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Copyright Infringement

Copyright Infringers Target Wildlife Artists

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Copyright infringement is a growing problem in the fine arts because of both the globalization of manufacturing and ever-more powerful digital technology. But why is wildlife art in particular demand?

Stop the Internet Blacklist

David Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Segal

A group of powerful Senators -- Republicans and Democrats alike -- have signed onto a bill that would vastly expand the government's power to censor the Internet.

Cartoonist BLASTS Obama Intel Chief For Altering Work

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Political cartoonist Daryl Cagle is hitting out at the head of the intelligence community, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, after it e...

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...

LimeWire Loses RIAA Case Over Copyright Infringement

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

LOS ANGELES — File-sharing software company LimeWire has lost a long-running court battle to the major recording companies. A judge with the U....

Salinger Parody In Copyright Battle; Swedish Book Unlikely To Be Published In U.S.

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — A Swedish author is unlikely to win approval through the courts to publish his novel in the United States, because it is substantiall...

French Publisher Gallimard Planning To Sue Google | Barbara Casassus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Gallimard and two other French publishers plan to sue Google for scanning books without prior permission. The move was announced at the Paris Book Fai...

Coach Sues City Of Chicago Over Knockoff Bags Found At Street Market

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Legal or not, knockoff designer handbags seem to be a fixture in big cities. Whether it's New York's Chinatown or a Chicago street market, you can usu...

Christian Bookseller To Be Arrested For Copyright Infringement On Hundreds Of Christian Books

Publishers Weekly | Lynn Garrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A bench warrant has been issued for the arrest of Andrew Amue by the High Court in London after Amue failed to appear at a hearing to enforce a March ...

Belarus, The Theorists, Chuck Lorre, and You

John Vorhaus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
John Vorhaus

Whenever the law, or even moral outrage, goes up against technology, technology always wins.

Google Books Settlement 'Violates Treaties,' Says Opponent

Bloomberg News | Jeff Bliss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A $125 million settlement that would allow Google Inc. to create the world's biggest digital-book library breaks international laws and treaties, acco...

Skywalker Lawsuit: Star Wars Filmmakers Sue Local Billboard Company 'Skywalker Outdoors'

Chicago Breaking News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The company that produced the Star Wars films is suing a local Chicago billboard company in federal court for using the term Skywalker on billboards a...

Google, Microsoft Sued Over Links To File-Sharing Site | Cade Metz in San Francisco • Get More From This Author | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Mini music label Blue Destiny Records has sued both Google and Microsoft for allegedly "facilitating and enabling" the illegal distribution of copyrig...

Chris Rock's Good Hair Gets Tangled in Suit -- One Lawyer's Thoughts

Chad Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chad Fitzgerald

Regina Kimbell sued Chris Rock last week, claiming that Rock's new documentary about black hair, Good Hair, copies her 2006 documentary My Nappy Roots.

Google To Stop Scanning China Authors' Books

BusinessWeek | Mark Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The U.S. Internet operator will "respect the wishes of any Chinese author who hasn't authorized their books to be scanned," it said in a Jan. 9 letter...

Chris Christie Rips Off Monty Python, Troupe Threatens Suit

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Martin Lewis

Chris Christie, the Republican candidate for Governor of New Jersey, has created an election commercial that steals copyright-protected material from Monty Python without permission or credit.

An Epic Internet Copyright Battle on the Horizon? Microsoft and News Corp. vs. Google, Maybe

Jonathan Steinsapir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Steinsapir

If Microsoft and News Corp. go forward with a deal whereby News Corp. demands that Google stop indexing its websites, don't be surprised if it leads to one of the most important copyright lawsuits in history.

Google Books Settlement: Paris Courts Find Google Guilty Of Copyright Infringement

The New York Times | MATTHEW SALTMARSH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A French court ruled Friday that Google was guilty of infringing copyrights by digitizing books and putting extracts online without authorization, dea...

Obtaining the Playlist from Guantanamo

Lawrence Iser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lawrence Iser

Once a prison guard purchases a copy of his favorite Nine Inch Nails CD, he is free to play it on his boombox. He is free to put a particular song on "repeat" and to play it as loud as he wants to.

Google Books Settlement: Key Players Comment

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz and Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's been three years since the lawsuit was filed that launched the Google Books Settlement, a long series of back-and-forth negotiations about the co...

Scribd Book Sharing: Copyright Infringement? | Bobbie Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Social publishing website Scribd has been hit with a lawsuit which claims that it profits by encouraging internet users to illegally share copyrighted...

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...

Google's Book Battle Rages On, Proposed Deal Makes "Mockery" Of Copyright Law

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO - The nation's top copyright official has joined the mounting opposition to a class-action settlement that would give Google Inc. th...

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.