TapTap 🎮
11 hours ago

well fuck #PaulaDeen ('s legal team) that's stupid as hell.

A hyper-edited video of her saying "now put it in the oven for 350 hours at 3 degrees" does not harm your #copyright (fuck all copyright btw) and is obviously #Fairuse due to being transformative and useless as a replacement of the original work

Just another day on #Youtube

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KilleansRow 🇺🇲 🇺🇦🍀
1 day ago

Just Catching Up Dept: So #RickBeato got invited to a bipartisan DC hearing / panel on #AI with Sen Schumer , Sen Rounds , Sen Heinrich and Sen Young et al. The hearing on issues related to #Copyright and #FairUse sets out to address a regulatory framework for dealing with AI related issues, so it's very satisfying that people with direct insight were in attendance. More of this

Rick Beato at the DCPanel on #AI
2 days ago

#FairUse ai is fair use. it has flaws and dangers. copyright infringement is not one of them.

2 days ago

photo by Toni Schneiders, 1950 ~Toni Schneiders (May 13, 1920 – August 4, 2006)
#Photography #Felines #Photographie #Fotografie #Nature #Cats #cat #CatsOfMastodon #FairUse #FediCat

black and white photo of a pair of rubber low boots with a tabby kitten in one of them just the face peeking out
5 days ago

This new #EFF (@eff) brief has the important goal of striking down the #DMCA #anticircumvention clause in the name of #FairUse and #FreeSpeech.

But the principle that "Pseudo-#IP Rules Shouldn't Block Free Speech" has the nice side effect of highlighting what's wrong with this otherwise unrelated effort:

"Jewish Americans Try to Trademark Pro-Palestinian 'River to the Sea' Slogan"

#Copyright #Trademark

5 days ago

A snowshoe #hare pauses in the Rocky mountain national park, US
Photograph: Deena Sveinsson/Wildlife Photographer

#Photography #Photographie #Fotografie #Nature #Wildlife #FairUse #NaturePhotography #WildlifePhotography

crouching on a snowy field looking at camera giant paws on either side of their face
5 days ago

A #lion #cub gets lots of attention in Maasai Mara, #Kenya
Photograph: Mark Boyd/Wildlife

#Photography #Photographie #Fotografie #Nature #Wildlife #FairUse #NaturePhotography #WildlifePhotography #Africa

nightime light wild grass surroundings cub with an adult female on either side both licking the cubs face
5 days ago

An #Ethiopian #wolf keeps an eye out in Ethiopia’s Bale mountains national park
Photograph: Axel Gomille/Wildlife

#Photography #Photographie #Fotografie #Nature #Wildlife #FairUse #NaturePhotography #WildlifePhotography #Africa

laying on green grass in profile head up gazing at the camera and lush purple flowers in a row behind them far background more grass
5 days ago

#bunny break
"Went for a walk along the River Don after a busy day at work and decided to get some shots. Just as I got back to the car and away to go home three baby bunnies were sitting looking at me. I sat down on the kerb and they didn't seem to worried by me if I didn't make them jump. This is right next to one of the busiest roads in Aberdeen, just a metre away." photo and text scott clark

#Photography #Photographie #Fotografie #Nature #Wildlife #FairUse #NaturePhotography #WildlifePhotography #rabbit

baby wild rabbit on grass
5 days ago

"The riverine rabbit (Bunolagus monticularis), also known as the bushman #rabbit or bushman hare, is a rabbit with an extremely limited distribution area, found only in the central and southern regions of the Karoo Desert of South #Africa's Northern Cape Province. It is the only member of the genus Bunolagus because of unique traits that separate it from the other leporids. It is one of the most #endangered mammals in the world, with only around 500 living adults, and 1500 overall." photo p carter
#Photography #Photographie #Fotografie #Nature #Wildlife #FairUse #NaturePhotography #WildlifePhotography

"A large rabbit with reddish ears and a mottled grey back seen from behind in a grassy field"
6 days ago

A honey #badger digs into the honeycomb of a wild #beehive, utterly indifferent to the stings from the #bees in the Kruger National Park by Chris Jek.

