Google v. Oracle VI: Google’s Distract, Divide, and Conquer Strategy

As proceedings in Google v. Oracle were delayed by the coronavirus, I also paused writing about the case, but now that oral arguments are scheduled […]

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DMCA HEARING IV – Contemplating Fair Use

With the first three DMCA review hearings before the Senate Subcommittee on IP, it was fairly easy to identify the salient matters most likely to […]

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Allen v. Cooper Revisited: Part II – That Damned Eleventh Amendment

(NOTE: This post relies on information presented in Part I.) In my first post in this series, I tried to summarize (albeit in nearly 3,000 […]

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Class Action © Suit Against YouTube is a BIG Friggin’ Deal

When Viacom et al, in 2014, settled their copyright infringement suit against YouTube, that outcome had significant consequences for millions of independent creators. For one […]

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Coronavirus Exposes Big Tech’s Big Bad Ideas for Artists

Emergencies have a way of shining a bright light on flawed thinking and dumb ideas. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed latent, and embarrassing, American weaknesses, […]

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