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New Research to Be Presented at January Conference

I am excited to announce that Copyright and Technology NYC 2016 will feature a special presentation of new research: Notice and Takedown in Everyday Practice: Robots, Artisans, and the Fight to Protect Copyrights, Expression and Competition on the Internet.  This is a landmark study on how the Notice and Takedown provisions of Section 512 of U.S. […]

Ninth Circuit Calls for Takedown Notices to Address Fair Use

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 […]

Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight Exposes Live Event Streaming Piracy Challenges

Will there be an equivalent to Google’s Content ID for live streams?

Digimarc Launches Social DRM for E-books

Digimarc finally realizes the synergies of its acquisition of Attributor two years ago.

Copyright Alert System Releases First Year Results

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.

UK ISPs to Implement “Educational” Graduated Response System

Does a system for monitoring ISP users’ illegal downloads need to be punitive to be effective?

Getty Images Reaches Image License Deal with Pinterest

Getty Images extracts license fees for commercial images that Pinterest’s users post to the site. In return, Pinterest gets image metadata.

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