Bridgeman Images has acquired rights to images for all the 439 state-owned museums and galleries in Italy. Why this is bad are art historians, art, and culture.
Copyright should protect the creators and their work. It has been turned on its head, to generate immoral earnings for companies who have no rights in much of the content they sell.
Is it right that image libraries should charge their customers for the use of content which they know is in the public domain?
Current law does not help websites such as this, or Wikipedia – or the original artists.
Two current cases show how messy copyright can become: it is not a Happy Birthday for Harry Potter.
The most important question is what “harm” the ‘music industry’ in the UK suffers by personal copying of audio CDs etc.
Understanding and using OriginStamp’s RESTful API, so that you can create and check timestamps programmatically.
Proving the date of origin of anything electronic – for patent or copyright purposes, perhaps – has been well nigh impossible. But that has now changed.
Far from encouraging invention and technological progress, patents are increasingly the combat theatre of specialist intellectual property lawyers, the stock-in-trade of corporations that neither invent nor innovate.
The European Union recognises the need to update its copyright legislation. But are current proposals heading in the right direction?