Posts Tagged ‘copyright’

Remixing Concepts Of Copyright

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

The recent decision by the Irish High Court – stating that ISPs cannot be forced to identify and disconnect those accused of illegal music sharing activities – brought the issue of music rights and copyright back into focus. But the very identification of what is infringing material can be a thorny matter in itself…

Sample Library Royalty Issues

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

As more and more people are producing music in their homes, the market for sample libraries is also growing. However, particularly in the realm of downloadable libraries – where the barrier to vendor entry is practically non-existent – it can pay to double-check whether the samples you use are actually cleared for commercial use…

Mix Tape Amnesty Declared In Ireland

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Home taping has long been a serious issue in Ireland, and has severely hampered the ability of major label artists to fully exploit their income streams. For a limited time only, under a new amnesty scheme, illegal mix cassettes can be returned to designated recycling points throughout Ireland, without risk of prosecution…

Originality Of The Specious

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Here’s an example of how new art can be created by copying old art – this video by Nina Paley was designed to illustrate the flaws in our current copyright systems, and how we shouldn’t be basing these systems on the impossible concept of originality…

When Copyright Goes Wrong

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Sometimes the quest to protect intellectual property does more harm than good – particularly when those claiming to be the protectors are not the actual creators of the property in question…