Monthly Archive: October 2006

Perhaps the most underreported area of copyright infringement in the last decade has been in the home craft and stitching community. The needlepointers have made wholesale, unauthorized copies of patterns; the garment and accessory (patterns which in the ’60’s we paid handsomely to meet our home economics and merit badge requirements) bespoke community have made …

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Those sounds that rudely invade movies, lectures, sermons and other public quiet spaces have a more clinical name: ‘digital phonorecord deliveries’ (DPDs) and now we know that ringtones may be subject to the compulsory licensing under Section 115 of the Copyright Act. A ringtone is a ‘snippet’ of music lasting 10 to 30 seconds, often …

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Digital Rights Management (DRM) is the focus of the the United Kingdom’s “All Party Parliamentary Internet Group” (APIG); and, these are the questions addressed: 1. Does DRM distort traditional trade-offs in copyright law? 2. Do new types of ‘content sharing licenses’ need legislation to be effective? 3. How should consumers be protected when DRM systems …

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No Halloween prank was it when three Parisian residents marched first across the Latin Quarter handing out leaflets in which they confess copyright crimes; and then they, and their entourage of 40 waving banner, marched into the Paris police station where they efforted to turn themselves into the highest ranking on-duty officer. News of their …

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In July of 2006, Nestle Waters North America, launched a campaign directed at kids for its new AquaPod waters, specially shaped water bottles designed to promote water-drinking among teens. Included in the campaign were commercials that featured children not obeying their parents and characterizing the parents as “nags.” According to CARU, the self-regulatory agency that …

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