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Illegal File Sharing 101
November 17, 2008

© 2008 Kent Wada. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license ( ). …

Harvard professor offers new challenge to RIAA antipiracy campaign
October 30, 2008

A Harvard law professor has opened a new front in the battle between the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and alleged music pirates by challenging the constitutionality of a statu…

Update on HEOA and P2P
July 2, 2009

Last August, President Bush signed into law the 1,200-page Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008, termed by one Senator "a well-intentioned contraption of unnecessary rules and reg…

RIAA, MPAA resume lobbying push to expand copyright law
September 11, 2008

The Recording Industry Association of America and the Motion Picture Association of America are lobbying for a pair of bills that enjoy bipartisan support. Both are designed to give the federal g…

OCLC's Copyright Evidence Registry makes its debut
September 4, 2008

The Copyright Evidence Registry [OCLC] was recently launched. The effort promises a big step forward for those struggling to come up with ways to identify works for whom owners cannot be iden…

Secrecy claims on copyright treaty
August 20, 2008

The Bush administration's plans for a copyright treaty, dubbed "Hollywood's Christmas list" by privacy advocates, may be disrupted as protests over "secret negotiations&q…

Copyright Renewal, Copyright Restoration, and the Difficulty of Determining Copyright Status
July 24, 2008

It has long been assumed that most of the works published from 1923 to 1964 in the US are currently in the public domain. Both non-profit and commercial digital libraries have dreamed of making t…

ASPP's Best Practices for Locating Copyright Owners Of Photographic and Visual Art
July 29, 2008

The American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP) recommendations to tracking down copyright ownership for works primarily of US authors. The …

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…

Chopping off thumbs on YouTube
January 17, 2009

Ebert and Roeper, beware: Your thumbs are in jeopardy. In today's Alice-in-Wonderland world of digital copyright enforcement, we shouldn't be surprised that Hollywood is following th…