#Photography #Photographie #Fotografie #Nature #Wildlife #FairUse #NaturePhotography #WildlifePhotography #Africa

laying on a dead log holding a piece of the hive in front paws and bees flying all around their head
1 week ago

"An Atlantic #puffin does an inverted Snoopy impression while watching jellyfish off the Farne Islands in Great Britain’s Northumberland." photo and text b matthews

#Photography #Photographie #Fotografie #Nature #Wildlife #FairUse #NaturePhotography #WildlifePhotography #birds

turquoise water with puffin floating in it seen from underwater
1 week ago

"I had walked past this #fox street art a number of times and knew there were foxes in the area. I waited it out one evening and after a while, one of the foxes came by. It stopped briefly right by the artwork, appeared to look at it and I managed to get a photo. It then carried on its way. It really felt like a once in a lifetime opportunity!"
photo & text: m west
#Photography #Photographie #Fotografie #Nature #Wildlife #FairUse #NaturePhotography #WildlifePhotography #UrbanPhotography #StreetArt

fox on city street looking at a mural of a red fox on a city wall 
2 weeks ago

Yellow-throated Marten during a jump clicked at Corbett National Park, Uttrakhand.
photo aarzoo_khurana

#Photography #Photographie #Fotografie #Nature #Wildlife #FairUse #NaturePhotography #WildlifePhotography

beginning to jump
mid air middle of jump
landing from jumping
Mark Dingemanse
3 weeks ago

"I’ve resigned from my role leading the Audio team at Stability AI, because I don’t agree with the company’s opinion that training generative AI models on copyrighted works is ‘fair use’." — Ed Newton-Rex #generativeAI #copyright #fairuse

3 weeks ago

@panther_modern To be fair, that section seems much more (still not very much, but yet much more) reasonable in the context of the previous parts of the document that argue at length (maybe wrongly, but AFAICT not completely implausibly) that use for model training is #fairUse.

Though if model training was fair use, same should apply for all non-"AI"-created #mashUps, too, I'd think. And morally it'd only be fair if the models trained that way would themselves be made public and freely licensed

Cory Doctorow
1 month ago

Hey look at this

* How the meandering legal definition of '#FairUse' cost us #Napster but gave us Spotify

* Regarding Proposed US Restrictions on #RISCV

* DAK and the Golden Age of Gadget Catalogs


Quinn Dombrowski
2 months ago

I did this #SailorMoon outfit better in the winter when we used it (with other accessories) to play a game of "Copyright or wrong?" but it still makes me happy on the day we're talking #copyright and #fairuse in #AI class. #DHsewing

Quinn wearing a dress with art deco style Sailor Moon figures, and a public domain swirl in the middle. Leggings are a winged unicorn (not copyrightable as such).
Martin Owens
2 months ago

Haha, Extra Credits[nofedi] has a video on nebula about #FairUse and #CopyRight and the recent supreme court case.

But this very brief #twitter logo satire at the end is *chefs kiss* and I'm sharing in order to critique the artwork of the Extra Credits artists 😉

Also go watch it here:

A tired looking person looking at their phone with a blue speech bubble in the shape of a turd emoji with the new X twitter logo inside it.
2 months ago

Whilst not indigenous to the UK the Black Swan has a tendency to ingratiate itself with it's larger cousins, the Mute Swan. Side by side though they are much smaller in size and utter a musical and far reaching bugle-like sound which is very different to the Mute Swan." (photo and text N Hurst)

#Photography #Photographie #Fotografie #Nature #Wildlife #FairUse #NaturePhotography #WildlifePhotography #birds #swans

stylized photo black swan close up in front of very out of focus white swan close up and greyishwhite surrounding

@malwaretech I'm just glad machine-made works can't be copyrighted.

Which in turn means a machine can't create stuff nor violate copyright.

And yes, I do think that the #Copyrightmafia is rather working on making macine-made content copyrightable is bad.

