Not being tied to political and election cycles has helped keep the U.S. Register of Copyrights an apolitical institution. Will H.R. 1695 change that?
Perhaps there is more to piracy than its need to be stopped.
This week: Business, Copyright, Crime, Labor, Resources, and Technology!
This Week: Science, Culture, Healthcare, Resources, Copyright, and Latin America!
Knowing the esteemed legal pedigree of those here at the League, I was hoping some of you could help me tease out the major concerns here and on what basis the parties involved could pursue their claims,
It’s graduation season, so cue one of the best commencement speeches of them all: DFW’s Kenyon college address has been made into a short movie.
Back in 1989 I made a 10′ x 8′ self-portrait composed of 6400 tiny xerox copies of a portrait of Andy Warhol. I used an early Macintosh II to help me map the location of each “pixel”. It was the only Macintosh II on the entire University of Oregon campus, and while considered very powerful…
Notice-and-takedown is creaky, and the intellectual foundations of copyright are creakier still. But the whole thing more or less works. Kind of. Until you see this — the Rothko Chapel with Barnett Newman’s Broken Obelisk — pixelated to protect the artist’s copyright. (Explanation of “FOP” (Freedom of Panorama) here. Unpixelated Broken Obelisk here.)
The Associated Press descends into madness and takes the first few, loping steps toward irrelevance: