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Copyleft: Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
A play on the word copyright to describe the practice of using copyright law to remove restrictions on distributing copies and modified versions of a work for others and requiring that the same freedo...
The Copyright Police: First They Came for the Hip Hop Sites ...
D, Davey
Understand this: the seizure of websites without due process, corporate interests lobbying and then writing laws that allow them to be the police and t personally enforce, the battle over net neutrali...
Copyright policies threaten internet use in Panama and Colombia
Rossini, Carolina
After years of being one of the most progressive regions in the world in terms of balanced copyright policy, Latin America is unfortunately sliding into copyright maximalism, enacting increasingly res...
Marx and Engels Belong to the Workers of the World
Lawrence & Wishart, the British publisher of the Collected Works of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels (MECW), has compelled the Marxists Internet Archive to remove free digital versions of this 50-volume...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 21, 2018: Their Interent or Ours?
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
The Internet, which was at one time a free and open space for sharing information and ideas, has been privatized and twisted to serve the profit-making agenda of huge corporations, working hand-in-glo...
Patent Absurdity
If patent law had been applied to novels in the 1880s, great books would not have been written. If the EU applies it to software, every computer user will be restricted.
Patent Folly
Sainath, P.
The misuse of patents rights and associated dangers.
Release of the Full TPP Text After Five Years of Secrecy Confirms Threats to Users' Rights
Malcolm, Jeremy; Sutton, Maira
Trade offices involved in negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement have finally released all 30 chapters of the trade deal today, a month after announcing the conclusion of the deal i...
Stallman, FOSS and the Adobe Nightmare: Don't Say Stallman Didn't Warn You!
Lopez, Alfredo
If the users don't control the program, the program controls the users. Free Open Source Software gives control to users, whereas proprietary software gives control to the corporations that own the so...
TPP Undermines User Control and That's Disastrous for Accessibility
Sutton, Maira
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) threatens all users' ability to access information and participate in culture and innovation online, but it's especially severe for those with disabilities or who o...

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The union representing Canada's 21,500 performers, writers and broadcast journalists. Concerned about free trade, cultural sovereignty, censorship, public broadcasting, copyright, Canadian film.

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Anatomy of a Copyright Coup: Jamaica's Public Domain Plundered
Malcolm, Jeremy
A bill extending the term of copyright by an additional 45 years -- almost doubling it, in the case of corporate and government works -- sailed through the Jamaican Senate on June 26, after having pas...
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Authors' rights
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Avoiding Gripes About Your Gripe (or Parody) Site
Here's a story we hear a lot at EFF: You think BadCo, Inc. is a bad actor and you've developed a really cool site to tell the world why. Maybe just by griping about them or maybe through a bit of paro...
Brazen, extortionate: Photographer sues Getty Images for $1bn after copyright claim on her work
Photographer Carol M. Highsmith is suing Getty Images for $1 billion in damages for using her images after she was slapped with a lawsuit from a company which screamed infringement after she published...
Challengers vow to publish Anne Frank diaries as foundation moves to keep control of copyright
Flood, Alison
Charity that guards world-renowned account of a Jewish girl's life in hiding from the Nazis says copyright - which some argue ends this year - extends from father's death.
Commercial Use of Copyleft Works
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The use of false claims of copyright to attempt to control works not under one's legal control.
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A set of exclusive rights granted to the author or creator of an original work, including the right to copy, distribute and adapt the work.
Copyright's Paradox
Netanel, Neil Weinstock
Explores the tensions between copyright law and free speech concerns, revealing how copyright laws can impose unacceptable burdens on speech.
Creative Commons Licenses
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The Cultural Industries in Canada
Problems, Policies and Prospects
Dorland, Michael (ed.)
Dorland discusses policy problems specific to the Canadian cultural industries that produce cultural commodities, such as books, films and television programs.
Database Right
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Defend Your Right to Repair!
Software is subject to copyright, and than means that, as a rule, you might own your device but you only license the software in it. And that license (often called an “End User License Agreement”) is ...
Facebook forces Instagram users to allow it to sell their uploaded photos
Arthur, Charles
Move means pictures could be used in advertising, with all payments going to social media giant.
Finally! Victory for Free Speech in Garcia v. Google
McSherry, Corynne
Free speech must remain free; regardless of how nasty the message may be. This is a story about the peservation of free speech and the abuses of copyright law.
IFJ Calls on Writers to Demand Their Rights from Google
Sources News Release
the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has called on all journalists who have had their books scanned by Google through its Google Book Search to claim their rights to payment.
IFJ Denounces Attempts by Freedom of Expression Group to Weaken Copyright Protection for Journalists
Sources News Release
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today denounced a set of principles issued by Article 19 to unduly restrict creators' copyright protection.
Microsoft accuses Microsoft of copyright infringement, asks Google to scrub search links
Chacos, Brad
Over the past year, copyright holders such as Microsoft, the Recording Industry Association of America, NBC, Walt Disney, and others have started blasting Google with vast numbers of takedown requests...
Moral rights (Copyright Law)
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Moral rights are rights of creators of copyrighted works generally recognized in civil law jurisdictions and, to a lesser extent, in some common law jurisdictions. They include the right of attributio...
Orphan Works
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A work for which the copyright owner cannot be identified and contacted.
The Oxford Guide to Library Research - Review
An excellent guide to doing research, explaining research methods and strategies and their strengths and weaknesses of. See review in Sources Select Resources.
Public Domain
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Related Rights
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A Response to Lawrence and Wishart
Lawrence & Wishart, who hold the copyright for the Marx Engels Collected Works, have directed Marxists Internet Archive to delete all texts originating from MECW.
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A descriptive term used in the Creative Commons project for copyright licenses which include certain copyleft provisions.
Sweat of the Brow
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Terms of Use
Negotiating the Jungle of the Intellectual Commons
Wirten, Eva Hemmungs
Concentrates on the conceptual foundations of the public domain and inspires readers by providing an original and innovative approach to the understanding of the public domain and its origins.
Trade agreements and the corporate war on democracy
Introduction to the November 7, 2015 issue of Other Voices
Diemer, Ulli
The Trans-Pacific Partnership, negotiated in secret, and now scheduled to be rubber-stamped by national governments on a take-it-or-leave-it basis, is best understood as a major milestone in the long-...
Without Intellectual Property Day
As the saying goes, though: when you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail. For the World Intellectual Property Organization, it may seem like creativity and "intellectual property" are inextricab...
World Copyright Day: Stop Unfair Contracts for Journalists
Sources News Release
The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) condemns the widespread use of unfair contracts by media employers that deprive journalists from their authors' rights.
Yoga Piracy
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