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[News] Copyrights Cartel Finally Sort of Gives in to Copyleft

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MGM to Post Full Films on YouTube

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| YouTube has also developed a system called VideoID. It allows media companies 
| to spot unauthorized clips of their material on the site, and then either 
| remove the clips or leave them up and sell ads on them.  


The MAFIAA is finally using its suppressive battle.

Cory Doctorow: Why I Copyfight

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| Why does all this copyright reform stuff matter, anyway? What's at stake?
| Everything. 
| Until a very short time ago, copyright was an industrial regulation. If you 
| fell under copyright's domain, it meant that you were using a piece of 
| extraordinary industrial apparatus — a printing press, a motion-picture 
| camera, a record press. The cost of this apparatus was significant, so adding 
| a couple hundred bucks for the services of a skilled copyright attorney to 
| the deal wasn't much of a hardship. It merely tacked a couple percentage 
| points of overhead onto the cost of doing business.      



Presidential Election Voting Machines Violate Copyrights, Suit Claims

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| Artifex Software, of San Rafael, Calif., claims that PES systems infringe on
| its copyrighted Ghostscript PFD interpretation and printing software. Artifex
| claims PES is using Ghostscript in its electronic election systems even
| though Diebold and PES "have not been granted a license to modify, copy, or
| distribute any of Artifex's copyrighted works," Artifex claims in court
| papers filed late last month in U.S. District Court for Northern California.


Music stars unite to seek control

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| UK pop and rock stars are taking action to try to gain ownership and control
| of their work from record labels.


British Government Violates Copyright

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| As much as I utterly despise the entire premise of Intellectual Monopoly,
| this is about violating the principles of a Free License, and if it's good
| enough for the British government to violate our civil rights in the name of
| Intellectual Monopoly, then it's good enough for the Free World to protect
| its "property" (in fact Freedom) too…

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