Monkey see, monkey do, monkey no copyright

The Copyright Office has now weighed in on the question of whether the now-famous “monkey selfie” is protected by copyright (see my earlier postings here and here) with a resounding “NO.”  “Materials produced solely by nature, by plants, or by animals are not copyrightable.” . . . [T]he [Copyright] Office will refuse to register a claim if […]

Government Accountability Office report concludes that the Obama administration violated a “clear and unambiguous” federal law when it exchanged five high-ranking Taliban leaders for Private Bowe Bergdahl without giving Congress legally required 30 days advance notice

A new GAO report concludes that the Obama administration violated a "clear and unambiguous" federal law when it exchanged five high-ranking Taliban leaders for captured US soldier Bowe Bergdahl, without giving Congress 30 days advance notice, as required by the Department of Defense Appropriations Act.