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Myths About Collages
Posted by: admin on Sunday, June 10, 2012 - 10:32 AM
Emerging Legal Issues Collage is considered fair use, and therefore not subject to copyright law. The doctrine of fair use protects educational and scholarly purposes such as news reporting, literary criticism, and libraries. Artistic uses are not explicitly protected by fair use, and commercial uses are explicitly not protected.

My collage can freely use copyrighted material, as long as I use no more than 5% / 10% / a small amount of the original work. The doctrine of "de minimis" theoretically protects minimal copying, but it's vague and difficult to pin down.

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EMI Offers Higher Quality Downloads Without DRM
Posted by: admin on Monday, April 02, 2007 - 08:25 PM
Emerging Legal Issues EMI will be offering, at a greater price, higher quality digital music downloads without digital rights management ("DRM") through Apple's ITunes Store in addition to its lower quality restricted catalog.

We'll have to gaze into our crystal balls to determine whether distributing unprotected MP3s will help expand the market and what effect this will have on music piracy.

Read the Reuters article by clicking here.

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Internet Addiction
Posted by: admin on Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 07:30 AM
Emerging Legal Issues DAXING, China - Sun Jiting spends his days locked behind metal bars in this military-run installation, put there by his parents. The 17-year-old high school student is not allowed to communicate with friends back home, and his only companions are psychologists, nurses and other patients. Each morning at 6:30, he is jolted awake by a soldier in fatigues shouting, "This is for your own good!"

Sun's offense: Internet addiction.

Click here to read the Washington Post article by Ariana Eunjung Cha.

Also, click here to see Massively Addictive, an article about videogame addiction at Yahoo Games!

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P2P and the Future of Private Copying
Posted by: elliot on Thursday, November 04, 2004 - 04:35 AM
Emerging Legal Issues Article discussing alternative paradigms for future P2P file sharing. Read the article here.

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Representatives Consider Overturning DMCA
Posted by: elliot on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 07:59 AM
Emerging Legal Issues Wired reports that U.S. representatives are worried that the Digital Millenium Copyright Act has criminalized otherwise innocent activities, such as making a personal copy of a purchased CD, or trying to get a DVD to play on a Linux computer.

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Voluntary Collective Licensing
Posted by: elliot on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 - 09:01 AM
Emerging Legal Issues In an effort to resolve the music file sharing dilemma, the EFF is urging the music industry to embrace voluntary collective licensing, similar to the radio station model utilized today.

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February 24, 2004 aka Grey Tuesday
Posted by: elliot on Monday, February 23, 2004 - 03:21 PM
Emerging Legal Issues DJ Danger Mouse's "Grey Tuesday," which is an album that contains massive sampled musical portions of The Beatles "White Album" together with Jay-Z's "Black Album," is under attack by EMI, who claims control of the copyright to the "White Album."

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Possible Technical Defense Against P2P Infringement Claims
Posted by: elliot on Tuesday, January 27, 2004 - 05:31 AM
Emerging Legal Issues It is technically possible for hackers to feign an IP address. A while back, Intel branded all Pentium 4 (and better) chips with a unique code in order to identify the computer at an IP address. AMD does not brand its processors with such a code.Is this a possible defense to a claim of copyright infringement (i.e. although it appears that the infringer's IP address was involved in the infringing activity, how do we know his/her computer was involved?).

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Musicians' Alliance Proposes Direct Sales of Music Online
Posted by: elliot on Tuesday, January 27, 2004 - 04:19 AM
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Report to Congress - Kazaa can block access to copyrighted works.
Posted by: elliot on Sunday, January 18, 2004 - 08:16 PM
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