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Copyright and Common Sense

Copyright and Common Sense

In May of 1787, the top political figures of a fledgling United States met in...

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Rumblings in the U.S. Copyright Frontier

Rumblings in the U.S. Copyright Frontier

On March 20, 2013, following an address at Columbia Law School entitled “The...

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A Copyright Extension for EU Recordings

A Copyright Extension for EU Recordings

On November 1, 2013, all European Union Member States were required to make...

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The Peddling of Recording Rights

The Peddling of Recording Rights

Recent negotiations between Clear Channel Communications and Warner Music...

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Mash-Ups & Fair Use: Girl Talk

Mash-Ups & Fair Use: Girl Talk

With the development of digital music in the mid-1990s, the act of sampling...

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Catching Up with Video Games

Catching Up with Video Games

The emergence of new types of entertainment has always been associated with...

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US and European Music Copyright and Collections

With the world growing smaller and technology making music more accessible,...

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Copyright Pressures Compromise the Preservation of...

Copyright Pressures Compromise the Preservation of Recorded Sound

With the advent of sound recording at the end of the nineteenth century, many...

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A Far Reaching Copyright Change in Brazil

A Far Reaching Copyright Change in Brazil

The current copyright collection and distribution system in Brazil is quite...

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YouTube: The New Radio Star?

YouTube: The New Radio Star?

With the rise of online file sharing and data-streaming, copyright...