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“YODA law” would ensure devices can be resold free of copyright
Gigaom
Cue the “pass this law, we must” jokes. On Wednesday, lawmakers reintroduced the “You Own Devices Act” (YODA) to make sure that manufacturers can't use copyright mind tricks to prevent consumers from selling or giving away the connected devices they ...
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Yew Kuin Cheah: “Copyright laws need to constantly evolve”
IPTV News
In a global and connected entertainment market, copyright issues are becoming increasingly important. Ahead of his keynote at Broadband and TV Connect Asia (12th-13th May 2015, Suntec, Singapore), copyright expert Yew Kuin Cheah explains some of ...

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'Left Shark' legal row heats up: Does Katy Perry hold copyright?
Mashable
But that question marks the front line of copyright law this week, after Katy Perry's legal eagles dropped a cease and desist letter on a vendor selling a 3-D printed "left shark." Now the shark-making entrepreneur has fired back with a passionate

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EFF urges car-repair, DVD-remixing exemptions to copyright law
PCWorld
U.S. copyright law should allow for people to bypass digital rights management technologies as a way to tinker with a wide variety of products, including cars, DVDs and old video games, the Electronic Frontier Foundation said. The EFF has asked the U.S ...
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Major Changes Could Be Coming to Music Law
Your EDM
Music recorded prior to 1972 would also become protected under modern federal copyright law, heavily affecting services such as Pandora and SiriusXM, who have been utilizing a legal loophole to play these older recordings without paying the rights ...
EFF urges car-repair, DVD-remixing exemptions to

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Grammys creating advocacy coalition
USA TODAY
Congress established its copyright law in 1909 but hasn't had a major revision of it since 1976. The way ... The alliance hasn't set positions on these issues, but it is seeking what it considers a more equitable, across-the-board approach to licensing ...
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'Mickey Mouse Protection Act' Headed For Canada After Feds 'Cave' In Trade ...
Huffington Post Canada
Canadian law allows the copying of portions of copyrighted materials, for instance for educational purposes or for citing in news articles, but a proposed “three-step test” for fair use in the TPP could make it more difficult to use c

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Copyright Law May Allow Taylor Swift, Prince et al to Pull Covers from Spotify ...
Music Times
Taylor Swift made headlines during the end of 2014 by pulling her catalogue from Spotify, preventing listeners from checking out her sick beats without shelling out for the song or album 1989. She's not the only one who's keeping their

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The US Copyright Office wants to update our music licensing laws
Entertainment Weekly
The rules determining how music licensing functions in the U.S. are built on a framework that was erected not only before the advent of digital streaming platforms like Spotify and YouTube, but even before the vinyl LP and the widespread

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The Land of the Lost: Copyright law is leading to lost culture
UND The Dakota Student
Over the weekend, I played through the video game “Grim Fandango Remastered,” which, as the title would suggest, is a remastered version of the 1998 Lucasarts adventure game. The game itself is a masterpiece, both funny and touching, and I could not ...

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