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Next in my continuing series of #basement #isolation #recordings:

This one was quite the adventure, as my attempts to upload my recording of the first two variations of #Bach's #Goldberg #Variations were pulled by #Soundcloud, when their automated review process mistakenly identified my work as being that first of Andras Schiff and then of Pietro de Maria. I've filed disputes to the claims of #copyright #infringement, but no timeline for resolution has been provided.

In the meantime, I'll use a different platform to present these two variations.

Goldberg Variations, Variations 1 and 2, BWV 988, J.S. Bach


#mymusic #piano #mywork #homerecording

 
Next in my continuing series of #basement #isolation #recordings:

This one was quite the adventure, as my attempts to upload my recording of the first two variations of #Bach's #Goldberg #Variations were pulled by #Soundcloud, when their automated review process mistakenly identified my work as being that first of Andras Schiff and then of Pietro de Maria. I've filed disputes to the claims of #copyright #infringement, but no timeline for resolution has been provided.

In the meantime, I'll use a different platform to present these two variations.

Goldberg Variations, Variations 1 and 2, BWV 988, J.S. Bach


#mymusic #piano #mywork #homerecording

 
Julia Reda’s full answers to the senators’ questions are available here (pdf).

#TorrentFreak #Torrents #P2P #Copyright #Piracy #JuliaReda
Affordable Legal Options Are the Best Anti-Piracy Tool, US Senators Are Told

 
Japanese Government Approves New Bill to Criminalize Manga Piracy - https://torrentfreak.com/japanese-government-approves-new-bill-to-criminalize-manga-piracy-200311/ more absurd #copyright extremism
Japanese Government Approves New Bill to Criminalize Manga Piracy

 
Japanese Government Approves New Bill to Criminalize Manga Piracy - https://torrentfreak.com/japanese-government-approves-new-bill-to-criminalize-manga-piracy-200311/ more absurd #copyright extremism
Japanese Government Approves New Bill to Criminalize Manga Piracy

 
Don't Use the Word 'Did' or a Dumb Anti-Piracy Company Will Delete You From Google - TorrentFreak

Stupid #copyright shit #wtf
Don’t Use the Word ‘Did’ or a Dumb Anti-Piracy Company Will Delete You From Google

 
Don't Use the Word 'Did' or a Dumb Anti-Piracy Company Will Delete You From Google - TorrentFreak

Stupid #copyright shit #wtf
Don’t Use the Word ‘Did’ or a Dumb Anti-Piracy Company Will Delete You From Google

 

Copyright All the Melodies ... or maybe not so much


I've watched Damien Riehl's amusing TEDxMinneapolis talk recently in which he and a partner algorithmically ran an exhaustive brute-force attack on all melodies consisting of 12 notes of 8 tones (the chromatic scale), as an end-run around copyright closing in on all possible musical melodies.

The methods are ingenious, and the goals admirable. The reasoning, however, seems faulty on at least two points.

Standing


If Riehl & co have in fact contributed their works to the public domain, instead of licensing them, they've fallen victim to one of the classic blunders: Ceding standing.

Though not precedent, the example of Highsmith vs. Getty, in which a photographer (Carol Highsmith) contributed her life's work to the US Library of Congress and the public domain, was sent a cease-and-desist by Getty Images / Almy / LCS demanding a licensing fee, and in turn sued, in a somewhat celebrated case, for $1 billion.

Getty claimed in press that they would mount a vigorous defence, and apparently did:
Highsmith had no right to claim misuse or infringement, said Getty, because she gave up that right when she donated her images into the public domain.

In late October [2016], the courts agreed with Getty, basically destroying Highsmith’s case.
-- $1 Billion Getty Images Lawsuit Ends Not with a Bang, but a Whimper

I'll note that Highsmith's actions did spare her the licensing demand. But they denied her (and the countless others who receive such utterly baseless claims daily) any true justice. Individual property rights are apparently well-defended in US courts, but collective rights ... not so much.

Authorship


The other notable hole in Riehls theory is of course 17 USC 102, Subject Matter of Copyright
Copyright protection subsists, in accordance with this title, in original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression, now known or later developed, from which they can be perceived, reproduced, or otherwise communicated, either directly or with the aid of a machine or device.
Note the components. Fixity in a tangible medium is necessary but not sufficient. The work must be not only original (arguably met in at least part) but of authorship, on which algorithmic exhaustive search ... is on markedly thinner ground. Is this a mere compilation of facts (Feist v. Rural Electric), or a nonhuman author (Slater v. PETA "monkey selfie").

