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In just 7 months, the US public domain will get its first infusion since 1998 / Boing B... - 0 views

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    "In 1998, the US Congress retroactively extended the copyright on US works, placing public domain works back into copyright and forestalling the entry into the public domain of a great mass of works that were soon to become public domain; now, 20 years later with no copyright term extension in sight, the US public domain is about to receive the first of many annual infusions to come, a great mass of works that will be free for all to use. "
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Fair use prevails as Supreme Court rejects Google Books copyright case | Ars Technica - 0 views

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    "The Authors' Guild originally sued Google, saying that serving up search results from scanned books infringes on publishers' copyrights even though the search giant shows only restricted snippets of the work. The writers also claimed that Google's book search snippets provide an illegal free substitute for their work and that Google Books infringes their "derivative rights" in revenue they could gain from a "licensed search" market."
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Wikimedia's free photo database of artworks violates copyright, court rules | World new... - 0 views

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    ""The Supreme Court's decision shows that we have a copyright law that is behind the times and insufficient faced with the digital reality we all live in," it said in a statement.

    It noted that tourists who take selfies of themselves at famous landmarks and spread them on the Internet could be deemed in violation of copyright laws."
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Inept copyright bot sends 2600 a legal threat over ink blotches - Boing Boing - 0 views

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    "That's right, they're coming after us literally for a few splotches of ink. What companies like this do is broker works of art on behalf of actual photographers, but then engage in copyright trolling by threatening anyone who uses even a small piece of them. Increased computing power and more sophisticated algorithms allow them to do this with improved speed and "efficiency.""
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It's "mixing," not plagiarism, says much-lauded 17-year-old author Boing Boing - 0 views

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    Hmm what do we think - Youngtroopz?
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BBC News - Ministers offer concessions on copyright changes - 0 views

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    The digital Economy Bill comes under major scrutiny as firms such as Google and Facebook are against it, meaning that ministers have to debate against large technology giants. 
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