public marks

PUBLIC MARKS from mbertier with tags monde2merde & hotlinked

December 2006

December 2005

pearworks: pearLyrics

if I have bought an album, am I allowed to save and view lyrics of that album on my computer? I mean, I surely can hear the words, but am I allowed to read them?

August 2005

July 2005

Shoot someone? Not Smith & Wesson's fault. Copy a movie? Grokster's fault

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such lawsuits are "predatory and aimed at bankrupting the firearms industry,"

June 2005

May 2005

Hallucinogenesis » Blog Archive » Copyright law prevents aliens from listening to The Beatles

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Can ya belive it? Learned men of science denying alien intelligence the Beatles for fear of being sued?

Urban Legends Reference Pages: Religion (Jesus Day)

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By proclamation of Governor George W. Bush, 10 June 2000 was 'Jesus Day' in Texas.

March 2005

CNN.com - Data Destruction - Mar 22, 2005

International group of musicians under investigation following "Data Destruction Tour" that culminated in a vicious sonic assault on Sunday night.

Digital Rights Management: A failure in the developed world, a danger to the developing world

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This paper discusses the failure of DRM in the developed world, where it has been in wide deployment for a decade with no benefit to artists and with substantial cost to the public and to due process, free speech and other civil society fundamentals.

Aussie actors' guild forbids members to use Creative Commons

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"The Australian equivalent of the Screen Actors Guild has apparently refused to allow its members to participate in a film project--because the project would be licensed under a Creative Commons license:"

WIPO Shutting Out Public Interest Organizations

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Last week, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) announced that it will shut out most public interest organizations at two important meetings devoted to intellectual property and development.

Council Presidency Adopts Software Patent Agreement Against Council's Rules

"7 March 2005 -- The Council Presidency today declared the software agreement of 18 May 2004 to have been adopted, in violation of the procedural rules and in spite of the evident lack of a qualified majority of member states and the requests of several states to reopen negotiations." RHAAAAAAA

Write a zombie story, go to jail

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"[...] what his grandparents found in his journal and turned into police [...]"

Unhappy Birthday

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The Clayton F. Summy Company is no longer independent, but, through a chain of purchases, the copyright for Happy Birthday To You lies securely in the hands of the Time Warner company. Happy Birthday's copyright is licensed and enforced by ASCAP, and the simple little ditty brings in more than USD $2 million in annual royalties.