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Yesterday, the Electronic Frontier Foundation provided a “reality check” of recent comments by MPAA CEO Chris Dodd regarding the current review of copyright law in the U.S.read more
There’s no question that digital technologies have fostered tremendous opportunity for any content creator with a dream and the passion to pursue it; but these technologies have also created a dynamic, even volatile, market with forces both great and small competing for ad dollars, investors, and sustainable viewer attention. When it comes to building a professional career or an entertainment-based business in the digital age, are all the rules really so different, or do many of the fundamentals still apply even as we learn to use new tools?read more
A new report from the Digital Citizens Alliance documents the numerous illicit activities Google draws revenue from.read more
…Google’s search algorithm often leads to sites known to sell counterfeit goods being at the top of the Google search results. Additionally, attorneys general are concerned that some of the sites selling counterfeit goods are advertising with Google.read more
What happens when the spirit if not the law of copyright is misused? A recent effort by Salt Lake City, Utah Sheriff Jim Winder to limit the distribution of mug shots is a case in point. Sheriff Winder has claimed copyright on the photos to avoid releasing them to Kyle Prall, who runs the website bustedmugshots.com. Prall’s website posts mugshots and charges people a fee to take them down. It was a model used by the infamous (and now seemingly defunct) website isanybodyup.com.read more