I suspect others have raised these, similar, or other objections.

I do appreciate the spirit and effort, however.
Adapted from an email sent to Fastcase, Mr. Riehl's employer.

#DamienRiehl #copyright #infringement #publicDomain #law #NiceTryBut

 

Copyright All the Melodies ... or maybe not so much


I've watched Damien Riehl's amusing TEDxMinneapolis talk recently in which he and a partner algorithmically ran an exhaustive brute-force attack on all melodies consisting of 12 notes of 8 tones (the chromatic scale), as an end-run around copyright closing in on all possible musical melodies.

The methods are ingenious, and the goals admirable. The reasoning, however, seems faulty on at least two points.

Standing


If Riehl & co have in fact contributed their works to the public domain, instead of licensing them, they've fallen victim to one of the classic blunders: Ceding standing.

Though not precedent, the example of Highsmith vs. Getty, in which a photographer (Carol Highsmith) contributed her life's work to the US Library of Congress and the public domain, was sent a cease-and-desist by Getty Images / Almy / LCS demanding a licensing fee, and in turn sued, in a somewhat celebrated case, for $1 billion.

Getty claimed in press that they would mount a vigorous defence, and apparently did:
Highsmith had no right to claim misuse or infringement, said Getty, because she gave up that right when she donated her images into the public domain.

In late October [2016], the courts agreed with Getty, basically destroying Highsmith’s case.
-- $1 Billion Getty Images Lawsuit Ends Not with a Bang, but a Whimper

I'll note that Highsmith's actions did spare her the licensing demand. But they denied her (and the countless others who receive such utterly baseless claims daily) any true justice. Individual property rights are apparently well-defended in US courts, but collective rights ... not so much.

Authorship


The other notable hole in Riehls theory is of course 17 USC 102, Subject Matter of Copyright
Copyright protection subsists, in accordance with this title, in original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression, now known or later developed, from which they can be perceived, reproduced, or otherwise communicated, either directly or with the aid of a machine or device.
Note the components. Fixity in a tangible medium is necessary but not sufficient. The work must be not only original (arguably met in at least part) but of authorship, on which algorithmic exhaustive search ... is on markedly thinner ground. Is this a mere compilation of facts (Feist v. Rural Electric), or a nonhuman author (Slater v. PETA "monkey selfie").

I suspect others have raised these, similar, or other objections.

I do appreciate the spirit and effort, however.
Adapted from an email sent to Fastcase, Mr. Riehl's employer.

#DamienRiehl #copyright #infringement #publicDomain #law #NiceTryBut

 
BitTorrent ‘Copyright Troll’ Lawsuits Skyrocket In Sweden

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#TorrentFreak #BitTorrent #P2P #Copyright #Trolls #Extortion #Sweden #ISP #Bahnhof
BitTorrent ‘Copyright Troll’ Lawsuits Skyrocket In Sweden

 
Funny times for upload filters ;)

RT @iRightsinfo@twitter.com

Famoser #copyright-Stunt: Zwei #Musiker stellen 68,7 Milliarden algorithmisch erzeugte #Pop-#Melodien ins Internet und geben sie alle mit der #PublicDomain-Mark für immer frei. Ihre Ausgangspunkte waren gerichtliche Streits von Popstars um kurze Tonfolgen: https://irights.info/artikel/687-milliarden-melodien-aufgenommen-und-in-die-gemeinfreiheit-entlassen/
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#TorrentFreak #Journalism #Copyright #Mafia
Record Labels Question TorrentFreak’s Reliability in Court

 
● NEWS ● #torrentfreak #copyright #canada #internet ☞ Canadian Pirate Site Blockade Expands With New Domains
Canadian Pirate Site Blockade Expands With New Domains

 
● NEWS ● #torrentfreak #copyright #canada #internet ☞ Canadian Pirate Site Blockade Expands With New Domains
Canadian Pirate Site Blockade Expands With New Domains

 
Oracle copied Amazon’s API—was that copyright infringement? | Ars Technica

In your face Oracle!

