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Are NFTs DRM by Another Name?

Twenty years ago, when the first generation of DRM technologies hit the market, one of the benefits they touted was that with DRM-packaged files, consumers could be sure that they were getting the genuine content from the source. For example, if the content was a scientific journal article with research results, they could be confident […]

Flickr’s Wall Art Program Exposes Weaknesses in Licensing Automation

The Creative Commons program’s lack of support for commercial licensing options is starting to matter… again.

Getty Images Competes with Free (and Easy)

Getty Images gives up direct revenue from bloggers in favor of big data for analytics.

In Copyright Law, 200 Is a Magic Number

What makes a work of visual art special? The fact that there can’t be more than 200 copies of it.

Apple and Disney: A Copyright Conundrum

Last week I was at Rutgers Law School in New Jersey.  A law student struck up a conversation with me, and once he discovered that I was there to give a guest lecture in Prof. Michael Carrier‘s intellectual property class, he showed me something that had us both scratching our heads.  It was a decal […]

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.

Digimarc Acquires Attributor

Another sign of the growing importance of monitoring the Internet for copyright infringement.

Getty Images Launches Automated Rights Licensing for Photo Sharing Services

Getty Images PicScout makes it easy for social image-sharing sites to do the right thing on copyright. So how many such sites will want to do the right thing?

HP Snapfish Goes into Stock Image Business

The wall between image-sharing sites and stock image agencies has finally been breached.

Taking Pictures of Magazine Articles in a Bookstore: A Conundrum

The New York Times’s Nick Bilton wonders whether taking digital photographs of magazine articles in a bookstore is copyright infringement. But what about the Times’s act of publishing the article?