The Strange Copyright of Doctor Who
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Not clear when things changed from the early arrangements.

Apple stole my music. No, seriously.

"Stole" meaning "deleted 122GB of my music from my hard drive". Yuck.

European Parlt targets online platforms
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No change to Freedom of Panorama.

the European Parliament's panorama drama
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Inside the debate.

What Could Have Entered the Public Domain on January 1, 2014?
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How copyright law has changed since 1978.

Orphan works - the new law in the UK
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Francis explains.

In The Future, All Space Marines Will Be Warhammer 40K Space Marines

M.C.A. Hogarth's problems with Fames Workshop.

What the Betamax Case Teaches Us About Readability
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I'm a fan of readability with my middle-aged eyes.

Zurich James Joyce Foundation at centre of a row over publication of new Joyce letter. - swissinfo
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Apparently someone copied the text by hand from Joyce's unpublished archives, and then somehow it reached the Dublin publisher. A legal grey zone, but surely rather clear ethically!

jemck: On piracy and copyright and file sharing and free speech
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"How is the current situation when amoral third parties can profit so massively from wholly illegal behaviour in any way acceptable? Answer me that and I’ll give you a free book."

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg as promoter of Internet freedom
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It was barely a year ago that a web-based collaboration of scientists and citizens demonstrated that Mr zu Guttenberg's doctoral thesis was shamelessly plagiarised from over 130 different sources... Commissioner Kroes justified her choice of consultant saying she wanted "talent, not saints". Yet surely the fact that Mr zu Guttenberg…

Note To Publishers: DRM Costs You Money « Sci-Ence! Justice Leak!
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"I recently bought a cheap e-reader from Waterstone’s, and am very happy with it so far. I’ve been using it to read books from Project Gutenberg, papers from the Arxiv, ebooks from Baen, books by Charles Stross and so on.One thing I will be doing very little of, unfortunately, is buying new books to read on it."

The Economics of Blogging and The Huffington Post -
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If the case that The Huffington Post were making to its bloggers were a little more frank, along the lines of the following: "Sure, we’d love for you to post here. And there’s the chance that your post could do very well. But odds are that only a few hundred people will see it, and we’ll be lucky to sell enough ads on it to afford a slice of …

elf: Book 'em, Linkspam

Lots and lots of links to the current online debate about piracy.

The downward spiral of ownership and value
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Tim Spalding sounds the alarm about the effect of ebooks on publishing.

Making Stuff Up for a Living: The Blog

"So if you were inclined to illegally download anyone’s book, if you’re one of the people trying to find an illegal download of my brand new book that’s not even in stores yet: please buy it. Or check it out. Or ask for a review copy. "Or please read another book that’s instantly, and legally, available to you so that books continue to b…

12/01/2011 The Twelve Blogs of Christmas: Ten
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Paul gives his views on e-books and piracy

George Bush Book 'Decision Points' Lifted From Advisers' Books
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Some of the books are not in fact by advisers.

elmyra: Why Content Is a Public Good
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Thoughtful economic analysis of it all

jemck: Something more for the ebook debate.
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What if your Kindle is lost or stolen?

mizkit: e-piracy
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Copyright: an author speaks

Brussels Comment: A Private EU Battle
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