And a federal judge just said so.
Hackers are helping tractor owners “jailbreak” their equipment in order to repair it.
Even though only one very specific version of the character is free to use, it still represents a positive step for creative expression.
That's what it answers when asked, "What are the best arguments against transgender rights?"
"The concept of using 'p**** so wet' as a rhetorical device in a song is neither original nor unique to Plaintiff, and, in any event, '[c]opyright does not protect ideas or themes.'"
It's not a broad attack on free expression, but Thursday's ruling is certainly a victory for brands that can't take a joke.
The case could have long-term implications for how broadly fair use can be applied.
Meanwhile, content creators and corporations want copyright regulations for artificial intelligence.
Plus: "Sensitivity readers" rewrite Agatha Christie, a Little Free Library battle, and more...
Copyright law is just one area that must adapt to account for revolutionary A.I. technology.
The U.S. Copyright Office determined that images produced by artificial intelligence cannot be copyrighted, even though they are generated by user-written prompts.
Law from the dawn of the dawn of the AI age.
Plus: the editors field a listener question on intellectual property.
Why the Tabletop Role-Playing World Is Furious About Changes to Dungeons & Dragons' Open Game License
For 20 years, D&D has offered third-party publishers an open, royalty-free license to create new works using its game. A leaked revision would end all of that.
The company alleges the composers ignored multiple warnings to cease commercial production of the musical.
As pop culture icons enter the public domain, a strange new era of copyright begins.
Despite the senator's clear culture war animus, there are things to like about his bill.
Plus: A short debate on intellectual property
A Santa Ana police officer is the latest official to use YouTube's copyright infringement algorithm as a means to evade accountability.
By blaming their reasoning on culture war grievances rather than the best interests of the law, the GOP risks undermining a completely defensible position.
And has to pay $10K in attorney fees to the high school as well.
Patent lawyer Stephan Kinsella debates law professor Richard Epstein
"Categories, microworks, and market circularity."
University Trying to Block Distribution of Faculty Senate Meeting Video Excerpts Using Copyright Law
An interesting controversy involving Portland State University.
Likely fair use, at least under the Second Circuit's precedents.
As with all fair use claims, the analysis turns on the particular facts.
Creating a Version of a Work Solely for "Artistic Experimentation and to Seek License Approval from the Copyright Holder" = Fair Use
So holds Judge Virginia A. Phillips (C.D. Cal.) in Tracy Chapman's lawsuit against Nicki Minaj.
Sargon of Akkad Wins Attorney Fees in We Thought She Would Win/SJW Levels of Awareness Copyright Lawsuit
"[T]he Court has little difficulty concluding that Hughes's dual goals in bringing her baseless suit were to inflict financial harm on Benjamin and to raise her own profile in the process."