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#Twitter suspends #Sci-Hub account amid Indian court case


source: https://torrentfreak.com/sci-hub-founder-criticises-sudden-twitter-ban-over-over-counterfeit-content-210108/
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
 

#Twitter suspends #Sci-Hub account amid Indian court case


source: https://torrentfreak.com/sci-hub-founder-criticises-sudden-twitter-ban-over-over-counterfeit-content-210108/
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
 

#Twitter suspends #Sci-Hub account amid Indian court case


source: https://torrentfreak.com/sci-hub-founder-criticises-sudden-twitter-ban-over-over-counterfeit-content-210108/
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
 
Twitter Bans Sci-Hub's Account Because Of 'Counterfeit Goods' Policy, As Indian Copyright Case Heats Up - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20210111/03114946029/twitter-bans-sci-hubs-account-because-counterfeit-goods-policy-as-indian-copyright-case-heats-up.shtml big case, serious implications... #copyright
 
Twitter Bans Sci-Hub's Account Because Of 'Counterfeit Goods' Policy, As Indian Copyright Case Heats Up - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20210111/03114946029/twitter-bans-sci-hubs-account-because-counterfeit-goods-policy-as-indian-copyright-case-heats-up.shtml big case, serious implications... #copyright
 

Resplendent



Taking afternoon tea, just off Old Compton Street in London.




Copyright © Garry Knight | #photography #mywork #myphoto
#allrightsreserved #copyright
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Resplendent



Taking afternoon tea, just off Old Compton Street in London.




Copyright © Garry Knight | #photography #mywork #myphoto
#allrightsreserved #copyright
My Flickr account: https://flic.kr/p/2j5qL9V
You can use most of my photos for free under the Creative Commons Attribution licence
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#TorrentFreak #SciHub #LibGen #Elsevier #Wiley #ACS #BSS #OpenScience #Copyright
 
#TorrentFreak #SciHub #LibGen #Elsevier #Wiley #ACS #BSS #OpenScience #Copyright
Sci-Hub: Scientists, Academics, Teachers & Students Protest Blocking Lawsuit
 
#TorrentFreak #SciHub #LibGen #Elsevier #Wiley #ACS #BSS #OpenScience #Copyright
Sci-Hub: Scientists, Academics, Teachers & Students Protest Blocking Lawsuit
 
#TorrentFreak #Copyright #YouTube #youtube-dl #RIAA #EFF #GitHub
EFF and GitHub’s Support for YouTube Rippers is Bad News for RIAA Lawsuits
 

GitHub have restored the youtube-dl repository


https://github.blog/2020-11-16-standing-up-for-developers-youtube-dl-is-back/

Colour me pleasantly surprised.

I've followed this story since it broke. My own (lay) analysis of the RIAA's claims hit HN a few weeks ago:

https://joindiaspora.com/posts/808cf690f8e801381778002590d8e506 (https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24888234)

The EFF's letter makes strongly similar arguments, admittedly with better legal citations buttressing.

I'd hinted in that post, and commented at HN, as to steps Microsoft could take to establish its credibility before the Free Software community:

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25007097

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24876199

Specifically:
  • 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.
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.

Of the fourth, I suspect its upcoming RIAA renewal discussion will be interesting.

Google, on the other hand, have been conspicuously silent. Chris DiBona, are you listening?

#github #youtubedl #riaa #dmca #copyright #eff #microsoft #google #ChrisDiBona
Standing up for developers: youtube-dl is back
 

GitHub have restored the youtube-dl repository


https://github.blog/2020-11-16-standing-up-for-developers-youtube-dl-is-back/

Colour me pleasantly surprised.

I've followed this story since it broke. My own (lay) analysis of the RIAA's claims hit HN a few weeks ago:

https://joindiaspora.com/posts/808cf690f8e801381778002590d8e506 (https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24888234)

The EFF's letter makes strongly similar arguments, admittedly with better legal citations buttressing.

