Remember when I posted A Guide to Critiquing Copyright in the Digital Age?  Quite a few people read it and seemed to enjoy it, which is cool.  And most recently, it seems that Joshua Lamel, executive director at Re:Create, wrote an article for the Huffington Post about prospective revision to the DMCA, in which he appears to have followed this ...

Attorney and blogger Chris Castle writes in The Huffington Post that it is the government’s responsibility to define the intent of safe harbor provisions in the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Arguing common-sensically that these safe harbors could not have been designed to shield massive and repeated infringements, like the volume that exists on YouTube, Castle says that it is ...

The 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act is obsolete, and everybody knows it.  The DMCA was the topic in the House Judiciary Committee hearings on copyright review about two weeks ago, and much has been written about its flaws both from pro and anti-copyright perspectives.  A recent editorial in The Los Angeles Times leads with a headline “Congress should bring copyright ...

Yep.  I’ll throw myself on this grenade.  No problem.  Let me say at the outset that anyone who wants to bring up the RIAA lawsuits of the aughts in context to this post can just stifle the instinct because you’re being silly.  You might as well say your scorecard on American civil liberties stops with the Trail of Tears.  Let’s ...

Announcement of the Copyright Alert System just over a week ago brought some new readers to this blog, and among these was one who was offended by this post, which is coincidentally the most-read to date.  My use of the word slavery in context to BitTorrent sites exploiting labor inspired the reader to call me a racist. You can decide ...

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