Tag: Copyrights and Copyright Violations

What Should I Do About My Racially Obtuse Co-Worker?

I work in the public sector and have a great relationship with most of my colleagues. One of my co-workers, a caring person who works hard for the community we serve, has more than once made racially insensitive comments, using phrases like “playing the race card” and “pull yourself up by the bootstraps.” I am […]

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Taylor Swift’s Feud With Scooter Braun Spotlights Musicians’ Struggles to Own Their Work

It is one of the oldest and hardest lessons of the music industry: No matter how successful artists may be, chances are someone else owns their work. Prince, protesting how his label, Warner Bros., had control over his master recordings, quipped in 1996: “If you don’t own your masters, your master owns you.” That same […]

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Target Pulls New Thread in Bikini Yarn

Would you pay $285 for a skimpy blue bikini with multicolored elastic threaded through multicolored crochet trim? How about $176? Or better yet, $38? These are the options available to crochet-bikini lovers now that Target has jumped into one of the messiest swimsuit tales ever to unravel. The big-box retailer this spring began to offer […]

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The Law©?

No one owns the law, because the law belongs to everyone. It’s a principle that seems so obvious that most people wouldn’t give it a second thought. But that’s what is at issue in Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org, a case about whether the State of Georgia can assert copyright in its annotated state code. This week, […]

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Infowars Agrees to Part Ways With Pepe the Frog

The creator of Pepe the Frog, a cartoon amphibian adopted as a far-right mascot during the 2016 presidential campaign, has successfully sued in recent years to keep his creation from appearing on white nationalist websites, alt-right Reddit forums and the neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer. On Monday, the conspiracy website Infowars became the latest online […]

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