Tag Archive 'copyright'

RIAA + MPAA: STFU ASAP

You know how in horror movies when the beast/zombie/alien monster/ ghostly apparition looks it’s finally been vanquished but you know it’s still going to rise up one more time to scare the bejesus out of you? Meet the real life equivalent: the RIAA and the MPAA. Despite being beaten like a drum last year over [...]

Joel fought back…. with Styrofoam?

File swapper Joel Tenenbaum fought the law, and the law won. Now a jury must decide how much he owes the RIAA.

Whose Tube is it, anyway?

(This post originally appeared on Infoworld’s Notes From the Field blog.) Frankly, I thought Viacom’s $1 billion law suit against YouTube was dead. YouTube has been kicking people off its site left and right for posting copyrighted material, even if they didn’t always deserve it. And Viacom had started allowing its best material — like [...]

YouTube, copyrights, and copy wrongs

(This post originally appeared on Infoworld’s Notes From the Field blog.) The longer I stay in this business, the more I think I should have listened to my mother and become a copyright attorney. Don’t get me wrong — I love digging for dirt and punishing the technologically wicked, but just think of the employment [...]