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networkcultures.org > Silvia Dal Dosso
Cats, Frogs and Cryptoartists: What if Auteur .jpgs Become a Luxury Good
11 mar. 2021 - When in July 2013 I met Andreas Schildbach, the first developer to write the Bitcoin Wallet for mobile, one Bitcoin was worth around 80 euros. We were sitting at a table in a bar, the Room 77, which had recently hit the headlines because the owner, Joerg Platzer, had been interviewed by the BBC for the insane act of accepting Bitcoin as a form of direct payment. Still not satisfied, Joerg had managed to convince many shops on the street, Graefestraße, to do the same, and for this reason the area was dubbed by the few nerds who knew about it and by the owners of those same shops, Bitcoin Kiez. While I was interviewing Andreas (for a documentary I was shooting), around us a bunch of developers and crypto anarchists were chatting and drinking, but Andreas was so focused on his story and I was consequently so busy trying to understand what he was saying that the voices around us had disappeared.
 · 4chan · art · blockchain · climate-change · copyright · crypto-art · decentralization · digital-art · memes · nft-s

EFF Sues Proctorio on Behalf of Student It Falsely Accused of Copyright Infringement to Get Critical Tweets Taken Down
21 apr. 2021 - Phoenix, Arizona—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a lawsuit today against Proctorio Inc. on behalf of college student Erik Johnson, seeking a judgment that he didn’t infringe the company’s copyrights when he linked to excerpts of its software code in tweets criticizing the software maker.
 · copyright · dmca · online-education · proctoring · proctorio

www.eff.org > Michael Barclay
Victory for Fair Use: The Supreme Court Reverses the Federal Circuit in Oracle v. Google
5 apr. 2021 - In a win for innovation, the U.S. Supreme Court has held that Google’s use of certain Java Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) is a lawful fair use. In doing so, the Court reversed the previous rulings by the Federal Circuit and recognized that copyright only promotes innovation and creativity when it provides breathing room for those who are building on what has come before.
 · cbs · copyright · fair-use · google · oracle · us-supreme-court

copyrightandtechnology.com > Bill Rosenblatt
Are NFTs DRM by Another Name?
15 mar. 2021 - Twenty years ago, when the first generation of DRM technologies hit the market, one of the benefits they touted was that with DRM-packaged files, consumers could be sure that they were getting the genuine content from the source. For example, if the content was a scientific journal article with research results, they could be confident that it wasn’t altered. Nobody remembers this, because nobody cared.
 · blockchain · copyright · digital-art · drm · intellectual-property · music · nft-s

medium.com > Ed Newton-Rex and Hendrik Vincent Koops
The Ethics of the AI Song Contest
18 oct. 2020 - Earlier this year, we were on the judging panel for the first international AI song contest. Run by Dutch national broadcaster VPRO, and inspired by Eurovision, the contest brought together 13 teams who battled it out, in front of the public and us judges, for supremacy in AI music. The idea wasn’t to have AI write an entire song – rather, it was to encourage human-AI collaboration.
 · ai-ethics · appropriating-the-commons · artificial-intelligence · copyright · eurovision-songfestival · music

locusmag.com > Cory Doctorow
7 sep. 2020 - You’ve probably heard of “open source software.” If you pay at­tention to the politics of this stuff, you might have heard of “free software” and even know a little about the ethical debate underpin­ning the war of words between these two labels. I’ve been involved since the last century, but even I never really understood what’s going on in the background until recently.
 · copyright · drm · fair-use · free-software · freedom · freedom-of-expression · google · intellectual-property · interoperability · monopolies · open-source · patents · power · standardization · switching-costs · trademarks

pluralistic.net > Cory Doctorow
Terra Nullius
11 aug. 2020 - For my podcast this week, I read my Mar 2019 Locus column, "Terra Nullius," about the way that Locke's property theory ("I found this stuff nobody was using, added my labor, now it's mine") is an act of erasure and sometimes a prelude to genocide.
 · copyright · property