The Copyright Review Committee report has been published. Headline recommendations:
Ensure the right of free speech is a central element of the new copyright regime, including in the areas of parody and satire; Legalise legitimate forms of copying by introducing an explicit and broadly defined “Fair Use” policy. Ensure the extent of copyright ownership is balanced against the public good; Design a system which is clear to all parties, including end users; Design an enforcement mechanism which is easy to understand, transparent and accessible to all parties; Target penalties at those who infringe on copyright rather than on third parties such as intermediaries; Future-proof the new regime by basing it on applicable principles rather than rules relevant to today’s technology only; Make it easy for end-users to identify and engage with owners of copyright material.Here’s hoping Sean Sherlock now does what he said he’d do, and acts on these recommendations.
Not just a Storm success story. Interesting slides indicating where a startup *stopped* using Storm as realtime wasn’t useful to their customers