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Scooter startup Bird tried to silence a journalist. It did not go well. – TechCrunch

Scooter startup Bird tried to silence a journalist. It did not go well. – TechCrunch Cory Doctorow doesn’t like censorship. He especially doesn’t like his own work being censored. Anyone who knows Doctorow knows his popular tech and culture blog Boing Boing, and anyone who reads Boing Boing knows Doctorow …

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A long and winding road to new copyright legislation – TechCrunch

A long and winding road to new copyright legislation – TechCrunch Dave Davis joined Copyright Clearance Center in 1994 and currently serves as a research analyst. He previously held directorships in both public libraries and corporate libraries and earned joint master’s degrees in Library and Information Sciences and Medieval European …

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What you need to know ahead of the EU copyright vote – TechCrunch

What you need to know ahead of the EU copyright vote – TechCrunch European Union lawmakers are facing a major vote on digital copyright reform proposals on Wednesday — a process that has set the Internet’s hair fully on fire. Here’s a run down of the issues and what’s at …

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Wikimedia warns EU copyright reform threatens the ‘vibrant free web’ – TechCrunch

Wikimedia warns EU copyright reform threatens the ‘vibrant free web’ – TechCrunch The Wikimedia Foundation has sounded a stark warning against a copyright reform proposal in Europe that’s due to be voted on by the European Parliament next week. (With the mild irony that it’s done so with a blog …

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At last an end to geoblocking in Europe? Nope, not by a long chalk…

The European Commission is holding a press conference later today to trumpet progress made on ending “unjustified geoblocking”, as it tells it, with the stated aim of greasing the wheels of pan-EU ecommerce in time for Christmas. Which, from a consumer point of view, sounds great. Unfortunately it’s not quite …

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How AI and copyright would work

Dave Davis joined Copyright Clearance Center in 1994 and currently serves as a research analyst. He previously held directorships in both public libraries and corporate libraries and earned joint master’s degrees in Library and Information Sciences and Medieval European History from Catholic University of America. Self-aware robots, androids or call-them-what-you-will …

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