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When a high-quality copy of Expendables 3 starring Sylvester Stallone was stolen and released on pirate (torrent) websites last month and downloaded millions of times, the were fears that the theft would hurt the film’s return at the box office.read more
Today, the U.S. Copyright Office released a public draft of the Third Edition of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices. The Compendium explains the services of the Copyright Office in detail and in a language that is accessible to the public. The draft version is scheduled to become final and take effect on or around December 15, 2014. You can access the public draft here, either in full or by chapter. You can also submit comments on the readability, clarity, coverage, and usability of the Compendium as well as observations regarding the Office’s practices.read more
A subject that warrants a series of posts all of its own, copyright has evolved a lot over the years, in response to changing standards of art, technology, and commerce. The United States Copyright Office clearly understands this and has created an interactive historic timeline of copyright law to help.read more
Sacha Greif is the Founder of Folyo, a company that connects helps match those in need of design services with potential designers. Back in June he posted on the Folyo blog an article entitled the $5 logo, where he relayed his experiences in going undercover on Fiverr, a site that specializes in the buying and selling of $5 jobs of various kinds, to see what kind of logos he would get for just $5.read more
George Orwell predicted a state where technology is used to control the general populace. What he may not have foreseen is how purveyors of tech would twist his own words to control public opinion, as Amazon did over the weekend in its latest PR salvo against publisher Hachette.read more