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  • The Supreme Court Will Hear Lawsuit Over Whether Warhol Committed Copyright Infringement

    03/29/2022 3:12:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    ARTnews ^ | March 28, 2022 | Alex Greenberger
    The Supreme Court said on Monday that it would review a closely watched copyright infringement lawsuit that pits the Andy Warhol Foundation against the photographer Lynn Goldsmith. The Court’s decision could have major implications for “fair use” of copyrighted materials in art. Few cases related to contemporary art have ever been heard by the Supreme Court. In 1984, Warhol used a 1981 photograph that Goldsmith had taken of the pop star Prince as the basis for a series of paintings. Goldsmith’s picture of Prince was shot on assignment for Newsweek. On commission for Vanity Fair, Warhol used the photograph as...
  • Apple files a lawsuit to stop upcoming indie 'Apple Man' film

    02/01/2022 9:35:53 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    Apple Insider ^ | Feb 01, 2022 | Amber Neely |
    Apple is seeking to halt the distribution of an action-comedy film titled "Apple-Man," fearing consumers may believe the film is associated with the Cupertino-based tech giant. In 2020, Ukrainian film director Vasyl Moskalenko wrapped up a successful Kickstarter campaign for his indie action-comedy movie, "Apple Man." The film centers around a superhero who has the power to levitate apples — the fruit. Now, as the film enters post-production, Apple has begun the process of shutting down the world's first healthy lifestyle superhero film before it ever reaches consumers. According to the film's creator, Apple has filed a 467-page lawsuit against...
  • H&R Block Sues Square For Copyright Infringement As Jack Dorsey Changes Its Name To ‘Block’

    12/17/2021 3:31:11 AM PST · by DFG · 19 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 12/16/2021 | Ben Zeisloft
    Tax preparation company H&R Block is suing Block — formerly known as Square — for copyright infringement. Until the end of November, Jack Dorsey was the chief executive of both Twitter and Square. Upon Dorsey’s resignation from Twitter, Square — a financial services and digital payments company with many services that overlap those of H&R Block — changed its name to Block in recognition of its blockchain technology capabilities.
  • Marking the End of the War, A Yelling, Defiant Joe Biden Declares Victory in Afghanistan and Blames Americans for Being Left Behind

    08/31/2021 10:03:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Red State ^ | 08/31/2021 | Bonchie
    <p>Joe Biden finally spoke today to mark the end of the war in Afghanistan. After showing up hours late for the originally scheduled event, something that has become a habit for this president, Biden took to the podium. What transpired was surprising and shocking at times.</p>
  • An Emotional Senator Lindsey Graham Calls for Biden to Be Impeached Over Kabul

    08/29/2021 8:33:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Red State ^ | 08/29/2021 | Becca Lower
    <p>South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham (R) sat down for an interview with Ed O’Keefe on “Face The Nation” Sunday morning. Graham, a ranking member of both the Senate Budget Committee and the committee in charge of appropriating funds for the State Department and foreign operations, spoke with obvious emotion about the Biden Administration’s ongoing debacle in Afghanistan which has left 13 service members dead — and what it portends for the U.S. homeland in the future.</p>
  • One Democrat Is a 'Hell No' on the Left's $3.5 Trillion Reconciliation Bill...But There's Trouble Elsewhere

    08/23/2021 6:36:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/23/2021 | Matt Vespa
    <p>Kyrsten Sinema still opposes her party's plans for a $3.5 trillion, party-line spending bill. And she’s not up for a negotiation about it.</p><p>As House Democratic leaders hold back Sinema’s own Senate-passed bipartisan infrastructure bill in order to push the Arizona Democrat and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) to support a multitrillion-dollar spending bill, Sinema is making it crystal clear that her mind can’t be changed. And that applies even as her own legislation becomes a bargaining chip in House Democrats’ internal discussions.</p>
  • Commission starts legal action against 23 EU countries over copyright rules

