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Re: Free Speech

Postby recluse » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:17 am

I heard something about a sex trafficking bill being pushed through Congress that would hold internet sites responsible for what users post as it relates to sex trafficking. That seems like a really dumb idea. I know it's being fought, but are our politicians dumb or corrupt enough to actually back a bill like that?
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Re: Copyright / Fair Use / Anti-SLAPP / etc.

Postby mrgreen » Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:21 pm

Appeals Court Says It's Okay To Copyright An Entire Style Of Music
Excellent article regarding general topic of copyright and how it is often the case that the legal system completely fails.
The Gayes, no doubt, are pleased by this outcome. They shouldn’t be. They own copyrights in many musical works, each of which (including “Got to Give It Up”) now potentially infringes the copyright of any famous song that preceded it.
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Re: Entire Style Of Music

Postby cactuspete » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:26 am

mrgreen: Determining whether or not a song is overly similar to another song should be a very specific and exact matter. It shouldn't just be generally similar, but it should be a matter of almost direct copying. I think sometimes even very intelligent people lose track of the intent and purpose of the law. Apparently even experienced judges are likely to misapply the law.
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