copyright law

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
Opinion

Europe's New Link Tax Will Enshrine Big Tech's Stranglehold Over the Internet

Article 11 is a terrible copyright reform proposal that will fundamentally change how the internet works.
Cory Doctorow
6.18.18
Opinion

Europe's New Copyright Rules Are Like YouTube's Content ID System—for the Entire Internet

The European Union wants to take the upload filters that make no one happy and apply them to all content on the internet.
Cory Doctorow
6.14.18
algorithms

Copyright Law Makes Artificial Intelligence Bias Worse

But it could be used to help fix the problem too.
Louise Matsakis
10.31.17
Gaming

Why There Are Barely Any 'Persona 5' Videos on YouTube

Japanese companies are infamously conservative about their games, even if that means punishing the very people who support them.
Patrick Klepek
9.28.16
Persona 5

Why There Are Barely Any 'Persona 5' Videos on YouTube

Japanese companies are infamously conservative about their games, even if that means punishing the very people who support them.
Patrick Klepek
9.28.16
entertainment

The 'Blurred Lines' creators are still trying to reverse the Marvin Gaye verdict

The artists behind the song may have lost a copyright infringement lawsuit last year, but it looks like they're just beginning to fight.
Dexter Thomas
8.26.16
Features

Why a Canadian Composer’s Controversial 80s Work is Still Ahead of Today's Copyright Laws

Before Girl Talk and the major label lawsuits, John Oswald's plunderphonic records proved sampling's possibilities.
Michael Rancic
7.13.16
Selfies

Judge Gives Monkey Second Chance to Sue for Copyright Infringement

Naruto the selfie-taking macaque doesn't have standing under the Copyright Act, but PETA can amend its lawsuit.
Sarah Jeong
2.1.16
Radio Motherboard

Putting Your Waterlogged Phone in Rice Is Dumb and Doesn't Work

One of the few people in the United States who actually repairs water damaged phones tells us how he does it.
Jason Koebler
11.9.15
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A US Court Just Ruled Copyright Holders Must Consider Fair Use Before Demanding Takedowns

The latest in the "dancing baby" lawsuit.
River Donaghey
9.14.15
News

Can Ashley Madison Claim Copyright on Its Hacked User Data?

Little (if any) of Ashley Madison's hacked data infringes on the company's rights—and the company may even be perjuring itself with each request.
Sarah Jeong
8.20.15
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