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Ecuador: It’s Time for Some Copyright Glasnost, Lenin

April 6, 2017 Copyright , DMCA , Ecuador , Fair Use , International

Last weekend, left-wing candidate and political heir of President Rafael Correa Lenin Moreno was elected President of Ecuador. Now, President-elect Moreno has the opportunity to stop one of his predecessor’s most undemocratic practices: using copyright for political censorship. It’s time for some copyright glasnost, Lenin.

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Google v. Oracle Fair Use Victory: How Did We Get Here?

May 27, 2016 Copyright , Copyright Reform , Fair Use , Litigation

As you may have heard, Google won a major fair use victory yesterday against Oracle involving Google’s implementation of certain Application Program Interfaces (APIs) of the Java programming language in its popular Android mobile operating system. The case has been running for six years, has important consequences for software and innovation, and featured a number of twists and turns. Here’s a guide to what’s happened, why it’s important, and what to expect.

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PK in the Know Podcast: Raza Returns to Dig Into the Google Books Decision

April 25, 2016 Copyright , Copyright Reform , Fair Use , Google Book Search , Google Books

PK in the Know Podcast: Raza Returns to Dig Into the Google Books Decision

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Google Antes Up to Defend YouTube Users

November 19, 2015 Copyright , Copyright Reform , DMCA , Fair Use

Today, Google announced that it would create a sort of legal defense fund for fair use YouTube videos that have received DMCA takedown notices. Under the new program, Google has selected a handful of videos as clear fair uses, despite accusations of copyright holders, and will indemnify the uploaders for up to $1 million in legal fees and possible damages if the rightsholders sued for infringement.

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PK In The Know Podcast: Copyright, Copyright, Copyright

September 28, 2015 Copyright , Copyright Reform , Fair Use , Licensing , Public Domain

PK In The Know Podcast: Copyright, Copyright, Copyright

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