EU to vote on contentious copyright proposal

Mar 26, 2019
Members of the European Parliament vote today on a proposal that could make it harder for internet users to share songs, videos and other copyrighted content online.
People take part in a demonstration in favour of the new copyright directive ahead of the vote on copyright in the Digital Single Market at the European Parliament on March 26, 2019 in Strasbourg, eastern France.
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Can you copyright another group's language?

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Dec 26, 2018
Sari Sharoni, an associate at the law firm Covington & Burling, joined us to discuss whether groups can legally prevent others from appropriating their language.
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A 20-year-old digital copyright law is still being fought about (and copied) today

Nov 8, 2018
Critics say the law is too broad, and that's had unintended consequences.
Demonstrators picket the U.S. embassy for the freedom of Russian computer programmer Dmitry Sklyarov Aug. 8, 2001 near the U.S. embassy in Moscow.
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That time it was illegal to fix your own electronics ... for almost 20 years

Nov 6, 2018
"I think you're going to really see an explosion in the repair economy," the CEO of iFixit says.
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Game enthusiasts and industry personnel visit the "Fortnite" exhibit during the Electronic Entertainment Expo E3 at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 12, 2018. 
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The EU’s proposed copyright rules could upend the internet economy

Sep 14, 2018
Could this be the beginning of the end of internet memes?
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Why you rarely hear the “I Have a Dream” speech in full

Jan 15, 2018
It’s common for commemorations of Martin Luther King Jr. Day to include excerpts from his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. But there’s good reason not to play it in full: The work in its entirety is copyrighted. Click the…

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European Union seeks to tighten up copyright laws

Sep 14, 2016
An effort to modernize Europe’s digital rules is controversial.
The European Commission's president, Jean-Claude Juncker, delivers a speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France on Wednesday.
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Who tweets for Einstein?

Feb 11, 2016
We talked with the guy who helps represent Albert Einstein's estate.
A couple visits a statue of Albert Einstein, who theorized about gravitational waves, at the Albert Einstein Memorial February 11, 2016 in Washington, DC. In a landmark discovery for physics and astronomy, scientists said on February 11, 2016, they have glimpsed the first direct evidence of gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of space-time that Albert Einstein predicted a century ago.
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