- Creator Spotlight with Photographer Mikel Carr March 23, 2023This week we’d like to introduce you to photographer and content creator Mikel Carr. Be sure to follow him on Instagram @recklessthor4. What was the inspiration behind becoming a creator? […] The post Creator Spotlight with Photographer Mikel Carr appeared first on Copyright Alliance.
- Lessons Creators Can Learn from the First CCB Decision March 14, 2023At the end of February—about eight months after the Copyright Claims Board (CCB) opened its doors—the Board issued its very first final determination based on the merits, in the case […] The post Lessons Creators Can Learn from the First CCB Decision appeared first on Copyright Alliance.
- Creator Spotlight with Author Tad Crawford March 8, 2023This week we’d like to introduce you to author Tad Crawford. To find out more about Tad and to order any of the books discussed in this blog post, visit […] The post Creator Spotlight with Author Tad Crawford appeared first on Copyright Alliance.
- Mother Google’s Year in Wrong: Updating the Google Timeline of Scandal and Strife March 22, 2023Once again, Google’s Year in Search campaign has taken credit for a staggering volume of human ingenuity and effort. According to the 2022 video, Google has guided personal transformations for people young and old. It brought us post-pandemic exuberance at the Rio de Janeiro Carnival. It masterminded Ukraine’s resistance to the Russian occupation. It even... […]
- 9 Amazing Artists from Chicago March 15, 2023Resuming our roundups of art from American cities, we realized that we wanted to highlight the remarkable people who have made our artistic traditions great, as well as the wonderful places where art can be enjoyed. That’s why we’re back with a roundup of Chicago artists, organized from the nineteenth-century architect who forever changed the... […]
- Is Lensa Stealing Bits of You? March 1, 2023So, you jumped onboard the latest social media fad, posting AI-generated portraits from the app Lensa? We hate to burst your #trending bubble, but you shouldn’t have – not if you care about creative rights. Admittedly, we can’t blame you too much. As often happens online, you thought you were getting something cool for free... […]
- Copyright Office Clarifies Policies Regarding Copyright for AI Assisted Works (Sort Of) March 23, 2023Consider these headlines: “U.S. Copyright Office Rules A.I. Art Can’t Be Copyrighted” and “U.S. Copyright Office says some AI-assisted works may be copyrighted.” Who’s right? Unfortunately, both of them. On March 16, 2023, the U.S. Copyright Office issued new rules regarding the registration of works assisted in whole or in part by artificial intelligence. The […]
- Artificial Intelligence Art Is Certainly Fair Use! Umm – Not So Fast March 1, 2023Art created by artificial intelligence has been making lots of headlines lately. Among the headlines are three lawsuits filed against Stability AI by artists and companies upset that their work has been ingested and used to train the program, all without permission or compensation, including one class action. In responding to that suit, a Stability […]
- The “Public Good” of the Public Domain: Now You Can Watch Winnie the Pooh Decapitate a Girl with an Axe January 27, 2023Every year on January 1st, various copyright skeptics assemble to sing the praises of works going into the public domain, and indeed call for celebrations! Because of this phenomenon you can now thrill to the sight of Winnie the Pooh in a swimming pool, decapitating a screaming young girl with an axe. Nova Southeastern University's […]
Hugh Stephens Blog
- Why Are Canadian Universities Vehemently Campaigning Against Any Clarification of Fair Dealing if They Are Already Licensing All the Content They Need for Teaching? March 16, 2023That is the fundamental question that authors and publishers in Canada have been asking themselves as the government begins preparing to consider some long-overdue revisions to the Copyright Act. For the past decade, Canadian post-secondary institutions (outside Québec) have been refusing to acquire licences from the Canadian Copyright Collective, Access Copyright (AC), to cover the […]
- “The Declaration on the Essential Role of Artists and Creative Expression in Canada Act”: Will it Become Law? March 8, 2023Last fall, in October, the Canadian Senate gave Third Reading to Bill S-208, “The Declaration on the Essential Role of Artists and Creative Expression in Canada Act”. That legislation, sponsored by Senator Patricia Bovey, a distinguished art historian by profession, (former director of the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Adjunct […]
- Google’s Threat to Block Canadian News Search: Will Its Intimidation Tactics Work? March 1, 2023Google is at it again. It has confirmed it is temporarily blocking some Canadian users from accessing news content through its online search function. According to the company, this is part of “product testing” in response to the Canadian government’s move to enact legislation, known as the Online News Act (Bill C-18), that would require […]
Gordon Firemark Podcasts
- Metabirkins, Everly Bros., Gonzales v. Google, and more. February 23, 2023The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update, is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Show notes are located at www.entertainmentlawupdate.com/154 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - […]
- Tattoos, Warhol and Police Parodies October 26, 2022The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update, is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Show notes are located at www.entertainmentlawupdate.com/150 In Memoriam: Marybeth Peters MELENDEZ V. SIRIUS XM TATTOO CORNER TATTOO ARTIST WINS VS TAKE2 CARDI B WINS LITIGATION REGARDING HER TATTOO ROY […]
- To Vape, or Not To Vape? June 30, 2022The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update, is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Show notes are located at www.entertainmentlawupdate.com/146 COPYRIGHT CLAIMS BOARD STARTED TAKING CLAIMS! GREASE PARODY SHOW DEEMED FAIR USE TONI BASIL DETERMINED TO BE SOLE OWNER OF MICKEY SOCIAL MEDIA […]
Content Café – Australia
- ACE disrupts global piracy ecosystem March 23, 2023The anti-piracy coalition, ACE, has shut down an illegal file hosting service operated out of Germany. Streamzz had more than 7 million monthly visits and a global reach, with traffic not just […]
- Piracy surge for Academy Award winner March 23, 2023Everything Everywhere All at Once has taken top place in piracy rankings following the film’s Oscars triumph, according to data from news site Torrent Freak. On Monday, after the Sunday […]
- Oscar-tipped movies laced with malware March 23, 2023In the lead up to the 95th Academy Awards, cybersecurity researchers from ReasonLabs have revealed that cyber attackers are taking advantage of increased pirating of Oscar nominated films by infecting files […]
- SEC Charges Justin Sun, TRON & BitTorrent Companies With Fraud March 23, 2023Justin Sun, crypto entrepreneur and owner of the company formerly known as BitTorrent Inc., has been charged by the SEC for the unregistered sale of TRX and BTT securities and market manipulation. Three of Sun's wholly owned companies, including uTorrent owner Rainberry Inc. have also been charged with fraud along with Lindsay Lohan, Jake Paul, […]
- BREIN Won’t Take Piracy Warning Dispute to The Supreme Court March 22, 2023Last fall, a court of appeals in the Netherlands ruled that internet provider Ziggo is not required to forward piracy warnings to its subscribers. The ruling was a setback for local anti-piracy group BREIN, which wanted to warn frequent uploaders without knowing who they are. BREIN now says that it won't take the dispute to […]
- Anti-Piracy DNS Poisoning Blacks Out Media Group, ISP Refuses to Comment March 22, 2023For several days last week, visitors to the website of tech-focused media group Heise were diverted to Germany's piracy-blocking portal instead. Users of ISP 1&1 were diverted to a page reserved for pirate site visitors, informing them that Heise had been rendered inaccessible for copyright reasons. Calls for an explanation are met with silence. From: […]