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Do you have the chutzpah to take a gamble on fair use?

USA - November 16 2015 When I was a kid, my siblings and I played a board game called Chutzpah, which is a lot like Monopoly only the "properties" weren't things like…

Copyright conundrums for collaborators

USA - November 5 2015 Here’s a situation that’s commonly misunderstood among creative collaborators: Jack and Jill agree to write a song together. They call it “Tumblin’…

Google Books’ dubious distinction between transformative use and derivative works

USA - October 26 2015 Given its prior ruling in last year’s substantially similar HathiTrust case, the Second Circuit’s October 16 decision in The Author’s Guild v. Google…

Why the RIAA indirectly sued Aurous for willful copyright infringement

USA - October 16 2015 The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) wasted no time in going after the new streaming site, Aurous. A mere three days after its "alpha"…

The Second Circuit terminates copyright in Santa Claus song

USA - October 13 2015 In its October 8 decision in Baldwin v. EMI Feist Catalog, Inc., the Second Circuit reversed the District Court’s granting of summary judgment to…