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…

Canada’s national copyright office doesn’t understand copyright – Boing Boing

Canada’s official, federal IP Office website offers a quiz to help the public learn about copyright – but the “correct” answer to one important question is in fact wrong, suggesting that some legitimate copying practices are infringement. What constitutes a copyright infringement? * Reproducing an article without the owner’s permission * Playing songs on the…

your iPhone will be blocked soon

At least during capitalism, capitalism seemed to be somehow logic. Someone makes something, and someone else buys it, more makers make more diversity, higher quality, customers, consumers can descide, vigilantism by bad buy! May the best offer win. The nice’n cosy consumer’s world is breaking up. Especially now, as the stuff we buy get’s more and…