My 11 Favorite Posts That Almost No One Read

When you write as many posts as are on this site, not all of them work out. But at least a few of the posts that fell through the cracks are pretty good, take, for example, these eleven.

Three Problems with the ACCESS Act

Last week, Senator Ron Wyden introduced the ACCESS Act, a bill that aims to bring pre-1972 sound recordings under federal protection. However, there are some key issues that the bill either ignores or deliberately punts on.

The Copyright Extension That Isn’t

You've likely heard a great deal of talk about an upcoming copyright extension or a rights grab. However, those claims, at best, greatly exaggerated and over-simplified and, at worst, outright false.

The Quiet Death of WHOIS

The GDPR, EU's latest privacy law, is to go in effect in about a week. One of the first and most important casualties of it may be the WHOIS service, a tool loved by security experts and spammers alike...

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3 Count: Animated Lawsuit

Movie studios to face lawsuit over motion capture software, Australia speeds sup the site blocking process and former BitTorrent Inc. sold for $140 million.

3 Count: Down the YouTubes

Austrian court rules against YouTube, EU Copyright Directive draws protests over filtering and dancing baby case may be settled.

3 Count: Michael Jackson, Jay-Z & Prince

Michael Jackson's estate files a lawsuit against ABC & Disney, Jay-Z wins Big Pimpin lawsuit over moral rights and Prince's estate sues another uploader...

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Understanding Music Licensing on YouTube

We already know that music licensing is a convoluted mess, but things get even more confusing and complicated when YouTube and Google become involved.

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.

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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