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Malika T

Digital Economy Act is proving hard to follow with real progress | Media Tech Law | gua... - 1 views

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    well, this sounds familiar.
Andrea R.

Google books: Creating a digital public library without Google's money - 0 views

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    NY federal judge ruled against google last week in their copyright case, having  "[tossed] out a 165-page settlement reached in 2008 between Google and authors and publishers groups". This article discusses Google's 2009 plan for a global digitized library and the lawsuits that have surrounded it.
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    The article is recent from March 25th (LA Times, Business Section). It's discussing Google's history regarding the e-book controversy. Judge Chin's decision forces us to think about what an online digital library might look like without infringing parties, like Google. As noted in the article, Google was attempting to use "orphan works," whose right holders could not be found. As a result, Google would be using the works without being held accountable under copyright law.

    Here's the original document, filed by the U.S. Supreme Court, on 3/22/2011:
    https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/74854-chin-ruling
Amanda Marie

MOBYLIVES » The benign piracy of libraries vs. Harper Collins - 0 views

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    In a turn for the absurd, HarperCollins determines that the value of an ebook is 26 reads. Libraries are less than thrilled.
Andrea R.

Music Industry Braces for the Unthinkable - 1 views

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    Some claim that the digital music industry is not going to grow any larger than it already is--mostly due to piracy occurring online. Inspired by the U.S. Senate, which shut down LimeWire last year, other countries across Europe and Asia are looking to revisit copyright laws to crack down on piracy and promote growth in the digital music industry, as well as lead a shift away from monopolizing applications, like iTunes, and redirect sales to alternative subscription music service websites.
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