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  • Native American Heritage Month: Honoring a Diverse Culture November 30, 2021
    Native American people comprise a vibrant, rich, and diverse culture that stretches back more than 15,000 years. In honor of Native American History Month, our goal during the month of […] The post Native American Heritage Month: Honoring a Diverse Culture appeared first on Copyright Alliance.
  • A Copyright Alliance Thanksgiving 2021 November 24, 2021
    I have been at the Copyright Alliance for just over six years now. At this time each year, I’ve taken a step back and made note of various aspects of […] The post A Copyright Alliance Thanksgiving 2021 appeared first on Copyright Alliance.
  • Creative Spotlight with Country/Trailer Trap Artist and Composer Blanco Brown November 23, 2021
    This week we’d like to introduce you to Country/Trailer Trap Artist and composer Blanco Brown. Blanco’s first album, Honeysuckle & Lightning Bugs came out in October 2019. In 2019, Blanco’s […] The post Creative Spotlight with Country/Trailer Trap Artist and Composer Blanco Brown appeared first on Copyright Alliance.

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  • 8 Architectural Feats That Lure Us to Adventure December 1, 2021
    During the pandemic, we rounded up art that could transport us to another world. We were tired of being trapped inside four walls, so we looked for avenues of imaginative escape. Happily, we found inspiration in video games or TikTok creations. We even cherished hopes of swaying public opinion on that most underrated of the... […]
  • A Few of the Creative Works We’re Thankful for in 2021 November 24, 2021
    Every Thanksgiving, we share reflections on some creative works from the year that we’ve appreciated. It’s one of our favorite holiday traditions, and it gives us a small break from burning digital pirates in effigy or demanding accountability for Big Tech. Just don’t think we’re going soft!  Seriously, the genius and grit of creatives remind... […]
  • Busting the Myth of Internet Exceptionalism November 17, 2021
    When the Protecting Lawful Streaming Act (PLSA) was signed into law in 2020, it closed a loophole that allowed streaming pirates to avoid being charged with a felony – despite the fact that every other form of large-scale piracy was treated as a felony. This loophole would have been closed much sooner – or might... […]

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  • Who Owns Iron Man, Spider-Man and Daredevil? October 7, 2021
    Many headlines were generated on September 24, 2021, when Marvel Characters, Inc. filed a series of lawsuits against many former Marvel Comics illustrators. The suits, filed in New York and Los Angeles, all have the same basic fact pattern and asked for the same relief. The suits sought a declaratory decree that the termination notices […]
  • “Electric Avenue” Derails Trump Train September 30, 2021
    On September 28, 2021, a District Court denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit based on one of music composers pet peeves: use of their music in political campaigns. Many times, this occurs when songs are used at campaign rallies. The composers feel that this is an implied endorsement. The campaigns usually rely on a […]
  • Re-Recording Your Old Songs: How Taylor Swift is “Shaking Off” Her Old Record Company September 23, 2021
    On September 17, 2021, Bloomberg News reported that Taylor Swift had released a re-recorded version of the 2014 hit “Wildest Dreams.” She has been doing this to her old recordings since 2020, and all indications point towards her continuing to do so. But the re-recorded versions sound almost exactly like the original recordings. How is […]

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  • Another Poke in the Eye for Authors and Publishers from New Zealand’s Libraries December 2, 2021
    Despite the welcome news that the National Library of New Zealand is reconsidering its badly flawed decision to donate 600,000 surplus books, including many still under copyright, to the controversial US-based Internet Archive for digitization, the National Library of New Zealand and the country’s librarians through the Library and Information Association of New Zealand (LIANZ)–of […]
  • Those Problematic Comments on Facebook—Who Bears Responsibility for Them? November 22, 2021
    Unless you have been living in a cave, you will be well aware of Facebook’s current travails, fed by whistle-blower Frances Haugen’s explosive testimony about how Facebook researched but ignored findings that suggested the company’s algorithms were harming individual users by promoting content that kept them engaged—but at a cost to their mental wellbeing. In […]
  • Why is New Zealand’s National Library Declaring War on Authors? November 15, 2021
    At first blush, one would think that a natural symbiotic link would exist between authors, publishers, librarians and readers. After all they are all part of what I could call the literature ecosystem, the chain of content that leads from the creation of a work to its dissemination to its consumption, either for entertainment or […]

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  • Google Features YTS and 123movies as “Best Movie Websites” December 5, 2021
    Google's algorithms have made life a lot more convenient for many people, but they sometimes lead to peculiar results. When searching for the best movie websites, the search engine features pirate sites including YTS and 123movies in related searches. These and other not-so-legal sites also appear in one of Google's "best movie website" lists. From: […]
  • PropellerAds Rebuts MPA’s ‘Libelous’ Piracy Allegations December 4, 2021
    PropellerAds has hit back at the MPA after the Hollywood-backed group nominated the business as a "notorious market" that facilitates piracy. The advertising company characterizes the report as factually wrong and libelous. The company further reminds the US Government that Hollywood also framed the VCR as an illegal technology years ago. From: TF, for the […]
  • Youtube Ripper Strikes Back at the RIAA in DMCA ‘Circumvention’ Lawsuit December 3, 2021
    YouTube-ripping service sued the RIAA last year in an attempt to have its platform declared legal in the US. The music industry group asked the court to dismiss the case, arguing that Yout clearly circumvents technological protection measures. However, Yout counters that YouTube doesn't have any meaningful restrictions and wants the lawsuit to move […]