intellectual property

Public Domain

A Massive Number of Iconic Works Will Enter the Public Domain on New Year’s Eve

Why the copyright terms on a goldmine of works from 1923 are about to expire.
Sarah Emerson
12.26.18
Craft Beer

This Peanut Butter-Flavored Beer Looks Like A KKK Member

And yet somehow neither of those things is why it might be discontinued.
Bettina Makalintal
12.4.18
Opinion

The iPhone Is an Ideal Machine for Exerting Intellectual Property Control

Apple’s control over the iPhone means that consumers will continue to have more of an ongoing relationship with Apple than nearly any other company.
James Hayes
7.11.17
Oscars 2019?

Who Gets Credit When a Meme Becomes a Movie?

Netflix is reportedly making an original movie starring Rihanna and Lupita Nyong'o, inspired by Twitter and Tumblr posts. But will the social media authors get paid?
Olivia Craighead
5.24.17
Noisey News

Top Music Industry Organizations Write Letter to Donald Trump Urging Him to Enforce Intellectual Property Laws

Companies that wrote the president-elect include ASCAP, BMI, RIAA, and The Songwriters Guild of America.
Noisey Staff
12.14.16
Internet

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Is Dead, and That's Good for Internet Freedom

US lawmakers from both parties rejected the 12-country deal, including every leading presidential candidate.
Evan Greer
12.2.16
Fashion

Would You Wear Fashion Made From Your Own DNA?

Tina Gorjanc's 'Pure Human Project' examines a future where we can grow human leather.
Samantha Cole
11.23.16
Culture

Scared of Clowns? I Dare You to Not Look at These Twisted Patents

I scoured Google Patents for the most clownish technologies on the books, because I hate myself.
Brian Anderson
10.5.16
Technology

Walmart Wants to Create an Army of Self-Driving Shopping Carts

While pushing shopping carts is probably one of the only forms of exercise that sedentary, consumerist Americans engage in on a regular basis, the time may have come to let machines undertake even this minimally demanding task.
Nick Rose
9.21.16
Drugs

How the TPP Could Stifle the Discovery of New Drugs

There’s been a lot of talk about how the trade deal could affect drug prices, but it could also hinder new discoveries.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.23.16
Gaming

Nintendo Breaks Fans' Hearts By Removing Nintendo Power Magazine Online Archive

Disappointing, but not surprising.
Heidi Kemps
8.9.16
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
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