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When Joe Public Becomes a Commercial Pirate, a Little Knowledge is Dangerous

Post Syndicated from Andy original https://torrentfreak.com/joe-public-becomes-commercial-pirate-little-knowledge-dangerous-180603/

Back in March and just a few hours before the Anthony Joshua v Joseph Parker fight, I got chatting with some fellow fans in the local pub. While some were intending to pay for the fight, others were going down the Kodi route.

Soon after the conversation switched to IPTV. One of the guys had a subscription and he said that his supplier would be along shortly if anyone wanted a package to watch the fight at home. Of course, I was curious to hear what he had to say since it’s not often this kind of thing is offered ‘offline’.

The guy revealed that he sold more or less exclusively on eBay and called up the page on his phone to show me. The listing made interesting reading.

In common with hundreds of similar IPTV subscription offers easily findable on eBay, the listing offered “All the sports and films you need plus VOD and main UK channels” for the sum of just under £60 per year, which is fairly cheap in the current market. With a non-committal “hmmm” I asked a bit more about the guy’s business and surprisingly he was happy to provide some details.

Like many people offering such packages, the guy was a reseller of someone else’s product. He also insisted that selling access to copyrighted content is OK because it sits in a “gray area”. It’s also easy to keep listings up on eBay, he assured me, as long as a few simple rules are adhered to. Right, this should be interesting.

First of all, sellers shouldn’t be “too obvious” he advised, noting that individual channels or channel lists shouldn’t be listed on the site. Fair enough, but then he said the most important thing of all is to have a disclaimer like his in any listing, written as follows:

“PLEASE NOTE EBAY: THIS IS NOT A DE SCRAMBLER SERVICE, I AM NOT SELLING ANY ILLEGAL CHANNELS OR CHANNEL LISTS NOR DO I REPRESENT ANY MEDIA COMPANY NOR HAVE ACCESS TO ANY OF THEIR CONTENTS. NO TRADEMARK HAS BEEN INFRINGED. DO NOT REMOVE LISTING AS IT IS IN ACCORDANCE WITH EBAY POLICIES.”

Apparently, this paragraph is crucial to keeping listings up on eBay and is the equivalent of kryptonite when it comes to deflecting copyright holders, police, and Trading Standards. Sure enough, a few seconds with Google reveals the same wording on dozens of eBay listings and those offering IPTV subscriptions on external platforms.

It is, of course, absolutely worthless but the IPTV seller insisted otherwise, noting he’d sold “thousands” of subscriptions through eBay without any problems. While a similar logic can be applied to garlic and vampires, a second disclaimer found on many other illicit IPTV subscription listings treads an even more bizarre path.

“THE PRODUCTS OFFERED CAN NOT BE USED TO DESCRAMBLE OR OTHERWISE ENABLE ACCESS TO CABLE OR SATELLITE TELEVISION PROGRAMS THAT BYPASSES PAYMENT TO THE SERVICE PROVIDER. RECEIVING SUBSCRIPTION/BASED TV AIRTIME IS ILLEGAL WITHOUT PAYING FOR IT.”

This disclaimer (which apparently no sellers displaying it have ever read) seems to be have been culled from the Zgemma site, which advertises a receiving device which can technically receive pirate IPTV services but wasn’t designed for the purpose. In that context, the disclaimer makes sense but when applied to dedicated pirate IPTV subscriptions, it’s absolutely ridiculous.

It’s unclear why so many sellers on eBay, Gumtree, Craigslist and other platforms think that these disclaimers are useful. It leads one to the likely conclusion that these aren’t hardcore pirates at all but regular people simply out to make a bit of extra cash who have received bad advice.

What is clear, however, is that selling access to thousands of otherwise subscription channels without permission from copyright owners is definitely illegal in the EU. The European Court of Justice says so (1,2) and it’s been backed up by subsequent cases in the Netherlands.

While the odds of getting criminally prosecuted or sued for reselling such a service are relatively slim, it’s worrying that in 2018 people still believe that doing so is made legal by the inclusion of a paragraph of text. It’s even more worrying that these individuals apparently have no idea of the serious consequences should they become singled out for legal action.

