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  • Why Make the Secondary Market?

    Copyfight
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:49 pm
    In its "What the Lebron?" episode this month, the Planet Money bloggers ask this secondary-market question in regard to "sneakerheads" who buy and (re)sell Nike sneakers, primarily on eBay. The sneakers, which retail for USD 200-300 a pair, often resell for three times that much and in rare cases ten or twenty times that much. There's a whole mini-industry of people who camp out in lines (and pay people to camp for or with them) in order to get the latest releases at stores like Footlocker on Saturday mornings as soon as the latest models go on sale. And there are secondaries, companies that…
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to require CC BY for all grant-funded research

    Creative Commons » Commons News
    Timothy Vollmer
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    Philanthropic foundations fund the creation of scholarly research, education and training materials, and rich data with the public good in mind. Creative Commons has long advocated for foundations to add open license requirements to their grants. Releasing grant-funded content under permissive open licenses means that materials may be more easily shared and re-used by the public, and combined with other resources that are also published under open licenses. Yesterday the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced it is adopting an open access policy for grant-funded research. The policy…
  • Art Law Event Of The Year This Friday!

    Copyright Litigation Blog
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:32 pm
    7th Annual Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice InstituteFriday, November 21, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Member Price:   $200Non-Member Attorney Price:   $250Law Office Staff:   $50 Intended Audience: Non-attorney may register as law office staffClick Here to download orderformLocation: 2nd Floor AuditoriumCourse ID: C112114Credits: 8 NJ Credits: 3 Ethics; 5 General8 NY Credits: 3 Ethics; 1 Skills; 4 PP/LPM; Transitional and Non-transitionalCourse Description: For the 7th consecutive year, join us for this special program which brings…
  • Classes in RDF

    Coyle's InFormation
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:39 am
    RDF allows one to define class relationships for things and concepts. The RDFS1.1 primer describes classes succinctly as:Resources may be divided into groups called classes. The members of a class are known as instances of the class. Classes are themselves resources. They are often identified by IRIs and may be described using RDF properties. The rdf:type property may be used to state that a resource is an instance of a class.This seems simple, but it is in fact one of the primary areas of confusion about RDF.If you are not a programmer, you probably think of classes in terms of taxonomies --…
  • 3 Count: Aereo Out

    Plagiarism Today
    Jonathan Bailey
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:13 am
    Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Aereo Files for Bankruptcy First off today, Emily Steel at The New York Times reports that TV streaming service Aereo has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. Aereo was a TV streaming service that allowed users to capture, record and stream over the air broadcast television. Since it used a series of antennas, one per customer, it claimed it was not a public retransmission. However, despite a series of lower court victories, the Supreme Court ruled against Aereo in June, forcing Aereo to cease operations. Last…
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    Copyfight

  • Why Make the Secondary Market?

    20 Nov 2014 | 12:49 pm
    In its "What the Lebron?" episode this month, the Planet Money bloggers ask this secondary-market question in regard to "sneakerheads" who buy and (re)sell Nike sneakers, primarily on eBay. The sneakers, which retail for USD 200-300 a pair, often resell for three times that much and in rare cases ten or twenty times that much. There's a whole mini-industry of people who camp out in lines (and pay people to camp for or with them) in order to get the latest releases at stores like Footlocker on Saturday mornings as soon as the latest models go on sale. And there are secondaries, companies that…
  • Lexi Alexander vs the Copyright Cartel

    19 Nov 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Lexi Alexander, an actor, director, and producer, has very few kind words for the copyright maximalists who dominate Hollywood. In her post yesterday titled "5 Reasons Why I am Pro File-Sharing and Copyright Reform" she lays out her case for exactly why the system is as screwed up as it is. Mostly it comes down to fear. If Ms Alexander's personal experiences are generally true, then people in Hollywood behave just like the rest of us, torrenting and sharing the good stuff. Unlike regular people, though, Hollywood folk spend a lot of effort maintaining a public facade of "piracy is…
  • Digital Homicide Studio v Fair Use

    13 Nov 2014 | 11:25 am
    Ken White (aka Popehat) has a nice piece up this week with more detail on the (false) claims by indie game developer Digital Homicide against game reviewer/critic Jim Sterling. I mentioned earlier this week that DH were abusing the over-generous YouTube takedown provisions and White chronicles what he calls DH's "shame spiral" and the "utter bollocks" they fed him when he inquired what their justifications were.
  • The Art of Asking for "The Art of Asking"

