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Copycense Weekly Review (through Dec. 17, 2011)

Copycense social media posts on copyright, communications, intellectual property and the media industries from December 11 through December 17, 2011.

 

  • As family battles over her assets, singer Etta James is terminally ill & fighting for her life tinyurl.com/7e8onn5 #music
  • Beyonce 2010 tour: Tells story of record label execs telling her first solo album had no hits. Result tinyurl.com/323xqx
  • All 10 hours of House #SOPA Day 1 debate, and then some is.gd/QXuVa5 #copyright
  • RT @juditrius: Take action: Ask Johnson & Johnson to join the medicines patent pool for hiv/aids bit.ly/u5B1O2
  • Dec. 13, 2011: 300th anniversary of New York’s first slave market. Located on Wall St. tinyurl.com/3svpgam
  • Per @whitehouse: “Happy Bill of Rights Day” (Thursday) | Fast forward to utter imbecility at #SOPA hearing, Day 1. How the mighty has fallen
  • RT @loricnet: Cats could do a better job governing. #SOPA is a giant hairball, anyway.
  • Catching up on #SOPA timeline coverage. At point where folks are talking about this fiasco tinyurl.com/7qc8a5c | Are they serious?
  • “Droit de suite” bill introduced in US congress. This is provided for in Berne Convention but not required. nyti.ms/sQE4me
  • 15 Dec /HT @howardknopf
  • DNS expert Paul Vixie on #SOPA harms bit.ly/uHad7g #copyright /HT @mmasnick @normative
  • RT @primusluta: “I’m not arguing with you about technology here” Rep. Watt …. uh yeah this is about technology #SOPA
  • RT @onthemedia @NYTimes says it should have credited @Techdirt for breaking news about music website and domain seizure bit.ly/w5cu0l
  • Hearing, debates sounds nice, but I stand by Nov. 28 prediction — esp. with “too fast” meme: is.gd/mTdvv1 #copyright #sopa
  • 15 Dec
  • RT @nancyprager: [Clerk’s] got a cup of water. Bright side for all tech geeks watching is she is cute. Bet a meme develops around her. #sopa
  • House Judiciary Committee markup hearing on #SOPA: is.gd/FdfmbX (audio) OR is.gd/H2fRkp (video) #copyright
  • Someone *please* be humane: throw the clerk a bottle of water, at the least #SOPA
  • Berman tried to save the clerk, but alas, she must continue reading. Good for citizenship; sucks to be the clerk #SOPA #copyright
  • Watching House #SOPA hearing. I feel for the woman assigned to read all this text into the record. She’s just on the definitions section.
  • What person or organization is behind KeeptheWebOpen.com? Rep. Issa’s name is on the Web site, but not really clear #sopa #copyright
  • The anti free software movement: pay developers flpbd.it/TV1v
  • The pro & con advertising campaigns behind SOPA/PIPA is.gd/0EQmRw #copyright
  • Jared Polis (D-CO), former Web entrepreneur, on #SOPA is.gd/ltvjzV #copyright
  • Hachette: “Self-publishing is a misnomer” is.gd/CgZZqm | @jakonrath: “giant bowl of steaming fail” is.gd/9GWLfK
  • Scholars decline to act as reviewers, even as tenure depends on peer-reviewed publications is.gd/2AvqZR
  • Authors Guild Files for Class Certification in Google Case http://bit.ly/unhpkI /HT @LloydJassin
  • Indie bookseller on Amazon.com’s price comparison offer (which, BTW, excludes books) is.gd/1ogRr6 /HT @LawandLit
  • Life Cycle of a Book j.mp/rVROdx HT @LawandLit
  • Library Wars: Amazon, publishers vie for control of e-Book rentals is.gd/erGE0b /HT @DrRimmer #books #copyright
  • Comedian Louis C.K. posts numbers on his direct-to-consumer comedy tour is.gd/0s7ZSV
  • USA: Court denies software company’s attempt to censor consumer complaints on the Web is.gd/I8jXFQ /HT @RonColeman
  • The Facebook resisters is.gd/ganyeN #social
  • Amazon’s decent treatment of authors doesn’t seem to extend to app developers is.gd/g55lTI /HT @CraigGrannell #mobile
  • Secret terms & conditions every #music subscription service must agree to is.gd/pMzynl HT @airvpn #copyright
  • Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane Oscar up for auction is.gd/O65aNC
  • LoC: Digital preservation and the online video revolution is.gd/ZpRcnc
  • Editorial: Rent-seeking leads to executive “atrophy” is.gd/NtvLGe /HT @AdamThierer #copyright
  • Corporate use of Google’s ContentID to claim ownership of public domain works is.gd/CAbhay
  • In the so-called year of the e-book, retail bookshops are reporting brisk sales for high-priced titles is.gd/CgoRqa
  • #Copyright & “remix culture”: The new Prohibition? bit.ly/sDo3Vj /HT @howardknopf | Oy.
  • “There is a legitimate policy dispute about how disruptive government enforcement powers should be” is.gd/3G9Qeh /HT @howardknopf¬†#SOPA #copyright
  • RT @BerinSzoka: Is #SOPA markup still on for Thursday? Not on House Judiciary page … rules require 36 hours’ notice #OPEN #copyright
  • Visual Resources Assn.: Fair use of images for teaching, research & study is.gd/WhgONl [pdf] #copyright
  • William Patry, “How to Fix Copyright” out now is.gd/HuddpU #copyright
  • HathiTrust response to Authors Guild claims of #copyright infringement is.gd/AiwwlG [pdf]
  • William Patry (2005) on Bikram Yoga’s #copyright claim is.gd/RDiQaZ & why Bikram press release is wrong is.gd/unhCKh
  • RE is.gd/OcI4jd @CopyrightOffice says Bikram Yoga is exercise, not protectible choreography is.gd/okhXZp #copyright
  • 75 years in, Consumer Reports makes money in print and online is.gd/qdTjPu
  • USA: Even without #SOPA, court OKs private #domain seizure based upon counterfeit sales allegation is.gd/XwrkDu

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12/17/2011 at 12:00

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