Also no, I never lived in a juristiction that has #FairUse nor was Fair Use in any way or form enforceable...

Cory Doctorow
2 months ago

This is canonical #FairUse, the kind of copying that almost always involves overriding the objections of the site's proprietor. Not all adversarial scraping is good, but this sure is.

There's an argument that scraping the news-sites without permission might piss them off, but it doesn't bring them any real harm. But even when scraping harms the scrapee, it is sometimes legitimate - and necessary.


2 months ago

"‘Floral Bath Tub’ by Mousam Ray

A crimson sunbird is seen enjoying cooling water pooled in the petal of a banana flower in India. Ray’s images often pick birds as their subject, and in this instance he notes the sunbird is “showing a very rare behaviour”. It’s “as if nature creates a floral bath tub for her”, he says."
#Photography #Photographie #Fotografie #Nature #Wildlife #FairUse #NaturePhotography #WildlifePhotography #birds

light reddish pink flower with yellow stamens and thick green stalk -green bird laying in the one open petal -drops of water in the air -green background
3 months ago

Update. Trade orgs for very profitable US #entertainment companies, thriving under US #copyright law, are #lobbying #SouthAfrica not to adopt US-style #FairUse. The Library Copyright Alliance (#LCA) is calling them out.

The same US copyright orgs "argue that academic freedom would be threatened if scientists have the right to freely share the results of Government-funded research."

#Africa #Libraries #Maximalism #OpenAccess #OSTP

Big, wonky win for #FairUse in US #copyright:$file/22-7063-2016393.pdf

TLDR: If a tech standard becomes part of a legal standard, you can share it freely online without fear of liability for infringement.

“Many private organizations develop and copyright suggested technical standards ... We hold that the non-commercial dissemination of such standards, as incorporated by reference into law, constitutes fair use and thus cannot support liability for copyright infringement.

🤘 The Metal Dog 🤘
4 months ago

DragonForce Hit with Bullsh*t Copyright Strike on Their Own YouTube Page
Seems like something's broken here... The post DragonForce Hit with Bullsh*t Copyright Strike on Their Own YouTube Page.

#DragonForce #CopyrightStrike #CopyrightInfringement #Metalsucks #YouTube #FairUse #OnlinePiracy #MusicIndustry

Alex Wild
5 months ago

On the left, my original photograph of an acrobat ant. On the right, an image that Orkin just put on their website to illustrate an acrobat ant.

They did not get my permission to use this image. I do not think moving one antenna and flipping the image is transformative enough to consider this fair use.

#Copyright #Ants #FairUse

A photograph of a red and black ant on a white background.
A digital drawing of a red and black ant on a plain background.
Stephen Shankland
6 months ago

Rick Beato (who is great, btw) about blocking YouTube videos that reference or excerpt various bands' music (Beatles, Guns n Roses, AC/DC, Eagles...) vs. just demonetizing them: you're dooming yourself to be forgotten.
#Music #copyright #YouTube #FairUse

Creative Commons
7 months ago

Have you been watching Warhol v. Goldsmith? We think #FairUse might still be OK after the US Supreme Court ruled on this closely watched case. While it’s hard to predict the full ramifications of this decision now, our initial opinion is that it's not ideal, but also not the death knell for transformative fair use that many feared it could have been.

An orange and black Andy Warhol silk-screen painting of Prince, circa 1984, cropped to show just Prince's face.
Aaron Moss
7 months ago

Not content with swallowing Factor 1, the ever-hungry transformative use is now happily munching on Factor 4 as well. Maybe its just like my mother. She's never satisfied.

#warhol #supremecourt #fairuse

Cory Doctorow
8 months ago

But what about #FairDealing (similar to #FairUse)? Linkletter argued that linking to a video that shows that Proctorio's assurances to parents and students about its products' benign nature were contradicted by the way it talked to educators was fair dealing. Fair dealing is a broad suite of limitations and exceptions to copyright for the purposes of commentary, criticism, study, satire, etc.


Cory Doctorow
8 months ago