Remove right to parody

Proposer
Floppy
State

Accepted

Vote Score

2

Age

1362 days


@Floppy edited culture.md - over 3 years ago

Copyright Reform

Reform copyright law to allow use for parody[^org-copyright].

Reform copyright law to allow format-shifting of purchased media (for example, from CD to MP3)[^org-copyright].

[^org-copyright]: Can we have our freedom to joke now please? - Open Rights Group

Immediately reduce the term of copyright from "70 years from the end of the calendar year of the author's death" to two 40 year terms, with a renewal necessary after the first 40 years. Make the necessary preparations for a general case within the World Trade Organization's Dispute Settlement Body, regarding UK conformity with the Berne Convention).

Lobby for the rest of the world to adopt the same - two 40 years terms - for copyright.

Floppy

@Floppy - over 3 years ago

These are now legal, the clauses are just out of date.

tmtmtmtm

@tmtmtmtm - over 3 years ago

@floppy do you have a citation for that? The last I knew about this was that the courts had sided with the music industry to overturn the Personal Copies for Private Use Regulations (https://www.barkerbrettell.co.uk/copyright-exemption-for-private-use-regulations-quashed-2/), and I wasn't aware that that had been successfully appealed yet, or that new legislation had been introduced.

Floppy

@Floppy - over 3 years ago

Good point, I need a proper source. Honestly I was just going on what's on the ORG website and that they're not campaigning on this any more, but it's not actually clear there either. Pop a downvote on this for now until I can provide.

Floppy

@Floppy - over 3 years ago

On parody, the guidance is now on the gov.uk site: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/exceptions-to-copyright#parody-caricature-and-pastiche

Still looking to confirm format-shifting status, but now you mention it, I do vaguely remember some sort of rollback on that, so it might still be relevant.

Floppy

@Floppy - over 3 years ago

The Copyright and Rights in Performances (Personal Copies for Private Use) Regulations 2014 enabled format-shifting for personal use, but yes, your link above states that it was quashed. I can't find anything after that that states that it's been changed since. So, format shifting still seems to be technically unlawful.

I'll update this PR to reflect that, and update the format shifting link as well. Thanks @tmtmtmtm, you had better information than me :)

@Floppy edited culture.md - over 3 years ago

Copyright Reform

Reform copyright law to allow use for parody[^org-copyright].

Re-introduce copyright reforms that allow personal format-shifting of purchased media (for example, from CD to MP3, or for backup purposes)[^format-shifting].

Reform copyright law to allow format-shifting of purchased media (for example, from CD to MP3)[^org-copyright].

[^org-copyright]: Can we have our freedom to joke now please? - Open Rights Group

[^format-shifting]: "Copyright exemption for private use: regulations quashed", Barker Brettell, September 25, 2015. https://www.barkerbrettell.co.uk/copyright-exemption-for-private-use-regulations-quashed-2/

Immediately reduce the term of copyright from "70 years from the end of the calendar year of the author's death" to two 40 year terms, with a renewal necessary after the first 40 years. Make the necessary preparations for a general case within the World Trade Organization's Dispute Settlement Body, regarding UK conformity with the Berne Convention).

philipjohn

@philipjohn - over 3 years ago

Oh good one checking on that.

Vote: ✅

@Floppy edited culture.md - over 3 years ago

Copyright Reform

Reform copyright law to allow use for parody[^org-copyright].

Re-introduce copyright reforms that allow personal format-shifting of purchased media (for example, from CD to MP3, or for backup purposes)[^format-shifting].

Reform copyright law to allow format-shifting of purchased media (for example, from CD to MP3)[^org-copyright].

[^org-copyright]: "Can we have our freedom to joke now please?", Open Rights Group: https://www.openrightsgroup.org/campaigns/modernise-copyright

[^format-shifting]: "Copyright exemption for private use: regulations quashed", Barker Brettell, September 25, 2015. https://www.barkerbrettell.co.uk/copyright-exemption-for-private-use-regulations-quashed-2/

Immediately reduce the term of copyright from "70 years from the end of the calendar year of the author's death" to two 40 year terms, with a renewal necessary after the first 40 years. Make the necessary preparations for a general case within the World Trade Organization's Dispute Settlement Body, regarding UK conformity with the Berne Convention).