Tag Archives: Copyright

Best Anti-SLAPP Letter Ever!

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Businesses, elected officials, government agencies, and lawyers file SLAPP suits against people who are doing something they don’t like. The acronym stands for “Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation”, and started as a name for the suits that elected officials and … Continue reading

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Copyright Myths from the World of Fan Fiction

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If you’ve never experienced the uniquely creative and often surreal world of Internet fan fiction, then you’ve missed out on one of the most creative offshoots of the online revolution. Fan fiction, for the uninitiated, is just what it sounds … 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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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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