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Oct 24, 2014
Free speech is “a triumph of our democracy – a freedom to be celebrated,” and that celebration is currently upon us. October 20-26 marks Free Speech Week in the United States; a week in which organizations across the country hold events to commemorate an idea that is central to our beliefs. ...
Oct 22, 2014
It is not within the purview of the Copyright Alliance to comment on the subject of domestic spying, though as defenders of creative workers, we might point out that throughout history, artists have often been the targets of, and antidotes to, such abuses of power. In that regard, we are...
Oct 22, 2014
The following article, Google’s demotion of pirate search results earns a FAIL so far, by Ellen Seidler, is syndicated from Vox Indie and is posted here with permission. Google’s anti-piracy pledge fails to pass muster Yesterday I wrote a blog post expressing skepticism about the promises made in...
Oct 16, 2014
  The following article, Copyright in Knitting and Crocheting, by Jonathan Bailey, is syndicated from Plagiarism Today and is posted here with permission.   Disclosure: I am not a knitter/crocheter. Though many of my loved ones are and I turned to them for help writing this story, I obviously don’...
Oct 16, 2014
  The following article, Google gets called out (again) for its laissez faire attitude on piracy , by Ellen Seidler, is syndicated from Vox Indie and is posted here with permission.   It’s a tired old tale, but one that bears repeating over and over again.  Google’s search engine is the go-to...
Oct 16, 2014
The following article, Spotify Outreach Angers Artists, Even As Analysts Back It Up, by Gordon Platt, is syndicated from CreativityTech and is posted here with permission. In its short history, Spotify has been held up as both a paragon of, and a parasite on, the modern music business. Making as...
Oct 16, 2014
The following article, The Internet May Not Set You Free, by David Newhoff, is syndicated from The Illusion of More and is posted here with permission. One of the bedrock principles of digital-age utopianism is that the Internet, if left unfettered by pesky rules, will make people free. Encoded...
Oct 16, 2014
Last Friday, Columbia Law School’s Kernochan Center for Law, Media, and the Arts hosted its 2014 Symposium, Creation Is Not Its Own Reward: Making Copyright Work for Authors and Performers. The event, co-sponsored by the Copyright Alliance, focused on the importance of copyright for individual...
Oct 11, 2014
Weekly copyright related summary of issues, congressional developments, judicial updates, administration updates, international updates and industry updates, provided courtesy of American Continental Group (ACG). In This Issue: Congressional Updates Judicial Updates Administration Updates...
Oct 7, 2014
The following article, Etsy uses DMCA “safe harbor” to protect photography pirates, by Ellen Seidler, is syndicated from Vox Indie and is posted here with permission.   The DMCA Protects Thieves at the Expense of Creators   Photographer Daniel Foster has written a great post on petapixel.com in...

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