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German knife law for knives and sharp tools | Knife-Blog https://knife-blog.com/german-knife-law/

Recently someone was asking me about #knife laws in Germany. It's complicated.
#law #weapon #germany
German knife law for knives and sharp tools
 

Copyright All the Melodies ... or maybe not so much


I've watched Damien Riehl's amusing TEDxMinneapolis talk recently in which he and a partner algorithmically ran an exhaustive brute-force attack on all melodies consisting of 12 notes of 8 tones (the chromatic scale), as an end-run around copyright closing in on all possible musical melodies.

The methods are ingenious, and the goals admirable. The reasoning, however, seems faulty on at least two points.

Standing


If Riehl & co have in fact contributed their works to the public domain, instead of licensing them, they've fallen victim to one of the classic blunders: Ceding standing.

Though not precedent, the example of Highsmith vs. Getty, in which a photographer (Carol Highsmith) contributed her life's work to the US Library of Congress and the public domain, was sent a cease-and-desist by Getty Images / Almy / LCS demanding a licensing fee, and in turn sued, in a somewhat celebrated case, for $1 billion.

Getty claimed in press that they would mount a vigorous defence, and apparently did:
Highsmith had no right to claim misuse or infringement, said Getty, because she gave up that right when she donated her images into the public domain.

In late October [2016], the courts agreed with Getty, basically destroying Highsmith’s case.
-- $1 Billion Getty Images Lawsuit Ends Not with a Bang, but a Whimper

I'll note that Highsmith's actions did spare her the licensing demand. But they denied her (and the countless others who receive such utterly baseless claims daily) any true justice. Individual property rights are apparently well-defended in US courts, but collective rights ... not so much.

Authorship


The other notable hole in Riehls theory is of course 17 USC 102, Subject Matter of Copyright
Copyright protection subsists, in accordance with this title, in original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression, now known or later developed, from which they can be perceived, reproduced, or otherwise communicated, either directly or with the aid of a machine or device.
Note the components. Fixity in a tangible medium is necessary but not sufficient. The work must be not only original (arguably met in at least part) but of authorship, on which algorithmic exhaustive search ... is on markedly thinner ground. Is this a mere compilation of facts (Feist v. Rural Electric), or a nonhuman author (Slater v. PETA "monkey selfie").

I suspect others have raised these, similar, or other objections.

I do appreciate the spirit and effort, however.
Adapted from an email sent to Fastcase, Mr. Riehl's employer.

#DamienRiehl #copyright #infringement #publicDomain #law #NiceTryBut
 

Copyright All the Melodies ... or maybe not so much


I've watched Damien Riehl's amusing TEDxMinneapolis talk recently in which he and a partner algorithmically ran an exhaustive brute-force attack on all melodies consisting of 12 notes of 8 tones (the chromatic scale), as an end-run around copyright closing in on all possible musical melodies.

The methods are ingenious, and the goals admirable. The reasoning, however, seems faulty on at least two points.

Standing


If Riehl & co have in fact contributed their works to the public domain, instead of licensing them, they've fallen victim to one of the classic blunders: Ceding standing.

Though not precedent, the example of Highsmith vs. Getty, in which a photographer (Carol Highsmith) contributed her life's work to the US Library of Congress and the public domain, was sent a cease-and-desist by Getty Images / Almy / LCS demanding a licensing fee, and in turn sued, in a somewhat celebrated case, for $1 billion.

Getty claimed in press that they would mount a vigorous defence, and apparently did:
Highsmith had no right to claim misuse or infringement, said Getty, because she gave up that right when she donated her images into the public domain.

In late October [2016], the courts agreed with Getty, basically destroying Highsmith’s case.
-- $1 Billion Getty Images Lawsuit Ends Not with a Bang, but a Whimper

I'll note that Highsmith's actions did spare her the licensing demand. But they denied her (and the countless others who receive such utterly baseless claims daily) any true justice. Individual property rights are apparently well-defended in US courts, but collective rights ... not so much.

Authorship


The other notable hole in Riehls theory is of course 17 USC 102, Subject Matter of Copyright
Copyright protection subsists, in accordance with this title, in original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression, now known or later developed, from which they can be perceived, reproduced, or otherwise communicated, either directly or with the aid of a machine or device.
Note the components. Fixity in a tangible medium is necessary but not sufficient. The work must be not only original (arguably met in at least part) but of authorship, on which algorithmic exhaustive search ... is on markedly thinner ground. Is this a mere compilation of facts (Feist v. Rural Electric), or a nonhuman author (Slater v. PETA "monkey selfie").

I suspect others have raised these, similar, or other objections.

