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Copyright Alliance Legal Advisory Board member Michael J. Remington on copyright law and its review.read more
The FCC, in a narrow vote this week, elected to adopt rules to protect the principle known as “net neutrality.” The agency will now regulate broadband as a public utility in order to ensure that ISPs cannot discriminate between one kind of customer and another, namely that they may not speed up traffic for higher paying users or slow it down for lower paying ones.read more
PayPal has finally ceased doing business with Kim Dotcom’s Mega site and he’s pouting about it. The man who has made millions be monetizing content stolen from others asserts that Mega is a legit cloud-based service and that its operations are legal. In a statement posted on the site, Mega officials claim it’s being unfairly targeted.read more
With a recent news brief from Japan’s NHK World News vaguely claiming copyrights under the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) are “to last for 70 years,” various critics of copyright have used the opportunity to recycle their baseless allegations that the TPP negotiation process is being corrupted by major entertainment companies.The myth of how US copyright terms got to be life of the author plus seventy years is one of the most pervasive areas of historical revisionism in the copyright critic’s arsenal, as they argue that copyright terms will extend for as long as Mickey Mouse might enter the public domain. Instead of irresponsibly spreading a false narrative, it is much more beneficial to inform the public on how the copyright terms have evolved globally, and how this has affected US copyright terms, so that we can better understand the broader trend in copyright term length.read more
Weekly copyright related summary of issues, congressional developments, judicial updates, administration updates, international updates and industry updates, provided courtesy of American Continental Group (ACG).read more
When Jordu Schell was seven years old, he saw The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad and was never the same again.The now renowned sculptor describes seeing that movie’s monstrous creations as “an epiphany,” adding that he clearly recalls it as the moment he realized “this is what I want to do!”read more