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The Six Strikes Plan That Could Shut Down Your Business

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A consortium of entertainment copyright holders called The Center for Copyright Information has launched something called the “six strikes plan” that has the potential to shutter unsuspecting businesses by cutting off their Internet access.  Here’s how it works: ISP’s will begin … Continue reading

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Technogranny: Copyright and Social Media Rules


I was thrilled to have this blog featured on the Technogranny show this morning.  We talked about: Things you can’t say online (First Amendment limits) Keeping your job while having your say (Employee rights) Copyright issues for social media users … Continue reading

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Copyright Troll Sues 23,000 over Stallone Film

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I was shocked late last week to hear that my neighbor was one of 23,000 people targeted in a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by the copyright trolls at the U.S. Copyright Group (USCG). I wasn’t shocked that the “bounty hunters” … Continue reading

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Who should pay the copyright police?

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Nate Anderson wrote a fascinating article last week in the Ars Technical Law & Disorder report titled Unhappy Mounties sick of being private copyright cops   Based in part on recently released documents from the U.S. and Canada, as well as … Continue reading

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The Ballad of John Lennon and the Copyright Troll

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Copyright trolls are like this cave troll: poised to drop a hammer on the unwary at any moment. The photo is mine (taken in 2004 outside Te Papa Tongarewa museum in Wellington, NZ).  The photo is copyright free; the troll is not. … Continue reading

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