I do appreciate the spirit and effort, however.
Adapted from an email sent to Fastcase, Mr. Riehl's employer.

#DamienRiehl #copyright #infringement #publicDomain #law #NiceTryBut
 

Männlichkeit als Mangel | law blog


HIhi ;)

#law #Recht #humor
Männlichkeit als Mangel
 

Männlichkeit als Mangel | law blog


HIhi ;)

#law #Recht #humor
Männlichkeit als Mangel
 
Some good points why all this talk of ruling out a no-deal Brexit is standing on rather shaky ground....The myth of “ruling out a No Deal Brexit”
#brexit #UK #EU #politics #law #nodeal
The myth of “ruling out a No Deal Brexit”
 
#legal #law #copyright #foss #oss #opensource #software #game #games #gaming #psx #playstation #playstation1 #spongebob #gpl #gplviolation #programming #computerscience
 

EU’s Parliament Signs Off on Disastrous Internet Law: What Happens Next?


In a stunning rejection of the will of five million online petitioners, and over 100,000 protestors this weekend, the European Parliament has abandoned common-sense and the advice of academics,…
Article word count: 531

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19491061
Posted by sanqui (karma: 1193)
Post stats: Points: 181 - Comments: 68 - 2019-03-26T12:24:08Z

\#HackerNews #disastrous #eus #happens #internet #law #next #off #parliament #signs #what
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[1]Deeplinks Blog by [2]Veridiana Alimonti | March 21, 2019
[3]Hiperderecho, the leading digital rights organization in Peru, in collaboration with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, today launched its second ¿[4]Quien Defiende Tus Datos? (Who Defends Your Data?), an evaluation of the privacy practices of the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that millions of Peruvians use every day. This yearʼs...

[5]Deeplinks Blog by [6]Danny OʼBrien | March 1, 2019
Earlier this month, security researcher Victor Gevers [7]found and disclosed an exposed database live-tracking the locations of about 2.6 million residents of Xinjiang, China, offering a window into what a digital surveillance state looks like in the 21st century. Xinjiang is China’s largest province, and home to China’s Uighurs...

[8]Deeplinks Blog by [9]Katitza Rodriguez | February 21, 2019
Law enforcement access to data is in the middle of a profound [10]shake-up [11]across the globe. States are pushing to get quicker, deeper, and more invasive access to personal data stored on the global Internet, and are looking to water down the international safeguards around privacy and due...

[12]Deeplinks Blog by [13]Veridiana Alimonti, Annie Harrison | January 31, 2019

[14]International
[15]Deeplinks Blog by [16]Danny OʼBrien | January 18, 2019
Update, January 18: EU ministers have failed to [17]approve the compromise text—with Germany, Belgium, Poland, Sweden, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Finland and Slovenia, Italy, Croatia, and Portugal all voting against the current Article 13/11 proposal. Keep up the pressure! If you’re in the Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Germany, Poland, Sweden...

[18]International
[19]Deeplinks Blog by [20]Danny OʼBrien | December 28, 2018
To the extent that 260-page regulations can ever be said to be “famous,” Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) certainly had its moment in limelight in 2018. When it came into force on May 25, it was heralded by a flurry of emails from tech companies, desperate to re-establish their...

[21]Deeplinks Blog by [22]Jillian C. York | December 26, 2018
This year, we refocused our attention on [23]Offline, our project that seeks to raise awareness of and provide actions readers can take to support imprisoned bloggers, digital activists, and technologists. Originally launched in 2015, Offline currently features six individuals from four countries whose critical voices have been silenced by...

[24]Deeplinks Blog by [25]Veridiana Alimonti | December 18, 2018
[26]Fundación Karisma, Colombia’s leading digital rights organization, just launched its fourth annual ¿Dónde Estan Mis Datos? report in collaboration with EFF. The results are even more encouraging than the ones seen [27]in 2017, with significant improvement in transparency - five companies published transparency reports, and four publicly explained...

[28]Deeplinks Blog by [29]Cory Doctorow | December 13, 2018
Today, EU negotiators in Strasbourg struggled to craft the final language of the Copyright in the Single Digital Market Directive, in their last possible meeting for 2019. They failed, thanks in large part to the Directive’s two most controversial clauses: Article 11, which requires paid licenses for linking to news...

[30]Deeplinks Blog by [31]Danny OʼBrien | December 10, 2018
EFF, as part of a coalition of over sixty other human rights groups led by [32]Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International —[33]still have questions for Sundar Pichai, Google’s CEO. Leaks and rumors continue to spread from Google about “Project Dragonfly,” a secretive plan to create a censored, trackable...

