copyright

Legit and Illegitimate Streaming Music

Last.fm offers free streaming full-length songs on demand with the studios' blessing, while Seeqpod the music search engine gets sued.

Filtering its network for copyright infringement could expose AT&T to enormous liability. Why would the telecom be proposing to do just that?

Scrabulous: I-N-F-R-I-N-G-I-N-G ?

Popular Facebook application Scrabulous faces the wrath of Hasbro over possibly infringing Scrabble's trademarks

What The Romantics Don't Like About Guitar Hero

The Romantics try an end-run around the Copyright Act by claiming a cover song sounds too much like them.

Altlaw.org Wants You

An upstart database of judicial decisions puts the public back in public domain, but it needs your help.

Colleges as Copyright Cops?

A new federal financial aid bill includes unprecedented copyright provisions calling on universities to curb students' filesharing.

Fair Use in Filtering

Copyright-maximalist and fair use-protecting principles for filtering user-generated content for copyrighted material butted heads this week.

Second-Guessing the RIAA Jury's Verdict

The RIAA won its first jury trial targeting P2P users for copyright infringement, but the case might not be over yet.

Flickr User Sues Creative Commons Over License

After unwittingly licensing his photograph to permit commercial uses, a Flickr user's photo gets remixed into a cellphone ad campaign in Australia. And, of course, sues.

UPDATE: RIAA Wins First File-Sharing Jury Trial

As we predicted yesterday, the RIAA slaps its first tally mark in the "win" column for jury trials related to its anti-infringement efforts.