In 1709 (or was it 1710?) the Statute of Anne created the first purpose-built copyright law. This blog, founded just 300 short and unextended years later, is dedicated to all things copyright, warts and all.
Monday 30 April 2012
Just When [Europe] Thought It Was Safe to Go Back In the Water
And just as the Brasilian collecting society satellite model starts to be talked about as a "desirable" option for Europe - with all its cross-border licensing conundrums (see previous post here) - trouble erupts in Brasil with Cory Doctorow on boingboing reporting of collecting societies in Brasil that "15 directors have been indicted for various types of fraud" and that Brasil's Senate is proposing a new law to revamp the collection system. Is there any good news out there?