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(Ars Technica)   Good: Little-known label Liberation Music gets press. Bad: Gets it for a DMCA takedown and legal threats against clear fair use in a lecture. Fark: A lecture by Harvard law professor and copyright guru Lawrence Lessig   ( divider line
    More: Asinine, Lawrence Lessig, Liberation Music, YouTube, DMCA takedowns, legal threat, Electronic Frontier Foundation, appeal court, Harvard Law  
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2013-08-24 12:20:06 PM  
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AverageAmericanGuy: Liberation Music owns the exclusive license to "Lisztomania" ... that song featured prominently in Lessig's lecture.

Pretty straightforward that Lessig was trying to use Lisztomania as one of the pillars of his presentation, seemingly without permission from Liberation Music.

I realize you geeks like to thumb your noses at content creators, and Lessig and the EFF are at the forefront of this, but the rules are the rules.

I think you're making an argument against a position no one has taken. There's a term for that, but since someone else created it, I guess I can't use it.
2013-08-24 07:29:32 PM  
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yukichigai: This may actually be the case where a copyright holder gets spanked with fines for harassment. It's pretty bad.

Hahahaha... no. The record company will say something along the lines of:

- We let a 3rd party law firm handle these, it's not us.
- There's soooooo many notices we file we can't be expected to verify them all (absurd, I know).
- It was an intern who filed it, we've already handled it internally.

and they'll scurry away with nothing to show for it. Oh ok, if it's a day where this gets infront of the wrong judge who's on a crusade to dish out the most harshest punishment of all, maybe a 5k fine that can be paid by writing-off the donation of 8000 unbought CDs (currently sitting in a warehouse in Tacoma) to a library somewhere.

DMCA damages are just for the little people.
2013-08-24 01:43:16 PM  
1 vote:

whtriced: academic critique.

It wasn't a critique at all. Maybe the article left out where Lessig was critiquing the material.
2013-08-24 11:58:51 AM  
1 vote:

AverageAmericanGuy: Lessig is so biased against copyrights that it's not possible for him to judge fair use properly. He thinks the GLP is a valid contract.

Gnome Licensing Project?
Good Lager Pour?
Greek Lesbian Parade?

Help me out here, oh copyright guru.  Explain to me the mysteries of the GLP.
2013-08-24 11:04:29 AM  
1 vote:
Lessig is so biased against copyrights that it's not possible for him to judge fair use properly. He thinks the GLP is a valid contract.
2013-08-24 10:46:33 AM  
1 vote:
Thanks Lars. You are so metal.
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