Pro Orphan Works Party

I have no idea if this is true, but it’s funny (Tom Richmond’s blog): “IN OTHER NEWS- Orphan Works advocates are supposedly planning their own party to promote the act. If you should attend this “Orphan Works Promotional Party”, be aware that you should at no time leave your drink or open beer on any […]

Jeremy Kuper: The internet is not free

This from the Guardian: “Copyright owners have the right to object to illegal file-sharing, and downloading of their content. The result of this court action [i.e., the defeat for Google in Viacom v. Google and the infringement class action (Football Premier League et al v. Google) directing Google to give up YouTube infringement data] is […]

International Confederation Condemns U.S. Orphan Works Act

“FROM THE ILLUSTRATORS’ PARTNERSHIP International Confederation Condemns U.S. Orphan Works Act Last week,the International Council of Creators of Graphic, Plastic, and Photographic Arts (CIAGP) adopted the following resolution: “Resolved that the artists rights societies of 31 countries, members of CIAGP, under the aegis of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), hereby […]