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Copyright News: Fair Use Must Be Considered

In the nation’s first such ruling, a federal judge on Wednesday said copyright owners must consider “fair use” of their works before sending takedown notices to online video-sharing sites. From Wired’s Threat Level. (tip) EFF is asking for legal fees. Read the 10-page ruling (pdf) To demonstrate just how inane some of these lawsuits are, […]

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Convergence Legal

Viacom (Sorta) Flip-Flops on YouTube; We’re All At Risk

Way back when (2005), Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart gave fans a (pale) green light to share show content after it ran on the traditional tube: Wired: The Daily Show really exemplifies that sort of new model. It’s on a cable network, not broadcast. It’s among the most popular shows traded online. People download and watch […]

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RNC Lifts Flickr Photo?

Political Newsline has spotted a probable copyright violation on the Republican National Committee blog, in a post made by online communications manager James Richardson. (tip) The photo in question has a watermark (which is how PN was able to track it down) and is clearly marked “All rights reserved” on its Flickr home. Who’s going […]