Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Feb 2013 02:02 UTC
Legal "This means that people can no longer get convicted for violating the copyright monopoly alone. The court just declared it illegal for any court in Europe to convict somebody for breaking the copyright monopoly law when sharing culture, only on the merits of breaking the law. A court that tries somebody for violating the copyright monopoly must now also show that a conviction is necessary to defend democracy itself in order to convict. This is a considerably higher bar to meet." Well, that's progress, I guess.
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RE: Interesting
by Soulbender on Fri 8th Feb 2013 04:12 UTC in reply to "Interesting"
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

People seem to be all gung-ho for sharing, until some business wants to share information about its customers to advertisers, and then suddenly sharing is evil.


These are two completely different things. A work that is designed to be displayed to the public at large is significantly different from your personal information.

Edited 2013-02-08 04:12 UTC

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RE[2]: Interesting
by WorknMan on Fri 8th Feb 2013 05:20 in reply to "RE: Interesting"
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2005-11-13

These are two completely different things. A work that is designed to be displayed to the public at large is significantly different from your personal information.


Don't you mean 'A work that is designed to be display to people who pay for it? In other words, a work that was designed to be shared ONLY WITH CERTAIN PEOPLE, just like personal information.

Edited 2013-02-08 05:21 UTC

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RE[3]: Interesting
by Soulbender on Fri 8th Feb 2013 05:28 in reply to "RE[2]: Interesting"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

'A work that is designed to be display to people who pay for it?


No, copyright apply to works regardless of if the audience pays for it or not.

a work that was designed to be shared ONLY WITH CERTAIN PEOPLE, just like personal information.


Wow, really stretching it, aren't ya?
Personal information is in no way the same as copyrighted works.

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