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Fair use isn’t arithmetic

USA - October 25 2018 Everyone including lawyers and judges likes simple legal rules. And the Copyright Act seems to provide one, with its fair use provision listing...


Too hyperbolic to be believed: How social media is transforming libel law

USA - October 23 2018 The Internet has clearly changed how we think about facts and truth, as the Stormy Daniels versus President Donald Trump case illustrates. Libel is...


Are campaigns running on infringement?

USA - August 29 2018 As we move further into a political season, we can expect to hear a lot about Copyright Law. No, not that candidates will campaign for copyright...


Can social media posts be tortious or criminal?

USA - August 27 2018 Drawing the line between protected speech and unprotected action is one of the oldest issues under the First Amendment. Recent cases involving social...


European Court teaches Internet copyright 101

European Union - August 23 2018 The “it’s on the Internet, so I can use it” excuse has been rejected once again, this time by the European Union’s highest court. In a free-ranging...