Digital Millennium Copyright Act

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    KTVU Invokes Copyright Laws Hoping to Cover Up its Own Idiocy

    When I first moved to the Bay Area, in 1996 from Chicago, I couldn't believe how good the 10 p.m. KTVU newscast was. The station actually covered the news, and quite well, something that by that time had already become highly unusual among local stations. Even in Chicago, which had a long, rich hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    There's No Natural Right to Be an Asshole on the Internet

    Over the past week, a guy who is writing a book basically promoting rape (or at the very least, extremely skeevy behavior), was booted off of Kickstarter and a big to-do ensued. I wish I could say that the response to Kickstarter's decision was 100 percent positive, but of course it wasn't. It never ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    Bear Seduction and the Copyright Conundrum

    This will probably stand as the best story of the week: Ars Technica reports that Matthew Inman, creator of the web comic "The Oatmeal" has raised $100,000 from his fans to counter a lawyer's demand that he fork over $20,000 to a fifth-rate Website that Inman had complained was stealing his work. N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Woman Says 'Hipstamatic' iPhone Photo App Violates Copyright Law

    A Hipstamatic photo‚ÄčA photographer is suing Apple in federal court in Texas, alleging that the iPhone's popular Hipstamatic app violates copyright law by republishing her photos and those of others without permission.In a complaint filed against the Bay Area-based company, plaintiff Shanti Deva Ko ... More >>

  • News

    November 5, 2003

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of November 5, 2003

  • News

    October 22, 2003

    Sounds of Silence

    ASCAP's legal threats kill a thriving local music scene

  • Music

    July 10, 2002

    All quiet on the Webcaster front

    Congress and the music industry fight over Internet radio

  • Music

    December 19, 2001

    Paying through the nose -- and the ears

    Noncommercial radio versus the capitalist urge

  • News

    October 3, 2001

    Digital Wage

    What a difference a year makes, to the country, and to the New Economy

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