♦ Online Piracy, Finally In The Crosshairs.
Stay Down strives to eliminate the safe harbor loop-hole. Copyright holders and administrators, while still responsible for policing their work, are only responsible for notifying a website operator one time. Once that is accomplished, the hosting site is now responsible for blocking the infringing content. A process that can be managed by software programs. If a service provider fails to comply they are in violation of the law. William Buckley Jr. Huffington Post
♦ Why “Take down” Should Become “Take Down and Stay Down” and Why It’s Good for Everyone.
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act requires websites and search engines to remove infringing material upon a request by the copyright owner. Yet, in one week, Google receives well over 6 million DMCA “takedown” requests. Is the system working or drowning? Nova Southeastern University’s Copyright Officer, Stephen Carlisle, J.D., takes a look at the competing arguments, and suggests how the system can be improved for everyone.
♦ Copyright Piracy and the Entertainment Industries: Is the Effect Massive or Negligible?
In 1996, global music sales were close to $40 billion. In 2013, global music sales were a mere $15 billion, a decrease of 62%. Who’s to blame? Well, if you ask the recording industry, they’ll say internet file sharing. Nova Southeastern University’s Copyright Officer, Stephen Carlisle, takes you through the statistics and the studies to find out.
♦ Online Piracy, Following The Money.
This disturbing trend of major US advertisers supporting pirate sites that offer artists’ work without their permission has actually been going on for years. In 2011, Ellen Seidler, a college professor, filmmaker and blogger, produced “Pop Up Pirates” a video that traces the online distribution of her own independent film, “And Then Came Lola”. William Buckley Jr. Huffington Post
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