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monkey selfie
2014-08-22 07:39:43

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Bad news for the British photographer who allowed a curious monkey to take a selfie using his equipment – or, indeed, any of us looking to allow wild animals to borrow our smartphones or cameras to take self-portraits – US officials have issued new rules declaring that the images cannot be copyrighted. In a recent update to its regulations, the US Copyright Office has ruled that it “will not register works produced by...

smartphone unlocking legal
2014-07-30 06:32:44

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Smartphone customers living in the US will soon be able to legally unlock their devices for use on other mobile carriers, as the House of Representatives has approved a bill to allow decriminalization of the practice. Following in the footsteps of the Senate, which approved the bill earlier this summer, the House unanimously passed the “Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act” Friday afternoon, according to...

2014-04-02 23:31:00

Gretchen McCord will lead panels and offer programs at the country's only copyright conference addressing issues vital to both K-12 and higher education. She will be joined by other nationally and internationally known experts in copyright law. Muncie, IN (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 On April 23, 2014, copyright experts and educators from across the country will spend the day discussing vital copyright issues at the only copyright conference in the U.S. that addresses both K-12 and higher...

2009-11-15 06:30:00

Google, along with U.S. authors and publishers, submitted a revised settlement to a federal judge in New York on Friday in hopes of resolving the antitrust and copyright concerns of the U.S. Justice Department and some overseas governments. The 370-page modified agreement comes just two months after the Justice Department objected to Google's original settlement with authors and publishers, saying it would harm the market for electronic books.  If the amended settlement is approved, it...

2008-07-12 03:00:22

By Pike, George H Legal Issues Nearly 16 months after an orphan works proposal died at the end of the 2005-2006 congressional session, two new proposals have been introduced and are moving rapidly through Congress. Between April and early May, the proposals (one in the House and one in the Senate) were introduced, marked up, and hustled through their respective committees. Orphan works are those creative works where the copyright owner cannot be identified or located, or it cannot be...

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