Even more surprisingly, TorrentFreak spoke with a handful of IPTV suppliers higher up the chain who also told us that what they are doing is legal. A couple claimed to be protected by communication intermediary laws, others didn’t want to go into details. Most stopped responding to emails on the topic. Perhaps most tellingly, none wanted to go on the record.

The big take-home here is that following some important EU rulings, knowingly linking to copyrighted content for profit is nearly always illegal in Europe and leaves people open for targeting by copyright holders and the authorities. People really should be aware of that, especially the little guy making a little extra pocket money on eBay.

Of course, people are perfectly entitled to carry on regardless and test the limits of the law when things go wrong. At this point, however, it’s probably worth noting that IPTV provider Ace Hosting recently handed over £600,000 rather than fight the Premier League (1,2) when they clearly had the money to put up a defense.

Given their effectiveness, perhaps they should’ve put up a disclaimer instead?

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Pirate IPTV Sellers Sign Abstention Agreements Under Pressure From BREIN

Post Syndicated from Andy original https://torrentfreak.com/pirate-iptv-sellers-sign-abstention-agreement-under-pressure-from-brein-180528/

Earlier this month, Dutch anti-piracy outfit BREIN revealed details of its case against Netherlands-based company Leaper Beheer BV.

BREIN’s complaint, which was filed at the Limburg District Court in Maastricht, claimed that
Leaper sold access to unlicensed live TV streams and on-demand movies. Around 4,000 live channels and 1,000 movies were included in the package, which was distributed to customers in the form of an .M3U playlist.

BREIN said that distribution of the playlist amounted to a communication to the public in contravention of the EU Copyright Directive. In its defense, Leaper argued that it is not a distributor of content itself and did not make anything available that wasn’t already public.

In a detailed ruling the Court sided with BREIN, noting that Leaper communicated works to a new audience that wasn’t taken into account when the content’s owners initially gave permission for their work to be distributed to the public.

The Court ordered Leaper to stop providing access to the unlicensed streams or face penalties of 5,000 euros per IPTV subscription sold, link offered, or days exceeded, to a maximum of one million euros. Further financial penalties were threatened for non-compliance with other aspects of the ruling.

In a fresh announcement Friday, BREIN revealed that three companies and their directors (Leaper included) have signed agreements to cease-and-desist, in order to avert summary proceedings. According to BREIN, the companies are the biggest sellers of pirate IPTV subscriptions in the Netherlands.

In addition to Leaper Beheer BV, Growler BV, DITisTV and their respective directors are bound by a number of conditions in their agreements but primarily to cease-and-desist offering hyperlinks or other technical means to access protected works belonging to BREIN’s affiliates and their members.

Failure to comply with the terms of the agreement will see the companies face penalties of 10,000 euros per infringement or per day (or part thereof).

DITisTV’s former website now appears to sell shoes and a search for the company using Google doesn’t reveal many flattering results. Consumer website Consumentenbond.nl enjoys the top spot with an article reporting that it received 300 complaints about DITisTV.

“The complainants report that after they have paid, they have not received their order, or that they were not given a refund if they sent back a malfunctioning media player. Some consumers have been waiting for their money for several months,” the article reads.

According to the report, DiTisTV pulled the plug on its website last June, probably in response to the European Court of Justice ruling which found that selling piracy-configured media players is illegal.

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Court Orders Pirate IPTV Linker to Shut Down or Face Penalties Up to €1.25m

Post Syndicated from Andy original https://torrentfreak.com/court-orders-pirate-iptv-linker-to-shut-down-or-face-penalties-up-to-e1-25m-180911/

There are few things guaranteed in life. Death, taxes, and lawsuits filed regularly by Dutch anti-piracy outfit BREIN.

One of its most recent targets was Netherlands-based company Leaper Beheer BV, which also traded under the names Flickstore, Dump Die Deal and Live TV Store. BREIN filed a complaint at the Limburg District Court in Maastricht, claiming that Leaper provides access to unlicensed live TV streams and on-demand movies.

