Copyright

Center For Justice Wants Court to Unveil Copyright Trolling Secrets

Mass-piracy lawsuits have been plaguing the U.S. for years, targeting hundreds of thousands of alleged downloaders.<p>While the numbers are massive, …

Law

What You Can (and Cannot) Do When Your Photo Goes Unexpectedly Viral

Did you ever take a photo of your kid looking disgusted while having to eat some broccoli? You think it’s funny so you post it to Facebook and get a …

Fair Use

Piracy remains static but calls for Google to act

Piracy of screen content has been arrested and remains static, according to new data, with 21% of adults 18–64 admitting some form of piracy.<p>But …

TV (Australia)

A Shocking Number of Science Papers Are Blocked by Paywalls, And That's a Big Problem

The price for scientific curiosity is steep.

Science

When Music You Wrote Becomes a Hate Speech Soundtrack | Backchannel

<b>The video</b> “‘70 youths of African appearance’ rampage through Fair etc etc etc” opens with a graphic of a bearded man in sunglasses with a cigar …

Royalty-Free Music

The Pirate Bay to be blocked in Australia

The Supreme Court of Australia has ruled that ISPs must block The Pirate Bay and other torrent indexers, reported <b>TorrentFreak</b>.<p>The case was brought by …

Internet

Great Giftable Prints Under $250

TERMS OF USE<p>Effective date: February 12, 2014.<p>Thank you for visiting Artspace.com (the "Site") owned and operated by Artspace LLC. ("Artspace"). Your …

Intellectual Property

Teaching Students to Legally Use Images Online

<b>As our students create more and more digital products</b>—blog posts, videos, podcasts, e-books—they should be using images to enhance them. Images grab …

Intellectual Property

Monkey Selfie Photographer Says He's Now Going To Sue Wikipedia

Thought the monkey selfie saga was over? I'm beginning to think that it will never, ever, be over. If you're unfamliar with the story, there are too …

Intellectual Property

A Digital Take On The First-Sale Doctrine

I love music. I don’t know about you, but I spent many an hour in used record stores poring over second-hand LPs and CDs. It was not only a fantastic …

Law

Anti-sex trafficking law could unintentionally cripple Wikipedia

After historically opposing changes to the Communications Decency Act's Section 230, web giants came out in favor of a proposed amendment to the law, which would punish a website for knowingly facilitating sexual exploitation. But, unlike the Internet Association (which includes Amazon, Google, and …

Wikimedia

How to claim your DNS domain on ENS

At DevCon3, I announced forthcoming support for claiming DNS domains on the Ethereum Name Service (ENS). This will make it possible to import nearly …

Linux

Playboy Sues BoingBoing Over Link To Centerfolds

Playboy has accused the website BoingBoing of infringing copyright by posting a link to an outside site that allegedly displayed photos of …

Advertising Industry

10 Fantastic Stock Sites To Find Music for Your Explainer Videos | JUST™ Creative

<i>This article was contributed by Sunny Arora.</i><p>Do you often find it a herculean task to create compelling content for your business? Do you often get …

Creative Commons

Why “Intellectual Property” Law?

<i>Amy Kapczynski –</i><p>When I entered law school in 1999, I was primarily interested in two things: HIV/AIDS, and critical approaches to human rights. I was …

Doctors Without Borders

Sci-Hub Won't Be Blocked by US ISPs Anytime Soon

Sci-Hub, often referred to as the “Pirate Bay of Science,” hasn’t had a particularly good run in US courts so far.<p>Following a $15 million defeat …

Intellectual Property

Twitter Sued Over Slow Response to DMCA Takedown Request

In common with many other user-generated content sites, Twitter is used by some of its members to host or link to copyright-infringing material.<p>If …

Kim Dotcom

German authorities target illegal file-sharing site in large-scale operation

German investigators have shut down an illegal file-sharing site as part of a police sting across the country. Authorities say the site's activities …

Technology

Playboy Sues BoingBoing For Linking To Collection Of Centerfold Pictures

Of all the ways to put Playboy and BoingBoing in a sentence.

Intellectual Property

Debate on Royalties for Dead Is Alive and Well in China

(Beijing) — The family of a famous Chinese writer is suing the country’s biggest academic research database for allegedly failing to pay posthumous …

News (China)

Customer Service | Terms and Conditions

TERMS OF USE<p>Timberland, a division of VF Outdoor, LLC, and its affiliates in the United States and Canada (collectively, “Timberland”) provide you …

Privacy

Re:Create Recap - November 9, 2017 - Re:Create

Nov 9, 2017<p>Re:Create Recap – November 9, 2017<p><b>New Research: International Balanced Copyright Policies Results In Positive Economic Development And</b> …

Intellectual Property

Piracy May Be Good...

By Lloyd Kaufman and Jamie Greco (originally appeared October 31st, 2002 on www.lloydkaufman.com)<p>PIRACY MAY BE GOOD… <b>[1]</b><p>After having traveled to Russia to direct a music video, I had a Joycean Epiphany: Not only do I still believe 100% in what I have said in my previous Napster essays <b>[2]</b> , but I’ve …

Opera

Five key developments in piracy and copyright protection

By | Published on Thursday 9 November 2017<p>CMU Insights presents its latest masterclass ‘Enforcing Music Rights: Safe Harbours And Piracy’ later this …

Intellectual Property

4 Legal Myths for Authors, Debunked | WTD

Shares 2<p>Think you know what to do to protect your intellectual property?<p>Think again.<p>The Internet’s spawned more than a couple of myths about …

Publishing

Sony and Warner Are Taking TuneIn to Court Over Copyright Infringement in the UK

TuneIn's got until the end of the month to mount a defence.

Internet

ASCAP: Joe's on Weed St. among venues cited for copyright infringement

A popular Near North Side bar is among 11 venues across the country cited for alleged copyright infringement, the American Society of Composers, …

Intellectual Property

The History and Philosophy of Copyright

Want to know the origins of the concept of copyright? Here’s a 25-minute video from Filmmaker IQ that looks at the history and philosophy behind …

Photography

Tweetstorm: Jeff Willis on Copyrights and Protecting Your Written Material

On December 18, studio executive Jeff Willis went on a tweetstorm about writers legally protecting their stories. Reprinted in its entirety by …

Intellectual Property

Controversial 'Free Research' Site Sci-Hub Could Be Blocked in US After Legal Blow

But it's still smashing the paywall for now.<p>A controversial online portal billing itself as "the first website in the world to provide mass & public …

Science