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Since the 18th century, Germany is perhaps one of the European countries that has had the most intense public debate on dishonest scientific and academic practices, particularly in relation to doctoral theses. This debate was particularly productive in the late 19th century, giving [...]

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In the last decade, the music industry has become the paradigm of the transformations that has carried the development of the productive system towards Informational Capitalism. Of the hand of a quick technological innovation, not always produced by companies, new forms of production [...]

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The interactivity and participation of the public in the media is not a novelty, but has increased significantly with the adaptation to the digital convergence process. The possibility for audiences to share content through social platforms or generating its own is raising new ethical [...]

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During 2014, Germany and Spain reformed their copyright laws, with the specific goal of making Google news compensate newspaper publishers for the use of third parties’ copyrightable works. These reforms were based on ancillary rights in Germany, and unwaivable rights in Spain (until [...]

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The European Commission published, in September 2016, a proposal for a new directive regarding copyright and digital society, which included a new right that addressed the needs of press publishers. This directive can be interpreted as a promise to effectively enact such a right. [...]

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Can an article previously published in a journal or newspaper be gathered together with others by the author as an anthology or collection? Can the author perform this action without consulting the publisher, who is the assignee of the economic rights of the work, which include the [...]

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The emergence of electronic ink, reading devices with legibility levels comparable to paper books, with capacity to store several thousand books, the increase of digital publishing offerings and their increasing presence in publishers’ catalogues, the iPad success with benefits [...]

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The development of the European Digital Library, a project that will give European citizens access to our cultural heritage, raises many questions about this project’s compatibility with copyright protection for authors, which has been under discussion by the European Union in recent [...]

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All trends seem to indicate that, to survive in a virtual environment, mass media need to incorporate some operational principles specific to the social media. This paper focusses on how the traditional Media are implementing 2.0 tools, incorporating to their know-how a new way of [...]

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Since copyright first appeared in the legal system in the 17th century, with every new technology the enforcement of authors’ rights has faced a necessary adaptation of the mechanisms to protect authors. The popularization of the Internet’s publishing and dissemination tools has [...]