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Copyright Infringement

Second Life Sex Lawsuit: Linden Lab Targeted For Allowing Ripped-Off Sex Toys | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Raising the stakes on a two-year-old intellectual property controversy in Second Life, a popular seller of online adult novelties filed a federal copy...

The Netherlands Buckles to Post 9-11 Copyright Hysteria

Max Keiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Max Keiser

The world seems incapable of resisting the onslaught of free speech-and-innovation-suppressing lobbyists and monopolists who try to put every piece of intellectual property ever conceived behind corporate fire walls.

Hollywood Unveils New Rules for Movie Lovers

eSarcasm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Movie watchers will be allowed to make and eat their own popcorn, but it must be at least three days old and smothered in rancid butter-flavored coconut oil.

Culture Clash on the Internet

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jonathan Handel

many people expect much of their Internet content to be free. Why is this, how did it happen, and, focusing on music and movies, what can be done about it?

Guardrails for the Internet: Preserving Creativity Online

Michael Lynton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Lynton

In no other realm of our society have we encountered so widespread and consequential a failure to put in place guidelines over the use and growth of such a major industry.

Should Newspapers Charge for Online Content? To Answer This Question, You Have to Consult a Lawyer

Peter Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Scheer

Information wants to be free, but the creators of information also need to eat. Which of these interests ultimately prevails, although partly a business issue, depends fundamentally on legal considerations.

If the AP Has the Right to Do What It's Done, Then So Do I

Shepard Fairey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shepard Fairey

If AP photographs that do nothing but depict other artists' work are protected by fair use, then my work has to be, too. The AP can't have it both ways.

Eric Cantor's Copyright Smackdown

Jonathan Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jonathan Melber

Eric Cantor is getting a lesson on what "fair use" isn't: his chest-beating, stimulus-opposing, victory-proclaiming video set to the tune of Aerosmith's "Back in the Saddle."

YouTube Gives McCain Campaign A Rare Reality Check

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

From my day job at Public Knowledge, we welcome the McCain campaign to the world as controlled by big media companies.

Counterfeit Democracy

Robert Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Weissman

A new draft global trade treaty may interfere with fair use of copyrighted materials, require Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to monitor all consume...

McCain Angers Bands: Heart, Foo Fighters, Van Halen And Others Mad At GOP

Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

This campaign season, Republicans have been using a lot of songs from artists who wouldn't have given permission if asked, and some who have spoken up...

Copyright Taxes Are Killing Democracy

Max Keiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Keiser

I have a question for Bill Moyers, but before I get to that... America was founded by patriots who were sick and tired of, "taxation without represen...

Searching for the Art of the Possible in Copyright Reform

Gigi Sohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Gigi Sohn

After 40 years of uninterrupted strengthening and lengthening of copyright laws, we have before us an opportunity for significant reform, and even baby steps should be encouraged.

Von Furstenberg Sues Target Over "Spotted Frog" Dress

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A top fashion designer sued Target Corp on Thursday for copyright infringement and other claims, saying the discount store is selling dresses with a p...