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Monkey selfie

It's all monkey business for Wikimedia

Aug 6, 2014
Wikipedia denies a photographer's request to delete a photo since a monkey took it
Posted In: copyright, photography, monkeys
Monet's 'Nympheas"

How Monet ends up on a mousepad for $10.95

Jun 20, 2014
The artist's work has been out of copyright since 1996.
Posted In: art, copyright, Monet

Getty Images gives the web 35 million pictures as a free sample

Mar 6, 2014
The stock-photo giant switches from suing bloggers for borrowing images... to encouraging them.
Posted In: Getty images, photography, stock images, copyright

What's Chinese for Dowager Countess? 'Downton Abbey' goes to China

Nov 25, 2013
The international hit British television show is being watched by 160 million people in China. But that doesn't mean the producers are making money off of that success.
Posted In: China, copyright

A new plan to fight piracy online: Take away those ad dollars

Jul 17, 2013
Content providers -- like Disney or Fox -- are now asking companies delivering online ads -- the Googles of the world -- to stop working with websites that allow illegal file sharing.
Posted In: Google, piracy, copyright, online advertising

Who owns the happy birthday song?

Jun 14, 2013
Documentary filmmaker Jennifer Nelson is challenging the copyright to the happy birthday song after being asked to pay $1,500 to Warner Music to use the tune in her film.
Posted In: copyright, lawyers, Music, film

How the DMCA protects printers' ink and other unintended consequences

Apr 8, 2013
As the digital age progresses, is the Digital Millennium Copyright Act moving with it? Harvard Law Professor Jonathan Zittrain explains the law and its upcoming tests.
Posted In: copyright, digital, 3D printing

Kim Dotcom sticks it to the man, again, with Mega; The future of libraries

Jan 22, 2013
The eccentric Megaupload founder is back with a new service that's sure to be a stick in the craw of the U.S. federal prosecutors pursuing a copyright infringement case against him. Also, libraries may be moving to a bookless future, but not if patrons have anything to say about it.
Posted In: Kim Dotcom, megaupload, copyright, library, 3D printing

Tolkien's estate battles over 'Hobbit' rights

Nov 28, 2012
The issue isn't "Hobbit" action figures and merchandise, but intangible uses like a Hobbit ringtone.
Posted In: copyright, merchandising, film, The Hobbit

Entertainment industry to launch new anti-piracy campaign

Oct 17, 2012
Some of the nation's largest Internet Service Providers are teaming with the music and recording industry to block access to web sites that don't follow copyright laws.
Posted In: Internet, copyright, piracy

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