Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Oct 2009 20:15 UTC
Legal Here on OSNews I've already talked about various copyright related issues here in The Netherlands - obviously because I'm Dutch and live there. As a small nation, the copyright issues we face here serve as nice, comprehensible discussion starters that we can all grok. Well, we've got another one. Our own RIAA equivalent has caused quite the stir by announcing that they will start charging bloggers and social website users for embedding YouTube videos with copyrighted content. Say what?
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This is wrong
by werfu on Wed 7th Oct 2009 21:03 UTC
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This is totally plain wrong. If you put a video of you playing some classic music (let's say Chopin) on the piano, then you shouldn't have to pay copyright because, first it's public domain, second you're the one playing and own the copyright for the interpretation. Now, what garantee them that the track that's playing in the video is of one of them artist member? Do they have the right to collect of other international artist?

I live in Canada and I have to pay a levy on virgin CD because some morons think that I deserve to because I could copy music on them. Well, first I don't burn audio CD, I simply use my mp3 player, and secondly, I don't like french canadian music () so I listen mostly to american and some european artists (english singing ones).

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RE: This is wrong
by rexstuff on Wed 7th Oct 2009 21:17 in reply to "This is wrong"
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Actually that blank CD levy in Canada is an interesting thing. Though hailed as a major victory at the time, because of it, the CRIA (Canadian RIAA) have found it very difficult to prosecute or limit downloading of music. I don't remember off the top of my head, but it may even be considered legal.

Suffice to say, the CRIA now rues the day they convinced the government to pass that law ;)

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RE[2]: This is wrong
by jal_ on Thu 8th Oct 2009 13:48 in reply to "RE: This is wrong"
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Actually that blank CD levy in Canada is an interesting thing.

We have the same thing in the Netherlands, where there's another organisation controlling the levy. They want it on MP3 players as well, which would double their cost. Luckily up till now this has been barred by the government, pointing to a lack of European legislation on the point.


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RE[2]: This is wrong
by pepa on Thu 8th Oct 2009 17:29 in reply to "RE: This is wrong"
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In Holland we have a similar tax. I guess they now need to start heavily taxing harddrive sales...

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