    11 Nov 2014 | 11:28 am
    Once upon a time, Amanda Palmer did a Kickstarter. That succeeded wildly, and turned into tours and various forms of art and music and eventually a TED talk on "The Art of Asking". Through it all, AFP has relentlessly pushed her vision of a world in which people pay for art they love. To push that vision she's had to hone and refine her arguments, answering challenges from people who want to know what happens to a million Kickstartered dollars, and ignorance-to-hostility from traditional media types who seriously Do Not Get It. One thing you can do when you have well-honed and tested ideas is…
  • Two Copyright-in-Gaming

    10 Nov 2014 | 7:51 am
    TotalBiscuit's occasionally released "Content Patch" video series highlights two items of Copyfight interest this time around. First, an update by Rockstar games to their popular Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas release has resulted in a number of songs being removed from the game. These are copies of popular tunes that were originally licensed for the game property and were available in-game either as part of the default soundtrack or as character actions, such as listening to the radio. GTA games are often noted for their excellent soundtracks. I couldn't find any official word on this change,…
 
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    Creative Commons » Commons News

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to require CC BY for all grant-funded research

    Timothy Vollmer
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    Philanthropic foundations fund the creation of scholarly research, education and training materials, and rich data with the public good in mind. Creative Commons has long advocated for foundations to add open license requirements to their grants. Releasing grant-funded content under permissive open licenses means that materials may be more easily shared and re-used by the public, and combined with other resources that are also published under open licenses. Yesterday the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced it is adopting an open access policy for grant-funded research. The policy…
  • State of the Commons

    Ryan Merkley
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:55 am
    Today, we’re releasing a new report that we think you will want to see. State of the Commons covers the impact and success of free and open content worldwide, and it contains the most revealing account we’ve ever published, including new data on what’s shared with a CC license. We found nearly 900 million Creative Commons-licensed works, dramatically up from our last report of 400 million in 2010. Creators are now choosing less restrictive CC licenses more than ever before — over half allow both commercial use and adaptations. We’re also celebrating the success…
  • SciDataCon 2014 Recap

    Puneet Kishor
    16 Nov 2014 | 4:09 am
    Photo by Puneet Kishor published under CC0 Public Domain Dedication Earlier this month, CODATA and World Data System, both interdisciplinary committees of the International Council for Science, jointly organized SciDataCon, an international conference on data sharing for global sustainability. The conference was held Nov 2-5, 2014, on the campus of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. Creative Commons Science had a busy schedule at the conference attended by 170+ delegates from all over the world, many from the global south. Photo by Puneet Kishor published under CC0 Public Domain…
  • Finnish translation of 4.0 published

    Kat Walsh
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:03 am
    We are thrilled to announce our first official translation of 4.0, into Finnish. Congratulations to the CC Finland team, who have done an outstanding job. The translation team consisted of Maria Rehbinder of Aalto University, legal counsel and license translation coordinator of CC Finland; Martin von Willebrand, Attorney-at-Law and Partner, HH Partners, Attorneys-at-law Ltd: for translation supervision; Tarmo Toikkanen, Aalto University, general coordinator of CC Finland; Henri Tanskanen, Associate, HH Partners, Attorneys-at-law Ltd: main translator, and Liisa Laakso-Tammisto, translator.
  • The Voyager Golden Record

    Puneet Kishor
    8 Nov 2014 | 9:07 pm
    “Voyager Golden Record Cover Explanation” by NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons The Voyager Spacecrafts are carrying with them sounds of the earth, of our civilization, recorded on a 12″ gold plated copper disc, a golden record, along with instructions for how to play them. Lily Bui, a graduate student in the MIT Comparative Media Studies program built a lovely web site that allows everyone to enjoy the sounds and music from the golden record via an attractive, easy to use web interface.
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    Copyright Litigation Blog

  • Art Law Event Of The Year This Friday!

