Copyright Reads

2018

September
Russel, J. (2018, September 25). Some progress in Find a Grave image appropriation. The Legal Genealogist. Retrieved on September 25, 2018 from: https://www.legalgenealogist.com/2018/09/25/some-progress-in-findagrave-image-appropriation/

Notable Quotable: “Full-sized copies of images from FindAGrave appeared on the PeopleLegacy website overwritten with a watermark from PeopleLegacy. The vast majority of the images are copyrighted images, with the copyright owned by individual contributors to FindAGrave. Many others, perhaps not copyright protected, were family photographs that had been uploaded to the FindAGrave site by individuals as well.”

Lee, T. (2018, September 19). Senate passes copyright bill to end 140-year protection for old songs. Ars Technia. Retrieved on September 25, 2018 from: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/09/senate-passes-copyright-bill-to-end-140-year-protection-for-old-songs/

Notable Quotable: “we saw a rare moment of bipartisan and trans-industry harmony on copyright law, as the Senate unanimously passed the Music Modernization Act, a bill that creates a streamlined process for online services to license music and federalizes America’s bizarre patchwork of state laws governing music recorded before 1972.”

Finley, K. (2018, September 19). Europe’s new copyright law could change the web worldwide. Wired. Retrieved on September 25, 2018 from: https://www.wired.com/story/europes-copyright-law-could-change-the-web/

Notable Quotable: “Traditionally, internet users are liable for the content they upload to platforms like Facebook and YouTube, not the platforms themselves. Much as in the US, the platform isn’t held liable for copyright infringement or other illegal content so long as a company removes that content quickly once notified. Article 13 of the new EU legislation changes that by holding platforms directly accountable for the content they host, with a few exceptions.”