I'd hinted in that post, and commented at HN, as to steps Microsoft could take to establish its credibility before the Free Software community:

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25007097

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24876199

Specifically:
  • 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.
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.

Of the fourth, I suspect its upcoming RIAA renewal discussion will be interesting.

Google, on the other hand, have been conspicuously silent. Chris DiBona, are you listening?

#github #youtubedl #riaa #dmca #copyright #eff #microsoft #google #ChrisDiBona
Standing up for developers: youtube-dl is back
 

Community rallies behind Youtube-DL after DMCA takedown but it is open source so of course it's everywhere and more popular than ever before

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

 
#TorrentFreak #P2P #Internet #EU #Copyright #Article17 #UploadFilter #CivilRights
EU’s Article 17 Consultation Reinvigorates ‘Upload Filter’ Debate
 
#Netzpolitik #Copyright #FairUse #Südafrika #SouthAfrica #EU #USA
Stellvertreterkonflikt um das südafrikanische Urheberrecht
 
#Netzpolitik #Copyright #FairUse #Südafrika #SouthAfrica #EU #USA
Stellvertreterkonflikt um das südafrikanische Urheberrecht
 
#TorrentFreak #BitTorrent #P2P #Torrents #FileSharing #Copyright #YTS #Trolls #Piracy
YTS Torrent Giant is Part of a Bizarre & Brand New Anti-Piracy Scheme
 
#FollowFriday

It's not easy to find and follow people who write about things I'm interested in Mastodon. I would be very grateful If you can get me some recommendations who to follow 🙏

I like posts about:

®️ #IntellectualProperty: #copyright, #copyleft, #trademarks, #patent law, etc.

🎨 #ArtHistory

🎸 #PunkRock, #Grunge, any good #music

⚖️ #Constitucional law, #HumanRights

👥 #Sociology

and any other things you guess I would be interested :)

(Boosts are appreciated 🍀)
 
#TorrentFreak #BitTorrent #P2P #Copyright #France
French Anti-Piracy Agency Generated €87,000 in Fines From €82m in Public Funding
 

Frei Software könnte der Hebel sein, um die #Monopole von #Google, #Facebook, #Microsoft, #Apple und Anderen aufzubrechen.


Ich frage mich aber ob die Menschheit zu minderqualifiziert ist, um dies zu begreifen? Offene und freie Software spielt nur eine Nebenrolle im kommerziellen Markt, wobei sich Konzerne gerne bedienen dann aber die #GPL verletzen. Die selben Konzerne, die sonst mit allen Mitteln ihr #Copyright durchsetzen.

#Freiheit #internet #opensource #linux #Kapitalismus #wirtschaft
 

Frei Software könnte der Hebel sein, um die #Monopole von #Google, #Facebook, #Microsoft, #Apple und Anderen aufzubrechen.


Ich frage mich aber ob die Menschheit zu minderqualifiziert ist, um dies zu begreifen? Offene und freie Software spielt nur eine Nebenrolle im kommerziellen Markt, wobei sich Konzerne gerne bedienen dann aber die #GPL verletzen. Die selben Konzerne, die sonst mit allen Mitteln ihr #Copyright durchsetzen.

#Freiheit #internet #opensource #linux #Kapitalismus #wirtschaft
 
#copyleft #copyright
 
#copyleft #copyright
 
#TorrentFreak #InternetArchive #Copyright #EmergencyLibrary
Internet Archive Calls For End to Publishers’ Lawsuit, Announces Early Closure of Emergency Library
 
Copyright is Braindamage - An experiment in progress.
With Samples from Nina Paley

https://blog.ninapaley.com/2015/10/22/copyright-is-brain-damage

#Art #Copyright #Music #Mindtrip #Trance

SoundCloud: (C)isBrainDamage (in Progress) (yours-truly dot de)

 
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

Bild/Foto

#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/
Bild/Foto
 
#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
 
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