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Fairey v. AP v. Garcia v. Fairey: "Hope" Poster Photographer Asks, "What About Me?"

Jonathan Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jonathan Melber

I still think the "Hope" poster constitutes fair use. But if anyone can convince a court otherwise, it's photographer Mannie Garcia's formidable legal team.

Copyright Needs Limits, As It Restricts Innovation

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

Defenders of expanded copyright restrictions imply that content owners have been on a losing streak and have few tools at their disposal. Wrong.

Oh, the Hypocrisy: First Amendment Attorneys Would Destroy the Internet to Save Newspapers

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

The sense of entitlement that has characterized the newspaper business for the past 150 years is now going too far, conflating the business of journalism with the freedoms due the practice of journalism.

Nancy Reagan's Internet Solution for Whining Newspapers

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

If the news industry was as adept with its technology and finance as it is with its corporate whining and pleading, we would all be a lot better off.

Hypocrisy And Bad Faith In The AP's Countersuit Against Shepard Fairey

Jonathan Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jonathan Melber

An AP victory in this case would undermine artistic freedom. And it would, to paraphrase Lawrence Lessig, effectively outlaw a legitimate form of art.

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."

Tila Tequila Likes to F*ck...with Free Speech

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Disgrasian

It sounds a helluva lot like Tila Tequila believes in censorship. Of the very same medium that made her, which, frankly, we find shockingly ungrateful.

The AP Has No Case Against Shepard Fairey

Jonathan Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jonathan Melber

Why is the AP acting like it has a case? Because juries are unpredictable, copyright law is confusing and defending a lawsuit is extremely expensive.

Associated Press Plans To Crack Down On Bloggers

New York Times | Saul Hansell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Associated Press, one of the nation's largest news organizations, said that it will, for the first time, attempt to define clear standards as to h...