    07/26/2021 7:36:00 PM PDT · by algore · 2 replies
    BRUSSELS, July 26 (Reuters) - France, Spain, Italy and 20 other EU countries may be taken to court for their tardiness in enacting landmark EU copyright rules into national law, the European Commission said on Monday as it asked the group to explain the delays. The copyright rules, adopted two years ago, aim to ensure a level playing field between the European Union's trillion-euro creative industries and online platforms such as Google, owned by Alphabet (GOOGL.O), and Facebook (FB.O). Some of Europe's artists and broadcasters, however, are still not happy, in particular over the interpretation of a key provision, Article...
  • Music Industry Calls Out Twitter’s Poor Moderation Before Congressional Hearing

    03/30/2021 5:08:43 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 15 replies
    Billboard via MSN ^ | March 25, 2021 | Michah Singleton
    The U.S. music industry’s leading trade organizations collectively slammed Twitter and its CEO Jack Dorsey for not taking down copyrighted material fast enough in a letter to Congress ahead of Thursday’s (Mar 25) hearing on disinformation on social media platforms. Dorsey, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke during the hearing.The letter called out Twitter’s “failure to meet the most basic standards of responsible moderation with respect to other illegal activity — specifically, the rampant theft of creative works on its platform,” as the groups asked the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology and the Subcommittee on Consumer...
  • Supreme Court Justices Slam Google For Apparently Cheating Its Way To The Top

    10/14/2020 5:27:27 AM PDT · by gattaca · 58 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 14, 2020 | Michael J. Pappas
    While a decision in Google v. Oracle isn’t expected for a few months, the justices’ pointed questioning at the Big Tech giant indicates Google broke the law to get ahead. Michael J. PappasBy Michael J. Pappas OCTOBER 14, 2020 The Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Google v. Oracle on Oct. 7. The case involves several legal issues, all of which boil down to one principal question: Did Google cheat and steal its way to the top? 

While a decision on the case isn’t expected for a few months, the justices’ pointed questioning at the Big Tech giant points to...
  • ‘Electric Avenue’ singer Eddy Grant sues Trump for copyright infringement

    09/01/2020 10:37:52 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 71 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 1, 2020 | 1:00pm | Ben Feuerherd
    The musician who wrote Reggae classic “Electric Avenue” sued President Trump for copyright infringement for using the song in a Twitter video that bashed Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Songwriter Eddy Grant filed the suit in Manhattan federal court Tuesday, claiming he has suffered and will continue to suffer if the video continues to spread across the internet.
  • Republican National Convention, Day 3 [Live Thread "Land of Heroes" ]

    08/26/2020 5:30:03 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 1,238 replies
    C-Span ^ | 8-26-20
    <p>The Republican National Convention continues Wednesday under the theme "America, Land of Heroes" with Vice President Mike Pence closing out the evening from Fort McHenry in Baltimore, the site of a battle during the War of 1812 that inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner."</p>
  • Neil Young Files Lawsuit Against Trump Campaign for Alleged Copyright Infringement

    08/04/2020 12:25:31 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 04 2020 | JOSHUA CAPLAN
    Left-wing rocker Neil Young filed a lawsuit Tuesday against President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, alleging it violated copyright laws by lacking the right to play his songs at his rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Young’s suit said Trump campaign did not have a license to play “Devil’s Sidewalk” and “Rockin’ in the Free World” at the June 20th rally and has used his songs since the president’s first campaign in 2016. “This complaint is not intended to disrespect the rights and opinions of American citizens, who are free to support the candidate of their choosing,” reads the complaint filed in New...
  • Proclamation on World Intellectual Property Day, 2020

    04/25/2020 12:39:15 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2 replies ^ | Apr 24, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    Our Nation’s history is defined by discovery, ingenuity, and innovation. Americans are known for their resourcefulness and ability to find solutions to a wide range of challenges, including the development of technologies that advance our security, health, and prosperity. This resourcefulness has been a driving force of economic growth and human development since the founding of our Nation, and our future depends on the continued protection of our intellectual property. On World Intellectual Property Day, we renew our resolve to protect and secure the works and innovations of American artists, inventors, and other creators who continually push the boundaries of...
  • Google’s Two-faced Argument to the Supreme Court Undermines Trump's Trade Gains

