Tag Archives: Copyright

Announcing Creepy Copyright Mondays in October

People who know me personally know that I am a huge fan of Halloween, horror movies and all things that go "bump" in the night. Every year I take a lot of time off in October to work on a … Continue reading

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NinjaVideo "queen" cops to copyright infringement, admits $200,000 in earnings

Hana Beshara, the co-founder and public face of the NinjaVideo movie-sharing site, has agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy and criminal copyright infringement. Each count carries a sentence of up to five years in prison. According to the government, Beshara … Continue reading

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Copyright and pre-1978 dissertations on microfilm

Gail Clement and Melissa Levine have written an article on the topic concluding that such dissertations were considered "published" by the relevant scholarly community. Abstract: We investigated whether American dissertations that were deposited in university libraries or disseminated on microfilm … Continue reading

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9th Cir.: Apple Not Misuse Copyright by Restricting Use of MAC OS X Operating System Software to Apple computers

The 9th Circuit today held that Apple may continue to prohibit buyers (i.e., licensees) of its MAC OS X operating system software from using the system on non-Apple computers. The ruling in Apple Inc. v. Psystar Corp., No. 10-15113 (9th … Continue reading

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Europe Extends Copyright

On September 12, the European Commission passed a Directive extending the copyright on music recordings from 50 years to 70 years. Each member state must implement the Directive through its own legislative measures. Eight EU member states voted against the … Continue reading

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