3 Count: That Was Fast…

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1: Pink Floyd Win Court Battle with EMI

First off today, just a day after we first reported on the lawsuit, Pink Floyd has emerged victorious in their battle against their label EMI. EMI will have to pay back royalties to the band as well as cover their legal expenses, estimated at £60,000 ($90,000) for selling the band’s tracks individuallly on iTunes, even though their contract only allowed whole-album sales. The exact amount of the royalties have been kept secret.

2: European Parliament Slams Digital Copyright Treaty

Next up today, the EU Parliament has passed a resolution 633-13 to compel those negotiating the ACTA treaty to publicly disclose the details of the treaty and threaten legal action if the disclosure is not adequate. The ACTA treaty, which includes the U.S., EU, Japan and other nations has been swamped in secrecy, as are most international treaties, but has been the subject of several leaks and increased public scrutiny due to the potential changes in copyright law for some participating nations.

3: Net Giants Rail Against Law to Block File-Sharing Sites

Finally today, a proposed amendment to the Digital Britain Bill in the UK that would allow copyright holders to demand ISPs block access to sites that are allegedly infringing is being protested by many prominent Web companies including Google, Facebook and others who signed a letter to the effect. Some celebrities, including Stephen Fry, have also signed onto the letter of protest.

Suggestions

That’s it for the three count today. We will be back tomorrow with three more copyright links. If you have a link that you want to suggest a link for the column or have any proposals to make it better. Feel free to leave a comment or send me an email. I hope to hear from you.

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