Fair Use

Proposer
Autumn-Leah
State

Accepted

Vote Score

3

Age

862 days


@Autumn-Leah edited culture.md - over 2 years ago

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

Adopt the 'Fair Use' system as a replacement for 'Fair Dealing'.

[^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).

Floppy

@Floppy - over 2 years ago

Is there a reference we can add, or a little more explanation on what this would mean? I'm not familiar with the term "Fair Dealing".

Floppy

@Floppy - over 2 years ago

(obviously I can look it up, just channeling the new readers' point of view :) )

Floppy

@Floppy - over 2 years ago

Oh, interesting, I wasn't aware of the differences, and that "fair use" is just a US thing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairdealing#UnitedKingdom

I think this is a good thing, but it needs a bit more explanation of why it's in there.

Vote: ✅

Autumn-Leah

@Autumn-Leah - over 2 years ago

I'll edit it to include links

@Autumn-Leah edited culture.md - over 2 years ago

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

Adopt the 'Fair Use' system as a replacement for 'Fair Dealing'.

[^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).

@Autumn-Leah edited culture.md - over 2 years ago

[^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/

Adopt the 'Fair Use' system as a replacement for 'Fair Dealing'.

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.