Lionel Messi has scored yet another record-breaking achievement, this time on Instagram. The Argentine soccer superstar recently posted a set of photos featuring himself, his team, and the 2022 Qatar World Cup trophy on the social media platform. And it probably comes as no surprise – it is now officially the most-liked post in Instagram history. Even more than the egg.
$3,000,000 worth of stolen Hollywood film equipment found in Argentina
If you’ve been working in Hollywood lately and noticed a piece of equipment disappearing here and there, it might currently be in Argentina. Sky News reports that a huge haul estimated to be worth around $3 million has been discovered in Argentine as part of a cooperative investigation by the FBI, US Police, US Embassy and Argentinian Federal Police.
The haul seems to be primarily Arri equipment, although there seems to be a fair bit of Canon & Sony kit, too, judging from the video posted by Sky News. Argentinian police say that the equipment was being targeted in Hollywood and other US cities before being smuggled into the country. It was then being sold to local gear rental companies.
Argentina Talks Extending The Lifespan On Copyrights By Average Of 120 Years; Artist Advocacy Groups Say No Way
Argentinian lawmakers are reviewing a possible new law which would extend the copyright on photographs and films from the current 20 years after date of publication, to a greatly extended 70 years after the photographer’s death. According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, that averages to be an extension of about 120 years.
While that may sound like fairly good thing at first, it has a lot people in an uproar. As it stands, were the bill to go into effect, it would work retroactively–meaning thousands of photos that are currently in the public domain, would suddenly become copyrighted again. This, of course, would result in an overwhelming amount of unintentional infringements and thousands of images being pulled from the internet. [Read More…]
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