The anti-piracy outfit claimed that around 4,000 live channels were on offer, including Fox Sports, movie channels, commercial and public channels. These could be accessed after the customer made a payment which granted access to a unique activation code which could be entered into a set-top box.

BREIN told the court that the code returned an .M3U playlist, which was effectively a hyperlink to IPTV channels and more than 1,000 movies being made available without permission from their respective copyright holders. As such, this amounted to a communication to the public in contravention of the EU Copyright Directive, BREIN argued.

In its defense, Leaper said that it effectively provided a convenient link-shortening service for content that could already be found online in other ways. The company argued that it is not a distributor of content itself and did not make available anything that wasn’t already public. The company added that it was completely down to the consumer whether illegal content was viewed or not.

The key question for the Court was whether Leaper did indeed make a new “communication to the public” under the EU Copyright Directive, a standard the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) says should be interpreted in a manner that provides a high level of protection for rightsholders.

The Court took a three-point approach in arriving at its decision.

  • Did Leaper act in a deliberate manner when providing access to copyright content, especially when its intervention provided access to consumers who would not ordinarily have access to that content?
  • Did Leaper communicate the works via a new method to a new audience?
  • Did Leaper have a profit motive when it communicated works to the public?
  • The Court found that Leaper did communicate works to the public and intervened “with full knowledge of the consequences of its conduct” when it gave its customers access to protected works.

    “Access to [the content] in a different way would be difficult for those customers, if Leaper were not to provide its services in question,” the Court’s decision reads.

    “Leaper reaches an indeterminate number of potential recipients who can take cognizance of the protected works and form a new audience. The purchasers who register with Leaper are to be regarded as recipients who were not taken into account by the rightful claimants when they gave permission for the original communication of their work to the public.”

    With that, the Court ordered Leaper to cease-and-desist facilitating access to unlicensed streams within 48 hours of the judgment, with non-compliance penalties of 5,000 euros per IPTV subscription sold, link offered, or days exceeded, to a maximum of one million euros.

    But the Court didn’t stop there.

    “Leaper must submit a statement audited by an accountant, supported by (clear, readable copies of) all relevant documents, within 12 days of notification of this judgment of all the relevant (contact) details of the (person or legal persons) with whom the company has had contact regarding the provision of IPTV subscriptions and/or the provision of hyperlinks to sources where films and (live) broadcasts are evidently offered without the permission of the entitled parties,” the Court ruled.

    Failure to comply with this aspect of the ruling will lead to more penalties of 5,000 euros per day up to a maximum of 250,000 euros. Leaper was also ordered to pay BREIN’s costs of 20,700 euros.

    Describing the people behind Leaper as “crooks” who previously sold media boxes with infringing addons (as previously determined to be illegal in the Filmspeler case), BREIN chief Tim Kuik says that a switch of strategy didn’t help them evade the law.

    “[Leaper] sold a link to consumers that gave access to unauthorized content, i.e. pay-TV channels as well as video-on-demand films and series,” BREIN chief Tim Kuik informs TorrentFreak.

    “They did it for profit and should have checked whether the content was authorized. They did not and in fact were aware the content was unauthorized. Which means they are clearly infringing copyright.

    “This is evident from the CJEU case law in GS Media as well as Filmspeler and The Pirate Bay, aka the Dutch trilogy because the three cases came from the Netherlands, but these rulings are applicable throughout the EU.

    “They just keep at it knowing they’re cheating and we’ll take them to the cleaners,” Kuik concludes.

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    Mission Space Lab flight status announced!

    Post Syndicated from Erin Brindley original https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/mission-space-lab-flight-status-announced/

    In September of last year, we launched our 2017/2018 Astro Pi challenge with our partners at the European Space Agency (ESA). Students from ESA membership and associate countries had the chance to design science experiments and write code to be run on one of our two Raspberry Pis on the International Space Station (ISS).

    Astro Pi Mission Space Lab logo

    Submissions for the Mission Space Lab challenge have just closed, and the results are in! Students had the opportunity to design an experiment for one of the following two themes:

    • Life in space
      Making use of Astro Pi Vis (Ed) in the European Columbus module to learn about the conditions inside the ISS.
    • Life on Earth
      Making use of Astro Pi IR (Izzy), which will be aimed towards the Earth through a window to learn about Earth from space.

    ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst, speaking from the replica of the Columbus module at the European Astronaut Center in Cologne, has a message for all Mission Space Lab participants:

    ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst congratulates Astro Pi 2017-18 winners

    Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://rpf.io/ytsub Help us reach a wider audience by translating our video content: http://rpf.io/yttranslate Buy a Raspberry Pi from one of our Approved Resellers: http://rpf.io/ytproducts Find out more about the Raspberry Pi Foundation: Raspberry Pi http://rpf.io/ytrpi Code Club UK http://rpf.io/ytccuk Code Club International http://rpf.io/ytcci CoderDojo http://rpf.io/ytcd Check out our free online training courses: http://rpf.io/ytfl Find your local Raspberry Jam event: http://rpf.io/ytjam Work through our free online projects: http://rpf.io/ytprojects Do you have a question about your Raspberry Pi?

    Flight status

    We had a total of 212 Mission Space Lab entries from 22 countries. Of these, a 114 fantastic projects have been given flight status, and the teams’ project code will run in space!

    But they’re not winners yet. In April, the code will be sent to the ISS, and then the teams will receive back their experimental data. Next, to get deeper insight into the process of scientific endeavour, they will need produce a final report analysing their findings. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their final report, and the winning teams will get exclusive prizes. Check the list below to see if your team got flight status.

    Belgium

    Flight status achieved:

    • Team De Vesten, Campus De Vesten, Antwerpen
    • Ursa Major, CoderDojo Belgium, West-Vlaanderen
    • Special operations STEM, Sint-Claracollege, Antwerpen

    Canada

    Flight status achieved:

    • Let It Grow, Branksome Hall, Toronto
    • The Dark Side of Light, Branksome Hall, Toronto
    • Genie On The ISS, Branksome Hall, Toronto
    • Byte by PIthons, Youth Tech Education Society & Kid Code Jeunesse, Edmonton
    • The Broadviewnauts, Broadview, Ottawa

    Czech Republic

    Flight status achieved:

    • BLEK, Střední Odborná Škola Blatná, Strakonice

    Denmark

    Flight status achieved:

    • 2y Infotek, Nærum Gymnasium, Nærum
    • Equation Quotation, Allerød Gymnasium, Lillerød
    • Team Weather Watchers, Allerød Gymnasium, Allerød
    • Space Gardners, Nærum Gymnasium, Nærum

    Finland

    Flight status achieved:

    • Team Aurora, Hyvinkään yhteiskoulun lukio, Hyvinkää

    France

    Flight status achieved:

    • INC2, Lycée Raoul Follereau, Bourgogne
    • Space Project SP4, Lycée Saint-Paul IV, Reunion Island
    • Dresseurs2Python, clg Albert CAMUS, essonne
    • Lazos, Lycée Aux Lazaristes, Rhone
    • The space nerds, Lycée Saint André Colmar, Alsace
    • Les Spationautes Valériquais, lycée de la Côte d’Albâtre, Normandie
    • AstroMega, Institut de Genech, north
    • Al’Crew, Lycée Algoud-Laffemas, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
    • AstroPython, clg Albert CAMUS, essonne
    • Aruden Corp, Lycée Pablo Neruda, Normandie
    • HeroSpace, clg Albert CAMUS, essonne
    • GalaXess [R]evolution, Lycée Saint Cricq, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
    • AstroBerry, clg Albert CAMUS, essonne
    • Ambitious Girls, Lycée Adam de Craponne, PACA

    Germany

    Flight status achieved:

    • Uschis, St. Ursula Gymnasium Freiburg im Breisgau, Breisgau
    • Dosi-Pi, Max-Born-Gymnasium Germering, Bavaria

    Greece

    Flight status achieved:

    • Deep Space Pi, 1o Epal Grevenon, Grevena
    • Flox Team, 1st Lyceum of Kifissia, Attiki
    • Kalamaria Space Team, Second Lyceum of Kalamaria, Central Macedonia
    • The Earth Watchers, STEM Robotics Academy, Thessaly
    • Celestial_Distance, Gymnasium of Kanithos, Sterea Ellada – Evia
    • Pi Stars, Primary School of Rododaphne, Achaias
    • Flarions, 5th Primary School of Salamina, Attica

