Author’s rights debate gains momentum

A group of authors set up a page explaining the author’s (or at least some) view of the recent debate. In stilted speech they go ‘with concern and incomprehension we witness the public attacks against author’s rights. Author’s rights are a historical accomplishment¬† of civil freedom against feudal dependencies and it grants the material basis…

Pirates want to abandon author’s rights

German Hip hopper Jan Delay discusses with Christopher Lauer, member of the German Pirate Party, who’s strongly criticised for their positions on author’s rights. Lauer confirms several times throughout the interview that the Pirate Party has no clue how artist or authors profit from this rights and insists that because files sharing exists it has…

World Intellectual Property Day – Copyrights vs. Fundamental Rights

While the members of the European Parliament were busy again formulating another version of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), the European Commission invited to a workshop called ‘World Intellectual Property Day‘, just across the aisle.¬†Copyrightsholders and their lobbyists presented an absurd wish list. Topping the wish list for the new IPRED is an indirect liability…