The Copyright Alliance Blog

Thoughts from The Copyright Alliance

Aug 28, 2014
The United Nations Special Rapporteur in the Field of Cultural Rights will be submitting a report to the Human Rights Council focusing on intellectural property and its impact on the arts. We have crafted a petition titled, "Artist Rights Are Human Rights," which conveys the importance of strong...
Aug 27, 2014
The following article, True Detective, Less True Plagiarism, by Jonathan Bailey, is syndicated from Plagiarism Today and is posted here with permission. Last night at the Emmys, Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, two stars of the HBO series True Detective were on stage handing out the award...
Aug 26, 2014
The following article, Why Google Might Finally Act Against Piracy on YouTube, by Gordon Platt, is syndicated from CreativityTech and is posted here with permission. When it comes to getting Google to take action in an area it’s uncomfortable,there are usually only two options: hit them in the...
Aug 25, 2014
The Internet is the ultimate challenge for personal integrity. I wanted to share this with you. It is a comment I made in response to a post a young girl wrote about why she felt piracy was ok. I don’t know how old you are, Helen, but you look very young and happy. Clearly, you don’t really...
Aug 21, 2014
The following article, Helen Wong Shares Views on Piracy, by David Newhoff, is syndicated from The Illusion of More and is posted here with permission. Dear Helen Wong and especially the Editors of The Daily Californian: On today’s opinion page, I see that you have decided to share your thoughts (...
Aug 20, 2014
The following article, Did Piracy Tank Expendables 3?, by Ellen Seidler, is syndicated from Vox Indie and is posted here with permission.   Did the pre-release piracy of Expendables 3 play a role in an abysmal opening weekend box office? When a high-quality copy of Expendables 3 starring...
Aug 19, 2014
For the past ten days, the town of Ferguson, Missouri, has been wracked with unrest following the August 9 fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. The situation has brought questions of race and police militarization to the forefront. It has also raised concerns...
Aug 18, 2014
The following aritcle, Copyright, a Time-Honored Tradition, by Gordon Platt, is syndicated from PrivacyNet and is posted here with permission. In running through the concept of intellectual property as a human right last week, we touched upon the roots of copyright in the U.S. constitution. A...
Aug 15, 2014
The following article, What Kind of Logo Do You Get for $50,000?, by Jonathan Bailey, is syndicated from Plagiarism Today and is posted here with permission. Sacha Greif is the Founder of Folyo, a company that connects helps match those in need of design services with potential designers. Back in...
Aug 13, 2014
This article, Amazon Grasps at Analogies in Fight Against Publishers & Authors, by Gordon Platt, is syndicated from CreativityTech and is posted here with permission. George Orwell (Photo credit: Wikipedia) George Orwell predicted a state where technology is used to control...

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