For the last few years I've been writing a scholarly book about Shel Silverstein's life and work. Yet, after five years of labor, I've recently come to realize that my book will very possibly never be published. Why not? Well, certainly not because t...
For-profit academic publisher Elsevier is ramping up efforts to stop academics from sharing their research freely online.
At the center of this week's confusing thicket of news and outrage surrounding YouTube video game copyright sweep is a very simple issue.
A Kernel investigation has discovered that practically the entire UK gambling industry is funding copyright infringement by advertising on torrent sites.
In a victory for photographer rights, a New York court awarded Daniel Morel $1.2 million after finding two photo agencies improperly used his photos of Haiti's earthquake.
The days of hosting lyrics sites that don't pay up to record labels appear to be over. And other sites, like Rap Genius, are being swept up in the flood.
On October 27, 1998, President Clinton extended copyrights, starving the public domain of new works for 20 years.
In anticipation of Congress' next big fight over copyright, legal academics are working to gather data and learn how copyright actually works in the real world. But lawyers aren't the only academics who have been using empirical techniques to gather ...
For a few years now we've discussed a few times some of the confusion as to why Sherlock Holmes isn't considered in the public domain in the US, even though he probably should be. As we've explained, all of Sir Arthur Conan...
Update: BuzzFeed has agreed to pay $500 to the charity of Dan Catt's choice. See below for details. Two weeks ago BuzzFeed posted a highly successful listicle "18 Everyday Products You've Been Using Wrong." It went viral, and you can see why. The lis...
Victor Willis, a former member of the Village People, is set to take control of a share of the copyright to songs he wrote for the group.
Today I received an email from the lawyers of author Susan Jeffers, PhD., notifying me that I'd infringed on her trademark by inadvertently using the phrase "feel the fear and do it anyway" in my post last week, .
The battle for fair use is unfair to anyone who plays by the old rules and tries to share with the artists because human creatives can't compete with the automated services that aren't sharing with the artists.
Website removed picture after initial complaint, but lawsuit alleges 'direct and contributory infringement'. By Josh Halliday
A filmmaker is seeking to have a court declare the popular ditty to be in the public domain and to block a music company from charging licensing fees for its use.