UnitedMasters helps artists distribute music, but it is unclear if this type of alternative model will further disrupt the major record label system.
Copyright protections run out for books, songs and other works published in 1925. They will become free for anyone to use.
Anyone's now free to record or perform the 92-year-old songwriter's parodies without owing royalties or consulting lawyers. And that's not a joke.
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.
Sari Sharoni, an associate at the law firm Covington & Burling, joined us to discuss whether groups can legally prevent others from appropriating their language.
Critics say the law is too broad, and that's had unintended consequences.
"I think you're going to really see an explosion in the repair economy," the CEO of iFixit says.
Can you copyright a dance move?
Could this be the beginning of the end of internet memes?
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 audio player above to hear the full story.