The Challenge of Defining Cheating

Technology is going to be an important force in the classroom. However, not all uses are going to be teacher-sanctioned and setting proper boundaries around tech means first answering some tough questions about education itself.

Copyscape Changes Pricing, Ends Flat Rate Searches

Last week CopyScape announced it's changing its pricing structure and getting rid of flat-rate searches. What this means for you depends on how you use the service.

Copyright and Plagiarism in 2018 (And 2017)

With 2017 in the books it's time to take a look back at the year that was and the year ahead when it comes to copyright and plagiarism issues.

Reminder: (Re)Register Your DMCA Agents Before December 31st

Late last year, the U.S. Copyright Office changed it's DMCA agent registration process and, with it, gave all agents 13 months to re-register or lose protection. That deadline is fast approaching so, if you host content for users, you need to act now.

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3 Count: Combo Breaker

Redbox hits back at Disney in lawsuit over resold digital codes, US Trade Representative puts Alibaba's Taobao on its Notorious Markets list a second time and YouTuber secures favorable settlement in revenge porn case.

3 Count: Climate Controlled

Kim Dotcom loses one battle over asset forfeiture but wins another, only to see his stuff was destroyed, Ireland court orders local ISPs to block more sites and FilmOn seeks to revive defamation lawsuit over copyright infringement report.

3 Count: I Was Framed

Sky Television settles sports clips lawsuit with two competitors, BBC hopes that geofencing will help get Bill Cosby documentary lawsuit tossed and The Dubai Frame opens, but the controversy remains.

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Are Let’s Plays Legal?

The recent copyright dispute involving PewDiePie has raised a serious question about the legality of Let's Play videos. So let's dive into it.
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PewDiePie and the False DMCA

When Campo Santo filed a DMCA notice against PewDiePie, it didn't raise questions about the legality of Let's Plays, but their own license.
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Why Night of the Living Dead is Public Domain

Night of the Living Dead, the seminal modern zombie flick is in the public domain. The reason why is a bizarre one but well worth exploring.
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