Two-thirds of the world have no “fair use” or “fair dealing” copyright provisions.
Intellectual property laws stifle creativity and innovation if they are too restrictive about sharing and remixing – particularly for educational and non-profit use, which would be permitted under “fair use”. We need to reform laws that are outdated, and support the growth of licensing alternatives like the Creative Commons.
More governments are making data publicly available on the Internet every year.
Budgets, election results and census data can offer valuable insights to citizens, policy-makers and journalists. How data is released, can be just as important as what data is released. Once people have the right to know, more good innovations follow.
The Fair Use / Fair Dealing map above shows Germany as one of the few countries with “Other exceptions that replace fair dealing”. However, the source (“The Fair Use/Fair Dealing Handbook”) does not mention Germany at all. Not really sure what this refers to in Germany, so cannot provide a better source.
Good thing my country (Philippines) has fair use after all 😀
Who decided the coloring on these maps?
Great source but bad map projection: Mercator NO PLEASE! http://www.iflscience.com/environment/how-maps-can-lead-you-wrong-idea/
Where is the Western Sahara territory on your map ???
Can’t see it ….. only Morocco one !!!
Do you really trust in freedom so ?
Sahara is Moroccan !!
We need to discuss profoundly about fair use and many related things _in Spanish_. Most of its consequences are hidden to the main public and are related to FTA enforced by the U. S. In Colombia the Ley Lleras was an attempt to go into even more restricted areas. Dispositions about seed copyrights are madly restrictive for Campesinos, Natives and Afrodescendants. If we try to do the opposite, we found lists of victims and leaders in the most dangerous hands in something like an “eradication” campaign; many of its symptoms can be seen reproduced throughout the region. Locally many considered… Read more »
Kind of like in Eastern Europe. But what is your point?
I think it is great that Donald Trump is getting rid of the TPP and TTIP
Possibly good or not so good. Has anyone considered the future ramifications this will have on the average U.S. citizen? The cost of buying export goods, etc. [and a lot of other amenities] ? If the U.S. can match this, great.
Have you even read the TTIP ? All Hail globalisation !
don’t worry, he promised to make America *great* again, didn’t he?
It’s called “Made in the USA”. Trump has generated more jobs than any of the presidents before him in his first 10 months of office as a result of this withdrawl and cutting of many regulations placed before him by past presidents. We need industry to go here, not overseas!
From my experience in dealing with people, the US appears to have very poor education in what fair use means, or even that it exists at all. Many times I’ve tried to explain the concept to my friends “across the pond” and many times have I been met with a response to the effect of “fair what?”
Granted, I have a somewhat negative bias, but I’ve always tried my best to approach the topic with understanding.
Many of us, particularly in the tech sector, know what fair use is. “Across the pond”…always makes me laugh; big pond!