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32. https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/12/10/5-questions-google-about-controversial-china-search-project
33. https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/12/10/open-letter-response-google-project-dragonfly-china-and-human-rights

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EU’s Parliament Signs Off on Disastrous Internet Law: What Happens Next?


In a stunning rejection of the will of five million online petitioners, and over 100,000 protestors this weekend, the European Parliament has abandoned common-sense and the advice of academics,…
Article word count: 531

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19491061
Posted by sanqui (karma: 1193)
Post stats: Points: 181 - Comments: 68 - 2019-03-26T12:24:08Z

\#HackerNews #disastrous #eus #happens #internet #law #next #off #parliament #signs #what
Article content:




[1]Deeplinks Blog by [2]Veridiana Alimonti | March 21, 2019
[3]Hiperderecho, the leading digital rights organization in Peru, in collaboration with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, today launched its second ¿[4]Quien Defiende Tus Datos? (Who Defends Your Data?), an evaluation of the privacy practices of the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that millions of Peruvians use every day. This yearʼs...

[5]Deeplinks Blog by [6]Danny OʼBrien | March 1, 2019
Earlier this month, security researcher Victor Gevers [7]found and disclosed an exposed database live-tracking the locations of about 2.6 million residents of Xinjiang, China, offering a window into what a digital surveillance state looks like in the 21st century. Xinjiang is China’s largest province, and home to China’s Uighurs...

[8]Deeplinks Blog by [9]Katitza Rodriguez | February 21, 2019
Law enforcement access to data is in the middle of a profound [10]shake-up [11]across the globe. States are pushing to get quicker, deeper, and more invasive access to personal data stored on the global Internet, and are looking to water down the international safeguards around privacy and due...

[12]Deeplinks Blog by [13]Veridiana Alimonti, Annie Harrison | January 31, 2019

[14]International
[15]Deeplinks Blog by [16]Danny OʼBrien | January 18, 2019
Update, January 18: EU ministers have failed to [17]approve the compromise text—with Germany, Belgium, Poland, Sweden, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Finland and Slovenia, Italy, Croatia, and Portugal all voting against the current Article 13/11 proposal. Keep up the pressure! If you’re in the Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Germany, Poland, Sweden...

[18]International
[19]Deeplinks Blog by [20]Danny OʼBrien | December 28, 2018
To the extent that 260-page regulations can ever be said to be “famous,” Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) certainly had its moment in limelight in 2018. When it came into force on May 25, it was heralded by a flurry of emails from tech companies, desperate to re-establish their...

[21]Deeplinks Blog by [22]Jillian C. York | December 26, 2018
This year, we refocused our attention on [23]Offline, our project that seeks to raise awareness of and provide actions readers can take to support imprisoned bloggers, digital activists, and technologists. Originally launched in 2015, Offline currently features six individuals from four countries whose critical voices have been silenced by...

[24]Deeplinks Blog by [25]Veridiana Alimonti | December 18, 2018
[26]Fundación Karisma, Colombia’s leading digital rights organization, just launched its fourth annual ¿Dónde Estan Mis Datos? report in collaboration with EFF. The results are even more encouraging than the ones seen [27]in 2017, with significant improvement in transparency - five companies published transparency reports, and four publicly explained...

[28]Deeplinks Blog by [29]Cory Doctorow | December 13, 2018
Today, EU negotiators in Strasbourg struggled to craft the final language of the Copyright in the Single Digital Market Directive, in their last possible meeting for 2019. They failed, thanks in large part to the Directive’s two most controversial clauses: Article 11, which requires paid licenses for linking to news...

[30]Deeplinks Blog by [31]Danny OʼBrien | December 10, 2018
EFF, as part of a coalition of over sixty other human rights groups led by [32]Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International —[33]still have questions for Sundar Pichai, Google’s CEO. Leaks and rumors continue to spread from Google about “Project Dragonfly,” a secretive plan to create a censored, trackable...

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5. https://www.eff.org/updates?type=blog
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7. https://www.zdnet.com/article/chinese-company-leaves-muslim-tracking-facial-recognition-database-exposed-online/
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9. https://www.eff.org/about/staff/katitza-rodriguez
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16. https://www.eff.org/about/staff/danny-obrien-0
17. https://juliareda.eu/2019/01/copyright-hits_wall/
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28. https://www.eff.org/updates?type=blog
29. https://www.eff.org/about/staff/cory-doctorow
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31. https://www.eff.org/about/staff/danny-obrien-0
32. https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/12/10/5-questions-google-about-controversial-china-search-project
33. https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/12/10/open-letter-response-google-project-dragonfly-china-and-human-rights

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