Category Archives: copyright

5 Problems with National ID Cards


In Manila, there’s another possible source of ID theft: the double visa scheme. A hacker could easily get hold of one your visas, which he could use to steal your national ID ‘Prospective overseas Filipino workers should avoid having double … Continue reading

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Primitive Retro-Hair Trend


Notice the hair? Same as the teen trend now isn’t it? That man was a tribal head-hunter during the 1940s. Add the ‘caveman’ short pants which is below the knees and the trend now too and we have primitives and … Continue reading

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A Guide to the Use and Abuse of Clichés


When you dub something as a best-kept-secret, you expose it—it’s no longer a secret ‘…lexicographer and linguistics researcher Orin Hargraves embarks on a quest to empower you to “proceed with the confidence that you have made peace with clichés through … Continue reading

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Is Web Browsing Copyright Infringement?


Publishers claim so but the EU Court of Justice says no ‘Europeans may browse the Internet without fear of infringing copyrights, as the EU Court of Justice ruled Thursday in a decision that ends a four-year legal battle threatening the … Continue reading

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Waiving ‘Moral Rights’ as an Author


Nature Publishing Group Requires Faculty Authors to Waive ‘Moral Rights’ ‘Faculty authors who contract to write for the publisher of Nature, Scientific American, and many other journals should know that they could be signing away more than just the economic … Continue reading

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The Consumers ‘Right to Record’ (tape)


The amazing story of Sony’s Betamax This famous decision became one of only a few that can be said to have significantly expanded the “fair use” clause of copyright law. ‘In 1976, shortly after its Betamax machine hit the market, … Continue reading

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Courtney Love Case and Twitter Defamation


Courtney Love’s Libel Trial Inspires This Proposed Fix for Twitter Defamation Courtney Love case could shape law on Twitter defamation Courtney is not just another dumb blond even if she appears to be. As an activist, she wrote an intelligent … Continue reading

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