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A San Francisco court said that while the protection of law could be extended to animals, there was no indication that it was in the Copyright Act

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Join New Zealand Internet blackout protest against insane copyright law

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While accepting that copyright infringement is a big issue it seems clear to me that government imposed draconian laws that owe more to big business lobbying than sensible leglislative concern is not the way to go.

Read all about how New Zealand have approached the problem and plan your own resistance to its inevitable spread now.

Join New Zealand Internet blackout protest against insane copyright law

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Here’s an Ethical Dilemma For You

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Web Worker Daily have a great post about intellectual property (IP) rights. Specifically it gives you information on what to do if your work is stolen on-line.

I’d really like to tell you about this post as it contains great information about how to deal with this problem but, if I quote it, am I simply copying?

I’ll take my chances and put it down to Fair Use.

You can read the article here:

WebWorkerDaily » Archive What To Do When Your Work is Stolen Online «

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Victory for Open Source

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US Court rules in favor of “open source” copyright – Download Squad

Being a bit of an old hippy I’m keen on open source. The problem is that, in America, nothing is accepted until they’ve had a load of over-paid lawyers argue about it in court.

Fortunately that has now happened and open source copyright has now passed the Perry Mason test making it as legal as things get in the US.

This might smack of angels on pins but it is really important: it means that those who spend a lot of time and effort on production can expect their rights to be protected – even if the only right they want is to be recognised.

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