• Lawrence Lessig sued the publisher of Phoenix’s song Lisztomania for declaratory relief, claiming fair use for his inclusion of fans’ response videos (which were set to the the song) in a lecture posted to YouTube. He has some of the four fair use factors in his favor, including effect on the market for the original work (none) and his purpose in using the work (educational). But it does sound like most or all of the song might have been included, which would cut against fair use. [H/T Hollywood Reporter]
  • Several sites and services shut down in the wake of leaks purporting to detail the extent of NSA surveillance. Secure email providers Lavabit (which leaker Edward Snowden allegedly used) and Silent Circle (which claims to have shuttered its email service in protection of privacy even before receiving any legal requests for data), and award-winning open-source legal analysis site Groklaw, all announced that they would close.
  • The Van Gogh Museum, located in Amsterdam, used a new duplication process called “Reliefography” to create 3D copies of some of the master’s paintings. It called the process, which it developed in cooperation with Fujifilm, “the most advanced copying technique ever seen.” [H/T Slashdot]
  • A federal judge held that using a proxy server to get around an IP address ban (after receiving a cease-and-desist letter) is unauthorized access under the CFAA. [H/T Orin Kerr; via Jacob Schumer]
  • A high-security Florida prison apparently suffered a computer “glitch” that opened the cell doors in a maximum-security wing without the guards’ permission. [H/T SANS]

–Brad Edmondson

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