Back-room revisions to TPP sneakily crimanlizes fansubbing & other copyright grey zones


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#2

Yet another thing that bugs me. I am a huge fan of obscure cinema, and there are plenty of great films that will never be translated into a language that I can understand. The subs trading community is a wonderful thing. Of course the rights holders want to kill it, because the five people who want to watch an obscure documentary with English subs are killing the film industry.


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[quote=“doctorow, post:1, topic:73888”]the new text forces all signatories to pass criminal laws against copyright infringements where there is no damages – even where the copyright holder doesn’t complain.[/quote]So… Signatories are expected to actively police media distribution? Or is this just something the authorities are expected to be able to whip out when they have an unusual need for a particular excuse to make someone’s life miserable?


#4

Legalize freedom!


#5

i don’t have a library of gifs but the appropriate one here is the little hispanic girl asking “why can’t it be both”[quote=“Jorpho, post:3, topic:73888”]
So… Signatories are expected to actively police media distribution? Or is this just something the authorities are expected to be able to whip out when they have an unusual need for a particular excuse to make someone’s life miserable?
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#6

crimanlizes? That’s one of those engfan words isn’t it?


#7

There are no ‘grey zones’ only licensing opportunities!


#8

If any of the BB regulars is truly surprised by this, please put me on the List of People Disappointed in BoingBoing.


#9

I guess my wife, an avid Korean drama fan, can say goodbye to Viki and Drama Fever.


#10

but we have one. did work fine for this one: I searched for “why not” in the thread.


#11

thanks.


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