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Copyright Infringement

Illegal Downloaders, Get Ready For A Crackdown

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.25.2013 | Technology

A controversial strategy to combat Internet piracy took effect Monday, meaning subscribers who illegally share movies or songs could be punished by lo...

Gerry Smith

Internet Pirates Beware | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.11.2013 | Technology

Guilty of online piracy? Verizon may slow your high-speed Internet service to a crawl. The company is considering punishing subscribers who illeg...

Legal Issues in Self-Publishing: What Authors Need to Know

Bernard Starr | Posted 02.23.2013 | Home
Bernard Starr

Self-publishing continues its exponential growth. More and more authors are choosing this route for presenting their work to the public. But there is one domain that self-published authors rarely think about: legal issues.


Yogi Cameron Alborzian | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Yogi Cameron Alborzian

Rather than try to make someone sound wrong, the purpose of this article is to explore the potential yoga postures have to open the body so that we may sit for longer periods of time as was always intended.

GOP Proposes, Then Stifles, 'Shockingly Sensible' Copyright Law

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 11.28.2012 | Technology

On November 16th 2012 the Republican Study Committee of the House of Representatives posted a memo on its public website that revealed a “shockingly...

Photographer To Chris Benz: You Stole My Photo!

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 11.16.2012 | Style

Compare the original photo to Benz's designs: do you see a similarity?

China Blames The Media For Its Piracy Problems

Reuters | Ben Blanchard | Posted 01.10.2013 | Technology

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - China's top official in charge of fighting copyright piracy on Sunday slammed what he said was del...

Here's What Verizon And Comcast Will Do If They Catch You Downloading Illegally

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 10.25.2012 | Technology

Pirates, beware: Illegally downloading content just got more complicated. The Center for Copyright Information (CCI) will roll out its new Copyri...

Megaupload Founder Teases Big New Plans

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 09.27.2012 | Technology

In these wild days of internet piracy run rampant, sometimes even governments can't stop the buccaneers. A case in point is beleaguered web baron Kim ...

We Interrupt This Blog Post With a Copyright Alert

John Pavley | Posted 11.16.2012 | Technology
John Pavley

During the Hugo Awards ceremony science fiction fans are celebrated, remembered, and rewarded along with the authors. Could you imagine Hollywood celebrating its fans by name and in person, along side the stars at the Oscars? Maybe people would start tuning in again.

Must You Pay to Use Photos of Public Domain Artworks? No, Says a Legal Expert

Bernard Starr | Posted 11.12.2012 | Home
Bernard Starr

Although exact reproductions of paintings are in the public domain, museums charge hefty licensing fees to use photos of these works. To pay licensing fees can be prohibitive, and may even result in authors deciding not to use images.

Joe Satran

The Most Hollywood-Friendly President Ever? | Joe Satran | Posted 09.10.2012 | Entertainment

On Aug. 28, the Republican Party announced it had included language about Internet freedom and intellectual property protection in its 2012 platform, ...

Koch-Backed Candidate's Un-'Happy Meal'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

An Americans for Prosperity-backed candidate for the Kansas state Senate is being accused of violating McDonald's copyright over use of the term "Happ...

Should You Steal Comics?

Austin Wilson | Posted 08.22.2012 | Home
Austin Wilson

If you're a regular comic book reader, or even just someone who pays attention to the industry, you've probably heard something about the ongoing piracy debate.

PHOTO: 'The Oatmeal' Comic Creates Fundraising Cartoon As Response To Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Anna Mazarakis | Posted 06.15.2012 | Impact

If only all copyright and false accusation legal matters could be settled with a fundraiser to help save wildlife and also cure cancer. After claim...

Our TV Overlords Command: Watch Our Commercials or Else!

Art Brodsky | Posted 06.03.2012 | Entertainment
Art Brodsky

Does this sound familiar? Of course it does. It's the identical argument, even to the word, that the networks have been making for years. Watch what we want you to watch or we'll be destroyed.

Is Fifty Shades of Grey a New Frontier in Fan Fiction?

Alma Katsu | Posted 06.04.2012 | Home
Alma Katsu

With the recent sale of movie rights to the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, the debate over fan fiction has heated up.

UN's ITU Could Become Next Internet Freedom Threat

Edward J. Black | Posted 05.09.2012 | Technology
Edward J. Black

Some of the lessons learned from the dangers of legislation like SOPA should be the need for forbearance and a well-researched, multi-stakeholder derived policy to avoid unintended consequences.

My Dad, SOPA and Me

Tanja Aitamurto | Posted 04.24.2012 | Media
Tanja Aitamurto

In our family we have two takes on copyright issues and SOPA. These two approaches reflect the gap between digital and offline worlds. Let's look at ...

Princess Demands Billions For 'Titanic' Copyright Infringement

Posted 03.24.2014 | Weird News

An Imperial Beach woman named Princess Samantha Kennedy claims the script of the movie "Titanic" unlawfully draws from her unpublished biography and l...

Keeping SOPA Measures Out of Trade Agreements ACTA, TPP

Edward J. Black | Posted 04.16.2012 | Technology
Edward J. Black

Internet users realized during the debate over SOPA and its companion bill, PIPA, that because they were not at the table, they were on the menu. Vowing 'never again,' they have thus set their sights on ACTA.

Feds Sieze Sports Steaming Sites In Pre-Super Bowl Piracy Crackdown

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.02.2012 | Technology

Federal authorities have seized more than 300 websites, including several popular sports streaming sites, as part of a nationwide crackdown on Interne...

The Surefire Way to End Online Piracy: End Copyright

Dean Baker | Posted 03.24.2012 | Business
Dean Baker

The institution of copyright dates back to the late middle ages. It may have served a useful function back then, but we will need something better for the Internet Age.

Piracy Profiteers: Time to Walk the Plank

Kathy Wolfe | Posted 03.18.2012 | Technology
Kathy Wolfe

Despite our best efforts, it's hard to compete with free. That is why I feel passionately about the need for legislation to protect this vital marketplace for companies like mine and for filmmakers who are the most vulnerable to bad actors in the space.

Battle Of The Banana: Warhol Vs. Velvet Undergound

Posted 01.11.2012 | Arts

Andy Warhol's career was based on repurposing well-known celebrity images and brands, but now the Warhol Foundation has found itself in a heated battl...