Archive for January, 2007

This is an interesting problem related to the automatic renewal and extension of the copyright period. An “orphan” is a work whose author is difficult or impossible to find and is no longer published or available because it’s not considered commercially viable. Under current copyright law, these works are illegal to use without the author’s […]

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Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007 at 23:15 | no comments
Category: Copyright

Simply amazing. The 9th Circuit ruled against Kahle and says that no constitutional review of the Copyright Act of 1976 is necessary. From 1790 until 1976, to copyright a work you would have to register your work, print copies with a copyright notice, potentially renew your copyright later, etc. You had to take action, in […]

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Monday, January 22nd, 2007 at 22:31 | no comments
Category: Copyright
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