass es Ihnen mehr um Steuerung und Gedankenkontrolle als um Information und Bildung geht, und Ihr Ruf leidet noch mehr als er es in den letzten Jahren ohnehin schon tat. Schlimmstenfalls entstehen sogar..
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Since people have been asking I thought I'd recap my #dystopia talk at @theuxcrunch from Thursday. The examples used are not what if scenarios. These all happened. #triggerwarning's apply. If you can make it thru to the end I have suggestions for how we can claw back some hope.
This is a quote you’ve all probably seen a million times. #Advertising & #techie shitheads love quoting it before they do trends porn. What they never seem to understand is how politically subversive the last bit is. B/c those wankers abuse it I swore I’d never use it.
Still, paraphrasing it is useful for my point. One person’s future is another person’s dystopia and thanks to the fundamental power of the Internet as a tool for distribution we can spread dystopia far and wide. Often before we know it, realise it, or even imagine it.
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This all started because the #MetPolice & #LBRUT couldn't do their day jobs properly & decided to take the law into their own hands. It started as a small cover up 12 years ago but has turned into British State Persecution.

#Skynews #BBCNews #DailyMail #Guardian #Euronews
My company was raided. It should have been a straightforward matter. But the #MetPolice & #LBRUT forgot to seize my computer & came back to do a 2nd raid. The search warrant didn't permit a second entry, however, #LBRUT entered unlawfully

#Guardian #Telegraph #DailyMail #GMB #UK
Complaints were then made to my MP #VinceCable. He liaised with the #Metpolice & #LBRUT. And then weeks later, the search warrant was completely changed & was passed off as the search warrant executed on the day of the raids.

#DailyPolitics #Libdems #Conservatives #labour #bbcdp
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//Mega #Thread #SaveYourInternet - PART 1/3\\
Comme promis séance de debunking du doc que Youtube (YT) diffuse pour tourner les youtubeurs contre la Directive #Copyright (et leur faire faire son lobbying).
Attachez vos ceintures, prenez une aspirine & appelez les copains, on y go
Myth 1: YT paye des licences, notamment pour montrer qu’ils sont gentils et qu’il n’y a pas besoin de les réguler, mais uniquement quand ils en ont envie, au lance-pierre et en imposant leurs conditions. Donc oui, YT peut atteindre les 5 milliards de $ (en 12 ans)...
...mais ils oublient de dire que si on compare à Spotify (qui a l’obligation de passer des licences avec tous ses artistes) qui a 7 fois moins d’utilisateurs que YT, bah Spotify paye 20 fois plus les artistes par utilisateur, soit 11,5 milliards de $ (en 10 ans)... #Oups
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Spending the morning with our dear colleagues @translatores to learn about “Linguistic linked #opendata for #terminology” - with Elena Montiel-Ponsoda (Polit. Madrid, a trained #1nt, btw) & @jor_gracia (Uni Zaragoza) #xl8 /cc @Goldsmith_Josh @WordLo @RodolfoMaslias @Jeromobot First slide of the presentation with title and authors
This should be a great preparation for #18TEF in a few weeks which is also all about language/translation data.
We’re starting with the limitations of “traditional data”: lots of stuff out there, connected by hyperlinks, but still accessed 1-by-1, unstructured, difficult to interpret, hard to integrate different formats. Oh my!
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This all started because the #MetPolice & #LBRUT couldn't do their jobs properly & then decided to take the law into their own hands. The result of this decision has led to events stranger than fiction

#BBCNews #Skynews #Itvnews #Channel4News #ThisMorning #TheresaMay #UKGov #LBC
My company was raided. It should have been a straightforward matter. But the #MetPolice & #LBRUT forgot to seize my computer & came back to do a 2nd raid. The search warrant didn't permit a second entry, however, #LBRUT entered unlawfully

#Guardian #Telegraph #DailyMail #GMB #UK
Complaints were then made to my MP #VinceCable. He liaised with the #Metpolice & #LBRUT. And then weeks later, the search warrant was completely changed & was passed off as the search warrant executed on the day of the raids.

#DailyPolitics #Libdems #Conservatives #labour #bbcdp
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Every year, my students find it mind-blowing that, for its first 44 years, #SCOTUS usually delivered opinions only from the bench, leaving the substance to be fleshed out through private transcription by reporters (who neglected to actually transcribe all of the Court's rulings):
It wasn't until:

1816 that Congress even began appropriating funds to pay someone to report on the Court's decisions;

1874 that Congress began paying to (privately) publish the Court's decisions, and

1922 that the government began publishing the Court's decisions itself.
And then, of course, there is the #copyright dispute between the third and fourth of the Court's reporters, culminating in the 1834 decision in Wheaton v. Peters, which, not coincidentally, was handed down five days after the rule change flagged above:…
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