Latest Fair use Stories

2014-07-23 08:28:43

Author Laura N. Gasaway Is Recognized Copyright Authority CAPE CORAL, Fla., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unlimited Priorities LLC(®), a firm specializing in support for small and medium-size companies in the information and publishing industries, announces the availability of the print version of its original eBook, Pocket Copyright Guide for Publishers, authored by Laura N. Gasaway, Paul B. Eaton Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus, University of North Carolina at Chapel...

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...

2012-06-24 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...

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...

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