Everything Wrong with Digital Copyright (And How to Fix It)

gizmodo.com

Dig­i­tal copy­right is bro­ken. We know this inher­ent­ly, and wheeze exas­per­a­tion when­ev­er the lat­est non­sen­si­cal DRM news crops up. But fix­ing it’s not as sim­ple as toss­ing the whole sys­tem out the win­dow. So here’s a break­down o…

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Everything Wrong with Digital Copyright (And How to Fix It)

Copyright law on the digital frontier

Google search now gets 2.5 million copyright removal requests a week, up from 250,000 in May
By Adi Robertson, theverge.com

Use of Google’s take­down tool for search results has grown ten­fold in the past six months, the com­pa­ny reports. When it start­ed pub­licly post­ing take­down notices in late May, around 250,000 requests a week went through the sys­tem — which…

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GoPro camera used for stratospheric imaging

GoPro Camera Records Sky Divers and Surfers
By NICK BILTON, nytimes.com

There have been two major mile­stones in nar­cis­sis­tic pho­tog­ra­phy in the last cen­tu­ry. The first was the inven­tion of the self-timer, which Kodak began sell­ing dur­ing World War I. The sec­ond came a few years ago, as teenagers stood at…

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