The “copyright directive” that will be voted tomorrow in the EU parliament is so (words fail me here) to be, as they say, “not even wrong”. But if it is approved, it may have a wonderful, long overdue unintended consequence.
A Chinese court just issued a ruling that may have huge implications for blockchain in China, and give EU lawmakers some good ideas.
A movie just broke exactly the same record of many other movies before it, and for exactly the same reason: copyright abuse.
Here is my own humble summary of the stupidest idea you NEED to block now in Europe, in the simplest possible terms.
Maybe you had not realized it yet, but the shady industry of porn attracts some REAL professionals. As in this case of the girl who designed porn banners by finding online, and then creatively assemblying, hundreds of images like these:
I sincerely apologize for the clickbait title, but sometimes you really can’t avoid them.
Yes, you read that right. This is one reason:
There is fake news, that is the more or less “alternative-” facts published specifically for political propaganda, or just to make some buck. But there is also news that are true but deliberately CLONED, like animals in factory farms. Here is a real-world example from Italy (IMPORTANT UPDATE, July 17th 2018, at the bottom of the post!!)
- Today’s copyright law is ridiculous and offensive, to say the least, and this week it’s Mr Roger’s Neighborhood” turn to prove it. Andrea James writes on Boing Boing that "Over the weekend, two episodes of Mister Roger's Neighborhood "Conflict" series unexpectedly appeared on YouTube after being unavailable for three decades. YouTube quickly removed them, but to many, the timing felt related to Trump's plans to defund PBS." The full story is here, but I’m not mentioning it it because it may “be a message to Trump”.