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EU Mulls Infinite Copyright Contract Legality
« on: June 24, 2014, 08:21:08 pm »
This looked like an interesting article regarding a key hurdle content creators have to jump these days to get a contract

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/06/24/eu_copyright_consultation_leaks_no_great_changes/

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Europe's competition authority could open up an examination of unfair copyright contracts, according to the region's copyright chief. Maria Martin-Prat, EC Head of the Copyright Unit for the Internal Market Directorate General (DG MARKT), said the Commission should look at whether contracts were fair.

She told us that the infinite assignment of rights that authors must agree to in most EU countries to get their work published was what she had in mind.
In the digital era, freelance authors and photographers in many members states have been asked to assign their rights to an intermediary in “infinite” deals. By contrast, copyright can’t be assigned at all in Germany.

Infinite contracts are by definition untenable as a work is likely to enter into the public domain before any time period approaching infinity is reached, thus its more of a psychological hammer to beat a creator with, just why anyone would sell their most precious asset to such worthless folks requires much deep thought.


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