Cultural Production: Barriers To Sharing

Guest lecture for COM301/CHID370.

Convergence Legal

Google, Book Publishers Settle

Google’s plans to create the world’s largest digital library moved closer this week with settlement of a 2005 copyright infringement law suit. The Financial Times reports that Google is paying $125 million to the Author’s Guild and members of the Association of American Publisher and will “fund the creation of a Book Rights Registry modelled […]

Economics Legal

EU Copyright Following US Tracks

According to ArsTechnica, the European Union is proposing to expand musical copyright terms from its current 50 years by adding 45 years. The argument? “[A]ging performers can’t afford to be cut off from sources of income just when they need them the most.” The EU recommendation ignores the advice of a University of Amsterdam law […]