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French Book Theft Targets American Writers Too

Originally posted on Mike Cane’s xBlog:
Harlan Ellison, Ursula K. Le Guin Among Award-Winning Writers On French “Copyright Theft” List Among the authors I found in the registry are Harlan Ellison, Ursula K. Le Guin, Samuel R. Delany, and R.A. Rafferty. You won’t find them by searching for their names in the author field,…

Scary changes to French copyright law

Originally posted on Ki Agency:
I hadn’t expected to be so political in the early days of this blog, but there’s something drastic going on in France.  Having nobly stood up against the Google Book Settlement, our neighbours across the Channel have ‘done it for themselves’. Books published before 1 January 2001 and currently out…

French Copyright Grab: the Machine Creaks into Action

Originally posted on Action on Authors' Rights:
On 27 February the French Republic issued a decree implementing the Loi relative à l'exploitation numérique des livres indisponibles du XXe siècle [Law relating to the exploitation in digital form of unavailable 20th century books] which was passed in March last year. For the earlier history of this…