Online Copyright Claims Reach Outrageous Levels

Sep 12, 2016 By: Craig Blakeley

The volume of DMCA notice and takedown claims is now so substantial that many of the claims are not valid.

Sci-Hub Website Causes Major Controversy in the Science and Publishing Communities

Aug 11, 2016 By: Jeff Matsuura

Sci-Hub is a highly controversial website that provides free access to more than 50 million scientific research papers from around the world.

“Monkey-Selfie” Copyright Case Appealed to Ninth Circuit

Aug 2, 2016 By: Adam Wiatros

A complex copyright case brought by PETA against a human photographer over rights to a monkey selfie is headed for the 9th Circuit Court of appeals.

Navy Accused of Copyright Piracy

Jul 29, 2016 By: Jeff Matsuura

In a recent lawsuit, the United States Navy has been accused of piracy – copyright, not maritime.

European Court Addresses Library Lending of E-Books

Jun 20, 2016 By: Jeff Matsuura

In a recent action, Europe’s highest court, the Court of European Justice, clarified its position that electronic books are subject to the same rules governing library lending as are print books.

Germany’s Highest Court Approves Music Sampling

Jun 6, 2016 By: Jeff Matsuura

In a recent decision, Germany’s highest court, the Federal Constitutional Court, approved music sampling, the practice of integrating clips of different recordings into a recorded musical work.

Today in 1988: Apple sues Microsoft for copyright infringement

Mar 17, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

On March 17, 1988, Apple sued Microsoft for copyright infringement, claiming the latter’s Windows 2.0 operating system copied design elements from Apple’s Macintosh OS.

There is No Room for Monkey Business in Copyright Law

Jan 13, 2016 By: Marissa Bartolucci

On January 6th, U.S. District Judge William Orrick ruled that a rare crested macaque could not own a copyright to a photograph, because he is not human.

Bank of America Uses Copyright Law Against Journalist

Jan 4, 2016 By: Jeff Matsuura

Bank of America asserted copyright claims to stop a business journalist from referencing material written by a member of its staff.

Waze Ruling and the Limits of Copyright Protection for Online Data

Dec 28, 2015 By: Craig Blakeley

A recent ruling by a federal district court in California highlights once more the limits to copyright protection for collections of data.

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