    19 Nov 2014 | 12:32 pm
    7th Annual Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice InstituteFriday, November 21, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Member Price:   $200Non-Member Attorney Price:   $250Law Office Staff:   $50 Intended Audience: Non-attorney may register as law office staffClick Here to download orderformLocation: 2nd Floor AuditoriumCourse ID: C112114Credits: 8 NJ Credits: 3 Ethics; 5 General8 NY Credits: 3 Ethics; 1 Skills; 4 PP/LPM; Transitional and Non-transitionalCourse Description: For the 7th consecutive year, join us for this special program which brings…
  • Pretrial Practice in the Southern District of New York - Thurgood Marshall Courthouse

    10 Nov 2014 | 12:48 pm
        Federal Bar AssociationSouthern District New York Chapter & Civil Rights SectionIn Conjunction with New York County Lawyers’ Association  Cordially Invites You to this CLE:  Pre-Trial Practice in the Southern District of New YorkA Panel Discussion with the Magistrate Judges of the SDNY November 13, 20144:00 -7:00PM SDNY Thurgood Marshall Courthouse,40 Centre Street, Room 506, New York, NY Topics Include:Initial Conference, Discovery & Sanctions, Settlement Conferences,Consent to Proceed before a Magistrate Judge, and Best Practices  3 NY…
  • Brandeis Association Selects Dunnington Partner Raymond J. Dowd To Commemorate 76th Anniversary of Kristallnacht

    6 Nov 2014 | 9:43 am
    Egon Schiele's Town on the Blue River - Krumau (1910)             Dunnington partner Raymond J. Dowd has been selected to speak at “Murder, Mystery & Masterpieces: The Ethical Implications of World War II Stolen Art,” to be presented by the Brandeis Association and the Queens Women’s Bar Association. The event will take place the Queens County Bar Association (90-35 148th Street, Jamaica, NY) tonight at 6:00 p.m., the date being chosen to coincide with the 76th anniversary of Kristallnacht (November 9-10, 1938). A light…
  • Can A Jewish Man Imprisoned In Dachau Concentration Camp Transfer Valid Legal Title To A Schiele Painting?

    3 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Egon Schiele's Seated Woman With Bent Left Leg (1917)  On October 31, the family of Fritz Grunbaum gathered at the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial To The Holocaust to thank former District Attorney Robert Morgenthau for his efforts to recover Egon Schiele's Dead City III, an artwork he seized on behalf of Grunbaum's family at the MoMA in 1998.Mr. Morgenthau, referring to the above drawing, read the following from a concurrence written by Judge Edward Korman when he sat by designation on  a case called Bakalar v. Vavra at the Second Circuit…
  • Morgenthau Thanked For Recovery of Rare Stolen Schiele Painting - Museum of Jewish Heritage

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    New York, NY—Following a historic restitution settlement regarding the Stadt am Blauen Fluss -Krumau  (Town on the Blue River - Krumau), a 1910 watercolor painting by artist Egon Schiele,  a press conference will be held at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust on October 31, 2014 at 10:15 a.m. The event will take placebefore the painting is offered for auction at Christie’s as part of the Impressionism & Modern Art Evening sale on November 5, 2014.  The Museum of Jewish Heritage was chosen by the Grünbaum family to host the conference as…
 
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    Coyle's InFormation

  • Classes in RDF

    18 Nov 2014 | 10:39 am
    RDF allows one to define class relationships for things and concepts. The RDFS1.1 primer describes classes succinctly as:Resources may be divided into groups called classes. The members of a class are known as instances of the class. Classes are themselves resources. They are often identified by IRIs and may be described using RDF properties. The rdf:type property may be used to state that a resource is an instance of a class.This seems simple, but it is in fact one of the primary areas of confusion about RDF.If you are not a programmer, you probably think of classes in terms of taxonomies --…
  • Citations get HOT

    25 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    The Public Library of Science research section, PLOSLabs (ploslabs.org) has announced some very interesting news about the work that they are doing on citations, which they are calling "Rich Citations".Citations are the ultimate "linked data" of academia, linking new work with related works. The problem is that the link is human-readable only and has to be interpreted by a person to understand what the link means. PLOS Labs have been working to make those citations machine-expressive, even though they don't natively provide the information needed for a full computational analysis.Given what…
  • schema.org - where it works

    19 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    In the many talks about schema.org, it seems that one topic that isn't covered, or isn't covered sufficiently, is "where do you do it?" That is, where does it fit into your data flow? I'm going to give a simple, typical example. Your actual situation may vary, but I think this will help you figure out your own case.The typical situation is that you have a database with your data. Searches go against that database, the results are extracted, a program formats these results into a web page, and the page is sent to the screen. Let's say that your database has data about authors, titles and…
  • This is what sexism looks like

