Structural infringers: how to protect copyright without stifling innovation

In January, the US Copyright Office announced a study of Section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), the 1998 law in the US that is meant to allow rightsholders to remove material that infringes copyright from the internet while exempting innocent online service providers from liability.

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Michael Fraser: powerful social forces are attacking copyright

In 1985, Professor Michael Fraser entered the complex world of copyright by accident. Having casually responded to a job ad in the Sydney Morning Herald (and having got the job as 'the only applicant wearing a tie'), the young Michael Fraser's career began with a three-week investigation into the growing problem of photocopying, for the Australian Copyright Council.

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WIPO SCCR 32: Broadcasting Treaty inches forward, Exceptions & Limitations in stasis, UN Sustainable Development Goals next up?

Carlo Scollo Lavizzari, the IPA's expert legal adviser, provides a post-mortem of the 32nd meeting of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) held on 9-13 May, 2016, in Geneva.

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5 Seriously Dumb Myths About Copyright the Media Should Stop Repeating

Canadian novelist and poet, John Degen, who is also the Executive Director of The Writers' Union of Canada, wrote a no-nonsense piece debunking the five lazy lies routinely deployed by "copyleftists". As we look ahead to a week when WIPO's copyright committee will meet to debate several issues with potentially highly significant impacts on world publishing, John kindly gave the IPA permission to reproduce his article, which he originally posted on his blog

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IPA joins push for rethink of copyright exceptions and slashing of royalties in Canada

The IPA has thrown its weight behind a growing chorus calling for the Canadian Government to urgently reconsider changes to the country's copyright laws that are doing significant damage to Canadian educational publishing.

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Fair’s fair – or is it? Paul Goldstein on the rise and rise of fair use exceptions

Few people are better qualified to opine on the evolution of copyright than Paul Goldstein, widely held to be one of America's finest intellectual property legal minds. Prof. Goldstein, who is Stanford Law School's Lillick Professor of Law, has penned numerous tomes on U.S. and international copyright law, and authored eight other books, including three novels.

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