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Weekly copyright related summary of issues, congressional developments, judicial updates, administration updates, international updates and industry updates, provided courtesy of American Continental Group (ACG).read more
Yesterday, the Washington Post published “You can take down Pirate Bay, but you can’t kill the Internet it created”. The article was written in response to recent news that the Pirate Bay was no longer online, following a raid by Swedish authorities in Stockholm in connection with copyright law violations. The thrust of the article is that, regardless of whether the Pirate Bay stays offline, a culture of piracy is here to stay. This article refutes the premise that the piracy is as accepted in the mainstream as the Washington Post reports, and points out the multitude of legitimate services that make viewing movies and television easy and affordable.
Notorious piracy emporium, Pirate Bay is down–for now–after a raid on its servers by Swedish authorities, but what does that mean for the future of piracy?read more
Although copyright law is territorial, the rationale for its protection is universal: ensuring a thriving and diverse cultural fabric for society to enjoy requires providing creators with the option of obtaining fair compensation for their work. As the year comes to a close, we take a look at three recent reports on the economic and cultural relevance of the creative industries and the essential role of copyright around the world.read more
It’s no surprise that in this digital age, criminals have turned their attention to dealing in stolen digital goods. Instead of car stereos thieves steal movies, music, etc. and, using the web advertising, convert it into income. It’s low risk way of making money and there’s a myriad of ways it can be done.read more
Esta semana, delegaciones de 12 países se encuentran en Washington DC para continuar negociando el Acuerdo de la Asociación Transpacífica. El TPP puede fortalecer la protección de los creadores en la era digital a través del establecimiento de reglas de juego que, al igual que la producción y distribución de obras creativas, vayan más allá de las fronteras nacionales.read more