Archive for the 'copyright' Category

Speak out against the Canadian uber-DMCA

Posted by mikedaum on June 13th, 2008

Seems the Tories have yet again proposed their horrible, horrible copyright legislation.  What’s being proposed is very similar to the disastrous DMCA in the US, but goes even farther.  Good for Hollywood, good for the RIAA, bad for people.  Very bad.

Boing Boing today has a post which links to this excellent site which is set up to make it easy to voice your opinion to your MP.  Takes about 20 seconds, and could make a big difference.  So please go send the letter.

Allofmp3 to return

Posted by mikedaum on August 27th, 2007

Yay.  According to this message on their site, allofmp3 will soon resume their tasty service.  Seems a Russian court has recently decided that, as they always charmingly pointed out, allofmp3 does not violate any Russian copyright laws.  To my knowledge, they do not violate any Canadian ones either.  Umm, there might be a bit of problem with US copyright law though….but I’m no expert.