Post Tagged with: "term extension"

The Cost of Copyright Term Extension

The Korea Times reports that South Korea has extended its term of copyright as required by its Free Trade Agreement with the United States.  The government has pledged to allocate 160 billion won for the publishing industry to deal with the increased costs associated with the extension.

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December 19, 2007 1 comment Must Reads

Canadian Public Domain Told To Cease and Desist

The International Music Score Library Project was a quiet Canadian success story.  Using wiki technologies, it emerged over the past two years as a leading source of public domain music scores, hosting thousands of scores uploaded by a community of students, teachers, and others in the music community.  The site […]

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October 21, 2007 26 comments News

Legislative Summary in Need of Correction

CopyrightWatch points out that the legislative summary for the Library and Archives Act incorrectly says the statute contains a copyright term extension provision.

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July 19, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

The Gowers Report

The much-anticipated UK Gowers Report[pdf] on IP is out.  On the copyright front, the report recommends no extension in the term of copyright for sound recordings, no retrospective term extension, a limited private copying right for format shifting with no accompanying levy, an expansion of fair dealing, private copying for […]

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December 6, 2006 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

UK To Reject Copyright Term Extension For Songs

So reports the BBC.

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November 26, 2006 2 comments Must Reads