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#RiskyBusiness: Risk Management for Nonprofits: Copyright

Blue Avocado

The post #RiskyBusiness: Risk Management for Nonprofits: Copyright appeared first on Blue Avocado. The web designer downloads the image from a website of a nonprofit that does similar work, and the other nonprofit has provided an email saying they don’t mind if you use the image. True or false: […].

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The Case for Copyright Exceptions and Fair Use

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

For on January 17, 1984, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that consumers could tape their favorite TV shows and watch them later without the copyright holder’s consent. 417 (1984), also known as the “ Betamax case ”, is a landmark copyright precedent that has had enormous implications for the media economy. copyright law.

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Watch Your Content: Protecting Your Website Against Copyright Infringement

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So it’s little surprise that the massive proliferation of online resources has spawned a major problem: protecting website content from copyright infringement in the form of plagiarism or outright theft. Thankfully, there are preventative measures you can take to protect your web content copyrights.

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Upholding The Social Bargain: Bookshare and Copyright Compliance

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

copyright law. The Section 121 copyright exception (often known as the Chafee Amendment after the Senator who introduced it in 1996) makes it possible for Benetech to scan just about any book and make it available to this community. The publishing industry and disability organizations both agreed on this provision of copyright law.

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Reply Comments on the Proposed Treaty for Access to Copyrighted Works

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We filed the following comments to the Copyright Office's request for comments on issues about access for people with print disabilities. Many of the comments critical of the proposed treaty come from parties that object in principle to copyright exceptions, rather than having a direct stake in the issue at hand.

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Fascinating Meeting at the Copyright Office

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Last Friday I spent almost two and a half hours in a wide-ranging conversation with Maria Pallante of the Copyright Office (and two other folks whose full names I didn't write down). copyright exemption for serving the print disabled is commonly called the Chafee Amendment: Section 121 of copyright law. copyright law.

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Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights at WIPO

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I'm here in Geneva for the 20th Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights meeting. This is the international forum for discussing copyright issues, and it is the body considering the Treaty for the Visually Impaired (TVI).

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Free Report on Nonprofits and Copyright

Tech Soup Blog

Technology in the Arts recently released an excellent report on copyright law. PICT was in an uncomfortable middle ground: the company used union artists and performed copyrighted works, but lacked the Met's clout. I find the three companies' stories interesting.

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Fair Use Victory Advances a Future of Accessibility for All

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

HathiTrust, a unanimous three-judge panel concluded that digitizing books in order to enhance research and provide access to individuals with print disabilities is lawful on the grounds of fair use —that is, a limitation and exception to the exclusive rights granted by copyright law to the author of a creative work ( Section 107 of the U.S.

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Commercial Availability: The Poison Pill for Marrakesh Treaty Implementation

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

That’s the lobbying position of some companies in the intellectual property field when implementing the new Marrakesh Copyright Treaty. Our experience successfully building Bookshare under the United States copyright exception, which has no such commercial availability limitation, informs this strong opinion.

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The Road to Accessibility without Borders: Celebrating the One-Year Anniversary of the Marrakesh Treaty

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One year ago, on June 28, 2013, at a diplomatic conference in Marrakesh, Morocco, the World Intellectual Property Organization ( WIPO ) agreed on a historic international copyright exception for people with print disabilities. a11y accessibility blind Bookshare copyright IP Marrakesh Treaty print disabilities visual impairment WIPO'

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Tribute to My Mentor

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Gerry quickly did the legal research and came back to explain that my idea, which seemed like it should be illegal, was 100% permitted under an obscure provision of the copyright law! I went to Gerry with the idea for Bookster. He also firmly suggested that I needed to change the name. He took the idea one step further.

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Accessible eBooks for Equal Opportunity

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The Bookshare library is made possible by a copyright exception: Section 121 of the United States Copyright Act, also known as the Chafee Amendment. Students outside the United States are not covered by this national copyright exception, because every country has its own copyright law.

