Twitter has suspended the account of Sci-Hub, a site that offers a free #gateway to paywalled research. The site is accused of violating the counterfeit policy of the social #media platform. However, founder Alexandra #Elbakyan believes that this is an effort to silence the growing #support amidst a high profile #court case in #India.#science #freedom #internet #economy #news #copyright #justice
As an old-school Linux user and advocate, I'm used to considering Microsoft the opposition, and my praise is grudging, but given where due. By my reckoning, Microsoft are at least 3 for 4 in meeting my suggestions.
- Microsoft is a member of the RIAA. It could and should resign.
- Microsoft can lobby for further exceptions to §1201 anti-circumvention.
- Microsoft can issue a statement formally protesting RIAA's action.
- Microsoft could offer an Amicus brief or other statements in favour of youtube-dl developers.
Content warning: It will probably come as no surprise to hear that the DMCA takedown and subsequent removal of the youtube-dl repository has utterly failed to contain the spread of the program. In fact, you could easily argue that it’s done the opposite. The developers co
At this point, you’ve likely heard that the GitHub repository for youtube-dl was recently removed in response to a DMCA takedown notice filed by the Recording Industry Association of America …
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.-- $1 Billion Getty Images Lawsuit Ends Not with a Bang, but a Whimper
In late October , the courts agreed with Getty, basically destroying Highsmith’s case.
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").