Well, it’s Fair Use Week again.  Sixth annual.  I suppose one must say something.  Though what I really want to say is Why?  What exactly happened in 2013 to provoke the idea that we needed this celebration?  The fair use doctrine had been part of the federal copyright law for forty years, and its common law precedents began percolating in ...

It’s another one of those weeks when there’s stuff happening faster than I can write about any one thing. So, here’s a summary of a few items of note … Anti-Copyright Ideologue Named Tech Writer at NYT Twitter lit up yesterday with accusations that The New York Times has named a “racist” to its editorial board, citing anti-white tweets made ...

Not that copyright stories should hope to compete with the drama coming out of Washington these days, but it’s more than likely that copyright policy and news will now be viewed through that multi-faceted, jittery lens; and the political climate certainly provides new context for creating freshly distorted views on various topics. For instance, today begins the 4th Annual Fair ...

One of the most important copyright cases in the country landed at the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in December of 2015. Appellants TVEyes and Fox News Network filed opening briefs, each seeking new rulings after the Court for the Southern District of New York held a split decision last year that satisfied neither party.  In July of 2013, Fox ...

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