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Copyright Office Denies Alfonso Ribeiro's Application For The Carlton Dance

COPYRIGHT OFFICE DENIES ALFONSO RIBEIRO'S APPLICATION FOR THE CARLTON DANCE

Late last year, the subject of dances in Fortnite came to the forefront when multiple lawsuits against Epic Games and other publishers...

RIAA Appeals Dismissal of Major Labels' Case Against Russian Stream-Ripper

RIAA APPEALS DISMISSAL OF MAJOR LABELS' CASE AGAINST RUSSIAN STREAM-RIPPER

Last week, a federal judge in the Eastern District of Virginia dismissed a copyright infringement case brought by Universal Music,...

 
 
 
Google reiterates possibility of shutting down Google News in Europe as Article 11/13 stalls

GOOGLE REITERATES POSSIBILITY OF SHUTTING DOWN GOOGLE NEWS IN EUROPE AS ARTICLE 11/13 STALLS

Google last week revealed how Search results for news would appear if the European Union proceeded with Article 11 of its Copyright...

Google Search Results Will Look Naked Under New EU Copyright Laws

GOOGLE SEARCH RESULTS WILL LOOK NAKED UNDER NEW EU COPYRIGHT LAWS

Those who find their news through Google may be in for a shock when the new EU copyright laws concerning news article snippets comes...

 
 
 
Princess Nokia accuses Ariana Grande of copying her on “7 Rings”

PRINCESS NOKIA ACCUSES ARIANA GRANDE OF COPYING HER ON “7 RINGS”

Last night, Ariana Grande continued her pop world takeover with “7 Rings” , a new song detailing a lavish, drunken trip to the jewelry...

Scooter startup Bird tried to silence a journalist. It did not go well

SCOOTER STARTUP BIRD TRIED TO SILENCE A JOURNALIST. IT DID NOT GO WELL

Cory Doctorow doesn't like censorship. He especially doesn't like his own work being censored. Anyone who knows Doctorow knows his...

 
 
 

I AS THE CREATOR OF MUSIC

Dear Members: Jerry Nadler, Kirsten Gillibrand, Chuck Schumer: I As the creator of music, I hope the 116th Congress will continue to...

Public Domain Day opens floodgates and a few cans of worms

PUBLIC DOMAIN DAY OPENS FLOODGATES AND A FEW CANS OF WORMS

January 1, 2019 wasn't just the start of a new year. It was also the start of a new period in the creative history of mankind. After...

 
 
 
Public Domain Day Is Here!: Copyrighted Works Have Entered the Public Domain Today for the First Time in 21 Years

PUBLIC DOMAIN DAY IS HERE!: COPYRIGHTED WORKS HAVE ENTERED THE PUBLIC DOMAIN TODAY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 21 YEARS

Earlier this year we informed readers that thousands of works of art and entertainment would soon enter the public domain-to be followed...

Thunderball Clothing Shuttered Due to Outrage from Arch Enemy Photo Ban

THUNDERBALL CLOTHING SHUTTERED DUE TO OUTRAGE FROM ARCH ENEMY PHOTO BAN

Photographer J Salmeron of Metal Blast sparked a huge outpouring of support from other photographers and creatives last week after...

 
 
 
Japan Law Extending Copyright Protection Period for Rightsholders Goes Live

JAPAN LAW EXTENDING COPYRIGHT PROTECTION PERIOD FOR RIGHTSHOLDERS GOES LIVE

A revision of the Japan copyright law went into effect Dec. 30 after the bill was passed through the country's National Diet on...

Nirvana suing Marc Jacobs for using smiley face on ultra-lame, throwback shirt

NIRVANA SUING MARC JACOBS FOR USING SMILEY FACE ON ULTRA-LAME, THROWBACK SHIRT

We've heard of “Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle”, but “ Nirvana Will Have Their Revenge on Marc Jacobs “!? Apparently...

 
 
 
Kraftwerk Gains Leverage In Epic Copyright Battle Over a 2-Second Sample

KRAFTWERK GAINS LEVERAGE IN EPIC COPYRIGHT BATTLE OVER A 2-SECOND SAMPLE

Kraftwerk may have been passed over for induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, but the German group may fare better...

Judge Issues Final $5M Judgment In “Blurred Lines” Trial Against Robin Thicke & Pharrell Williams

JUDGE ISSUES FINAL $5M JUDGMENT IN “BLURRED LINES” TRIAL AGAINST ROBIN THICKE & PHARRELL WILLIAMS

Judgment in the "Blurred Lines" copyright lawsuit was finally settled once and for all on Monday when a California federal judge entered...

 
 
 
ZeniMax settles lawsuit with Facebook and Oculus over VR infringements

ZENIMAX SETTLES LAWSUIT WITH FACEBOOK AND OCULUS OVER VR INFRINGEMENTS

Perhaps the most major piece of litigation in virtual reality's relative infancy has been put to rest. ZeniMax has settled its lawsuit...

Music Modernization Act Key Figures Accept Executives of the Year Honor at 2018 Billboard Women in Music

MUSIC MODERNIZATION ACT KEY FIGURES ACCEPT EXECUTIVES OF THE YEAR HONOR AT 2018 BILLBOARD WOMEN IN MUSIC

This October, the Music Modernization Act - the most significant revision to United States copyright law in a generation - was signed...

 
 
 
Saturday at the Row House Gallery

SATURDAY AT THE ROW HOUSE GALLERY

Five new small works showing Saturday, November 24th at the Row House Gallery in Milford, Ohio. I will be there all day painting. Love...

White Rabbit Still Life Oil Painting

WHITE RABBIT STILL LIFE OIL PAINTING

A little still life, 6"x6" Copyright 2018 Linda McCoy

 
 
 
An Arizona couple will have to pay Nintendo over $12 million for running websites that offered free downloads of classic video games

AN ARIZONA COUPLE WILL HAVE TO PAY NINTENDO OVER $12 MILLION FOR RUNNING WEBSITES THAT OFFERED FREE DOWNLOADS OF CLASSIC VIDEO GAMES

Nintendo of America was recently awarded a $12.23 million dollar judgement in federal court against a married Arizona couple accused...

There's No Copyrighting Taste, Rules EU Court In Dutch Cheese Case

THERE'S NO COPYRIGHTING TASTE, RULES EU COURT IN DUTCH CHEESE CASE

Unlike literary or musical works, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled, the taste of a food depends on who's tasting it.