IP

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
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Elon Musk Is Feuding with an Artist About a Farting Unicorn

He said the whole fiasco was "kinda lame."
Drew Schwartz
6.28.18
Bitmanagement

US Navy Accused of Tech Piracy

The Navy is entangled in two long-running federal court cases involving intellectual property theft.
David Axe
4.16.18
My little Pony

Why It Took Seven Years For These 'My Little Pony' Fans to Ship Their Game

All it took was getting paid nothing for years, a cease and desist from the legal team at Hasbro, and a last-minute rescue from the creator of 'My Little Pony' itself.
Patrick Klepek
3.16.18
Broadband Land

Someone Used Wet String to Get a Broadband Internet Connection

It’s pretty fast, too.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.13.17
Star Wars

We Need More Games That Take Chances With Major Franchises

From Star Wars to Star Trek, we're better off when creators take risks on an established IP.
Carli Velocci
12.5.17
Interplanetary Net

This Antarctic Selfie Is Helping Build the Interplanetary Internet

Delay Tolerant Networking is the future of getting online in space.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.28.17
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
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
security

Tor Users Might Soon Have a Way to Avoid Those Annoying CAPTCHAs

After complaints from privacy activists, CloudFlare seems to be making amends.
Janus Kopfstein
10.1.16
Features

The Small Town Judge Who Sees a Quarter of the Nation’s Patent Cases

Texas Judge Rodney Gilstrap didn’t design this system, but he’s been a willful participant in it.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.5.16
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