Hey, British Library! Authors need better protection!

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 13:29

In a questionable yet important decision on Fair Use, Federal Judge Danny Chin determined that Google's Book Digitization Project falls under Fair Use.

In a 30-page decision (.pdf) Judge Denny Chin of New York ruled that Google’s move to digitize millions of university and commercially available books is on its face a violation of the owners’ copyrights. But Google’s limited use of the work makes the scanning “fair use” under copyright law, Chin ruled. Google’s Book-Scanning Is Fair Use, Judge Rules in Landmark Copyright Case

Seeming to follow on the heels of that news is the British Library's initiative to digitize Spare Rib, an important UK feminist magazine of the '70s and '80s. In its outreach to authors who contributed to the landmark publication, the British Library asks that authors sign over their copyrights with a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 3.0. licence.

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US Copyright Office closed for the "shutdown"

Friday, 04 October 2013 19:21

The US government "shutdown" encompasses the closing of the Library of Congress, of which the Copyright Office is a part. Registrations may be submitted but will not be processed.

Library of Congress Web Site unavailable   Library of Congress

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2013 Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year

Monday, 23 September 2013 01:57

Scottish Nature Photography Award banner

The Scottish Nature Photography Awards Photographic Competition was launched in 2010 to provide a platform to celebrate Scotland as a key destination for nature photographers and to acknowledge the excellence of the photographic work that is undertaken here through the award of the title of "Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year".

The annual competition invites entries of images taken in Scotland by professional or amateur photographers from around the world.

The 2013 Photographic Competition is open for entry 10th September 2013 - 30 November 2013.

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Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2014

Thursday, 01 August 2013 18:04

Step Up to the Plate for Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2014

pink-lady-2014-logoPink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2014 is back in focus when it opened to entries on Monday, 1 July 2013. This global celebration of the art of food photography applauds both amateur and professional, young and old, and in just two years has already established itself as a major international cultural event.

Last year entries were up a stunning 73%, with more than 5500 images coming from the far corners of the globe. The most inspiring food photography was submitted and the overall winner was a little-known photographer from Romaniawith a beautiful and endearing shot of her grandfather eating an apple.

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Airscene 2014 Airshow Calendar Competition

Thursday, 18 July 2013 21:44

Submit your best airshow images of the 2013 airshow season.

Airscene's annual calendar competition returns with continued support from past sponsors such as Key Publishing Ltd, The Red Arrows, and aviation artist Terry Jones amongst others.

Airscene 2014 Airshow Calendar Competition

Now in the competition's main phase, aircraft and airshow enthusiasts (both amateur and professional alike) are invited to submit 2 entries taken during the current airshow season for review.

Shortlisted entries will go through the final judging following the closing date (30th September 2013) by a panel of 8 judges (to be confirmed).

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