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“The Sunday Times” Cries “Copyright Infringement” Over Reporter’s Critique

June 18, 2015 Copyright , DMCA , Fair Use , Notice and Takedown

Last weekend, The Sunday Times, a UK newspaper, released a front-page article entitled “British Spies Betrayed to Russians and Chinese.” The article claimed that Russia and China accessed the classified files leaked by Edward Snowden. The article went on to state that UK intelligence agency MI6 was forced to remove agents from active operations in Moscow because of this leak.

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YouTube’s Copyright Cave In: The Unwarranted Takedown of Rand Paul’s Campaign Announcement Video

May 1, 2015 Copyright Reform , Fair Use , Policy Blog

Presidential candidate Rand Paul is the latest political figure to be accused of copyright infringement for YouTube content. His campaign announcement video was removed from YouTube last month following a claimed instance of infringement by Warner Music Group. The work in question? John Rich’s “Shuttin Down Detroit,” which played in the background at the Louisville, Kentucky event where Senator Paul’s speech took place. The kicker? The song was included under fair use and the video’s presence on the site is totally legal – but more details on that later.

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Fair Use vs. “Tolerated Uses”: Protection Only for the Powerful?

March 31, 2015 Copyright Reform , Fair Use

Last week, the House Judiciary Committee issued a press release on its website related to its voting on an immigration bill. While others debate the merits of the bill itself, what seemed to capture people’s attention was the release’s extensive use of animated reaction gifs, consisting of clips taken from copyrighted works.

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Universal Music Group and YouTube Agree to Forget About Fair Use

June 27, 2014 Copyright Reform , Fair Use

Today Public Knowledge artist-in-residence Elisa Kreisinger unveiled a new blog post detailing how Universal Music Group (UMG) and YouTube turned their backs on fair use.

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PK In The Know Podcast: Net Neutrality, Phone Transition, and Fair Use

January 31, 2014 Fair Use , Network Neutrality , phone transition

PK In The Know Podcast: Net Neutrality, Phone Transition, and Fair Use

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