    1 Oct 2014 | 3:18 pm
    [Note to readers: sick and tired of it all, I am going to report these "incidents" publicly because I just can't hack it anymore.]I was in a meeting yesterday about RDF and application profiles, in which I made some comments, and was told by the co-chair: "we don't have time for that now", and the meeting went on.Today, a man who was not in the meeting but who listened to the audio sent an email that said:"I agree with Karen, if I correctly understood her point, that this is "dangerous territory".  On the call, that discussion was postponed for a later date, but I look forward to having…
  • The book you scroll

    23 Sep 2014 | 2:32 pm
    I was traveling in Italy where I spend a lot of time in bookstores. I'm looking not only for books to read, but to discover new authors, since Italian bookstores are filled with translations of authors that I rarely see in the few bookstores remaining in my home town of Berkeley, CA. While there I came across something that I find fascinating: the flipback book. These books are small - the one I picked up is about 4 3/4" x 3 1/4". It feels like a good-sized package of post-it notes in your hand. From the outside, other than its size, looks "normal" although the cover design is in…
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    Plagiarism Today

  • 3 Count: Aereo Out

    Jonathan Bailey
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:13 am
    Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Aereo Files for Bankruptcy First off today, Emily Steel at The New York Times reports that TV streaming service Aereo has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. Aereo was a TV streaming service that allowed users to capture, record and stream over the air broadcast television. Since it used a series of antennas, one per customer, it claimed it was not a public retransmission. However, despite a series of lower court victories, the Supreme Court ruled against Aereo in June, forcing Aereo to cease operations. Last…
  • Hands on With Getty Images Stream

    Jonathan Bailey
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:31 am
    Getty Images is well known for not only being one of the biggest players in image licensing on the Web, but also for for it’s harsh copyright enforcement tactics. For years the company has been involved with a massive copyright campaign that has seen it send letters to tens of thousands of suspected infringers each year. The campaign works by using detection technology from PicScout, which it acquired in 2011, and then sending warning letters to those who are using their images in a commercial manner. Those letters typically demand not just the removal of the image, but a settlement, which…
  • 3 Count: Far Crying

    Jonathan Bailey
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:59 am
    Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: U.S. Government Seeks to Keep Megaupload Money Because Kim Dotcom Is a ‘Fugitive’ First off today, Eriq Gardner at Billboard reports that the U.S. Department of Justice has filed a motion in a U.S. court saying that Kim Dotcom should not be allowed to challenge seizure of his assets because he is a fugitive and should not be able to avail himself of the court’s protection. Dotcom, who lives in New Zealand, was arrested in January 2012 and his site, Megaupload, shuttered due to a joint action by U.S. and…
  • 3 Count: Not Happy

    Jonathan Bailey
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:25 am
    Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Irving Azoff Demands YouTube Remove Pharrell, the Eagles First off today, Lucas Shaw at Bloomberg reports that Irving Azoff, a music executive and head of Global Music Rights, has demanded that YouTube remove songs he controls the license to from their service, including the new YouTube Music Key music streaming product. Azoff represents dozens of popular artists including Pharrell Williams, John Lennon and The Eagles. According to Azoff, there is no evidence that YouTube has a license to play the music he…
  • Guest Post: Why is the Copyright Office Denying Protection to Blogs?

    Jonathan Bailey
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:05 pm
    This is a guest post written by Kathryn Goldman at Charm City Legal. If you would like to submit a guest post to the site, please contact me and let me know. The U.S. Copyright Office (CO) released a draft of its Third Compendium of Office Practices this past August. This is the first comprehensive statement of the Office’s practices in three decades (the first since the internet became an integral part of everyday life). The manual addresses registration practices for digital content for the first time. This was an opportunity for the CO to show that it interprets the existing law as being…
 
