"[I]magine a world where everyone could make as many copies as they liked of Windows, Microsoft's Office Suite and any other software at no cost," writes economist Dean Baker.
A Los Angeles jury on Tuesday determined that Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke had copied several elements from Marvin Gaye's 1977 song "Got to Give It Up" in making their 2013 hit "Blurred Lines."
A year after Internet freedom activist Aaron Swartz's suicide at the age of 26, a film about this remarkable young man has premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
A feministy commercial for a toy line that encourages young girls to play like engineers, and not princesses, may have to come down.
Beginning this week, the five major Internet service providers--AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Verizon--will be able to take recourse against you if you download--or are suspected of downloading--anything illegally.
ProPublica has created an easy-to-use database that lists the congressional supporters and opponents of two bills that threaten Internet freedom under the guise of strengthening copyright protections. Of the current 80 proponents and 29 contesters, where do your representatives stand?In the SOPA- and PIPA-centered fight for the censorship-free future of the Internet, where do your representatives stand?
Copyright originated in early 1700s England as a contract between authors and society, “To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times [28 years] to Authors … the exclusive right to their respective Writings.” (more)
In this TEDTalk from April, Creative Commons founder Lawrence Lessig argues that Republicans are better at community creativity.