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Advice for Jammie Thomas-Rasset

Rick Carnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Rick Carnes

The jury in the latest trial of illegal file sharer Jammie Thomas-Rasset has awarded the plantiffs, Capitol records et al., an award of 1.5 million do...

Slowed-Down Bieber: A Glacial Victory for Fair Use

Jason Sigal | Posted 04.16.2014 | Arts
Jason Sigal

Multiple major labels have lent their support to a hugely popular (and quite excellent) 800%-slower remix of Justin Beiber's song "U Smile." This, despite the fact that it is arguably a copyright infringement.

A Promotion for Progress: Seeking the Third Way for Copyright

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

A week ago, the damages award heard around the copyright world came with United States District Court Judge Nancy Gertner's decision to slash the dama...

Sita Sings the Blues: A Vibrant Ramayana Retelling with Humor and Pathos

Alex Remington | Posted 01.25.2010 | Entertainment
Alex Remington

Cartoonist Nina Paley spent six years making Sita Sings the Blues, a tragic love story about a prince named Rama who suspects his wife Sita has been unfaithful.

How the Commoners Built a Digital Republic of Their Own

David Bollier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Bollier

An open culture, a sharing economy and a digital republic: the foundations for this new world actually matured during the nightmarish Bush years, beneath its contemptuous gaze.