All posts tagged: Fair Use

Copyright Reform in Ireland

I hope that those artists and developers who are interested in broadening out the discussion on a proposed new copyright regime in Ireland visit and contribute to this site, http://copyrightreform.ie/  Legislators should be aware that reform begins at the level of innovation, and not through the offices of intermediaries whose aims appear to be grounded in the short-term. Copyright Reform In Ireland . “This site is intended to give the public a chance to comment on, and hopefully improve, the text of a proposed submission to the Copyright Review Commission. For information on the working group that produced this text see Who We Are. It works like this: Look to the left of this page. See the Table Of Contents? Go to the bit of the document that looks like it interests you. Now, each paragraph can be commented on individually. Just click on the little blue speech bubble to add your own comment. You will be able to see all the comments on the right hand side of every page, beside the text. In addition, …

Silicon Republic, an article regarding Radical Copyright Law Reform in Ireland.

Silicon Republic article regarding ‘Radical Copyright Law Reform’  in Ireland. This morning (09/05/2011) Silicon Republic reported on a radical overhaul  of Ireland’s Copyright Law, this is interesting given that most discussions in this area have been limited in recent times to the three strikes and  you’re out nexus of anti-innovation. I am adding here the current link to the SR reportage, and a couple of links which focus on originators of work and their options in publication . In this case, mostly my focus is on poetry and poetics, as that is what this blog is  about. Poets have been innovating in this area for quite a period of time and have produced documents on fair-use , creative commons and best practices in  digitisation and social-media. I consider the issue of copyright (and especially of artist-led discussion in this area) to be of the utmost importance, therefore I have added a permanent link to the Poetry Foundation website onto my landing-page. This page shows at the top of all posts and articles, along with three others which …