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  • Newsboys
    Copyright: Recorded music
    Let's take a short walk through some relatively recent history.In the 1950s, even in the early 1960s, it was possible for a group of musicians to record a song on a quarter-inch width seven inch per second reel to reel tape deck in someone'...
  • Supreme Court rules for broadcast networks, against Aereo
    Supreme Court rules for broadcast networks, against Aereo
    On June 25, the Supreme Court announced its decision in the case of American Broadcasting Cos. v. Aereo, Inc., which decided whether copyright laws apply to a company that captures over-the-air local TV broadcasts and feeds them to users via the...
  • Innocence of Muslims
    Freedom of Expression: Copyright
    It is an interesting case: Garcia vs. Google Inc et al., 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 12-57302. Google, megacorporate owner of YouTube, has been ordered to remove from the YouTube library an anti-Islamic video entitled "Innocence of...
  • Maybe the most valuable thing a photographer can own
    Maybe the most valuable thing a photographer can own
    The registration comes in the mail as a standard envelope delivered by first class mail. The envelope comes from the Library of Congress so do not throw it away. The second line of the return address says United States Copyright Office so read the...
  • Singer
    Copyright 101
    Copyright 101You've woken up in the middle of the night numerous times. Your mind has been restless, lyrics keep whispering in your head and the melody keeps you humming during the day. Eventually you put the pieces together and finish writing...
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    CopyrightX 2014 now accepting applications for free online course at Harvard
    Did you know? CopyrightX is a twelve-week networked course, offered each Spring through Harvard Law School, the HarvardX distance-learning initiative known as Berkman Center for Internet and Society.The course consists of a combination of pre...
  • "The Beatles: Bootleg Recordings 1963"
    Beatles quietly release rarities compilation to thwart copyright edict
    “The Beatles Bootlegs Recordings 1963,” a collection of 59 tracks, quietly becameavailable Dec. 16 through iTunes basically in Asia, but not, as of this writing, in North America or the UK. We found it in New Zealand, Indonesia, Lao,...
  • YouTube copyrightalypse makes this panda sad
    Copyrightalypse: YouTube strikes out against the gaming community
    These days, it's not enough to read a video game review in a magazine. Many people will either look up a “Let's Play” of a game they're thinking of buying or even hear of these games for the first time from the gamers they...
  • Beastie Boys
    Beastie Boys not feelin' the 'Girls' viral video
    Who would have ever thought that a toy company would choose a hip-hop group's song degrading girls, be it in jest, for commercial advertising. Well, Goldieblox, oddly enough has parodied the Beastie Boys' song, "Girls," and is...
  • Picture frames
    A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words - or Dollars?
    Be careful about the images you use on your WordPress real estate website, or any website. I recently became aware of a situation where a business was sued because they had used photographs (website image) from another competitor's website...
  • Megaupload files lost
    Megaupload raid destroyed millions of legit files
    When the authorities from the United States government took aim at the web’s most popular file-sharing operation, Megaupload, last year, the rationale given was that it was a clearinghouse for copyrighted files. It sent shockwaves through...
  • Reasons Why Professional Photographers Cannot Work for Free
    Reasons Why Professional Photographers Cannot Work for Free
    Dear potential photo buyer,If you have been directed to this page, it is likely that you have requested the use of an image or images for free or minimal compensation.As professional photographers, we receive requests for free images on a regular...
  • Heather Dubrow
    ‘RHOOC’ star Heather Dubrow’s singing cut from show due to copyright
    “The Real Housewives of Orange County” star Heather Dubrow was invited to Tamra Barney’s wedding along with many of her co-stars. Unlike some of her co-stars, Heather actually took part of the wedding as she sang a song during...
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    TuneSat thwarts the media for underpaying the music industry
    With the modern people in the habit of building a collection of free music (not paying a dime at all), music is easily downloaded from torrent sites (peer-to-peer sharing) and apps that rip audio from YouTube videos. But this is not a dissertation...
  • Colin Kaepernick
    Copyright questions rise over NFL tattoos
    San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick is known as much for his extensive tattoo work as for his skills on the football field. His prominent tattoos--which some criticized as a possible distraction from the team--have now become featured in...