Category Copyright Monitoring
You know the old philosophical conundrum: If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Here’s an analogy in the world of digital copyright: if a file is made available online and no one is around to download it, is that evidence of possible copyright infringement? In […]
I’m pleased to announce that we have added a new presentation in the morning plenary session of Copyright and Technology NYC 2016 on January 19th: Incorporating Piracy Data into Everyday Business. Here is the description: Beyond copyright compliance enforcement, piracy data offers a view into the demand for a digital product without consideration for difficult topics […]
This past Monday’s ruling from the Ninth Circuit Appeals Court in Lenz v. Universal Music Group, a/k/a the Dancing Baby Video case, is being hailed as an important one in establishing the role of fair use in the online world. The case involved a common enough occurrence: a homemade video clip of someone’s child, with music (Prince’s “Let’s […]
Digimarc finally realizes the synergies of its acquisition of Attributor two years ago.
Comparison of data from the US Copyright Alert System with HADOPI in France suggests that the threat of fines and Internet service suspensions does deter online file-sharing.
Does a system for monitoring ISP users’ illegal downloads need to be punitive to be effective?
A conference in Korea shows what happens when a government gets serious about copyright.