#oracle #amazon #copyright

 
Plattformen können #Copyright-InhaberInnen selten vertrauen, da sie oft fälschlich Inhalte sperren lassen, obwohl sie gar nicht deren Werke beinhalten. #Uploadfilter – besonders ohne Schutz gegen #Copyfraud – sind brandgefährlich für die #Meinungsfreiheit!
https://twitter.com/communia_eu/status/1206507523005661185

 
Russian police raid NGINX Moscow office | ZDNet

Over a #copyright claim.
#nginx #russia

 
#borisjohnson #liar #trumpism #corruption #copyright

 
#borisjohnson #liar #trumpism #corruption #copyright

 
EU’s #ePrivacy regulation is being subverted by publishers who want their “right” to use tracking cookies enshrined in law - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2019/11/eus-eprivacy-regulation-is-being-subverted-by-publishers-who-want-their-right-to-use-tracking-cookies-enshrined-in-law/ enough is never enough for #copyright industry #linktax
EU’s ePrivacy regulation is being subverted by publishers who want their “right” to use tracking cookies enshrined in law

 

#TaylorSwift says she’s being banned from singing her old hits at AMAs | #Music | The Guardian


Crazy #copyright issues strike again. The system needs to be scrapped. The writer of the songs isn’t even allowed to perform her own music!

 

#TaylorSwift says she’s being banned from singing her old hits at AMAs | #Music | The Guardian


Crazy #copyright issues strike again. The system needs to be scrapped. The writer of the songs isn’t even allowed to perform her own music!

 
#TorrentFreak #TF #Elsevier #Copyright #FreeScience #Science #SciHub #Libgen
Sci-Hub & Libgen Blocked By Austrian ISPs Following Elsevier Complaint

 
#TorrentFreak #TF #Elsevier #Copyright #FreeScience #Science #SciHub #Libgen
Sci-Hub & Libgen Blocked By Austrian ISPs Following Elsevier Complaint

 
@queeranarchism

supporting artists is part of resisting #copyright. the less money we throw at "publishers" and their paywalls the more we have left for creators. and that's probably the best way to bring them to our side.

 
Just As Everyone Predicted: EU #Copyright Directive's Link Tax Won't Lead To Google Paying Publishers - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190926/17223443073/just-as-everyone-predicted-eu-copyright-direc... surprise...not

 
Just As Everyone Predicted: EU #Copyright Directive's Link Tax Won't Lead To Google Paying Publishers - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190926/17223443073/just-as-everyone-predicted-eu-copyright-direc... surprise...not

 
I’ve got a legal question:

If somebody creates a Creative Commons work based on something in the public domain.
Must that base work also be in the public domain in the jurisdiction of the licensee, or must it only be public domain in the jurisdiction of the author of the derivation?

#copyright #publicDomain #CreativeCommons #law

 
Czech #pirateParty https://twitter.com/SamuelStolton/status/1169958221521522688 #eu #copyright #censorship #censorshipmachines

 
Czech #pirateParty https://twitter.com/SamuelStolton/status/1169958221521522688 #eu #copyright #censorship #censorshipmachines

 
Urteil zu Urherberrecht bei Musik: Absteigende Tonfolge
https://taz.de/Urteil-zu-Urherberrecht-bei-Musik/!5614471/
#Copyright #Popmusik #Rap #Musik #Kultur

 
Urteil zu Urherberrecht bei Musik: Absteigende Tonfolge
https://taz.de/Urteil-zu-Urherberrecht-bei-Musik/!5614471/
#Copyright #Popmusik #Rap #Musik #Kultur

 

Millions of Books Are Secretly in the Public Domain. You Can Download Them Free | Motherboard

A quirk of copyright law means that millions of books are now free for anyone to read, thanks to some work from the New York Public Library.
#copyright #PublicDomain #books #library

 

Millions of Books Are Secretly in the Public Domain. You Can Download Them Free | Motherboard

A quirk of copyright law means that millions of books are now free for anyone to read, thanks to some work from the New York Public Library.
#copyright #PublicDomain #books #library

 

Millions of Books Are Secretly in the Public Domain. You Can Download Them Free | Motherboard

A quirk of copyright law means that millions of books are now free for anyone to read, thanks to some work from the New York Public Library.
#copyright #PublicDomain #books #library

 

Millions of Books Are Secretly in the Public Domain. You Can Download Them Free | Motherboard

A quirk of copyright law means that millions of books are now free for anyone to read, thanks to some work from the New York Public Library.
#copyright #PublicDomain #books #library

 

EuGH-Urteil zu Afghanistan-Leaks: Kein Vertuschen - taz.de


https://taz.de/EuGH-Urteil-zu-Afghanistan-Leaks/!5613727/

#EuGH #Copyright #Pressefreiheit #Grundrechte #Demokratie