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EU Academics Publish Recommendations to Limit Negative Impact of Article 17 on Users

News In March 2019, the European Parliament adopted the new Copyright Directive, including the widely opposed Article 13 (later renumbered to Article 17). Alongside fears that broad filtering will take place in the absence of official licensing on platforms like YouTube, more than 50 EU academics have now published advice aimed at limiting negative impact […]

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Academics Issue ‘Emergency’ Statement Over Japan’s Proposed Download Law

More than 80 academics, researchers, lawyers, and other experts have issued an ’emergency statement’ urging the government to reconsider the scope of new proposals that would criminalize downloading of any ‘pirate’ content from the Internet, screenshots included. Since 2012, downloading music and movies that have been illegally placed online has been prohibited in Japan under […]