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Copyright law and streaming

Copyright law and streaming

Kevin Brennan MP, introduced a private member’s bill earlier this year to establish the right to ‘equitable’ remuneration for musicians and composers for use of their material on streaming platforms. It would seem that this is an attempt to implement a series of recommendations from the DCMS Select Committee. (I think the bill will fail to leave the Commons as most private member’s bill do.) See below/overleaf for more notes and links.

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Value Gap

Value Gap

I need to write a blog on the RIAA’s concept of the “Value Gap”. WTF? This is defined as the lost value to the author/publishers of music and other content.  It’s proponents argue that copyright is meant to appropriate this value. Anyway, here are some links!

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Decorating the GDPR

Here is an image documenting the six data protection principles embedded in the GDPR. I made this using powerpoint and got the pictures from flickr. This page both established a URL and allows me to document the image credits and assert creative commons terms.

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On Copyright

On Copyright

As a result of the EP’s LIBE committee report on the EU Copyright Regulation, in Feb 2015, I built a Storify page and propose to write a blog article. This page captures some of the resources I used to write it. They come from my blog, the IP Kat, out-law.com, torrentfreak and flickr, where martin Fisch’s picture is embedded in the text and used as a featured image.

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Using EXIF on my home IT

I need to write a script that installs author and copyright facts into my pictures.  The EXIF libraries are what I need. I’ll also need a scripting language; I used cygwin bash as my prototyping environment.

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Intellectual Property Law

I made an omnibus article of my writings on open source, culture and copyright. This was dated 2012 in the blog but references earlier material. Some of it still holds good, some of it is passed it’s sell by date.