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The entertainment industry has started a campaign to re-write the history of Europe's most controversial #copyright law, #Article17, the infamous #uploadfilter provision. The goal: to bully governments & the @EU_Commission into simply ignoring all user rights that we fought for.
Last year the EU adopted #Article17, which requires platforms to magically prevent #copyright infringement before it happens, while leaving all legal content online, and without generally monitoring user uploads. This is impossible, of course.
Most national governments are waiting for guidance from the @EU_Commission to help them make sense of #Article17. The Commission asked for input on a document with some basic principles, my response with @edri & @freiheitsrechte can be found here:
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1. News: TODAY Sen Ted Cruz Chairs Hearing to Investigate Groups like #ANTIFA


Speakers: Ken Cuccinelli, Andy Ngo & Jonathan Turley-Thread 8.4.20… #Riots #Hearing #BLM
2. News: Portland Antifa Cries Out For Police Assistance After Woman Stabs Her:

.… #Riots #violent #Antifa #BLM
3. News: Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best Implores Council to do What is Right After "Aggressive" Protesters visit her Home

The crowd wasn't able to trespass or engage in illegal behavior, Best said, despite their ATTEMPTS to do so… #Riots #Antifa #BLM
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In this week's @BeyondTheBook, @PublishersWkly's top #Copyright reporter @AndrewRichard Albanese in an honest exchange on the publishers lawsuit against the @InternetArchive:…

Some key points by Andrew Albanese:
@BeyondTheBook @PublishersWkly @AndrewRichard 2/ @InternetArchive & #libraries...would say they'd pay for the scan but that option isn't available...The only option...for most trade books is a temp expensive ebook license. I actually think that’s a pretty critical Q that could arise in this lawsuit: the library ebook market.
@BeyondTheBook @PublishersWkly @AndrewRichard 3/ @InternetArchive makes what to me is a huge point & is going to be a huge point in the suit. I quote: “The public derives tremendous benefit from the program, while rights holders will gain nothing if the public is deprived of this resource."
...I think it sounds about right.
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Mexico's new #copyright law was passed in haste, without real consultation or debate, as part of the country's obligations under Trump's #USMCA. It's an unconstitutional catastrophe.

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The law poses grave risks to free expression rights, thanks to filters, takedowns, and DRM.

But it also compromises the cybersecurity of the Mexican people, exposing them to surveillance and attacks by criminals and corrupt officials.

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#ControlledDigitalLending is a method by which #libraries loan books. Publishers are suing to get rid of CDL for good. This is not just an @internetarchive lawsuit, it is an attack on all libraries rights to loan, preserve, & provide access to books.… /1
Ultimately, this suit about how libraries can continue do what they have always done: lend books. #ControlledDigitalLending is not a brand-new concept. Libraries have loaned books to patrons for centuries. And #libraries DO NOT NEED permission or a license to loan these books /2
Libraries can legally loan books they have purchased or acquired. #Copyright law covers these exact uses. So why are publishers suing over #ControlledDigitalLending? /3
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Earlier this month, Mexico passed a catastrophic new #copyright law, virtually overnight, without adequate consultation or debate. They did it as part of Donald Trump's #USMCA treaty.

The law is incompatible with the Mexican Constitution, a remarkable document that has some of the most stringent protections for free expression in the world.

The law mandates copyright filters for online services. These are the automated algorithms that block you from posting anything that someone has identified as their copyrighted work.

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In @bloomberglaw’s paywalled article, @EFF’s @cmcsherr says, "Internet Archive's legal position is straightforward: controlled digital lending is sheltered by fair use and other time honored limits and exceptions."…
2/#Copyright Scholar @PamelaSamuelson of @BerkeleyLaw in @bloomberglaw: "It's really tragic at this time the publishers would try to cut off even access to a digital public library like the Internet Archive is running...The idea that lending out a book is illegal is just wrong."
@PamelaSamuelson @BerkeleyLaw @bloomberglaw 3/ @Harvard Copyright Advisor @KyleKCourtney in @bloombergLaw: Shifting well-established library functions to e-books...meshes with the Constitution's stated goal of promoting the arts..."If it's not digital, it's almost like it doesn't exist. Libraries want to provide access."
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Photo #Copyright infringement lawyer Richard #Liebowitz, called "Copyright Troll" by Court, gets sanctioned again, big time.…
"In this case and others, Mr. Liebowitz and his firm have fallen far short of that standard and failed to “conduct themselves in/1
a manner compatible with the role of courts in the administration of justice.” Id. at 645. Accordingly, and for the reasons stated above, the Court concludes that sanctions must be imposed on Mr. Liebowitz and his firm, as follows: 2/
(1) Within seven days of the date of this Opinion and Order, Mr. Liebowitz and his
firm shall pay to the Clerk of Court sanctions totaling $103,517.49; /3
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I want EU citizens to know what happened in their name. The @EU_Commission acted as the long arm of multinational entertainment companies to block progressive #copyright reform in South Africa that would have helped millions of users & authors. A thread.
@EU_Commission On 18 February 2019, entertainment industry trade groups IFPI (music), MPA (Hollywood), FEP (publishers) etc sent a letter to the EU Commission, asking them to intervene in the ongoing South African copyright reform on their behalf.…
Their claim was that the reform would hurt creators, but actual creators were of a different view. Aside from introducing #fairuse, access to books for blind people and those who can't afford textbooks, the bill would also drastically improve the bargaining position of authors.
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So when do we have the talk about moving this thing from DEI to EDI?
DEI conversations that avoid the “equity” are incomplete conversations, and therefore wastes of time
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Hi, Jon. #CASEAct is pro family in that it allows independent creators & small "mom-n-pop" businesses a means of possibly protecting their families' incomes against #copyright infringement. It is #Covid_19 related because... 1/2
... these same families livelihoods have been decimated w/ #StayAtHome orders cancelling events, photo shoots, etc. Pro photographers generally have two income streams: assignments & the licensing of #copyrighted material. (Same as musicians w/ royalties) so... 2/3
...#justOne Senator, @RonWyden, is hitting these families with a double slap in the face by: 1/ Denying them equal access to justice & 2/ Ensuring a primary income stream disappears or is at least minimized. The #CASEAct is common sense legislation that passed the House... 3/4
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Thoughts on Sinclair v. Ziff Davis, which held that Mashable had a third-party license from Instagram to embed plaintiff's photograph on its website. #copyright

