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US Copyright Office: DMCA’s safe harbour system is “unbalanced”

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By Emmanuel LegrandThe United States Copyright Office (USCO) has opened the door to a possible revision by Congress of the safe harbour provisions contained in section 512 of title 17 of the United States Code by concluding that the mechanism set in the 1998's Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) was "unbalanced" and skewed in favour of digital platforms. The comments were included in a 200-page report from the USCO to Congress and is the first government study of the effectiveness of the no...

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Emmanuel is a Washington, DC-based freelance journalist, blogger and media consultant, specialising in the entertainment business and cultural trends. He was the US editor for British music industry trade publication Music Week. Previously, he was the editor of Impact, a magazine for the music publishing community (2007-2009), the global editor of US trade publication Billboard (2003-2006), and the editor in chief of Billboard’s sister publication Music & Media (1997-2003).

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CISAC urges South Africa’s National Assembly not to adopt the proposed Copyright Amendment Bill

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The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) has joined its voice to the local and global community of creators concerned by the pending adoption by South Africa's National Assembly of the proposed Copyright Amendment Bill and asked the country's representatives not to proceed with the adoption of the controversial legislation.

Gadi Oron, Director General of CISAC, whose members represent over five million creators around the world, has come in "support" to S...

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The European AI Office has launched

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The European Commission has officially launched the European AI Office on 22 February 2024. The new organisation is tasked with enforcing and coordinating the European Union's AI regulation.

More specifically, the AI Office will oversee the implementation and enforcement of the recently adopted AI Act, which gives the EU a comprehensive legal framework on AI. The Office will also "play a pivotal role in strengthening the development and use of trustworthy AI, driving coordination of AI poli...

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News/Media Alliance urges US Copyright Office to adopt the proposed rules on group registration of online content

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The News/Media Alliance has asked the US Copyright Office (USCO) on February 20 to immediately adopt on an interim basis the proposed rule on group registrations of updates to a news website.

The claim was made in a filing with the USCO in response to its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Group Registration of Updates to a News Website. "The proposed rule paves the way for a long-awaited ability for news publishers to efficiently register all of their online content, something that is effect...

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