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The Rise of the New 'Copyright Troll' - New York Law Journal (registration)

The Rise of the New 'Copyright Troll' New York Law Journal (registration) The issue of whether intellectual property actions are "trolls" is by no means a new one, whether considering the now-well-established existence of patent trolls, the...
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Sherlock Holmes in the Public Domain | GamePolitics

Sherlock Holmes in the Public Domain | GamePolitics | Copy Wars | Scoop.it
Klinger asserted in his lawsuit that the Conan Doyle estate had no rights to the Sherlock Homes franchise because the classic literary works are in the public domain as of 1980. Klinger has written two dozen books and a ...
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Shia Labeouf Brilliantly Parodies Intellectual Property With Plagiarized Apologies And Defense Of Plagiarism | Techdirt

Shia Labeouf Brilliantly Parodies Intellectual Property With Plagiarized Apologies And Defense Of Plagiarism | Techdirt | Copy Wars | Scoop.it
I'll admit that, other than knowing his name and that he was a Hollywood actor in some big budget films, I didn't know very much at all about Shia LaBeouf. However, apparently he's been facing some "controversy" over a few...
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ESA nails 5 million for copyright infringement - Digital Trends

ESA nails 5 million for copyright infringement - Digital Trends | Copy Wars | Scoop.it
ESA nails 5 million for copyright infringement
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The Entertainment Software Association sent approximately 3.4 million takedown notices regarding 5.4 million allegedly copyright-infringing game-related files.
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When did litigation become a business model?

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The future of classical music - O'Reilly Radar

The future of classical music - O'Reilly Radar | Copy Wars | Scoop.it
The future of classical music
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But what if you're a publisher of works that have been in the public domain for a long time?
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CC at 10: Government Resources + Open Licensing = Win ...

CC at 10: Government Resources + Open Licensing = Win ... | Copy Wars | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators. On this 10th anniversary of CC, thereâ ™s much to celebrate: Creative Commons licenses and tools have ...
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Under the Radar Festival 2013 (#UTR13) & Culturebot Live on ...

Under the Radar Festival 2013 (#UTR13) & Culturebot Live on ... | Copy Wars | Scoop.it
We're fans of the Creative Commons License CC-BY. Co-produce with us by contacting @NewPlayTV on Twitter, emailing newplaytv (at) howlround.com or by calling Vijay Mathew at +(1) 917.686.3185. Host a watch party by ...
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Celebrate Public Domain Day… By Realizing That Not A Single ...

Celebrate Public Domain Day… By Realizing That Not A Single ... | Copy Wars | Scoop.it
As happens every January, various pieces of literature, scholarship, film, music, plays, and other copyrighted works of art enter into the public domain, meaning the public has the right to publish, perform, use, and display ...
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Rick Ross Sues LMFAO For Copyright Infringement | Music News ...

Rick Ross Sues LMFAO For Copyright Infringement | Music News ... | Copy Wars | Scoop.it
Rick Ross is suing LMFAO for copyright infringement, claiming the line Everyday I'm shufflin' from the duo's 2011 smash Party Rock Anthem bites the.
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Game of Thrones, 3D printers & copyright - Lexology (registration)

Game of Thrones, 3D printers & copyright - Lexology (registration) | Copy Wars | Scoop.it
Game of Thrones, 3D printers & copyright Lexology (registration) And in this case I think what might be different is that in the past the rights owners were always able to really use copyright as a highly effective tool to enforce against these new...
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Beastie Boys file countersuit against GoldieBlox over 'Girls' in viral video 

Beastie Boys file countersuit against GoldieBlox over 'Girls' in viral video  | Copy Wars | Scoop.it
The Beastie Boys are going to court to fight for their rights. The group is filing a countersuit against toy company GoldieBlox over the use of their song "Girls" in a recent viral video hit, Vanity Fair reports.
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Disney Duped Writer In 'Pirates' Copyright Deal, Suit Says - Law360 (subscription)

Disney Duped Writer In 'Pirates' Copyright Deal, Suit Says - Law360 (subscription) | Copy Wars | Scoop.it
Disney Duped Writer In 'Pirates' Copyright Deal, Suit Says
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Law360, Los Angeles (May 29, 2013, 7:10 PM ET) -- Walt Disney Co.
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Taiwan's Copyright Proposals Would Combine SOPA With A Dash Of The Great ... - Techdirt

Taiwan's Copyright Proposals Would Combine SOPA With A Dash Of The Great ... - Techdirt | Copy Wars | Scoop.it
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Of course, as Techdirt readers know, there is no such thing as "obviously violated copyrights" -- that's what judges are for.
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Class of 2013 | The Public Domain Review

Class of 2013 | The Public Domain Review | Copy Wars | Scoop.it
Top Row (left to right): Stefan Zweig; Bronislaw Malinowski; Francis Younghusband Middle Row (left to right): L.M. Montgomery; A.E.Waite; Ed...
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