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As expected, the government of President Nicolas Sarkozy last week revived a proposal to crack down on online piracy by cutting off the Internet connections of people who ignored two warnings to stop unauthorized downloads of copyrighted movies and music.
The writers of Bilbao-Limerick and emho, two Spanish blogs, have found out that the biography of new Minister of Culture, ngeles Gonzlez-Sinde, included on the website of the Ministry and the press release announcing the new government has been copied from Wikipedia. Good move from a Minister that is meant to defend copyrights.
Saudi Arabia has intensified efforts to check the growing market of pirated CDs, DVDs, computer games and IT software, and launched raids to confiscate goods and detain those involved in the business.
Under legislation expected to be approved by Parliament after Easter, will mean that net users face having their connection cut off for repeatedly pirating music, films or games.
To curb copyright infractions in Vietnam, heavy fines will be imposed said an official from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.The Chief of the Copyright Agency, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Dr. Vu Manh Chu, said that copyright violations are rampant in all fields, particularly in music, literature, recording, software and broadcasting.
This latest IRIS Special report focuses on the rights and remuneration of creative forces other than producers and composers, namely script writers, set designers, cameramen, sound designers, lighting designers, editors, choreographers, costume designers, make-up artists, actors, dubbing artists, dancers, musicians, vocal performers and others.