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    Beyond the Book

  • LeGuin Shakes Up Book Awards

    rob@burstmarketing.com (BurstMarketing)
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Presented with a plaque for “lifetime achievement” in writing at the National Book Awards on Wednesday, Ursula LeGuin replied with a jeremiad on the state of publishing. The audience applauded – “bravely,” she noted. Clearly, the 85-year-old novelist of science fiction and fantasy relished the chance to see that more than cocktails were shaken at the annual gala. LeGuin’s address invoked an alternative world – in which books are written for their own reward, and are penned by writers who treasure art and push for change. “Her brief speech really hit home,” says Andrew…
  • Open Access And Societies – Case Studies For Success

    rob@burstmarketing.com (BurstMarketing)
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:09 am
    While Open Access is helping mission-driven publishing societies to disseminate knowledge, it is also causing them to re-evaluate their financial business models. On Tuesday, October 21, Deni Auclair, Vice President & Lead Analyst, Outsell Inc.; Esmeralda Galán Buchanan, Journals Director, American Cancer Society; Rachel Burley, Vice President & Director of Open Access, John Wiley & Sons; Philip Wright, Chief Executive, The Physiological Society offered an audience of society publishers and editorial staff their “real world” case studies for launching successful Open Access…
  • Congrats, You’ve Got a New Media Hit!

    rob@burstmarketing.com (BurstMarketing)
    16 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    “Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement. If you can’t measure something, you can’t understand it. If you can’t understand it, you can’t control it. If you can’t control it, you can’t improve it,” declared H. James Harrington, a performance improvement guru. In 2014, new media is a viable revenue generator. Whether you’ve got a new media hit or are hoping to have one, the question is where’s the up side? Was your film a hit on VOD, on YouTube? How would you know? How much should you be paid? The answers to these and other…
  • Terms Reached For Hachette, Amazon

    rob@burstmarketing.com (BurstMarketing)
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    On the same week that the New York Times reported he gave up a lavish private office for a 6-foot X 7-foot cube in an open-plan office, Hachette CEO Michael Pietsch announced conclusion of an e-book sales deal with Amazon. He says the deal is “great news for writers,” but he also says he doesn’t miss his office. Yesterday, November 13, Amazon and Hachette both offered glowing assessments of their new working arrangement, though they didn’t offer specifics. Andrew Albanese, Publishers Weekly senior writer, shared the the latest, hottest details with CCC’s Chris Kenneally.
  • Transformation Of Translation

    rob@burstmarketing.com (BurstMarketing)
    9 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    More than four times as many people worldwide speak English than French, yet French culture certainly punches above its weight. This year’s Nobel laureate in literature is the French author Patrick Modiano, and more French writers have won the Nobel than writers of any other country. When Modiano’s award was announced last month, however, American readers scrambled for his books in English translation. Only three titles were available, all from the literary-minded house of David R. Godine in Boston. Unfortunately, many French writers suffer the same fate of being lost in translation.
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    DigitalKoans

  • Associate Director for Consortial Library Systems at The Five Colleges of Ohio

    Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:33 am
    The Five Colleges of Ohio is recruiting a Associate Director for Consortial Library Systems. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The successful candidate will provide leadership in the area of library information technology, build consensus among various constituents in the consortium, investigate and recommend library information technology solutions, and actively participate in the creation of […]
  • State of the Commons

    Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:32 am
    The Creative Commons has released State of the Commons. Here's an excerpt from the announcement: Today, we're releasing a new report that we think you will want to see. State of the Commons covers the impact and success of free and open content worldwide, and it contains the most revealing account we've ever published, including […]
  • Discovery Services & Data Curation Librarian at Georgia Southern University

    Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:31 am
    Georgia Southern University is recruiting a Discovery Services & Data Curation Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad: Reporting to the Head of the Collection and Resource Services Department, the Discovery Services & Data Curation Librarian (DSDC) will promote data curation in Digital Commons (the Henderson Library's institutional repository) and other open access data repositories; […]
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Adopts Open Access Policy

    Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has adopted an open access policy. Here's an excerpt: As of January 1, 2015 our Open Access policy will be effective for all new agreements. During a two-year transition period, publishers will be permitted to apply up to a 12 month embargo period on the accessibility of the publication […]
  • Digital Curation News (11/21/2014) #digitalpreservation

    Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:31 am
    Over 1,000 Research Data Repositories Indexed in Re3data.Org Call for Papers 2015 IFLA Congress Open Session Preservation and Conservation Section Issues in the Development of Open Access to Research Data Research Data Spring An Economic Perspective of Disk vs. Flash Media in Archival Storage Reflections on the First HathiTrust Member Meeting New Professional Certificate in […]
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    Digitization 101