    Ireland

    Flight status achieved:

    • Plant Parade, Templeogue College, Leinster
    • For Peats Sake, Templeogue College, Leinster
    • CoderDojo Clonakilty, Co. Cork

    Italy

    Flight status achieved:

    • Trentini DOP, CoderDojo Trento, TN
    • Tarantino Space Lab, Liceo G. Tarantino, BA
    • Murgia Sky Lab, Liceo G. Tarantino, BA
    • Enrico Fermi, Liceo XXV Aprile, Veneto
    • Team Lampone, CoderDojoTrento, TN
    • GCC, Gali Code Club, Trentino Alto Adige/Südtirol
    • Another Earth, IISS “Laporta/Falcone-Borsellino”
    • Anti Pollution Team, IIS “L. Einaudi”, Sicily
    • e-HAND, Liceo Statale Scientifico e Classico ‘Ettore Majorana’, Lombardia
    • scossa team, ITTS Volterra, Venezia
    • Space Comet Sisters, Scuola don Bosco, Torino

    Luxembourg

    Flight status achieved:

    • Spaceballs, Atert Lycée Rédange, Diekirch
    • Aline in space, Lycée Aline Mayrisch Luxembourg (LAML)

    Poland

    Flight status achieved:

    • AstroLeszczynPi, I Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace im. Krola Stanislawa Leszczynskiego w Jasle, podkarpackie
    • Astrokompasy, High School nr XVII in Wrocław named after Agnieszka Osiecka, Lower Silesian
    • Cosmic Investigators, Publiczna Szkoła Podstawowa im. Św. Jadwigi Królowej w Rzezawie, Małopolska
    • ApplePi, III Liceum Ogólnokształcące im. prof. T. Kotarbińskiego w Zielonej Górze, Lubusz Voivodeship
    • ELE Society 2, Zespol Szkol Elektronicznych i Samochodowych, Lubuskie
    • ELE Society 1, Zespol Szkol Elektronicznych i Samochodowych, Lubuskie
    • SpaceOn, Szkola Podstawowa nr 12 w Jasle – Gimnazjum Nr 2, Podkarpackie
    • Dewnald Ducks, III Liceum Ogólnokształcące w Zielonej Górze, lubuskie
    • Nova Team, III Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace im. prof. T. Kotarbinskiego, lubuskie district
    • The Moons, Szkola Podstawowa nr 12 w Jasle – Gimnazjum Nr 2, Podkarpackie
    • Live, Szkoła Podstawowa nr 1 im. Tadeusza Kościuszki w Zawierciu, śląskie
    • Storm Hunters, I Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace im. Krola Stanislawa Leszczynskiego w Jasle, podkarpackie
    • DeepSky, Szkoła Podstawowa nr 1 im. Tadeusza Kościuszki w Zawierciu, śląskie
    • Small Explorers, ZPO Konina, Malopolska
    • AstroZSCL, Zespół Szkół w Czerwionce-Leszczynach, śląskie
    • Orchestra, Szkola Podstawowa nr 12 w Jasle, Podkarpackie
    • ApplePi, I Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace im. Krola Stanislawa Leszczynskiego w Jasle, podkarpackie
    • Green Crew, Szkoła Podstawowa nr 2 w Czeladzi, Silesia

    Portugal

    Flight status achieved:

    • Magnetics, Escola Secundária João de Deus, Faro
    • ECA_QUEIROS_PI, Secondary School Eça de Queirós, Lisboa
    • ESDMM Pi, Escola Secundária D. Manuel Martins, Setúbal
    • AstroPhysicists, EB 2,3 D. Afonso Henriques, Braga

    Romania

    Flight status achieved:

    • Caelus, “Tudor Vianu” National High School of Computer Science, District One
    • CodeWarriors, “Tudor Vianu” National High School of Computer Science, District One
    • Dark Phoenix, “Tudor Vianu” National High School of Computer Science, District One
    • ShootingStars, “Tudor Vianu” National High School of Computer Science, District One
    • Astro Pi Carmen Sylva 2, Liceul Teoretic “Carmen Sylva”, Constanta
    • Astro Meridian, Astro Club Meridian 0, Bihor

