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The undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture, Mercedes del Palacio, today announced an initiative of the Ministry to support the legal supply of cultural content on the Internet.
This evaluation, commissioned by the Finnish Copyright Society, is part of a general assessment of the functioning and performance of the copyright and related rights system in Finland. An overall methodologyfor this assessment is being developed by the Foundation for Cultural Policy Research (CUPORE), commissioned by the Ministry of Education and Culture.
This booklet is intended to provide to all, both near and far, who are concerned with the creation, circulation and transfer of knowledge replies to certain questions they may have on the subject of copyright. It has no other objective than to clarify a complicated subject by translating legal language into language that can be easily understood by everyone.
Law-abiding publishers have to go through the ordeal of preparing and obtaining 13 documents and certificates in order to obtain tax stamps from the authorities while pirated book publishers continue to operate unhindered.
Netizens of South Korea could find themselves at the mercy of a copyright infringement firestorm today, as a tough new copyright law takes effect. A prominent social networking site is sending warnings to its customers about their behavior, noting that far reaching penalties include 6 month Internet disconnections.
Lena Adelsohn-Liljeroth, the Swedish Minister of Culture held a speech before the Swedish Society of Popular Music Composers (SKAP) yesterday evening. While she was speaking she also commented on the verdict in the Pirate Bay trial and the sentences handed out to the defendants.