Saturday, February 18, 2012

[Book] Cory Doctorow's CONTENT: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright and the Future of the Future

Some weekend reading, Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author and copyright activist.  This book is a selection of his essays and talks on copyright, it's a bit out of date, but it gets the argument for fare copyright law down very well.

Friday, February 17, 2012

[event] ICAA Meeting to Discuss and Organise how we can take down ACTA

The Internet is Not For Sale- The Alternative to Corporate DominationMeeting on what ACTA means for our lives and discussion on where the movement to fight it should go from here. 
This Friday, 6pm Wynns Hotel
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[news] EU Court Bans Anti-Piracy Filters On Hosting Services

A huge blow to ACTA
In a legal battle between music rights group SABAM and social networking site Netlog, the European Court of Justice delivered an unprecedented ruling today.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

[oppinion] Copyright law should help rather than hinder Ireland

Karlin Lillington writes a column arguing for sensible copyright law.  This is a great introduction to the other side of the copyright debate.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Saturday, February 11, 2012

The right direction for e-Books

ACTA will make breaking digital locks illegal, so moving books from one device to another will be a crime.  This piece argues for the end to DRM in e-Books:  Link

European Parliament rapporteur quits in ACTA protest

From the BBC:  Link

BitTorrent Piracy Doesn’t Affect US Box Office Returns, Study Finds

A new academic paper by researchers from the University of Minnesota and Wellesley College has examined the link between BitTorrent downloads and box office returns.

[Video] Beyond SOPA: ACTA, WIPO, and the Global Copyfight

This video is nearly an hour long, but it covers a lot of the background about copyright, WIPO and where ACTA came from.  If you have the time it's worth watching.


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