Archive for January, 2007

The Policy Response to the User-Generated Content Boom

Appeared in the Toronto Star on January 8, 2007 as Time's Choice Could Prove Inspired Appeared in the BBC on January 17, 2007 as How to Help Users Help Themselves Time Magazine's selection late last month of "You" (a reference to the people behind user-generated content on the Internet) as […]

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January 8, 2007 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

French Court Rules Against Sony Music Service

A French court has ruled against Sony in a dispute over its online music service (coverage here and here(paywall) ).  In a case launched by a French consumer group, the court ruled that Sony did not sufficiently disclose to consumers that downloaded songs could only be played in a Sony […]

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January 5, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Italy Requires ISPs to Block Child Porn

Italy has reportedly passed a new law that requires ISPs to block access to child pornography sites within six hours of notification.

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January 3, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

DRM-Free Music

Billboard has a good article that surveys the move toward DRM-free music from online commercial services.  The article supports the view that it is matter of when, not if.

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January 3, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Public Domain Day 2007

Wallace is back with his annual Public Domain Day posting which lists dozens of authors, politicians, and other notable people whose work entered into the public domain on January 1st.  The posting also highlights some of the differences in copyright term between Canada, the U.S., and the U.K.

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January 2, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads