Copyright notes

I have no del.icio.us account, so I am dumping this stuff here. Nothing to see, move along.

NVJ trying to stretch the contours of traditional copyright in the consumer sphere: here and here. The only earlier case I know of where consumers got prosecuted or sued over copyright infringement was in the case of a couple of search engines (either mp3s or torrents) where Dutch brownshirts BREIN managed to get a subsidiary of customs involved. I’ll update when I remember.

Some extra-gratis context for this discussion here.

BBC talks about a study that shows how only popular acts get pirated. Even though I like the conclusion, the study seems to have a number of methodological shortcomings. Unfortunately the BBC doesn’t link to the study, so I have no idea what the actual conclusions of the study were. Perhaps BBC just misquoted.

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