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French Publishers opt-in agreement with Google

14 June, 2012 by Julie Alimi-Londner in Copyright
Everybody heard about the Google books project where Google ambitioned to scan and create the largest digital library and bookstore. Most of the Google Books U.S database is a compilation of works in the public domain, out of print or works no longer commercially available. These works come ... read more...

Aereo “Watch now” mode: public performance or private performance?

On March 14th, 2012 a new tech company backed by Barry Diller, Aereo, launched a cloud-based broadcasting device. The company rents users in the New York City area antennas and software based VCR’s and delivers the over-the-air (i.e. free) programming to the Internet for a $12 month ... read more...

How our current copyright systems deter creation

The main goal of both French and American copyright laws is to encourage and foster creation and innovation. However, our current copyright systems make it harder and harder for creators to publish their work on the internet without infringing the law. One of our legal copyright fragilities is ... read more...