    Slovenia

    Flight status achieved:

    • astrOSRence, OS Rence
    • Jakopičevca, Osnovna šola Riharda Jakopiča, Ljubljana

    Spain

    Flight status achieved:

    • Exea in Orbit, IES Cinco Villas, Zaragoza
    • Valdespartans, IES Valdespartera, Zaragoza
    • Valdespartans2, IES Valdespartera, Zaragoza
    • Astropithecus, Institut de Bruguers, Barcelona
    • SkyPi-line, Colegio Corazón de María, Asturias
    • ClimSOLatic, Colegio Corazón de María, Asturias
    • Científicosdelsaz, IES Profesor Pablo del Saz, Málaga
    • Canarias 2, IES El Calero, Las Palmas
    • Dreamers, M. Peleteiro, A Coruña
    • Canarias 1, IES El Calero, Las Palmas

    The Netherlands

    Flight status achieved:

    • Team Kaki-FM, Rkbs De Reiger, Noord-Holland

    United Kingdom

    Flight status achieved:

    • Binco, Teignmouth Community School, Devon
    • 2200 (Saddleworth), Detached Flight Royal Air Force Air Cadets, Lanchashire
    • Whatevernext, Albyn School, Highlands
    • GraviTeam, Limehurst Academy, Leicestershire
    • LSA Digital Leaders, Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College, Lancashire
    • Mead Astronauts, Mead Community Primary School, Wiltshire
    • STEAMCademy, Castlewood Primary School, West Sussex
    • Lux Quest, CoderDojo Banbridge, Co. Down
    • Temparatus, Dyffryn Taf, Carmarthenshire
    • Discovery STEMers, Discovery STEM Education, South Yorkshire
    • Code Inverness, Code Club Inverness, Highland
    • JJB, Ashton Sixth Form College, Tameside
    • Astro Lab, East Kent College, Kent
    • The Life Savers, Scratch and Python, Middlesex
    • JAAPiT, Taylor Household, Nottingham
    • The Heat Guys, The Archer Academy, Greater London
    • Astro Wantenauts, Wantage C of E Primary School, Oxfordshire
    • Derby Radio Museum, Radio Communication Museum of Great Britain, Derbyshire
    • Bytesyze, King’s College School, Cambridgeshire

    Other

    Flight status achieved:

    • Intellectual Savage Stars, Lycée français de Luanda, Luanda

     

    Congratulations to all successful teams! We are looking forward to reading your reports.

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    ЕС: реформата на авторското право среща съпротива

    Post Syndicated from nellyo original https://nellyo.wordpress.com/2017/09/14/eu_copyright_reform/

    IP Watch следи хода на реформата на авторското право в Европейския съюз.

    Реакцията на интернет компаниите срещу някои от предложенията е ясна и разбираема, както е разбираемо и  – симетрично – желанието на носителите на права за още контрол по отношение на платформите.

    Известно е и мнението на академичните среди и експерти, очертаващо аргументирано проблемите в предложения проект.

    В публикация от тази седмица се отбелязва позицията на   държави от ЕС  срещу проекта, в частност по въпроса за наблюдението на входа:  дали мониторингът при ъплоуд нарушава правата на човека? Цитира се документ, според който Белгия, Чехия, Финландия, Холандия и др. настояват Правната служба на Съвета да прецени дали член 13, разпоредбата за наблюдение при ъплоуд,  съответства на Хартата за основните права  и Директивата за електронната търговия в светлината на решенията на Съда на ЕС.

     Written questions from the authorities of Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Ireland and the Netherlands to the Council Legal Service regarding Article 13 and Recital 38 of the proposal for a Directive on copyright in the digital single market (от сайта на Statewatch)

     

    Ето началото на въпросите:

    Член 13 от предложението на Комисията за директива относно авторското право в единния цифров пазар налага задължение на някои платформи за активно предотвратяване на качването от потребители на съдържание, което съдържа защитени произведения или предмет, които притежателите на права искат да блокират. Това може да се постигне само чрез използване на технологията за идентифициране и филтриране.
    Същевременно Комисията заявява, че ще поддържа съществуващите принципи на електронната търговия в Директива 2001/29 / ЕО.