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Accessibility Excitement in Geneva

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Getting some kind of licensing deal is critically important, because it will take many years for the Marrakesh Treaty to be fully implemented with its copyright exceptions. In particular, they wanted the group to endorse that a copyright exception under Marrakesh exclude works that are commercially available.

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What is in the Treaty of Marrakesh?

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First, it makes creating a national domestic copyright exception an obligation of countries that ratify the Treaty. Second, the Treaty allows for easier import and export of accessible versions of books and other copyrighted works. How Does the Treaty Meet this Goal? It does that in two main ways.

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Bringing Millions of Books to Billions of People: Making the Book Truly Accessible

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I believe it is a combination of copyright exceptions and business model innovations. For the content of books, this flexibility is expressed in ideas like public domain, when the copyright owned by the author or publisher ends at some point. Remember how crucial the Section 121 copyright exception was to creating Bookshare?

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The Great YouTube Copyright Debate

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note, however, that if you reprint a work and if the copyright is called into question, the burden will fall on you to prove that you "believed and had reasonable grounds for believing that [your] use of the copyrighted work was a fair use," according to the U.S. Copyright Office. The nature of the copyrighted work.

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Disney Mashup on Fairuse and Copyright

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

via Amalyah Keshet and Wired Magazine " Hijacked Disney Characters Explain Copyright " The ten minute movie, directed by Eric Faden , came out of Stanford University's Fair Use Project Documentary Film Program. Stanford's Fair Use Project--to which Stanford Law professor, Copyright guru, Creative Commons advocate and Wired.

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The Iron Cage of Copyright

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

strengthens the hold of copyright in our everyday life.??? The concept and mechanisms of licensing are introduced to people who would not previously consider copyrighting their works, and thus possibly commodify their creations. iron cage of copyright??? Creative Commons, writes Elkin-Koren, ???may

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Copyright Doesn’t Have to be All or Nothing: Intellectual Property Rights and Creative Commons

Allegiance Group

Copyright, according to the US government is: a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States (title 17, U. the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work. Which definition, you will note, is very vague (even the US Copyright Office admits this).

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Congressional Testimony Statement before the House Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet

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In my prepared statement, I explained why well-balanced intellectual property laws inspire technology innovation and social good, and described how our Bookshare initiative models the good that copyright exceptions can create. To make this possible, we must keep the balance in copyright.

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Why We're Blacking Out Sites: PIPA and SOPA

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Copyright hawks like Rupert Murdoch and the MPAA have attacked this movement as being for piracy, against jobs, and dangerous. Today, we're joining what is probably the largest online protest in history , by blacking out significant portions of the Benetech website, as well as our Martus and HRDAG human rights websites.

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Big Meeting on the Treaty this Week!

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The goal of the Treaty is to make a copyright exception for the blind and other people with disabilities that stop them from reading print, and to make import and export of accessible content legal. Bureaucratic barriers to utilizing a copyright exception, as proposed by some publishers, makes the cost even greater.

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We Have a Treaty…and It’s Great!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I’ve been actively advocating for an international copyright exception model that would greatly benefit people with disabilities, as anyone who has read my blog over the years can attest! copyright exception. After all, Benetech’s Bookshare initiative is the largest online library serving people with print disabilities in the world.

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Breakthrough on Global Access at WIPO in Geneva!

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There has been a major breakthrough recently on international copyright negotiations in Geneva around improved access for people who have print disabilities. Answer : A copyright exception makes it much easier for people with print disabilities to get access to the materials they need for education, employment and social inclusion.

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Benetech's Statement to the Treaty Delegates in Marrakech

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Our library is made possible both by a domestic copyright exception that makes it possible for us to add any book requested by a blind person to our library, as well as strong cooperation with publishers who provide many of their books directly to our library for free, including the rights to serve people in certain other countries.