    02/26/2020 1:33:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | February 26, 2020 | Stephen Tepp
    The high-profile Supreme Court case between tech giants Oracle and Google has kicked into high gear. Last week the Supreme Court received over 30 filings in support of Oracle, from luminaries in law and technology, prominent former Members of Congress, and even the Trump administration. This is especially noteworthy because the Obama administration also supported Oracle’s position in a previous filing. The case arises from Google’s copying of 11,500 lines of Oracle’s computer code, known as “declaratory code,” to use in the Android platform. Google is using this litigation as an opportunity to argue for narrow intellectual property rights and...
  • New Copyrighted Works Entering the Public Domain in 2020

    01/02/2020 2:50:59 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    WNYC Studios ^ | December 30, 2019 | Staff
    As the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, thousands of copyrighted works will finally enter the public domain. That includes books, movies, sheet music, and all sorts of creative works, first published in the U.S. in 1924. When a work enters the public domain, it’s no longer protected by copyright. The public can use and consume it, without permission and at no cost. Without the public domain, we wouldn’t have so much art that riffs on the work of authors including Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare. These mass expirations used to happen every year. But in 1998, Congress passed...
  • Don't Forget, Google, Copyrights Are the Foundation of Innovation

    12/07/2019 4:00:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | December 7, 2019 | Andrew Langer
    One would hope that Google would understand the value and importance of copyrights. After all, the search engine giant handles about 2 million copyright takedown notices each day. “Copyrightability” is clearly a fundamental aspect of the company’s business model—a fact that makes some of Google’s recent decisions all the more surprising. Currently, the search engine company is embroiled in a high stakes legal battle over the very issue of copyright protection. Headed for a showdown at the United States Supreme Court, the lawsuit—Google LLC v. Oracle America Inc.—will no doubt establish lasting precedent about the relationship between businesses and their intellectual property....
  • House overwhelmingly approves contentious new copyright bill (CASE Act)

    10/27/2019 9:51:03 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 26 replies
    The Verge ^ | Oct 22, 2019, 7:02pm | Makena Kelly
    On Tuesday, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to approve a measure that would shake up the Copyright Office if it were made into law, creating a small claims court where online content creators can go after their infringers. The Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act, or the CASE Act for short, was approved by 410-6 vote. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) introduced the measure last year with the goal of giving graphic artists, photographers, and other content creators a more efficient pathway toward receiving damages if their works are infringed. Under current law, all copyright suits must go through the...
  • Clinton Weighs Suit Against China [semi-satire]

    10/06/2019 10:01:16 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 6 Oct 2019 | John Semmens
    The recent use of the term "basket of deplorables" by China's state-run Global Times has spurred former unsuccessful presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to consider suing for "theft of intellectual property. I coined that phrase to describe the lowlifes who supported my opponent in the 2016 election. It is outrageous that it would be re-used without paying me royalties." Observers have expressed skepticism that any prospective lawsuit could be successful. CNN's Chris Cuomo cited China's "blatant disregard for intellectual property rights as one indicator of the improbable odds for getting a reasonable response on Sec. Clinton's complaint. I also can't help...
  • Twitter Took Down Trump's Nickelback Post Attacking Joe Biden

    10/03/2019 4:35:05 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 80 replies
    BI ^ | 10/03
    Twitter took down a meme tweeted by President Donald Trump, in which the music video for Nickelback's hit 2005 song "Photograph" was edited to attack former Vice President Joe Biden. Trump tweeted the clip Wednesday. At the moment where singer Chad Kroeger holds up a photo frame, the image was edited to show Biden, his son Hunter Biden, and a Ukrainian gas company board member, seeming to cast doubt on assertions by Biden that he never spoke to Hunter about his business overseas.
  • Eight Defendants Charged with Running Two of the Largest Illegal Television Show (TR)

    08/28/2019 9:29:15 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 23 replies ^ | August 27, 2019 | DOJ
    Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Eight Defendants Charged with Running Two of the Largest Illegal Television Show and Movie Streaming Services in the United States The Two Services Allegedly Offered More Television Programs and Movies than Legitimate Streaming Services such as Netflix, Hulu, Vudu and Amazon Prime Video A federal grand jury returned an indictment today charging eight individuals with conspiring to violate federal criminal copyright law by running two of the largest unauthorized streaming services in the United States, resulting in the loss of millions of dollars by television...