As with any image, substantially transformative uses of protected Instagram content are sheltered by the fair use exception
"Today's ruling sends a strong message that copyright law does not authorize thoughtless censorship of lawful speech."
When the lawsuits were first filed, legal experts speculated that GoldieBlox wouldn’t have a leg to stand on in the case
Fair use is one of many ways Congress has ensured appropriate balance in our copyright law.
Artist Richard Prince won a significant victory on appeal in the landmark intellectual property case Cariou v. Prince today
Self-publishing continues its exponential growth. More and more authors are choosing this route for presenting their work to the public. But there is one domain that self-published authors rarely think about: legal issues.
My wrong-headed actions, born out of a moment of fear and embarrassment, have not only been financially and psychologically costly to myself and my family, but also helped to obscure what I was fighting for in the first place -- the ability of artists everywhere to be inspired and freely create art without reprisal.
The proposed legislation will require the U.S. government to compile its own blacklist of websites, similar to our own, with
new york. A US District judge has ruled in favour of photographer Patrick Cariou in his copyright lawsuit against artist
The routine looting and scattering of a publication's website content across the blogosphere, where newspapers have no prayer reaping any profit, amounts to one more nail in the coffin of journalism.
Part of the reason that an artist like Rob Pruitt can build a career out of quotations, traces and copies is that the interpretation of "the doctrine of fair use" is subjective.
It might seem like a good idea to surrender the ghostly essence of owned ideas. But when it comes down to the question of who's making money from whose efforts, we all chaff.
I'm glad the Post is trying to protect its content, because I don't buy the argument that newspapers are giving away their articles on their websites for free. Still, you have to wonder about the Righthaven approach.
A quick search of Gawker showed that by Saturday evening, the excerpts had been removed. The original post yields a dead