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The Promise & Peril of Creator Tools Like ChatGPT for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

According to Creator Feed Podcast , we will likely see many more creator apps and more and more creators adopt these tools.They also predict an increase in regulations and policies aimed at addressing ethical concerns – specifically around copyright and commercial use.

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Our WIPO Statement on the Treaty for Access for People with Disabilities

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Statement of Benetech to the 22nd Session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights at the World Intellectual Property Organization June 15, 2011, Geneva, Switzerland • Greetings from California’s Silicon Valley! Now, more than 30,000 current copyrighted books are available globally on Bookshare to thousands of users. •

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How Blockchain Ensures Security in Major Industries

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More specifically, some blockchain uses that will be emerging in the future are securing copyright protections, managing elections, and improving online. As society advances into a more digital and technologically reliant age, there becomes a need for order and efficiency in performing daily tasks.

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Why Your Country Should Ratify the Marrakesh Treaty

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This historic international copyright exception treaty paves the way for a future in which people who cannot read regular printed materials can have equal access to books, regardless of where they live. There is still much to do, however, before the treaty takes full effect.

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Ratify Marrakesh!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The creation of Bookshare was made possible because of an enlightened copyright law exception. And, that American copyright exception was the inspiration for the Marrakesh Treaty! Our nonprofit organization operates Bookshare , the largest online library in the world that focuses on the needs of people with these disabilities.

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Why I’m Scared of the SOPA bill

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We’re against piracy, and have made commitments to authors and publishers to encourage compliance with copyright law. But, when asked if we know whether or not there are “pirated” copyrighted materials, we can’t say. We write software for people with disabilities as well as human rights and environmental groups. And then they go away.

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8 Torlock Alternatives and Similar Websites and Apps

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In the recent past, authorities and corporations across the world have been on a mission to fight copyright infringement by dismantling as many peer-to-peer (P2P) sharing sites as possible. Three years ago, for instance, Kickass Torrents suffered a swift death when authorities arrested its alleged founder, Artem Vaulin.

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Bookshare to Convert Open Content Textbooks to Accessible Formats

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That's a huge difference compared to copyrighted works that we convert under the copyright exemption, which we have to keep under tight controls to restrict copyrighted works to only the use of people with bona fide print disabilities in the U.S. Since they are open, we can get them and do the adaptations for accessibility.

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BBC News - Copyright group Creative Commons targets web users

AFP Blog

BBC News - Copyright group Creative Commons targets web users

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My remarks just made at WIPO today

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with print disabilities, with more than 70,000 copyrighted works in our library, the majority of which have been created under the US copyright exception by volunteers, mainly people with disabilities themselves, helping each other. • We now have global permissions for around 8,000 copyrighted books out of our 70,000. •

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Optimistic about Marrakesh Treaty!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We’re doing a ton of work with partners in India , the first country to ratify it, to allow people in India to take full advantage of India’s now-favorable copyright environment. Additionally, we have over 200,000 copyrighted accessible book titles already available in most countries in the world.

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Receiving the 2013 Migel Medal

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That treaty should replicate the successful copyright exception here in the U.S. award Fruchterman a11y Migel AFB Ferrell Bookshare accessibility blind copyright dyslexia Helen Keller copyfight SCCR treaty ebooks' We hope you’ll join us on this journey.

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Breaking News on the Global Treaty from Kareem Dale

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The United States is currently involved in important discussions at the World Intellectual Property Organization regarding ways in which to improve access to copyrighted materials throughout the World, including, specifically, for persons who are blind and visually impaired.

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SXSW 2010: Can you copyright a tweet? – Telegraph Blogs

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SXSW 2010: Can you copyright a tweet? Telegraph Blogs: "A panel at SXSW this morning looked at whether it’s possible to copyright a tweet. Fred Benenson, who teaches at NYU and works at kickstarter.com, pointed out that there have been copyright lawsuits over haikus so why couldn’t somebody sue over a tweet?"