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On Monday, November 11, the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) sent take-down notices to fifty music lyric sites. After an October report by David Lowery, University of Georgia researcher and founder of rock bands Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven, the NMPA had reason to believe that those fifty sites were publishing lyrics without first [...]

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Google Books is Fair Use

On November 18, 2013 By Erin Shackelford

 

This week, Google dodged a multi-billion dollar bullet. After a nine-year legal battle, Google secured a victory against the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers. The author’s advocates filed a copyright infringement suit against Google in 2004 after it announced its “Google [...]

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No Comment. Have a Magical Day!

On October 16, 2013 By Chastity Bobo

For many, the phrase “The Happiest Place on Earth” conjures images of colorful rides through their favorite fairytales and fond memories of meeting their favorite princess, but Randy Moore’s new indie flick presents a decidedly different image of the vacation destinations families all over America love to visit.

If you’ve heard of Escape [...]

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Aggressive DMCA Take-Downs Stifling Internet Speech?

On September 24, 2013 By Zachary Altman

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act was passed by Congress in 1998 to provide relief for copyright holders dealing with infringement in the new age of digital media where the internet has made reproduction and distribution of information so easy. Unfortunately, current application of the DMCA verges on chilling the free speech [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On August 26, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

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 [...]

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Behind the Lines Productions, in an attempt to feed off of the wildly successful “Twilight” movie franchise, created a parody film, “Twiharder.” The brooding Edward Cullen is now Bedford Mullen, while Bella Swan becomes Stella Pond. The trailer, which can be viewed here, highlights the movie’s attempts to poke fun at Kristen Stewart’s [...]

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