7 December 2016 at 10:47am
The European Commission recently published wide proposals to reform copyright law. One particular concern is that the proposals appear to reduce the existing legal protections for sites that host third party content.
This is Jisc's submission to the Intellectual Property Office Call for Views: Modernising the European Copyright Framework.
8 April 2015 at 7:30pm
In discussions of the "Right to be Forgotten" it is often observed that Google manages each month to deal with tens of millions of delisting requests for breach of copyright, as opposed to tens of thousands for inaccurate personal data. Often the implication seems to be that those numbers should be more similar.
31 July 2013 at 12:25pm
I've just submitted a response to the Intellectual Property Office on their proposed amendments to the education exemptions to UK copyright law. These aim to extend the same permissions for distance learning as currently apply to the premises of an educational establishment.
10 April 2013 at 10:34am
My talk at Networkshop looked at some of the changes going on in the law, especially in the measures that those who operate parts of the Internet are expected or required to take to help deal with unlawful activities on line.
There has been a resurgence of "fake" websites that infringe upon the intellectual property of our customers. Their name and brand may be misused, the design of their site may have been copied, or the website may be trying to masquerade as them. In some cases the legitimacy of the organisation running the site may be in question.
16 August 2012 at 3:16pm
Ofcom’s 2010 report on “Site Blocking” to reduce online copyright infringement concluded that using IP addresses to block infringing sites “carries a significant risk of over-blocking given that it is common practice for multiple discrete sites to share a single IP address” (page 5).
27 July 2012 at 2:18pm
Article 15 of the European Ecommerce Directive states that Member States shall not impose a general obligation on providers ... to monitor the information which they transmit or store, nor a general obligation actively to seek facts or circumstances indicating illegal activity.
23 July 2012 at 10:45am
I've just sent off a Janet response to Ofcom's consultation on the latest draft Initial Obligations Code under the Digital Economy Act 2010.
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