Read carefully.
The distinction between embedding a photograph or copying and pasting it comes into play, but for different reasons than Goldman v. Breitbart.

Goldman v. Breitbart isn't the decision to compare this to. Another one is.
The issue in Sinclair is whether, by uploading her photo to Instagram and agreeing to its terms of use, she granted a license to Instagram to sublicense it, and Instagram granted a sublicense for Mashable to embed a photograph.
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By its very nature, @Europeanaeu supports #eResearch by offering a wealth of resources coming from 3,700+ data providers. In the past few years, these resources have been increasingly complemented by sophisticated #tools for their reuse and enrichment. 1/15 #DHgoesVIRAL
As you may have heard, @Europeanaeu grows, in terms of new collections and tools, mainly thanks to @EU_Commission's funding for @DSMeu. You can get a clearer idea from the ongoing call for proposals under #CEF Telecom Programme:
2/15 #DHgoesVIRAL
#DidYouKnow that a new website was launched on 23 March, offering faster, more discoverable and more accessible experience?
3/15 #DHgoesViral
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#Ecuador ¿Qué pasó en internet en el 2019?
Te presentamos el resumen de los casos que hemos seguido desde @UsuariosDigital en una nano recopilación
#Ecuador 2019
8 casos de abusos de #copyright, destacaron

- Notificaciones a webs de @ecuainm_oficial @pichinchauniver @comunidadpi y a usuarios en Twitter por uso de fotos del Presidente
- Solicitud de @SENADI a ISPs de bloqueos a portales
por infracciones de copyright
@ecuainm_oficial @pichinchauniver @ComunidadPI @senadi @ClaudiaRoura @AndresCarrion2 @ESTEFANIESPIN @thaliafloresf @andreselmonol @luisevivanco @CarlosVerareal @carlosrojasecu @janethinostroza @tinocotania #Ecuador 2019
27 casos de ataque informático, destacaron

- Filtración de comunicaciones del Presidente en caso #INAPapers
- #OPAssange ataque atribuido a #Anonymous por suspensión de asilo político a #Assange
- En #ParoNacionalEC webs de medios digitales sufrieron ataques
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Hello from Luxembourg. The YouTube hearing at the Court of Justice of the EU will start shortly (and I'll live tweet as much as possible). Here's some context 🔽…
It's starting, with the lawyer of LF (the rights holder).
Rightsholder lawyer: YouTube is not merely providing a link to the content, instead YouTube stores and indexes the videos, classifies them into categories, provides ranking. YouTube is acting with the objective of making profit.
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Le 26 mars dernier, après deux années de débats houleux (et une grande bataille pour Julia Reda, notre ancienne eurodéputée), le parlement européen adoptait une directive européenne du droit d’auteur.
Un thread.
#Copyright #CopyrightDirective #Article15
Quand on dit houleux, on a en tête l'eurodéputé @JeanMarieCAVADA accusant les GAFAM de "corruption" et d'être "terroristes Pac-Man" ou Wikipedia de faire campagne "avec l'argent de Mozilla, c'est-à-dire la fondation de Google".…
Confondre @mozilla et @GoogleFR, fallait le faire, et @franceinter qui n'a même pas cherché à le contredire...
Si nous ne sommes pas surpris par l'ignorance de l'élu européen, nous le sommes par cette radio financée par nos impôts qui laisse passer une telle fake news...
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It was disheartening to leave #sccr39 knowing that 15y of work to #fixcopyright are at risk coz @WIPO Sec spent the year pushing one-sided views on #copyright, turning the #CRLEConf on exceptions into CMOs panels, trying to control experts, and focusing the agenda on licenses. 1/
NGOs and the delegates from the Global South at the #sccr39 are shocked at what happened at the events on #copyright exceptions organized by @WIPO this year: 3 regionals and 1 int’l conference. Here is what happened. 2/
At the 1st @WIPO regional in Singapore Member States concluded that public interest activities needed int'l solutions to #fixcopyright. The Nairobi & Santo Domingo regionals were then heavily lobbied and controlled to avoid reaching similar conclusions. #sccr39 3/
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تھریڈ: 12کتوبر کی کہانی

