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How the Trans-Pacific Partnership Jeopardizes Fair Use

September 24, 2015 Copyright , Fair Use , Internet Governance , TPP , Trans-Pacific Partnership

Earlier this week, Public Knowledge and 15 other global civil society groups sent a letter to the officials of the various governments that will meet and finalize the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) provisions next week, urging them to rewrite parts of the trade agreement’s current intellectual property chapter. This is Public Knowledge’s latest effort to warn governments and the public of the harmful aspects of the TPP, which has been secretly negotiated among government officials behind closed doors. Recently, we sent letters to the United States Trade Representative and even alerted the White House to the TPP’s potential chilling effects on the right to knowledge and fair use as well as copyright reform efforts of Congress and the Copyright Office.

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Court Says Fair Use Still Matters in Takedowns. Here’s Why That’s a Real Victory.

September 16, 2015 Copyright Reform , Fair Use

On Monday, the 9th U.S. Circuit of Appeals held that, yes, you can be sued if you tell an online host to remove content that was a fair use. The case, Lenz v. Universal, stemmed from the notorious “dancing baby” takedown, in which Universal Music sent a takedown notice to YouTube because Stephanie Lenz uploaded a home video of her toddler dancing to a Prince song.

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Lights, Camera, Copyright: What Documentary Filmmakers Need to Know About Fair Use, Part Two

August 17, 2015 Copyright , Copyright Reform , Copyright With Courtney , Fair Use , Public Domain

This post is the third installment of #CopyrightwithCourtney, a series from Courtney Duffy on the copyright challenges faced by artists in various disciplines. Courtney, who is the Robert W. Deutsch Arts & Technology Policy Fellow at Public Knowledge, focused on authorship in her first post. In this post, she continues her three-part series on filmmaking.

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Lights, Camera, Copyright: What Documentary Filmmakers Need to Know About Fair Use, Part One

July 23, 2015 Copyright , Copyright Reform , Copyright With Courtney , Fair Use

This post is the second installment of #CopyrightwithCourtney, a series from Courtney Duffy on the copyright challenges faced by artists in various disciplines. Courtney, who is the Robert W. Deutsch Arts & Technology Policy Fellow at Public Knowledge, focused on authorship in her first post. Today she begins a two-part post for the series on filmmaking.

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Reporters Off to the Races Writing About New Elon Musk Biography, but Where is the Copyright Line?

July 6, 2015 Copyright , Copyright Reform , Copyright With Courtney , Fair Use

This post is the first installment in a new blog series from Courtney Duffy, the Robert W. Deutsch Arts & Technology Policy Fellow at Public Knowledge. It was originally posted on the Fractured Atlas blog. In each post, Courtney will look at copyright issues through the lens of a different art form. She begins with the world of authorship.

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