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Article published in EDRi-gram 8.3 On January 28 and 29, the Council of Europe held a consultation meeting on the launch of work on a new international instrument that would create neighbouring rights for broadcasting organisations. The purpose of this initiative is to take up the work of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) which,… » read more

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EU Google Books

(contribution by Jim Killock – Executive Director to EDRi-member Open Rights Group) Article published in EDRi-gram 7.17, 9 September 2009 The EU Google Books hearing highlighted some very serious concerns with the settlement, but mainly from a rights holder point of view. The hearing itself addressed two quite distinct sets of issues; firstly concerns of… » read more

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No to copyright extension

The European Parliament is being asked to nearly double the term of copyright afforded to sound recordings. Industry lobbyists suggest that extending copyright term will help increase the welfare of performers and session musicians. But the Term Extension Directive, which will be voted on by the Legal Affairs Committee in a few weeks’ time, will… » read more

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