Editors note #1 – Over the last year, this blog has been reporting on Google’s apparent use of proxies in an attempt to intimidate members of the EU parliament into voting against the proposed EU Copyright Directive. The Copyright Directive requires social media platforms above a certain size to do more to counter copyright infringement […]
A year later: A review of the campaign against EU copyright reform More recent findings allow a closer look at the campaigns, their backgrounds and, in particular, the key players in financing them. About a year ago, the German protests against the reform of EU copyright law began. A group of about 120 demonstrators gathered […]
“ACTA2” Trolls Publish Hit List on Pastebin of Artists who Supported Copyright Directive in Europe
Chris Castle writes a high level summary of the new rules regarding statutory damages for pre-72 recordings.
In an extraordinary display of gamesmanship, (one might say one-upmanship) the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (INDU Committee) felt compelled to issue a clumsy and tone-deaf press release, titled “On Shifting Paradigms” on June 18 reminding the world that it has “sole responsibility” for the statutory review of the Copyright Act. It is […]
For the next few weeks, we’re going to post updated sections from the article “20 Questions for New Artists” by Chris Castle and Amy Mitchell which has been posted various places. The series covers a lot of the questions that come up with new artists that mostly involve their business.
“[Big Tech’s attempt] to buy critical voices in the channel that is relevant to the debate highlights the manipulative methods that have fueled or even generated parts of the protest.”