Category Archives: Copyright

Can “Charging Bull” Artist Have “Fearless Girl” Removed?

Embed from Getty Images When the story first broke about the “Fearless Girl” statue, I didn’t pay it much more attention than I had ever given to the “Charging Bull” that the girl now faces in her defiant, wind-blown pose.  … Continue reading

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Copyright is Not About Defending Old Models

Photo by DelmasLehman Pretty much since Napster (1999), tech pundits have been presumptuously lecturing pro-copyright creators about economist Joseph Schumpeter’s principle of “creative destruction.”  This is the observation that the market will naturally produce innovations which will displace existing products or services, often … Continue reading

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Critics Build House of Canards to Trash USCO Bill

Photo by jeancol1503 Well, here we go.  The network of copyright critics seems to be working out their main talking points for hating on H.R. 1695, which proposes to make the Register of Copyrights a presidential appointee (with Senate approval) rather … Continue reading

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When Copyright Criticism Is Something Else

Photo by Tamagocha A couple weeks ago, a comment on the Illusion of More Facebook page proposed that the Walt Disney Company was able to get its start in the 1930s because the story for the studio’s first animated feature film … Continue reading

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On the SCOTUS Cheerleader Uniform Ruling

Last week, the Supreme Court ruled in a copyright case that addresses the principle of “separability.” This is one of those areas of IP that a colleague of mine would call the “metaphysics of law,”  and that’s not a criticism.  … Continue reading

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