Posted on March 2, 2010 by Simon Phipps
Some very serious stuff in here, including insight into the degree to which European Commission bureaucrats are selling out European citizens rights. It’s a big document and I expect the analysis over the next week to reveal some matters of the greatest concern.
More analysis of the UK’s Digital Economy Bill reveals even more badness. The Bill will effectively eliminate photographers copyrights to photographs without formal registration, and give anyone the right to block photography in public places in the UK. The fact this bill is characterised by the government as “no problem” is outrageous. Both measures can be made to sound citizen-friendly but actually open out enormous loopholes that will reduce citizen rights dramatically.
Answer: yes, it is. That software you are using – like Final Cut Pro – does NOT include a license to distribute your end product and you need to separately pay fees to MPEG LA for anything you make with it. Very bad, very greedy.
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