In its first revision in over two decades, the U.S. Copyright Office has published a new draft update to its existing rules regarding ownership of photographs, text and art, stating that non-human beings cannot own copyright. The changes come in … Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says the daughter of the man whose work inspired the Oscar-winning movie “Raging Bull” can sue a major movie studio for copyright infringement. Continue reading
Just hours after the Justice Department shut down the file-sharing website megaupload.com and charged several of its executives with online piracy Thursday, a group of hackers retaliated by taking down the DOJ website. Margaret Warner discusses the ongoing battle with The Washington Post’s Cecilia Kang. Continue reading
In 2005, the Authors Guild brought a lawsuit against Google for digitally scanning books without permission of the books’ authors. In November 2009, a court approved an amended settlement between the Guild and Google that gives authors the option of opting out.