  • Article: Night Time Eiffel Tower Photos Are a Copyright Violation

    12 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Using the Eiffel Tower as an example, this article points out that copyright law is not the same in every country.The famous landmark was built in 1889 which means that it falls within the public domain. However, the light show was added later and this is still protected by copyright.The article notes other countries where photographing architecture could be an issue.By the way, there are a number of photos on the Internet of the Eiffel Tower at night, so I wonder how this is enforced?This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States…
  • #NYLA2014 : Content Creation, Copyright and Defamation

    8 Nov 2014 | 9:18 am
    Mike Grygiel, from Greenberg Traurig (law firm), presented on this for the Intellectual Freedom Roundtable.  He is a first amendment lawyer.Grygiel decided to focus on The digital speech rights of public high school students. The law is so unsettled that there is confusion.  The law is predicated on physical boundaries and other things that no longer matter.Background...The US Supreme Court had ruled on this right in regards to students, first in the 1960s (Tinkers). The Tinkers wore black armbands to school, in order to protest the Vietnam war.  Decided in1969.  The…
  • #NYLA2014 : School Library Services Summit in Review

    8 Nov 2014 | 7:58 am
    On the panel:John BrockMelissa Jacobs IsraelJill LeinungSara Kelly JohnsA variety of people/stakeholders were invited to participate in the Summit, while trying to keep the number of participants under 50.  This was a working event, comprised of five groups that began working ahead of the Summit.  The Summit ended with recommendations being presented to people include the Commissioner of Education, the Director of NYLA, two of the Regents, and others.The recommendations and information on participants are at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/technology/library/summit.html In the…
  • #NYLA2014 : Hyperlinked Learning Experiences at Public Libraries: MOOCs and Beyond

    8 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    Brian Kenney (White Plains Public Library) and Michael Stephens (SJSU)Slides will be available on the "Tame the Web" blog.Both libraries and libraries technologies are evolving. "There is much greater opportunity to bring service to wherever potential users of service happen to be."  - Michael Buckland Clay Shirky - "Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age" (book)As much chaos as we can standTraditionalist approvalNegotiated transaction Shirky advocates for chaos. We can decide for ourselves how much chaos we can stand.Learning is evolving.
  • #NYLA2014 : Q & A with Commissioner King

    8 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Speaking in this session were NYLA President Sara Kelly Johns, NY State Librarian Bernie Margolis and Commission John King.Commissioner King started his remarks talking about activities around the common core and summer reading program.  There have been great collaborative efforts in both area.Forthcoming opportunities for collaboration:New framework for social studies is being releasedBring attention to the diverse roles that libraries can play, e.g., educator, community space, informer.The NYSED will continue to advocate for various types of library aid, as well as helping districts to…
 
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    Piracy is a Crime » Piracy is a Crime

  • Top Theatres to Visit While on Holiday in London

    cgfnsf
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:40 pm
    There are few urban communities on the planet that give such a differed and energizing theater scene as the UK capital. In case you’re going to on vacation, a fast and simple ride in a Gatwick Airport taxi will get you to the inside of the city in a matter of seconds. When you’ve settled in you can set eventually aside to see a percentage of the top show, either at night or as an evening early showing. The historical backdrop of theaters in London goes right again to the Roman and afterward the Medieval period, when creations were exhibited on transitory stages raised in animal…
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    Dear Rich: Nolo's Intellectual Property Blog

  • Can Someone "App" My Reading Program?

    The Dear Rich Staff
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Dear Rich: I have written a reading program and created written materials as well as manipulatives that go with it. I have received a lot of questions from teachers as to whether I will make much of it into apps. Can someone create an app from my program without permission? I learned during my writing of my program that you can't protect an idea only your expression of the idea. Is the creation of an app considered a different expression of the idea and therefore legal? We assume that by "reading program," you mean a process or system to assist readers. You are correct that it's hard to…
  • Why Can't I Copyright a Character?

    The Dear Rich Staff
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Dear Rich: I want to copyright a character from a graphic novel that I wrote. I've already copyrighted the graphic novel. How do I copyright just the character? When you say you've copyrighted your graphic novel, we assume you mean that you registered the work with the Copyright Office. However, according to the Copyright Office Compendium, the Copyright Office won't register characters. That doesn't mean you can't stop others from copying your character as depicted in the graphic novel. As you'll see from perusing character standards, you may have already achieved copyright protection…
  • Charles Ives Fair Use?

