Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act (CDA), a US statute passed in the infancy of the internet, just can’t stay out of the news. Section 230 is the clause inserted into the CDA that, as interpreted by the US courts over the years, has allowed internet intermediaries to avoid liability for content posted […]
A pirate site is blocked through a court order yet like a chameleon it changes its colour (and IP address or URL) and is back up again tomorrow under a different guise. This is the reality that rights-holders have to face repeatedly in dealing with slippery pirate operators. But relief is coming. In an important […]
[We’re thrilled to have a chance to publish an important Twitter thread by composer Kerry Muzzey that crystalizes a number of phenomena: How Kerry caught YouTube using Content ID as a tool to extend the period of time that they can profit from infringement (or the “piracy profit window”)…
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.