Tag Archives: copyright infringement

Study Says Online Social Norms Create Copyright Violations


A new study from Georgia Tech says that mash ups, fan fiction and content sharing have created new complexities in copyright that have effectively turned the legal concept of “fair use” on its ear. Research into fan fiction and other types … Continue reading

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New Sources for Free Photos & Images for Bloggers

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Is there a budget-conscious blogger, PR person or marketer who hasn’t been tempted to right-click on an image found by a search image and “save as” before using it? Probably not. Luckily, most of us know better than to steal … Continue reading

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Copyright Infringement…or Racial Stereotyping?

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Our 11-year-old is reading a series of young adult fantasy novels called The Adventurer’s Wanted Series, by Utah-based author M.L. Forman. Kameron and I often read the stories aloud to each other — I read to him while he’s practicing juggling, … Continue reading

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Ready or Not: Here Comes the Six Strikes Rule

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Torrentfreak this week confirmed what I’ve been saying for a year or so: it’s about to get a lot harder to find a free public WiFi connection. After dancing around the details for over a year, the Center for Copyright … Continue reading

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The Legal Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media

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First, the disclaimer.  I’m not a lawyer.  I figure that I’ve paid for a pretty good legal education, however,  having worked with many of the best attorneys in this arena and written far more than my fair share of articles … Continue reading

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Tell Amazon.com to Stop eBook Scammers!

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There are several scam artists on Amazon.com who are stealing whole books, changing a title and a name or two inside, and reselling the works as their own. C.J. Cherryh, Robert Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, and many others are victims.  … Continue reading

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New York Judge to Copyright Trolls: Get Real!

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A judge last week told a copyright troll to “get real” and stop abusing the court system.  The ruling came in United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York involving four lawsuits, all of them related to … Continue reading

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