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Wednesday 22 March 2023

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# Copyright
Playboy suing Harper's Bazaar for linking to Kate Moss pics is also being sued for publishing the images.
# Google Books
Take an inside peek inside one of Google's most controversial projects
Who knew books could cause such a fuss?
# Online copyright law
'It wasn’t SOPA, we were not doing SOPA': Sherlock defends controversial copyright law
Junior Minister Seán Sherlock has spoken at length about the controversy surrounding a law enacted last year that some believe will restrict internet freedom.
# Lawsuit
Beastie Boys 'Girls' taken off viral video after objection
Toy company GoldieBlox got into hot water after the band objected to its song being featuring in an advertisement.
# Copyright
Google wins sweeping court ruling and the right to scan 'millions of books'
A US judge rejected arguments from the Authors Guild that Google’s “Library Project” violated the rights of authors by scanning works without approval.
# Copyright
Release a song? You can now receive royalties for 70 years
Copyright for musicians in Europe has been extended from 50 to 70 years, meaning artists in their later years won’t lose the benefits of their works.
# Copyright
Proposals on new online copyright laws presented to Government
A new Copyright Council of Ireland has been recommended with the proposals saying that linking must be protected by legislation.
Aaron McKenna: Thanks to the government, internet censorship is alive and well
Ireland has bent over backwards to accommodate the wishes of copyright holders by blocking file-sharing websites – but there isn’t as much effort put into the voluntary blocking of child porn, such as exists in the UK or Norway, writes Aaron McKenna.
# Copyright
Supreme Court: Eircom can continue 'three strikes' policy on illegal downloading
The Data Protection Commissioner had appealed a High Court ruling which had quashed an earlier decision to order Eircom to suspend it’s ‘three strikes and your out’ agreement with four music companies.
# Copyright
Happy Birthday to... who? Song sparks copyright row in US
A US film production firm has lodged a lawsuit arguing that the most popular song in the English language, “Happy Birthday to You,” should be public property and not subject to copyright – after shelling out $1,500 to use it in a documentary.
# lawyer up
Harper Lee sues agent's son-in-law over copyright of To Kill a Mockingbird
The 87-year-old author alleges her agent’s son-in-law took advantage of her declining health to get her to assign the book’s copyright to him.
# Amhrán na bhFiann
It's official: copyright on the National Anthem has ended
The government says it will bring in new legislation if necessary to stop people from messing around with Amhrán na bhFiann.
# Links
Oireachtas to question newspapers over 'paying for linking'
Labour TD Seán Kenny is asking the National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI) to appear before an Oireachtas committee to explain its stance on linking.
# hyperlinks
NNI: No objection to newspaper content "being used for personal use"
Statement from National Newspapers of Ireland does reiterate stance that “display and transmission of links does constitute an infringement of copyright” unless for personal use.
# China
China court orders Apple to pay compensation for copyright violation
Apple has been ordered to pay €125,000 to eight writers for selling unlicensed books online.
# review 2012
Here are our top 10 most shared articles on Facebook in 2012
From Savita Halappanavar to puppies rescued from a Dublin car, these were the most shared articles on Facebook this year.
# review 2012
Here are our top 10 most tweeted articles in 2012
From Maeve Binchy to the fatal Swedish House Mafia concert, these are stories which were shared the most on Twitter this year.
# Acta
ACTA is dead: EU abandons referral to top court for ruling
The controversial international counterfeiting treaty will no longer be sent to the European Court of Justice.
# Copyright
Record labels file suit against Irish ISPs
This could be the first suit using the country’s controversial ‘Irish SOPA’ legislation.
# trademark wars
Why a Nike case could make retailers afraid to file trademark suits
Big retailers might have pause for thought should Nike lose the case in the US Supreme Court as a smaller shoemaker fights on to invalidate trademark.
# Apple
Apple ordered to pay $368 million in patent case
Security software firm VirnetX accused Apple of infringing four of its patents in its use of Facetime – an application that allows for video calls on mobile devices.
# Piracy
Japan introduces new illegal downloading laws with prison terms
Those convicted of illegal downloading could face two years in jail, or fines of about €20,000.
# Piracy
First person jailed in UK for linking to pirated copies of TV shows and films
The site was once among the top 500 websites visited globally.
# Google Books
Google says book-scanning project is 'not a substitute' for books
The internet giant says Google Books isn’t meant to replace books entirely, as it defends a copyright claim against authors.
# Apple
Apple ordered to run ads admitting Samsung did not copy the iPad
Other legal battles about the similarity of the two company’s products are being fought in Germany, the Netherlands and the US.
# Piracy
Piracy case against megaupload founder is a threat to internet innovation, says Apple's Wozniak
“It’s just kind of ridiculous what they did to his life”: Apple co-founder supports Kim Dotcom.
# Copyright
Wikipedia founder starts campaign to stop student being extradited to US
The 24-year-old student faces up to 10 years in prison for setting up a website called TVShack, which linked to television shows.
# Acta
Controversial anti-piracy pact rejected by key European parliament committee
The international trade committee has said that the European Parliament should not ratify ACTA next month.
# China
Chinese man fakes an entire bank
The latest pirated product from China is an ambitious one…
# Good Idea
How to... patent an invention
Think you have a life-changing invention on your hands? First thing’s first: get a patent.
# Bloomsday
What the Blooming hell is going on today?
It’s Bloomsday today, celebrating the work of James Joyce. What’s going on around the country?
# Copyright
Brussels launches EU-wide public consultation on internet copyright enforcement
The public questionnaire identifies three main problems with current takedown procedures, and wants public thoughts.
# Copyright
TDs, tech and legal experts seek to crowdsource copyright review submission
The Copyright Review Committee is examining current copyright legislation in Ireland in the wake of the controversial statutory instrument signed into law earlier this year.
# Copyright
Google releases data on copyright infringement reports
Data from the internet search company shows that Microsoft was the copyright owner with the most requests for link removals.
# Titanic
Titanic 3D "had no permission" to use Picasso painting
The inclusion of a Picasso image in the Titanic 3D re-release has angered the Picasso estate, which says James Cameron had no permission to include it.
# Mein Kampf
Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' to be republished in 2015
The Nazi leader’s tome, written during his imprisonment in the 1920s, is due to be republished in Germany when the copyright expires.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as any of the bits and pieces you may have missed.
# Copyright
Sherlock: Some criticism of copyright law is general anti-government sentiment
In a discussion on copyright today, Junior Minister Sean Sherlock said the Attorney General was never shown a copy of an alternative proposal for copyright law in Ireland.