دیش کا المیہ یہی ہے کہ بہتر سال بعد بھی آمریت کے سائے سے نجات ممکن نہیں ہوسکی۔12اکتوبر کو آئین کی پامالی کا جو سلسلہ شروع ہوا۔وہ آج بھی جاری و ساری ہے۔جمہوریت **
ایک خواب کی طرح لگتی ہے۔پہلے آمریت سامنے آکر وار کرتی تھی۔اب کسی کی پشت پناہ بنی ہوئی ہے۔
12اکتوبرکی کہانی دن دس بجے شروع ہوتی ہے۔وزیراعظم نواز شریف شجاع آباد کیلئےروانہ ہوتے ہیں۔اس دوران وہ ہدایت کرتے ہیں کہ واپسی پروہ سیکرٹری دفاع جنرل ریٹائرڈ افتخارعلی سے ***
ملاقات کرینگے۔طیارےمیں انکے ساتھ حسین نواز،پرویزرشیدجو چیرمین قومی ٹیلی ويژن تھےاور نذیرناجی اکٹھےسوارہوتےہیں۔
طیارےمیں نذیرناجی کو حسین نوازکی لکھی انگریزی تقریر دکھائی جاتی ہے۔وہ اسکا اردو ترجمہ کرتےہیں۔اس مسودےمیں جنرل مشرف کوبرطرف کرنے کا کوئی **
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@AboGuzmanCubero @fjgomezquesada Entendemos que si han recibido los datos del usuario de la IP gracias a una solicitud judicial, el juez no tiene, o no tendría, la potestad de comunicar esos datos privados al demandante y que corresponde al juez mantener el control sobre la denuncia. No nos parece de recibo que
@AboGuzmanCubero @fjgomezquesada un juez tolere un "chantaje" de ese calado por parte de una empresa privada. Si esa empresa quiere una resolución "amistosa" del conflicto que solicite al juez o a la fiscalía una conciliación o arbitraje. En ningún caso ese tipo de conflicto tiene que ser resuelto sin control...
@AboGuzmanCubero @fjgomezquesada judicial. No se puede tolerar en ningún caso actitudes tipo amenazas mafiosas a la ciudadanía. cc @davidmaeztu @dbravo @josepjover @JoanComorera1 @eldiarioes
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THREAD: @lindsey_brink & @danieltakash have written a new paper for @niskanencenter on #IP. Should patents and copyrights should be considered “intellectual property” and thus part of the larger system of private property? We conclude the answer is no. /1…
@lindsey_brink @DanielTakash @NiskanenCenter The purpose of patents and copyrights is to grant exclusive rights to creative works & innovations so in cases where the cost of innovation is high but the cost of imitation is low, free-riding & copying wouldn’t eliminate the incentive to innovate. /2
@lindsey_brink @DanielTakash @NiskanenCenter As stated in the US Constitution: “To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.” /3
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The danger of false intellectual property infringement accusation - a thread:

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) recently provided more detail on its “Building Respect for Intellectual Property” (BRIP) Database Project…
The BRIP database will list websites that “Authorized Contributors” from WIPO member states *allege* to be infringing #copyright and other IP rights.
The BRIP database will be able to be accessed by advertisers who are encouraged to stop having their ads served on the listed sites. The so called “follow-the-money” approach to bringing down infringing sites.
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In “A New Copyright Bargain?”, @rgibli says that existing international #copyright laws are based on a number of assumptions that either no longer apply or have been disproven.

Is it time for a reexamination of the system we’ve developed?
One of those assumptions is that #copyright is a way to incentivize cultural production, but history and empirical evidence shows us the optimal copyright term to incentivize production is only 15-25 years.

Long copyright terms can actually discourage creativity.
It's also assumed that #copyright is necessary to encourage ongoing investment in existing works, but again empirical evidence shows the reverse: works in the public domain are more readily available.

Digitization is making it even easier for investment in public domain titles.
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Just kicking off at the @computersandlaw #digitalmedia law masterclass - first up, #TV, #tech and regulation
Interesting time seeing traditional broadcasters move into the streaming space - is it the beginning of the end of linear broadcast TV as we know it!? 🎵 Streaming killed the TV star 🎵
Broadcast TV still accounts for 71% of viewing time - but more subscriptions to streaming services than pay-TV
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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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