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Copyright Infringement

Mythbusters Scandal Grows (VIDEO)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 07.21.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Hotchkiss

I am Jon Hotchkiss... the creator of the 6-hour TV series This vs That... whose content was taken from me and used in the series Mythbusters... without my consent, in violation of my copyright and without any compensation.

My Adventures in Copyright - Small Business vs. Retail Giant

Louise Verity | Posted 06.08.2014 | Small Business
Louise Verity

Creativity is difficult to protect! So stand up for yourself, take any help you can get, and don't expect everyone to agree with you.

Bloggers Beware: Think Before You Post Images Online

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 04.21.2014 | Fifty
Nancy Wurtzel

The image I chose for my post was a beautiful Tree of Life creation, which fit perfectly with the subject matter of my post. At the time, I remember hesitating for just a moment. Was it an image I had purchased from a service? Had I found it in Creative Commons? Was it OK to use?

Did Gawker Infringe Copyright? That's a Bingo!

Michelle Wein | Posted 03.31.2014 | Media
Michelle Wein

Last week, the entertainment website Gawker linked to the leaked draft script of Quentin Tarantino's proposed upcoming film, The Hateful Eight. Now, Tarantino is suing the site for copyright infringement.

New Writer? Don't Make These 3 Rookie Mistakes

Allena Tapia | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Allena Tapia

One constant my Internet readers will hear from me is how engaging and fulfilling it is to be a freelance writer. But, that doesn't mean there are no bumps on the road to the paid writing life.

Artists Found Another Reason To Dislike Spotify

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 09.04.2013 | Technology

Spotify members might be fooling themselves with their playlist-making abilities. The Ministry of Sound, a British dance music brand, is suing Spot...

How to Protect Your Blog Content

Peg Fitzpatrick | Posted 10.27.2013 | Technology
Peg Fitzpatrick

There is plenty of content theft occurring on the internet. Bloggers need to learn the steps that they can take to make sure their content doesn't get boosted and what to do if it does.

Now Streaming on a Website Near You

Gregory Alan Barnes | Posted 06.25.2013 | Media
Gregory Alan Barnes

The goal of identifying and disrupting the online activities of rogue websites is important and certainly worthy of pursuit. But, it must be accomplished in a way that doesn't disturb the current pace of innovation being carried-out by legitimate online services providers.

A (Semi-)Victory for Appropriation Art

Daniel Grant | Posted 06.26.2013 | Arts
Daniel Grant

There was a semi-big win for appropriation art, not to mention appropriation artist Richard Prince and New York's Gagosian Gallery. The U.S. Court of Appeals overturned a lower court ruling that found Prince had violated the copyright of French photographer Patrick Cariou.

Aereo Ruling a Win for TV Viewers, Future of Cloud Computing

Edward J. Black | Posted 06.11.2013 | Technology
Edward J. Black

A few weeks after Aereo started offering its service in New York last year, big entertainment companies like Fox and ABC sued on copyright infringement allegations. Letting the Aereo ruling stand will be a key step toward giving people the content they want on the device of their choice.

Is This A Tory Burch Knock-Off?

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 03.26.2013 | Style

Looks like Tory Burch is suiting up for court yet again. After surviving a contentious lawsuit and settlement with ex-husband Chris Burch in Decemb...

'I Saw One Of Your Paintings In A Movie'

John Seed | Posted 05.25.2013 | Arts
John Seed

A friend at work caught me by the drinking fountain a few days ago and mentioned something rather surprising: "I saw one of your paintings in a movie ...

Supreme Court Backs Student In Textbook Copyright Case

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 03.19.2013 | College

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that textbooks and other goods made and sold abroad can be re-sold online and in discount stores without...

How to Stop Copycats in Their Tracks

Denise Gosnell | Posted 05.19.2013 | Business
Denise Gosnell

Today's technology makes it so easy for people to steal content from others and then hide behind their remote location to try and get away with it. Nearly every business owner I know has faced piracy problems like this, and the problem continues to get worse.

Cartier Ticked At Obscene Logo Knockoff

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.12.2013 | Style

Cartier has ordered a Parsons design student to cease sales of his "Cuntier" hats spoofing the jewelry brand, the Daily Beast reports. As parodies ...

If Someone Makes a Sci-Fi Movie That Has Lightsabers in It, Would They Be Infringing Copyright by Copying Star Wars?

Quora | Posted 05.08.2013 | Entertainment
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Ken Miyamoto, Screenwriter There have been a few examples of this actually happening in real...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 | Books
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.

Hotheaded

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 ...