para-copyright love

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  • This week saw a new meeting on the treaty with the Chairman of the committee ignoring his orders from the WIPO General Assembly (which instructed him to prepare a treaty that stopped people from stealing cable, but didn't create this para-copyright regime), pushing for a rapid movement to a "diplomatic conference," the final step on the way to a global treaty.

    Boing Boing

  • In this week's news what history can tell us about HTML5, open video and h. 264 with confirmation that patented codecs aren't compatible with free software, a framework for a folk or para-copyright, Amazon and Macmillan go to war over a price point at the expense of their customers though the fate of an open e-book market may be at stake, and Google proposes extending DNS.

    The Command Line

  • It's not surprising that para-copyright and copyright don't have much to say to one another.

    Locus Online News

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  • Cory Doctorow: 'Indeed, copyists are busily building an elaborate ethos of what can and can't be shared, and with whom, and under what circumstances. They join private sharing circles, argue norms among themselves, and in word and deed create a plethora of "para-copyrights" that reflect a cultural understanding of what they're meant to be doing.

    'The tragedy is that these para-copyrights have almost nothing in common with actual copyright law... It's not surprising that para-copyright and copyright don't have much to say to one another. After all, copyright regulates what giant companies do with each other. Para-copyright regulates what individuals do with each other in a cultural settings.'

    November 9, 2008