Did Mr. La Rue Miss the Elephant in the Room? A Critique of the Report of the Special Rapporteur to the U.N. Human Rights Council: Part 2

This post is the second and final part of the piece on the Report of the Special Rapporteur to the U.N. Human Rights Council.  See Part 1. The Missing Straw Man It appears that the report has already engaged in an a priori balancing of human rights and has determined—without elucidating the argument—that the rights […]

Did Mr. La Rue Miss the Elephant in the Room? A Critique of the Report of the Special Rapporteur to the U.N. Human Rights Council, Part 1

It is not lost on professional creators and those who care about them that an already tough business has  gotten tougher in the last decade.  These creators watched—sometimes literally—their works being parlayed into billions for everyone in the distribution chain.  Except the original creator, of course.  (Yes, billions—if recent disclosures about the size of the […]

An important critique of the Special Rapporteur’s report on corporate intermediary liability from the IP Kat

Professor Jeremy Philips of the IP Kat blog has written a short but devastating critique of the Special Rapporteur’s report (which has inspired me to dig a bit further into the report, results forthcoming).  I highly commend Professor Philips critique to anyone who is serious about the report’s rather questionable DNA.  My one question about Professor […]

The UN Special Rapporteur’s Report: Lex Canis Epulor Opus

The Report of the Special Rapporteur of the UN Human Rights Council on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression devotes considerable attention to the negative effects on the expression of opinion and access to culture that obtain when artists are allowed to enforce their rights.  The only problem with […]