The Future of the Digital Music

What has changed in the music world? Like everything, Internet plays the amplifier: bigger scale in spread and speed, free broadcast, higher reach, perfect quality duplication. So what about digital music ? You don’t buy anymore, you get a lease. The music is not yours. You cannot sell it, not even transfer its property forContinue reading “The Future of the Digital Music”

Copyright Confusion is Madness

I have studied Copyright law in France at undergraduate level, in the UK during my postgrad LLM at QMUL and at the moment I am reading an online course on Copyright with Harvard University. I have spent the last few years looking at the intersection of privacy and copyright law. I have advocated against theContinue reading “Copyright Confusion is Madness”

The eCommerce Directive: A shield for ISPs…. Or a stick with which they may be beaten?

The Electronic Commerce Directive (00/31/EC), in the footsteps of the 2000 Lisbon European Council, aim was set to ensure the free movement of “Information Society Services” throughout the European Community. To encourage greater use of E-commerce by breaking down barriers across Europe and to boost consumer confidence and trust by clarifying the rights and obligationsContinue reading “The eCommerce Directive: A shield for ISPs…. Or a stick with which they may be beaten?”

The Interests of Authors, February 6, 7:00 p.m. EST

An invitation from the CopyrightX fellows: This evening, will be held the first of the six “Special Events” associated with the CopyrightX course. It will start at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (midnight GMT) and will last for 90 minutes. The topic will be “The Interests of Authors.” As you now know, many copyright lawsContinue reading “The Interests of Authors, February 6, 7:00 p.m. EST”

The Copyright madness inflames the relationship between US and Antigua/Barbuda

Update 27/04/2014 : un going battle of the pot de terre contre le pot de fer. contreUpdate from Eric Goldman’s blog: :Territorial Implications of Antigua’s Internet-Based IP Sanctions Against the US (Guest Blog Post) By Guest Blogger Marketa Trimble’. The author underlines: 1- the inherent danger that exists when IP issues are included inContinue reading “The Copyright madness inflames the relationship between US and Antigua/Barbuda”

Would you like to join CopyrightX to learn more about Copyright issue?

First introductory video posted online: The video of the event can be watched here CopyrightX, is the new EdX distance-learning course on copyright to be offered under the auspices of the EdX initiative in the spring of 2013. The course will explore the current law of copyright and the ongoing debates concerning how thatContinue reading “Would you like to join CopyrightX to learn more about Copyright issue?”

Decrypting Aaron Swartz’ suicide message.

Update 20/02/2013 Yesterday, Professor Lawrence Lessig gave a brilliant lecture following his appointment as Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, titled “Aaron’s Laws: Law and Justice in a Digital Age.” Understanding what Aaron and his fellow were trying to do. What is the value of copyright as opposed toContinue reading “Decrypting Aaron Swartz’ suicide message.”

A Battle Against the SOPA/PIPA Prohibition

So much has been said, wrote, battled about the Stop Online Piracy Act and its twin Protect IP Act. I have curated diverse views on SOPA/PIPA on my Pearltrees. You can click on each pearl to access the link content: Some of the main issues, apart from the DNS blocking in itself and the threatContinue reading “A Battle Against the SOPA/PIPA Prohibition”

News of the day

Thanks to my friend Rebecca Herold for pointing out this infographic on How RapLeaf Spies On Your Online Habits There has been a lot of press recently about RapLeaf. Jessica Bennett in Newsweek reveals ‘What the Internet Knows About You’ Eric Goldman in his blog, Technology and Marketing Law ‘My RapLeaf Profile is Amusingly Mistaken.Continue reading “News of the day”

HADOPI Free resistance

In this article – in French – Guillaume Champeau from Numerama brings his view on why the French ISP Free is refusing to cooperate and send the email#1 warning of the three strike scheme. ‘Comment Free bloque l’Hadopi et tacle Frank Riester au passage’ If email#1 is missing, no registered mail starting point and noContinue reading “HADOPI Free resistance”