Tag: copyright

Federal, Policy

Google: EU copyright rules will cut 45 percent of traffic to news sites

February 7, 2019

Via: ZDnet

As EU lawmakers finalize the text of the European Copyright Directive, Google has revealed how badly the new rules could impact traffic to European news sites. Google, YouTube, and some digital rights groups, have been lobbying against Article 11 and […]


The European Parliament passed a new copyright law

September 14, 2018

Via: Michael Boyd

The European Parliament has approved a controversial set of new rules on copyright which state that media giants should pay more for the content they use. The legislation also makes companies like Google and Facebook responsible for the content uploaded […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Oracle economist: Android stole Java’s “window of opportunity”

May 19, 2016

Via: ArsTechnica

SAN FRANCISCO—An economist hired by Oracle was sworn in and took the stand in federal court today, opining that Google’s use of Java APIs in Android shouldn’t be considered “fair use.” The testimony by Adam Jaffe wrapped up day eight […]


Europe’s top court mulls legality of hyperlinks to copyrighted content

February 5, 2016

Via: ArsTechnica

Europe’s highest court is considering whether every hyperlink in a Web page should be checked for potentially linking to material that infringes copyright, before it can be used. Such a legal requirement would place an unreasonable burden on anyone who […]

Policy, State & Local

US Copyright Office is taking comments about how well the DMCA is working

January 7, 2016

Via: ArsTechnica

The 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act is the law that allows content owners to remove copyrighted material from the Internet, and it’s made just about no one happy. Content owners are bitter that their material tends to keep popping up, […]