Europe just voted to wreck the internet, spying on everything and censoring vast swathes of our communications / Boing Boing

Europe just voted to wreck the internet, spying on everything and censoring vast swathes of our communications / Boing Boing Lobbyists for “creators” threw their lot in with the giant entertainment companies and the newspaper proprietors and managed to pass the new EU Copyright Directive by a hair’s-breadth this morning, in an act of colossal […]

Federal Court Reinstates Photographers’ Copyright Claim Against AP, NFL | PDNPulse

Federal Court Reinstates Photographers’ Copyright Claim Against AP, NFL | PDNPulse A federal appeals court in New York has reinstated a long-disputed copyright infringement claim against Associated Press (AP) and the National Football League (NFL), after the seven photographers involved in the case argued that a lower court erred in dismissing their claims.

500px Nukes 1M+ Creative Commons Photos

500px Nukes 1M+ Creative Commons Photos 500px just shut down its Marketplace stock photo platform in favor of selling photos directly through Getty Images and VCG, as the company announced a month ago. And as part of the major change, 500px has wiped out over 1 million of the Creative Commons photos photographers had uploaded […]

Article 13 : What does it mean for photos ? – Kaptur

Article 13 : What does it mean for photos ? – Kaptur Just this past week, the European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs approved amendments to EU’s Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. Among which is included the infamous Article 13 which ” creates an obligation on information society service providers storing and giving access to large […]

Illegal memes? Weak Safe Harbor? Unpacking the proposed EU copyright overhaul | Ars Technica

Illegal memes? Weak Safe Harbor? Unpacking the proposed EU copyright overhaul | Ars Technica “Modern copyright rules fit for the digital age” is how the European Commission describes its proposals for the first major overhaul of EU copyright law since 2001. But a wide range of startups and industry, academic, digital activist and human rights groups believe […]

The EU’s Copyright Proposal is Extremely Bad News for Everyone, Even (Especially!) Wikipedia | Electronic Frontier Foundation

The EU’s Copyright Proposal is Extremely Bad News for Everyone, Even (Especially!) Wikipedia | Electronic Frontier Foundation The pending update to the EU Copyright Directive is coming up for a committee vote on June 20 or 21 and a parliamentary vote either in early July or late September. While the directive fixes some longstanding problems […]

5 Common Copyright Misconceptions Held by Photographers – PhotoShelter Blog

5 Common Copyright Misconceptions Held by Photographers – PhotoShelter Blog The most recent version of the Copyright Law of the United States (December 2016) weighs in at a whopping 354 pages. And while there are areas of ambiguity, the basics and benefits of copyright registration for photographers are well-documented. Unfortunately, well-documented doesn’t mean well-understood, so […]