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Germany’s Bundestag passes the law transposing the Copyright Directive

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By Emmanuel LegrandGermany's Bunsdestag has voted the proposed law transposing the Copyright Directive into German legislation. The May 20 vote followed last minutes attempts by the creative sector to get a text closer to the original Directive, as the draft proposed by the government introduced additional exemptions. The draft strengthens moral rights in Germany, provides mechanisms to justify immediate blocking, explicitly recognises the protection of melodies and platforms have more strin...

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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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US Register of Copyrights Shira Perlmutter joins the Council on Inclusive Innovation

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Shira Perlmutter, Register of Copyrights and Director of the US Copyright Office has joined the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)'s Council for Inclusive Innovation (CI2).

CI2 is chaired by Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, and Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and USPTO Director Kathi Vidal is Vice Chair. CI2 is tasked with helping the government in developing a national strategy for expanding innovation to build a more inclusive and expansive innovation ecosyste...

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Constitutional Court rules sections of South Africa’s Copyright Act are unconstitutional

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South Africa's Constitutional Court has unanimously ruled that sections of the Copyright Act of 1978 are unconstitutional for limiting access to reading materials in accessible formats for persons who are blind or visually impaired, without first securing permission from copyright holders.

The court has given Parliament 24 months to address the “unconstitutional” issues in the Copyright Act and "cure the defects in the act.". In the meantime, ConCourt allowed blind people to convert written ...

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Senate Judiciary Committee approves by a 15-7 vote the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act to support local news

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The US Senate Judiciary Committee advanced the bipartisan Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA or bill S. 673), sponsored by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and John Kennedy (R-La.).

The aim of the legislation is to "support small, local, independent and conservative news publications by giving them a level playing field in negotiations with Big Tech platforms that often prevent them from making a profit from their work online," according to the co-sponsors of the bill.

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