The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a proposed new treaty, being negotiated behind closed doors between twelve countries of the Pacific rim, that will limit countries’ freedom to make their own laws to protect consumers, Internet users, workers and the environment. For information about how the TPP will affect consumers’ rights, see Consumers International’s website. For its specific impacts on copyright and the Internet, see the Our Fair Deal coalition site. The singer of the Japanese song, Emi, explains why she made the song: The subject matter of the TPP is so complicated that people can’t easily […]
An Australian record label sent a take down notice to YouTube because one of its users supposedly violated their copyright. Unfortunately for them, the video they were targeting was one of Lawrence Lessig, a world-renowned copyright lawyer, and now Lessig is suing back. Lessig posted his lecture on YouTube, which uses a technology that scans videos to find copyrighted songs. Many labels and artists have agreed to let songs stay up in return for a cut of the money that YouTube gets from ads it runs with the videos — but some labels, like Melbourne-based […]
If you don’t like swear words, skip the video. The creator’s heart is in the right place, but his presentation needs some help if people are going to pay any serious attention to him. Source. More at Techdirt and the Washington Post.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is being negotiated in secret between more than 12 countries around the Pacific region. Find out why it’s the biggest threat to the Internet you’ve probably never heard of. For more information and to find out how you can take action, visit the EFF.