    The Dear Rich Staff
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Dear Rich: Here's a question for you regarding published music. Charles Ives Variation on America is a piece of music arranged for band and protected through copyright with the Theodore Presser company. I would like to take 11 measures of the Trumpet 1 part to post in a small Facebook group (private) of trumpet players that will be discussing this excerpt to prepare for future auditions and performances. Do you believe that for this educational purpose, I can post this small excerpt and not have to worry about copyright? Reproducing short excerpts of a work for purposes of commentary,…
  • Upcycled Band T-Shirts Pulled from Etsy

    The Dear Rich Staff
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Dear Rich: Can we revisit this topic of upcycling/repurposing of band t-shirts? Specifically relating to transformativeness and or derivative works relating to intellectual property and copyright infringements. I'm curious how the laws or interpreting of laws have evolved around this topic since your previous post. I just had some items pulled from my Etsy shop at the request of a band's attorney citing intellectual property rights violation. From what I grasp the offense is taken mostly from the public displays of the bands name and logo in the picture listings as well the attorney's…
  • Why is There a Higher Copyright Fee for Two Writers?

    The Dear Rich Staff
    4 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Dear Rich: My wife and I write songs. For the last ten years we've been registering at the Copyright Office. But now things are different because they charge us a higher fee just because there are two writers. How can they get away with that? This year, the Copyright Office introduced a triple-tiered fee system. A single electronic application (details here) is $35, a standard electronic application (any electronic filing that doesn't qualify as a single application) is $55, and a paper application (remember them?) is $85! As for your question, "How can they get away with that?" -- check…
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  • For Google, Getting Into Your Business Is Big Business

    Gordon Platt
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:56 pm
    We all know that Google gets a lot of our personal data, but do you know just how much? A number of viral links and media reports this week are lifting the lid to help users understand exactly what Google knows and where it’s getting the information. One of the most popular articles doing the rounds comes from Cloud Fender, which provides 6 links to get you into Google’s business. From building personal interest profiles that it can sell on to advertisers to tracking Android user movements down to the date and place – which can also be searched whenever you’re logged…
  • Have Publishers and Amazon Truly Buried the Hachette?

    Gordon Platt
    14 Nov 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Online retail behemoth Amazon settled its dispute over eBook pricing with French publishing house Hachette this week, following several months of mudslinging. The private agreement comes just weeks after Amazon reached a similar deal with Simon and Schuster. But even with the dust settling on the war of words, little has been clarified from the writer’s perspective, and the future of eBook pricing remains unclear. The original dispute came about when Amazon tried to squeeze publishers – and by association writers – at both ends, demanding they give a larger share of sales to…
  • Cross-Border Cooperation Brings Down 400+ Dark Web Sites

    Gordon Platt
    11 Nov 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Following the take down of more than 400 illicit sites trading illegal goods and services last week, much of the attention in the U.S. has focused on the resurrected (and once again removed) Silk Road site. What matters more for privacy and creative rights advocates, however, is not so much who was taken down, but how it happened. With a prominent role in the operation U.S. agencies including the F.B.I. and I.C.E. are inevitably claiming victory, but no less important is the role of international organizations like Europol and Eurojust. Whether content theft or illegal trades, pirates…
  • Google Feels Marvel’s Evil Eye After New Avengers Leak

    Gordon Platt
    7 Nov 2014 | 8:49 am
    Google is under scrutiny again for facilitating leaked Hollywood material, just a couple of months after “The Expendables 3″ was so damaged at the box office by a similar abuse of advance material. In this case the leak is thankfully limited to a preview clip, but for a movie as highly anticipated as “Avengers: Age of Ultron” any unexpected activity is unwelcome. Like the leak, not the real Avengers. But Marvel will still fight back. | Image Credit: Do-Hyun Kim The film is, of course, the follow up to the wildly successful first full Avengers film, which took $1.5…
  • Final Pirate Bay Founder Arrested for Copyright Infringement

    Gordon Platt
    5 Nov 2014 | 5:14 am
    A little over a month ago we wrote a short reminder that far from the glamour associated with some online piracy, authorities in the real world pursue and prosecute pirates. Even the larger-than-life character of Kim Dotcom seems close to capture and there are few more self-proclaimed and hpyed online “innovators” than he. Yesterday in Thailand the point was proved again, as local police acting on an arrest warrant from Interpol arrested Pirate Bay founder Fredrik Neij. Neij was crossing into the country from Laos, where he has been evading authorities for several years with his…
 
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