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Net regulations another step in - this time newspaper headlines are clasified copyrighted material!

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posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 08:29 PM

High Court ruling means newspapers can charge businesses for their web content

The High Court proceedings were intended to help give some clarity on the limits of the Newspaper Licensing Agency’s licensing scheme.

Meltwater indicated that it would appeal against the decision.

"The first instance High Court ruling undermines the basic principles of the operation and use of the internet,” said Meltwater in a statement. “First, it means that simply browsing copyright-protected content made freely available on the internet will infringe copyright if it is read without a rightsholder licence. We believe that browsing content made available on the internet should not infringe copyright.

"Secondly, simply using headlines of an article for bibliographic reference could infringe copyright. These are general principles that need to be addressed by the courts.”

Source: Telegraph

As the brief of the losers says the implications of the ruling are FAR wider than just agencies that aggregate news and sell the aggregated product. If headlines of newspapers are copyright then everybody from ATS to academia could and would fall foul of copyright laws, even using the 'ex' tags would be an infringement..

This is another reminder that this is the beginning of the end for the 'Internet Version 1' where freedom of speech and expression was permitted. The regulators are gathering pace and real world judges are making rulings with massive implications for the day to day uses of the web.

The regulators act 100% in line with the wishes of their governments. Expect more regulation.
edit on 27-11-2010 by spacedonk because: ap

posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 08:56 PM
reply to post by spacedonk

Wow, they are really turning up the heat..
Soon nothing bar emails will be allowed..Maybe..

I might have to buy some envelopes and stamps to communicate soon.


posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 09:10 PM
The teacher said "Bobby would you stand and count to 10?"
Bobby stood up and started to count,"1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9,10"
Teacher then says" Bobby you forgot a number"
Bobby asks "Which number did I forget?"
Teacher says "The one that comes after 6 but before 8"
Bobby then tells her "No, I did not forget it. I can not say it. It is copyrighted by a soft drink company"

posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 09:48 PM
reply to post by fixer1967

exactly and now facebook are trademarking the word 'face' in the context of telecommunications: facebook to trademark the word face

and as worrying from a comment to the article:

'The social network is notoriously protective of its brand. Earlier this year Facebook sued a teacher’s community website, called, for using the word ‘book’ in its name.'

Welcome to 'Internet Version 2' : all websites are equal except those websites with billion dollar balance sheets, lobby groups and top lawyers by the truckfull.


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