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Why authors don't need copyright protection long after death
The Globe and Mail
Mr. Bachman argues that copyright protection allows creators to “make a living from their work” and “leave a legacy.” Sure, but how long should a legacy last? Is the knowledge that royalties will flow to one's grandchildren and great-g

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Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams denied a retrial for Blurred Lines ...
National Post
Hed: Thicke and Parrell Really Do Gotta Give It Up. Art: Anything from Merlin. Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams were slapped with a $7.4 million verdict back in March when a jury ruled their 2013 smash hit Blurred Lines sounded a little too much

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Zillow copyright suit challenges fate of sold listing photos
Inman.com
Real estate agents and brokers may want to keep track of what happens to the photos they send to portal giant Zillow -- and the terms under which they are sent. Real estate photography company VHT Inc. has filed a copyright infringement suit against ...

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Researcher Receives Copyright Threat After Exposing Security Hole
TorrentFreak
A researcher who exposed security flaws in tools used to monitor the Internet usage of UK students has been hit with a copyright complaint. 'Slipstream' discovered flaws in Impero Education Pro which could reveal the personal details of thousands of ...

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Today In Tabs: Copyright Law Was Not Created To Protect People From Fatwas
Fast Company
Sarah Jeong is one of the smartest writers on the weird intersection of the law and the internet, and today she has an ebook out called "The Internet of Garbage," about the state of internet garbage in 2015, how we got here, and what we can

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'Blurred Lines' copyright case not over
USA TODAY
LOS ANGELES — Even as their Blurred Lines million-dollar verdict was being trimmed, Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke and rapper T.I. vowed to appeal the ruling that they improperly copied Marvin Gaye's music for their hit song. One of their lawyers ...
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Update Our Culture, Not Just Copyright Laws
New York Times
He was speaking about the dark history of copyright infringement, and often downright theft, from black musicians. The Rolling Stones biographer Stanley Booth described their music as “the songs of old black men too poor to put glass in their windows.”

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Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and a Blurry Copyright Law?
New York Times
Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke A jury awarded about $7.3 million to Marvin Gaye's family in a copyright case involving Pharrell Williams (left) and Robin Thicke. Jamie Mccarthy/Getty Images North America. Last week a Los Angeles federal jury ruled ...
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The Blurred Lines Copyright Verdict is Bad News for Music
EFF
Copyright law, though, is dangerously disconnected with the way culture gets made, and as a result it pushes entire genres and communities to the margins, such as those that involve sampling, remix, and other adaptations. A staggering amount of such ...
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The Complexity Dialectic: A Case Study From Copyright Law
International IP and the Public Interest
jband Both political parties have begun to focus greater attention on the growing income inequality in the United States. While there probably are many factors contributing to the inequality, one factor has

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