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Cady Noland Sues Three Galleries for Copyright Infringement Over Disavowed Log Cabin Sculpture

Art and Law<p>The artist claims that dealers have profited off of a "reproduction" of her original work.<p>& ,<p>How much can you conserve an artwork before …

Art

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Extend Copyright to Pre-1972 Recordings

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Legislation was introduced this week to close a long-standing quirk in copyright law: Sound-recordings made before 1972 do not get …

Intellectual Property

Bad news if you downloaded Game of Thrones

IF YOU decided to illegally download this week’s season premiere of Game of Thrones, you might soon be receiving a letter in the post from HBO’s …

Game of Thrones

SoundCloud Halts Volunteer Archiving Project

"SoundCloud is not going away—not in 50 days, not in 80 days or anytime in the foreseeable future."<p>Last week, a group of volunteer digital preservationists known as The Archive Team announced they would be attempting to independently archive a 123.6 million track, 900-terabyte swath of SoundCloud, …

Intellectual Property

Sony Using Copyright Law to Stop Spread of Leaked PS4 Dev Kit

Sony isn't just ensuring all downloads are removed, it is forcing even discussions of the leaked PS4 software development kit offline.<p>A few weeks ago …

PlayStation 4

Spotify Sued, Yet Again, Over Compositions

Support the news<p>On Tuesday, two separate lawsuits were filed against Spotify in Nashville's federal court over a single issue. Both Bluewater Music, …

United States

Open Ed. Provider Appealing Decision in Closely Watched Lawsuit

A federal judge has dismissed a curriculum provider’s claim that the office giant FedEx has improperly reaped profits from making copies of “open” …

Creative Commons

'Great Step Forward': Industry Reacts as Congress Seeks to Fix Copyright Law Benefiting SiriusXM

For the last several years, the music business has been unified over one thing: SiriusXM and other digital-radio services must pay royalties for …

RIAA

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Intellectual Property

As New Bill Drops To Protect Pre-1972 Copyrights, SoundExchange's Michael Huppe Weighs In

The music industry is on the road to recovery. Dramatic revenue declines, which plagued the business for more than a decade, have begun to turn …

Intellectual Property

Photographers, Register Your D*mn Copyright

Photographer Max Dubler struck a nerve last week with an article documenting the theft of one of his downhill skateboarding images. After finding a …

Intellectual Property

Spotify have been hit with two lawsuits for copyright infringement, again

Just weeks after settling a class action lawsuit over copyright infringement, Spotify have been hit with two lawsuits of the same nature, Pitchfork …

Music (Australia)

Photographer sues Procter & Gamble for $75M over copyright violations

Mega-company Procter & Gamble is being sued by Cincinnati-based photographer Annette Navarro, who alleges that P&G used some of her photographs …

Photography

With Congress Fighting Over Healthcare, Some Music Industry Execs Anxiously Eye BMI vs. Dept. of Justice Case

Political battles on Capitol Hill are holding up Department of Justice appointments -- and some music industry leaders are getting worried<p>The ongoing …

Music Industry

Spotify Hit With Two Lawsuits Claiming 'Staggering' Copyright Infringement

Spotify may have hoped that a proposed $43 million settlement announced a couple of months ago to end a class action lawsuit would smooth over what …

Music

Should robot artists be given copyright protection?

When a group of museums and researchers in the Netherlands unveiled a portrait entitled The Next Rembrandt, it was something of a tease to the art world. It wasn’t a long lost painting but a new artwork generated by a computer that had analysed thousands of works by the 17th-century Dutch artist …

Intellectual Property

How to add copyright and website details to every image you take

Photographers are more concerned than ever about protecting their images, particularly as many habitually share them online. There are a number of …

Tutorials

Rampant copying of copyrighted material at Canadian schools finally gets reined in

<b>By Richard C. Owens</b><p>When a skilled and experienced judge is bound by inconvenient legal precedent, justice may nevertheless prevail. A superb example …

Law

For Second Time, Composer Files Copyright Claim To Take Down Game

Image Source: Conatus Creative<p>A copyright claim by a composer with a tendency to attract legal drama has led Steam to remove the game <i>River City</i> …

Intellectual Property

GroundUp Op-Ed: Takedown of Black Opinion website exposes poor SA internet law

Internet Service Providers should not have to decide which websites are kosher. By Nathan Geffen for GROUNDUP.

News (South Africa)

Foxtel blames system overload for failing to deliver on Game of Thrones

Foxtel's post-mortem on last night's Game of Thrones premiere bungle reveals the systems they had tested leading up to the release did not deliver on …

Game of Thrones

A South African startup is using bitcoin to turn digital pirates against each other

The scholarly environs of the New Media research lab at Stellenbosch University in South Africa gave rise to a diabolically clever plan to deal with video piracy in 2015: Lure pirates with bitcoin to find out the source of the contraband material.<p>That project has become the basis for a startup …

Technology

Explainer: what is 'fair dealing' and when can you copy without permission?

Copyright law sometimes allows you to use someone else’s work - as long as it’s fair. In Australia this is called “fair dealing”, and it’s different …

Intellectual Property

A Photographer Is Being Sued by a Monkey Over a Copyright Dispute

A photographer has claimed he is ready to retire due to his dire financial situation after a multiple year-long legal battle over the copyright …

Photography

Rimini Street: Dispute with Oracle is contract law, not copyright

The latest installment of the years-long legal battle between software support company Rimini Street and Oracle was acted out in the US Ninth Circuit …

Intellectual Property

Google Search Can Lead You to Sites With Pirated Content

Google rose to the top with its famous search engine algorithm, predicting answers to user questions with just a few keywords words as hints. …

Intellectual Property

Acacia Mining agrees to pay new Tanzania taxes as it battles law change

Acacia Mining has agreed to pay new surcharges on its revenues in Tanzania even as it battles the country over sweeping changes to the laws governing its three gold mines.<p>The FTSE 250 company said it had agreed a new royalty rate on gold sales - with the African country's government - of 6pc, up …

Business (UK)

Monkey selfie photographer David Slater now broke

Yahoo7 News<p>A photographer sued over a famous “monkey selfie” says he’s now broke.<p>Close<p>Stop Video Replay 2:02<p>Cheeky Chimp Has a Look in Zoo Visitor's …

Why musicians are so angry at the world's most popular music streaming service - YouTube

By Todd C. Frankel With the money from CDs and digital downloads disappearing, the music industry has pinned its hope for the future on online song …

New Zealand News

The Selfie Monkey Goes to the Ninth Circuit

Twist: There are two selfie monkeys.<p>A selfie-taking monkey went to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday, to fight for his right to own copyrights. Or rather, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) went to court on his behalf, it seems, to make a point about animal liberation. …

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