copyright

Pepe

InfoWars Agrees to Pay Pepe the Frog Creator $15,000 in Copyright Settlement

Rather than go to court, Alex Jones has decided to settle with Pepe creator Matt Furie for appropriating the use of his cartoon frog in InfoWars merch.
Matthew Gault
6.10.19
Postscript

'Dreams' Is A Powerful Tool to Create Anything and Own Nothing

The new game from the makers of LittleBigPlanet is a perfect fit for the social media era.
Cameron Kunzelman
4.29.19
Gaming

A Secret Server for the Dead MMO 'City of Heroes' Has Players in an Uproar

When copyright law prevented the devoted 'City of Heroes' community from playing its favorite game, the community created its own solution, and a lot of drama.
Emanuel Maiberg
4.16.19
Pepe the Frog

Read the Best Parts of Alex Jones's 159-Page Deposition About Pepe the Frog

Jones is getting sued for allegedly violating the copyright of Pepe the Frog's creator by selling Pepe posters on Infowars.
Matthew Gault
4.9.19
copyright

Reddit’s Piracy Subreddit Is Purging a Decade of Posts

The /r/piracy subreddit is deleting all posts older than six months after allegedly being alerted to an overwhelming amount of copyright complaints.
Matthew Gault
4.8.19
copyright

EU Ignores the Public, Passes Internet-Wrecking Copyright Proposal

Upload filters and link taxes may be well intentioned, but critics say they’re going to seriously screw up the open internet.
Karl Bode
3.26.19
Motherboard

Studies Keep Showing That the Best Way to Stop Piracy Is to Offer Cheaper, Better Alternatives

Study after study indicates that overly-aggressive anti-piracy efforts don’t work, and the real solution lies in giving would-be pirates better, cheaper options.
Karl Bode
2.26.19
copyright law

How Kids YouTube Star Blippi Used Copyright Law to Hide His Harlem Shake Poop Video

Someone claiming to represent Blippi filed DMCA copyright takedown requests to Google in order to get an embarrassing viral video hidden.
Jason Koebler
2.15.19
YouTube

A Scammer Used YouTube’s Copyright System to Ransom Creators

By submitting fake copyright “flags” a scammer demanded hundreds of dollars via Paypal or Bitcoin and even managed to get past YouTube’s anti-abuse team.
Jack Hauen
2.7.19
Postscript

Confronting the Specter of Copyright Law in 'Kingdom Hearts II'

Is Steamboat Mickey under threat? Or is the ability to remix the past an opportunity?
Cameron Kunzelman
1.4.19
Books

How to Download the Books That Just Entered the Public Domain

Public Domain Day was yesterday, but you were probably hungover, so here’s how to download the tens of thousands of books that became legal to download for free in 2019.
Caroline Haskins
1.2.19
food law

Flavor Can't Be Copyrighted Because It's Too 'Subjective and Variable,' EU Court Rules

The ruling came in the case of a spreadable Dutch cheese accused of being a copycat.
Hannah Keyser
11.14.18
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