* Posts by Alsee

5 posts • joined 23 Aug 2014

Europe could be drowned in 'worthless pop culture' thanks to EU copyright plans

Alsee

Re: "People speak different languages, the group reminded Kommissar Ansip"

Actually Esperanto has moved into the lead. Esperanto Wikipedia is still somewhat active, but Klingon Wikipedia was closed in 2006.

(And the humor here is that what I said above is actually true.)

Apple grapple: Congress kills FBI's Cupertino crypto kybosh plan

Alsee

A dark place

the FBI director said mobile encryption threatened to "lead all of us to a very dark place" -

Yes, hopefully encryption WILL lead the FBI and NSA and Generic-TLA very much into the dark.

Simian selfie stupidity: Macaque snap sparks Wikipedia copyright row

Alsee

Re: So the monkey owns the copyright

"And if I record a movie with a camcorder or a concert with my phone, then I own the copyright? Exactly, right this is not the case."

Actually the legal answer is YES, you do in fact on a copyright on that recording. And if the movie-producers or concert-performers start selling copies of your recording then you can sue them into oblivion for violating your copyright. Any court in the 1st world will rule in your favor.

Of course the fact that you own your copyright does not magically cause their copyright to stop existing. If you attempt to start selling copies then they can sue you into oblivion for violating their copyright. Any court on the 1st world will rule in their favor.

There's copyright on the monkey photo, multiple copyrights on your camcorder vid.

There are many common cases where multiple overlapping copyrights exist in this manner. And what it means is that NO ONE can do anything with it, unless they have permission from all applicable copyright holders. Perhaps the most common case is when you buy a CD containing songs from multiple artists. Not only is that CD subject to overlapping copyrights of each performer, the publisher probably has a copyright on the composition of those particular songs in that particular order. No one can manufacture and sell that CD without permission from everyone.

Alsee
Happy

Re: And this is why we call them 'Freetards'.

Joefish: You might want to avoid calling people 'idiotic" and 'freetards'. It reflects rather poorly you when it turns out you were wrong.

P.S. I hereby revoke your right to use the "No Shit, Sherlock" icon. lolz.

Alsee
Holmes

RESOLVED: NO COPYRIGHT

Photographer David Slater attempted to submit a copyright registration with the U.S. Copyright Office. US Copyright Office has refused to register the copyright. Quote: "The Office will not register works produced by nature, animals, or plants".

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/08/22/us_copyright_office_rules_monkeys_selfie_public_domain/

Wikipedia was on the right side of a copyright dispute... which earns this post the "No Shit, Sherlock" icon.

P.S. I think TheRegister should have assigned the second story to the same author. After all the snide comments he put in this story it would have been nice to see a mea culpa in the followup.

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