Is a Tech Company Really Claiming Ownership of Marvel Characters?

You may have read recently that some of the major studios, most prominently Disney, are alleged to have infringed the patent rights in a certain […]

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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 […]

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Fair Use Isn’t “Dare Use”

Don’t fall for fair-use daredevil tactics. You might get hurt. I know Fair Use Week is technically over, but when I saw this video produced […]

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VidAngel: A Litany of Copyright Defenses

Photo by rootstocks VidAngel offers what is functionally a video-on-demand (VOD) service plus “filtering” for viewers who want to see mainstream fare with certain naughty bits—sex, […]

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What is Parody?

Every once in a while, a story emerges, usually involving the use of music in either a humorous, provocative, or even offensive context that is […]

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