Tag Archives: Public Domain

July #1

 

France, copyright and internet access

Hadopi 2 Passes French Senate twurl.nl 

 

Information design

“Building Better White Papers” bit.ly  DFID policy document, summaries, video, links to ways of being active. Offers users a choice of levels of engagement with policy from one location.

 

Internet Radio

Pandora: ‘The royalty crisis is over!’ Tim Westergen on surviving the Copyright Review Board years bit.ly


Social by Social

Social media for social impact NESTA publish Social by Social handbook. bit.ly

Will Perrin: What social media means for government, from Social by Social bit.ly 

 

Journalism

Write To Reply: new consultation: Sustainable Independent and Impartial News in the Regions: bit.ly 

 

Open Knowledge Foundation

Open Knowledge announce Open Database licence v1.0 bit.ly

New developments on ‘Where Does My Money Go?’: ur1.ca

 

UK policy

UK Government response to e-petition on Open-sourcing local government information ff.im 

Update on Digital Britain bit.ly

 

Tools

A Twitter Search Primer tr.im

 

USA

Recovery.gov’s Data Transparency Called “Significant Failure” by Watchdog Group bit.ly 

 

Commentary

Video of Channel 4 event Recasting The Net is.gd Tom Loosemore, Helen Milner, Matthew D’Acona on the future of online 

 

“Wired Editor Caught Copying And Pasting Wikipedia Into His New Book” www.businessinsider.com Chris Anderson. Free, as in lunch. Hugely entertaining.

Links to 15th May

Europe

EUObserver: Commission gives Paris a pass over piracy billhttp://tr.im/lmSs

French Senate Sets Up Three-Strikes Clash With Euro Parliament http://tr.im/lg3W

French Assembly Finally Approves Three-Strikes By Slim Majority | paidContent:UK http://tumblr.com/xle1rl3p1

Digital Britain #digitalbritain

UK Intellect response to Digital Rights Agency. Job done http://tr.im/lkgG

CNET iPlayer interview: Anthony Rose on bandwidth, iPhone, not P2P, Air, DRM http://tr.im/ljlU

Guardian, Rick Wray: that mobile broadband plan in full http://bit.ly/3F1s2

The question is not whether we are going to deploy new infrastructure; the question is “who will own it?”http://tr.im/ldy0

US research: Broadband policy: beyond privatization, competition and independent regulation http://tr.im/ldx9

C4/BBC world agreement ‘by 16 June’ http://tr.im/lddM

Report from the Independent Spectrum Broker published today http://tiny.cc/q2y3I

50% of off-peak traffic P2P. UK Film Council lobbies for disconnection http://tr.im/l9tc

ISPA response to creative industries call for filesharing disconnections http://tr.im/l9Gn

“UK ISPs refuse to play Internet copyright cops” http://tinyurl.com/rch9pm

Journalism

Charlie Beckett: Jarre ‘experiment on credibility of new media..indicates that online is better at correcting than MSM’http://is.gd/zfSf

PWC study says people will pay for news http://tr.im/l9JX

Community Funded Reporting: Spot Us 6 months onhttp://tr.im/lahC via @NiemanLab

Open Access, Creative Commons

Science Commons’ John Wilbanks podcast on Knowledge Interoperability http://tr.im/ln8o brilliant

Peter M-R: Trust in scientific publishing http://tr.im/ln3U scientific societies, Elsevier / Merck ‘journal’

A Copyright Story – http://bit.ly/9FuXT moral: scientists – don’t give up your copyright, it’s not necessary

Berkman Center lecture: David Bollier on Governing the Digital Commons http://tr.im/lhyX

New Bloomsbury science series [published under noncommercial creative commons licences] : http://bit.ly/fJrE2

Music, P2P

University league table: international ranking by copyright infringements http://tr.im/lfsU

P2P study: Music crackdown is bad for business – http://bit.ly/2AUsIT

FOI, Open Government

Guardian, Roger Smith: Protect the private and make transparent the public  http://bit.ly/Yrv3T

Justice Minister tells ZDNet UK: FoI to apply to private cos doing public sector work http://bit.ly/NBtav

Selection

Newspapers: Seattle Post-Intelligencer ends printing. Staff cuts, continues as web-only publication http://bit.ly/L1OnJ

iPod headphones aren´t DRMed, just controlled by a proprietary chip that you have to license  http://bit.ly/YdnM4

Guardian Tech OFCOM sets out challenge of broadband Britain http://bit.ly/SsqGL

More James Boyle and ‘How extending copyright term in sound recordings actually works’ with link to PDF http://bit.ly/YdnM4

Guardian Tech Richard Smith. Good summary of James Boyle’s case for The Public Domain. http://bit.ly/qEM2

UK IPO office: since July ISPs issuing 1,000 notifications a week on behalf of copyright holders to P2P users http://bit.ly/8baGq

EU copyright extension: corporate gain, public cost

Academics warn of the dangers and costs of extending copyright term on sound recordings to 70 or 95 years. The European Parliament votes on 23rd March.

Extracts

“Such an extension, from 50 to 95 years (or perhaps 70 years), will harm Europe’s culture and economy.

The European Parliament is being asked to remove sound recordings from the public domain for another generation, ostensibly in order to benefit performers. In reality, copyright extension will serve the shareholders of four major multinational companies that control the valuable recordings of the 1960s (Universal, Warner, Sony and EMI).

It is not surprising that many performers’ organisations and collecting societies support the Proposed Directive. They do not have to carry the costs – which are likely to exceed EURO 1 billion to the general public …. Many performers also do not appear to understand that the proposal would lead to a redistribution of income from living to dead artists.

If Europe wishes to keep its ability to innovate, it must not lock in the current industry structure at a moment of great technological change, it must not inhibit digital creators and archives in the exploration of music – music which has been paid for once already, during the existing term!

The public will not be fooled. If copyright law, cynically, departs from its purpose, piracy becomes an easy option.”

Download press release PDF 

Via Open Rights Group 

Studies of copyright term and an open letter to David Lammy, Minister for Intellectual Property (and co- presenter of the UK Digital Rights Agency proposal.)

“ it is hard to discern a compelling ‘moral’ case for a proposal whose prime effect is to benefit major label shareholders and a few, already highly successful, artists while imposing significantly greater costs on new creators, the general listening public and the custodians of our cultural heritage.”

Bournemouth University Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management

James Boyle @ RSA

James Boyle’s lecture on The Public Domain at the Royal Society for Arts last night was a hugely enjoyable call for a campaign to defend the public domain. Bill Thompson, BBC technology correspondent, chaired.

The RSA streams live audio of lectures and took questions via Twitter.

You will be able to watch, listen  and subscribe to podcasts from this page

http://www.thersa.org/events/audio-and-past-events

Link for his previous talk on Creative Commons from NESTA. Starts with a video clip about Creative Commons and eloquently makes the case for copyright holders to consider Creative Commons licences.

James Boyle NESTA presentation