Copyright / Fair Use / Anti-SLAPP / etc.

Information pertaining specifically to tronanews.com. Board policy, user information, etc. posted here.

Re: Copyright Law

Postby drdesert » Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:23 am

Big corporations don't care about intelligent people. They make almost all their money off of unintelligent people. That's especially true when we are talking about entertainment and sports. And as for service providers who provide forums such as this one, obviously they should not be held responsible for what users post.
User avatar
drdesert
Fleabitten Varmint
 
Posts: 42
Joined: Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:48 pm
Location: inhospitable desert playground

Re: Copyright Law

Postby mrfish » Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:53 am

Holding service providers responsible for things that users post to their services would be completely crazy. If that were the case, then anyone who was disgruntled with the service provider would be able to post material to the message board or whatever and get the service provider in trouble with the law. It would make revenge way too easy and it would be way too much fun for pranksters. So, no that would be a really, really, really dumb idea!
User avatar
mrfish
Ancient Bristlecone
 
Posts: 468
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:50 am
Location: Poison Canyon

Re: Copyright Law

Postby a2z » Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:44 pm

Guy Sues Google And Bing For Returning Photos Of Him In Search Results
Whether we're talking about copyright issues or defamation or anything of a similar nature the fundamental concept is the same and it seems that it should be intuitively obvious, but there seem to be plenty of people who just don't get it!
Hypothetical: someone has posted photos of a person on a website, attached to text suggesting the individual had done something that, if true, the person probably wouldn't want made public. The person in the photos would like these photos removed (and presumably the posts themselves). Who should they (approach/sue) about this?

1. The party that posted the photos and text?
2. The website hosting the photos and text?
3. Google.
4. And Bing... I guess.

LINK:
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20151010/10534332496/guy-sues-google-bing-returning-photos-him-search-results.shtml
User avatar
a2z
Ancient Bristlecone
 
Posts: 237
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:35 pm
Location: NYOB

Re: Copyright Cutthroats

Postby desertrat » Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:33 am

YouTube Puts Some Monetary Weight Behind Fighting For Fair Use: Others Should Too
It's good to see YouTube actually supporting fair use for a change. Usually they just cave and force someone without any resources to fight their own battle. Hopefully more companies stand up for freedom of speech against companies which misuse copyright law to keep people from expressing their opinions and views!
It is absolutely true that even when video creators believe that their use is non-infringing because it's fair use, many still won't issue a counter-notice, because the next step, if the copyright holder disagrees, is to go to court. And even if you have a slam dunk case, that can be both time consuming and incredibly expensive. And, of course, if you lose, it can be life-destroying expensive, thanks to the idiocy of statutory damages provisions in copyright law.

LINK:
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20151119/17030232866/youtube-puts-some-monetary-weight-behind-fighting-fair-use-others-should-too.shtml
User avatar
desertrat
Ancient Bristlecone
 
Posts: 673
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:22 am
Location: BFE

Re: Copyright Law

Postby desertrat » Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:37 am

YouTube Puts Some Monetary Weight Behind Fighting For Fair Use: Others Should Too
This is an important article and so I put it here and under the Copyright Cutthoats thread under Recreation and Entertainment.
This is why YouTube’s announcement is a game-changer: Copyright-based censorship strategies are no longer risk free. Now, before launching an unjustified DMCA takedown, the claimant will have to weigh the risk of going up against Google and its deep pockets in a lawsuit. (The legal environment could get even more interesting in light of a recent ruling in the Prince “dancing baby” that could make it easier for fair use victors to claim legal fees from those who removed their videos).

LINK:
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20151119/17030232866/youtube-puts-some-monetary-weight-behind-fighting-fair-use-others-should-too.shtml
User avatar
desertrat
Ancient Bristlecone
 
Posts: 673
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:22 am
Location: BFE

Re: Copyright Law

Postby cactuspete » Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:22 am

Copyright abuse is a major problem that needs to be dealt with in a rather harsh manner. I'm thinking major fines and maybe even prison time for those who make false or misleading claims that their intellectual property rights have been infringed upon. In general, those who make false accusations should be severely punished and our legal system does not take false accusations seriously enough.
User avatar
cactuspete
Ancient Bristlecone
 
Posts: 798
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:14 am
Location: The Boonies

Re: Copyright Law

Postby CrustyOldFart » Sat Dec 19, 2015 7:59 pm

Rightscorp's Copyright Trolling Phone Script Tells Innocent People They Need To Give Their Computers To Police
If you've been contacted by a copyright troll demanding some kind of payment for illegally downloading copyrighted material or for running a file-sharing hub, then you need to read this article. It's a scam. In fact, it's a form of extortion dressed up to appear perfectly legitimate and the uninformed are likely to fall for it.
Every part of that statement is bullshit -- and it's clearly designed to do one thing only: to frighten the caller into just paying up. To tell totally innocent people that they need to hand over their computers to the police for five days and that if anyone else used their computer to infringe that they'll be violating some sort of criminal law is downright disgusting. It just highlights that Rightscorp is in the extortion/shakedown business, rather than actually trying to stop copyright infringement.

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150925/18032032365/rightscorps-copyright-trolling-phone-script-tells-innocent-people-they-need-to-give-their-computers-to-police.shtml
User avatar
CrustyOldFart
Ancient Bristlecone
 
Posts: 254
Joined: Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:03 am

Re: Copyright Law

Postby a2z » Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:06 pm

How South Park Saved Fair Use
EFF, Viacom, and the creators of South Park went to court to protect fair use for themselves and everyone.
User avatar
a2z
Ancient Bristlecone
 
Posts: 237
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:35 pm
Location: NYOB

Re: Copyright Law

Postby drdesert » Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:01 am

Internet Creators Are Pressuring Youtube To Respect Fair Use Laws
This is a really great article and the graphic illustrating the aspects of fair use is especially useful.
This system allows copyright holders, including the major studios, but also smaller companies and individuals, to wildly abuse Youtube’s policies and to restrict the free speech rights of other content creators, to confiscate their earnings, and to damage their livelihood. And abuse it they do: As Doug Walker reveals in his video, he is forced to deal with a copyright takedown notice or other such hassle every other day of the week.

http://www.cartoonbrew.com/law/internet-creators-pressuring-youtube-respect-fair-use-laws-137274.html
User avatar
drdesert
Fleabitten Varmint
 
Posts: 42
Joined: Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:48 pm
Location: inhospitable desert playground

Re: Copyright Law

Postby drdesert » Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:05 am

Where's The Fair Use? - Nostalgia Critic
This video is embedded in the article from my last post. It's a little on the long side, but it provides a very good overview of the problem.
User avatar
drdesert
Fleabitten Varmint
 
Posts: 42
Joined: Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:48 pm
Location: inhospitable desert playground

PreviousNext

Return to Board Information

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest