infringement

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.

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

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.

Premier Pretends to Patent Playlists

A company has filed suit against a number of media and hardware producers alleging that they infringed its patent in the idea of putting music in a playlist. Really!

Copyright Infringement Goes Meta

Viacom sends a DMCA takedown to a YouTube user for pirating material Viacom had pirated from him first. Infringement is a two-way street.