Archive for May, 2009

Short article by Richard Koman on the crazy situation in copyright if you are trying to figure out if a work is still under copyright or in the public domain. He has a link to the tree view chart on Copyright Law that can be found at CopyrightData.com. Richard’s article can be found here at […]

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Sunday, May 10th, 2009 at 15:02 | no comments
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Here’s an article on Wired about how the DMCA prevents fair use of DVDs, with the result that making a copy of a DVD you own is technically against the law. As usual, the situation is complicated and the status is in doubt, depending on how the lawsuit against ReadNetworks turns out.

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Sunday, May 10th, 2009 at 14:43 | no comments
Category: Copyright

Santa Clara University Law School had a conference last Thursday in honor of the 100th anniversary of the 1909 Copyright Act. It was the first copyright act to protect works upon publication with notice, without prior registration; the first to recognize the right to make derivative works; and the first to recognize public domain. Since […]

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Sunday, May 3rd, 2009 at 14:47 | no comments
Category: Copyright

Mark Helprin, author of A Solder of the Great War and Winter’s Tale wrote an op-ed in the New York Times two years ago arguing for further extension of copyright protection. He wrote a book, solidifying his argument, called Digital Barbarism: A Writer’s Manifesto. If Helprin is right, then I can’t share his persuasive arguments […]

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Saturday, May 2nd, 2009 at 14:49 | no comments
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