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2014-03-11 08:26:37

Content Provides Key Legal Information for Publishers CAPE CORAL, Fla., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unlimited Priorities LLC(®), a firm specializing in support for small and medium-size companies in the information and publishing industries, has announced the availability of an eBook geared specifically toward copyright issues faced by these organizations. Pocket Copyright Guide for Publishers contains information vital to the publishing community. As copyright is the...

2012-10-26 07:22:31

NEW YORK, Oct 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Organization for Transformative Works (OTW) has successfully obtained a DMCA exemption from the Librarian of Congress allowing noncommercial remix makers to use short clips from DVDs in remixes. Working with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the OTW successfully supported a similar exemption in 2009, which was renewed with some changes. The OTW's Legal Advocacy project was formed to protect and defend fanworks from commercial...

2012-08-07 10:24:24

BOSTON, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit upheld a major copyright win for the Holy Transfiguration Monastery, a Greek Orthodox monastery located in Brookline, MA, in a copyright infringement suit involving the Monastery's copyrighted translations of seven ancient religious Greek texts. The Monastery, which derives income from selling its copyrighted texts, sued its former monk Archbishop Gregory, now a monk in Colorado, in 2007 after he posted...

2012-06-24 23:03:02

Canada's copyright reform C-11 bill grants new digital rights to its citizens. Many new provisions protect activity that have a large impact in the digital world. Canada's new legislation pushes the envelope and clarifies legality of copyright issues such as digital time shifting, format shifting, and making backup copies. MP3 Rocket, a video to mp3 software developer, welcomes these changes. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 23, 2012 Key provisions in C-11 bill that contribute to greater...

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2012-06-02 07:46:15

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com A judge today made a crucial decision in the Google vs. Oracle case when he ruled APIs cannot be copyrighted. Oracle has taken Google to court, claiming they had infringed Sun Microsystems´ patents in their Android operating system. The judge has now claimed Suns´ APIs cannot be copyrighted and therefore, have not been infringed upon. Judge William Alsup said 37 such APIs used in Android are not covered by copyright. Oracle has already said...

Google Moves For Mistrial In Legal Battle With Oracle
2012-05-10 05:08:54

Google´s lead attorney filed a motion on Tuesday asking the U.S. District Judge overseeing its copyright and patent trial with Oracle to declare a mistrial. The move was driven by a mixed verdict delivered on Monday in the copyright phase of the trial.  The jury found that Google had violated Oracle´s copyrights in using 37 of Java´s “application programming interfaces,” or APIs, when it developed the Android mobile operating system.  However, it was...

2012-01-17 08:00:00

With technology changing quickly along with potential changes to the law, marketers are not sure what to do. Compendium has published a Free Guide to Fair Use to answer questions. Indianapolis (PRWEB) January 17, 2012 Compendium, the world's leading provider of business blogging software, announced today it will offer a free guide to blogging fair use on its website, as recent discussions surrounding the SOPA debate have rekindled bloggers´ interest in the subject. SOPA, or the Stop...

2011-09-07 10:00:00

SAN MATEO, Calif., Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Datameer, Inc. (www.datameer.com), a provider of end user analytics solutions built on Apache Hadoop, today announced that Attributor, the industry leader in content protection and analytics services, has selected Datameer to provide production usage analytics to Attributor clients as part of the Attributor Guardian Suite. Attributor's software and services enable publishers and digital content creators to track, analyze, and monetize...

2011-08-29 08:46:00

New study examines the growing problem of republishing and repurposing content in scholarly research OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- iParadigms, the leader in plagiarism prevention software, today announced a new study titled "The Ethics of Self-Plagiarism," an area of growing concern in the world of scholarly research. This study offers a definition of self-plagiarism and how the reuse and repurposing of research by its originator can run afoul of copyright...

2011-04-12 06:00:00

SAN MATEO, Calif., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Attributor, a leading provider of technology and services that enable publishers and digital content creators to track, analyze, and monetize their content on the web, launched the FairNotice Feed for publishers and content hosting sites. The Attributor FairNotice Feed represents a major step forward in the fight against content piracy. It is the first software tool to enable content host websites to view, in one simple feed,...