copyright

Here’s why Obama trade negotiators push the interests of Hollywood and drug companies

At least a dozen former officials of the U.S. trade representatives office now work for industry groups.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Nov 26, 2013
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No, the Trans-Pacific Partnership isn’t ‘extreme Internet censorship’

Opponents of a leaked trade treaty claim it includes an "extreme SOPA-like Internet Censorship Plan." It doesn't.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Nov 18, 2013
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Leaked treaty is a Hollywood wish list. Could it derail Obama’s trade agenda?

The "intellectual property" section of a controversial trade treaty has leaked, and it's a wish list for Hollywood and the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Nov 13, 2013
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Nintendo has taken this amazing Super Mario site down. Here’s why they shouldn’t have.

In a more reasonable copyright system, a video game published in 1985 would fall into the public domain around now.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Nov 3, 2013
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What Jane Austen and Walter Scott can teach us about copyright

A new study finds early copyright protections helped writers make more money. Here's why that's an argument against lengthening terms today.

Should legal codes be copyrighted? Let’s sue to find out!

Safety groups just sued an open government advocate over the right to charge for the standards they write.

SOPA died in 2012, but Obama administration wants to revive part of it

New report suggests streaming of copyrighted content should be a felony.

Today’s hearing on innovation and copyright is short on innovators

Things might be a little one sided in today's hearing on the role of copyrights innovation.

Sharing 30 songs online cost this college student $675,000

Joel Tenenbaum argued that a $675,000 file-sharing verdict against him is so excessive as to be unconstitutional. But an appeals court disagreed.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Jun 28, 2013
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Let artists, innovators and the public define our copyright system

Congress is turning toward copyright reform. But who are they listening to?

  • Derek Khanna
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  • May 21, 2013
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Reconciliation

Prussian copyright law, an Italian supervolcano, and other stories we missed.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 6, 2012
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