Hide Those Memes, Folks! Europe Passes Massive Online Copyright Changes That Will Lead to Censorship
Do you have a license to link to that story? Will your sexy Tinder photo get confused with a celebrity's?
Federal judge's ruling in a fair-use lawsuit "is a big win for the First Amendment."
The media are supposed to fight censorship. But to protect their financial interests, some European publishers want to mandate it.
Big publishers want new sources of revenue. But trying to force license fees for linking will backfire.
Taste is subjective and food producers have to deal with it
How a risk-averse bureaucracy across the ocean may decide what you say and do online.
Online platforms will be subjected to a costly, easily-abused system that will likely pull down legal content.
Profs. Kal Raustiala & Chris Sprigman will be guest-blogging about this week, based on their new law review article.
The Post Office must pay $3.5 million for using a "fresh-faced," "sexier" Statue of Liberty replica on a stamp.
Lawmakers resist plan that would likely lead to widespread censorship of online media sharing.
A poorly written proposal to expand copyright claims could potentially decimate online sharing of information.
Meet Eric Lundgren, who got 15 months in prison for selling pirated Microsoft software that the tech giant gives away for free.
And that's not copyright infringement, if they only copy short phrases, especially ones that were themselves largely copied from others.
Boing Boing has filed a motion to dismiss.
Onerous IP laws threaten a free and open internet in a way deregulation never can.
A legal fight involving the alt-right, Trump voters, one of Washington, D.C.'s most powerful law firms, and the website 4chan is brewing.
Not Canadian? Not in Canada? It doesn't matter, according to its supreme court.
An open-records activist sent a copy of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated to prominent Georgia politicians and lawyers and got a copyright lawsuit.
Copyright claims as censorship.
The jury reached the right decision.
Jury finds use of Java API was covered by fair use
Homeland Security was defined-down even further in the form of a raid on a Kansas City lingerie shop over possible copyright infringement.
Goes rougher on record company execs and the music industry more generally.
It doesn't want to deal with the Klingon language copyrightability issue.
Paramount's arguments lack reason, or "meq Hutlh."
To boldly go where IP law has gone before.
How Music Got Free author Stephen Witt on the creation of the MP3 and the death of the music industry
Gray Lady tries to clamp down on fair use of images in a way that might end up loosening standards.
There's Just One Known Recording of the First Super Bowl Broadcast, and the NFL Wants to Keep a Man From Selling It
A tale of football, lawyers, and videotape
Internet encylopedia felt the bern.
Attempting to protect fair use from copyright claim abuse
Swift is accused of ripping-off the lyrics to her hit song "Shake It Off," but lawyer Mike Godwin says the case is "almost certainly meritless."