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"Ten Years of Chilled Innovation"
January 1, 2005

That's the fallout from the Supreme Court ruling on file-sharing technologies, says Creative Commons chair and law prof Larry Lessig. That's …

"The Future of the Internet" Includes Policy Challenges and Social Dilemmas
December 24, 2008

The Pew Internet & American Life Project has issued its report based upon survey findings called "The Future of the Internet III." Technology stakeholders and critics were asked…

5 Things You Should Read about Copyright and Sharing Instructional Materials
July 10, 2008

This ACRL publication serves to instruct and educate readers about topics relevant to library instruction, which are either timely or underdiscussed. The publication's emphasis is on current…

7 Things You Should Know About Creative Commons
March 15, 2007

Creative Commons is an alternative to traditional copyright, devel¬oped by a nonprofit organization of the same name. By default, most original works are protected by copyright, which confers …

A Fix for a Broken Patent System?
January 1, 2005

"The U.S. patent system will undergo its most substantial overhaul in decades if a bill introduced on Wednesday becomes law." "The U.S. …

A Professor Pokes Fun at Copyright
January 1, 2007

A Bucknell University professor, Eric Faden, created a 10 minute film "A Fair(y) Use Tale" that uses Disney movie clips to explain current copyright law. …

Acacia and Beyond—the Growing Threat of Abusive Patents
January 1, 2004

Abusive patents and a broken patent system present an ever-increasing threat to the use of technology in higher education. One company, Acacia Research, recently sent out more than 4,000 letters …

Acacia and College Lawyers Agree on Online-Streaming Licenses
January 1, 2005

"Acacia Research Corporation, which claims to own patents covering all online audio- and video-streaming technologies, has hammered out a new higher-education license agreement in negotiatio…

Acquiring Copyright Permission to Digitize and Provide Open Access to Books
January 1, 2005

What are the stumbling blocks to digitization? Is copyright law a major barrier? Is it easier to negotiate with some types of publishers than with others? To what extent does the age of the materia…

Against Perpetual Copyright
January 1, 2007

This is a wikipedia entry dedicated to the discussion of the New York Times article "A Great Idea Lives Forever. Shouldn't Its Copyright?" which was published on May 20, 2007. …