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Kal Raustiala is a law professor at the University of California in Los Angeles, and talked in a recent video interview about piracy, intellectual property and the "fashion paradox" for the website Big Think. The term "fashion paradox" was coined to describe how the fashion industry has very little protection for intellectual property -- new…

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I just got an email from Google PR, saying the company has settled its long-running legal battle with publishers and authors over its ambitious book-scanning project, a settlement that was rumoured to be in the works for the past month or so. The project has been under a cloud since 2005, when the Association of…

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RIP: A remix manifesto

by Mathew on October 15, 2008 · 2 comments

Filmmaker Brett Gaylor has created what he calls an "open-source documentary" called RIP: A Remix Manifesto. It's about the importance of mashups and the remix culture, and includes interviews with and footage of mashup DJ Gregg "Girl Talk" Gillis (and his parents, as far as I can tell from the clip), as well as Cory…

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A U.S. Federal Court has ruled in the case of J.K. Rowling vs. the Harry Potter Lexicon, in which the Potter author sued to prevent a former librarian from publishing a compendium of facts about the novels. The book was based on the Lexicon website, which Steven Vander Ark has run for years -- a…

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William Patry, a giant in the field of copyright law and a welcome voice of sanity amid the frequent clashes between copyright and digital media, has decided to end his blog (although he has since said he is reinstating his archive after initially removing it). His first reason for doing so -- that he has…

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