    Предварителната идентификация и филтриране преди етапа на качване на съдържанието ще се осъществи автоматично, когато идентификационната технология намери съвпадение с дадено произведение или защитен предмет. Този процес ще се прилага за голямо разнообразие от онлайн услуги и платформи, използвани от европейските граждани, за да качват съдържание в интернет. На практика това би станало независимо от факта, че потребителят може да се възползва от изключение от авторското право.

    Освен това установената съдебна практика на Съда на ЕС подчертава конфликта между мониторинга и основни права като защита на личните данни и право на стопанска дейност. В решението по делото Sabam / Netlog, Съдът на ЕС отказа да наложи задължение за систематичен мониторинг върху съдържанието на основание чл. 8, 11 и 16 от Хартата на основните права на ЕС.

    Въпрос:
    Дали мярка / задължение, както се предлага съгласно член 13, би била съвместима с Хартата (и по-специално член 11 – свободата на изразяване и информация, член 8 – Защита на личните данни – и член 16 – Свобода на стопанска дейност) в светлината на юриспруденцията на Съда на ЕС, която има за цел да осигури справедлив баланс при прилагането на конкуренцията на основни права?
    Дали предложените мерки са оправдани и пропорционални?

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    Междувременно Естония –  като държава, председателстваща   Съвета на ЕС – е изпратила компромисен текст до държавите, запазващ идеите за наблюдение на входа. Въпреки режима на Директивата за електронната търговия се предвижда платформите и потребителите да носят отговорност за нарушения на авторските права.

    Proposal for a a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on copyright in the Digital Single Market – Presidency compromise proposal regarding Articles 1, 2 and 10 to 16 (от сайта на Statewatch)

    Освен разпоредбата на чл.13, спорна остава и разпоредбата на чл.11 от проекта  относно издателските права.

    Ако се анализира каква беше перспективата през 2015 г., когато ЕП одобри доклада на Юлия Реда – и каква е  перспективата сега, на прага на приемането на ревизията, ще се види какъв шанс за адекватна уредба е все по-вероятно да бъде пропуснат.

     

    Filed under: Digital, EU Law, Media Law

    Approved Reseller programme launch PLUS more Pi Zero resellers

    Post Syndicated from Mike Buffham original https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/approved-reseller/

    Ever since the launch of the first Raspberry Pi back in 2012, one thing that has been critical to us is to make our products easy to buy in as many countries as possible.

    Buying a Raspberry Pi is certainly much simpler nowadays than it was when we were just starting out. Nevertheless, we want to go even further, and so today we are introducing an Approved Reseller programme. With this programme, we aim to recognise those resellers that represent Raspberry Pi products well, and make purchasing them easy for their customers.

    The Raspberry Pi Approved Reseller programme

    We’re launching the programme in eleven countries today: the UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Greece and South Africa. Over the next few weeks, you will see us expand it to at least 50 countries.

    We will link to the Approved Resellers’ websites directly from our Products page via the “Buy now” button. For customers who want to buy for business applications we have also added a “Buy for business” button. After clicking it, you will be able to select your country from a drop down menu. Doing so will link you directly to the local websites of our two licensed partners, Premier Farnell and Electrocomponents.

    Our newest Raspberry Pi Zero resellers

    On top of this we are also adding 6 new Raspberry Pi Zero resellers, giving 13 countries direct access to the Raspberry Pi Zero for the first time. We are particularly excited that these countries include Brazil and India, since they both have proved difficult to supply in the past.

    The full list of new resellers is:

    Hong Kong and China

    Brazil

    Raspberry Pi Brazil

    India

    Raspberry Pi India

    Czech Republic and Slovakia

    Raspberry Pi Czech Republic and Slovakia

    Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina

    Raspberry Pi Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia

    Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary

    Raspberry Pi Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary

    Mexico

    Raspberry Pi Mexico

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