Tag Archives: Copyright

Is Apple Changing its iTunes on Copyright, Resale?

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In December of last year, I published a blog post about the issue of digital asset ownership after the original owner dies. For years, Apple has insisted that the license to access content purchased on iTunes ends with the death of … 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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New Version of Bill, Same Big Problems


Although a new version of the tough new anti-piracy bill just modified in Congress address some of what the bill’s sponsor calls “legitimate concerns” about the legislation, at its heart it’s still got the same big problems.   The bill is scheduled for … Continue reading

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It’s Hollywood vs. Silicon Valley: And You Could Lose Big


It’s Hollywood against Silicon Valley when it comes to lobbing around the new anti-piracy legislation pending in Washington DC.  And both sides are taking a stance that can hurt average consumers like you and me, I think. The new laws would give … Continue reading

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How to find great photos for your blog

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Looking for great photos for your blog or social media site — without spending much cash?  Good news from Silicon Valley this week: Wired.com staff-produced are now available in high-resolution format under a Creative Commons license on a newly launched … Continue reading

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Hey, Dummies: That’s Illegal!

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Not to be outdone by the movie, music, and TV industries, a print publisher (John Wiley & Sons) has joined the party and filed its first mass copyright infringement lawsuit  against BitTorrent users.  27 “John Doe” defendants have been sued … Continue reading

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Legal nightmares to scare bloggers on Halloween


Considering that this post appeared on Plagiarism Today, I’m going to be VERY careful about sharing it.  So I will say only this:  if you are a blogger or social media user, Click on this link — and read this … Continue reading

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Free Justin Bieber – and the rest of us, too!

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Seen the online photos of Justin Bieber in prison yet? If not, chances are you will before long, because the viral campaign from a new activist group is turning up everywhere online. The idea behind the campaign is that a bill from … Continue reading

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