Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Jan 2011 12:02 UTC
Multimedia, AV I generally need a billion words to explain the problems inherit in the current copyright system. Joss Stone needs just one minute. "I don't care how you hear it - as long as you hear it." Can we please appoint Ms Stone as supreme overlord of the universe?
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JAlexoid
Member since:
2009-05-19

It is not illegal in EU at all. It is a copyright violation, but not a criminal offense.

Copyright is no right - it's a privilege (and a bad one, just like all other privileges).


In most EU countries, there is no such thing as copyright(Maybe UK and Ireland have copyright). There are author's rights.

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dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

That's merely the name of the laws. These laws also cover what is "copyright" in English. Danish "ophavsret" (author right) is essentially identical to the concept of "copyright" in that the laws on author rights also handle the question of copyright. But the difference in name does show certain fundamental cultural differences between European countries and USA.

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

That's merely the name of the laws. These laws also cover what is "copyright" in English. Danish "ophavsret" (author right) is essentially identical to the concept of "copyright" in that the laws on author rights also handle the question of copyright. But the difference in name does show certain fundamental cultural differences between European countries and USA.


Agh... They are very similar when covering the right to reproduce, but author's rights are much wider than copyright. Main difference, the attribution clause. Copyright has no attribution clause, only authors' rights protect attribution(prevention of plagiarism).

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