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YouTube stands up for Fair Use, with conditions

On December 3, 2015 By Kelsey Zottnick

These days, consumers seem trapped in the age of the “passive platform.” Hot tech companies like Uber and Airbnb insist their services merely connect providers and customers. However, people who work for or use these platforms are often on their own if liability issues arise. While this approach may cut costs, critics say it [...]

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Fair Use & Takedown Notifications

On October 5, 2015 By Christopher Borns

On September 14, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in what has become known as the “dancing baby” case.  The Ninth Circuit’s ruling, which marked a victory for proponents of fair use but did not go as far as some of those proponents would have liked, requires copyright owners to consider [...]

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A Hollywood lawyer representing Jennifer Lawrence, Kristen Dunst, and Kate Upton accused Google of taking “little or no action” to remove the recent hacked nude photos and even facilitating their dispersal, in a letter sent Wednesday threatening a $100 million lawsuit.

Entertainment lawyer Martin Singer–known in the industry as Continue Reading

Ending Revenge Porn Through Copyright

On April 3, 2014 By Philip Houten

The growth of interactive internet sites over the past couple decades has lead to the blossoming of an industry specializing in user-generated pornography. This phenomenon has become known as “Porn 2.0,” and has provided users an outlet to post photos and videos not only of themselves, but also of people who have [...]

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A controversial trade deal that would require significant revisions to both foreign and domestic intellectual property law moved forward last week as House and Senate leaders jointly introduced bills authorizing “Trade Promotion Authority” — otherwise known as fast-track approval — for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Fast-track approval is a procedural mechanism that allows [...]

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iPhone “Jailbreaking” is Fair Use

On August 2, 2010 By Theresa Weisenberger

Every three years, the U.S. Copyright Office reviews the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), and issues opinions on how it should be interpreted. The most talked about exception the Office recently released is its ruling on the legality of “jailbreaking” an iPhone. Much to Apple’s dismay, jailbreaking an iPhone is fair use, which [...]

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This week, the Southern District of New York granted summary judgment for Google in its one billion dollar case against Viacom, finding that YouTube, which is owned by Google, is protected under the safe harbor of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Viacom, along with other plaintiffs, sued YouTube for copyright infringement.

Viacom first [...]

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(Please listen to Pink Floyd’s ”Money” in the background as you read this post.)

First, let’s focus on the number one billion. That is 1,000,000,000. To YouTube, this is a very special number. It is the number of views YouTube’s website receives every single day. Another reason the number one billion makes YouTube happy [...]

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According to a recent announcement from Verizon Communications Company, the company will begin issuing “copyright notices” to customers accused of illegally downloading copyrighted material from the Internet. The notices will be sent on behalf of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and will be delivered by email or automated voice messaging. [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On October 4, 2009 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

CBS receiving criticism for lack of homosexual characters on scripted shows. And in the late-night realm, David Letterman sex-scandal/extortion plot getting even more attention.

The verdict is in: Americans don’t like being tracked online.

Federal employees barred from TWD, [...]

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