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Mar 30, 2015
The following article, "You Tube Piracy - perfecting the art of spinning (stolen) straw into gold", by Ellen Seidler, is syndicated from Vox Indie and is posted here with permission.               YouTube, its users, and shady certified “aggregators,” partner together to make money off pirated...
Mar 30, 2015
The following article, "Australia's New Copyright Bill Promises Action Against "Flagrant" Piracy" by Gordon Platt, is syndicated from Copyright International and is posted here with permission.        Australian flag flying in Toowoomba, Queensland. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Australia is our ...
Mar 27, 2015
 Weekly copyright related summary of issues, congressional developments, judicial updates, administration updates, international updates and industry updates, provided courtesy of American Continental Group (ACG).   
Mar 25, 2015
The following article, "Fleeing Authorities, Piracy's Latest Poster Child Bounces Around The World," by Gordon Platt, is syndicated from Copyright International and is posted here with permission. You may remember Popcorn Time, the initially innocent-looking app that gained attention (then...
Mar 25, 2015
The following article, "With Windows 10, Microsoft Gives Us A Free Pass To Pirates," by Gordon Platt, is syndicated from PrivacyNet and is posted here with permission.   When is a pirate not a pirate? When he or she uses a stolen Windows operating system, apparently, as Microsoft will roll...
Mar 20, 2015
 Weekly copyright related summary of issues, congressional developments, judicial updates, administration updates, international updates and industry updates, provided courtesy of American Continental Group (ACG).   
Mar 20, 2015
“[S]cholars and the public need to have the freedom to create new works and, that frequently, these derivative and new works are based on existing images through the application of the fair use doctrine,” said a group of visual artist organizations in a letter published this week. At the same time...
Mar 13, 2015
  Weekly copyright related summary of issues, congressional developments, judicial updates, administration updates, international updates and industry updates, provided courtesy of American Continental Group (ACG).   
Mar 12, 2015
The following article, "The Strange World Of Comic Book Plagiarism," by Jonathan Bailey, is syndicated from Plagiarism Today and is posted here with permission.       In March 2011, the comic book world was in an uproar over a man named Rob Granito. Over a period of several years, Granito had...
Mar 12, 2015
This is the first in a series of articles that will explore the issue of Internet governance, and how it relates to issues that creators care about. Transparency and accountability. Two words with profound significance this year as the US government considers relinquishing control over key aspects...

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