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  • Apple I Reaches CAFC

    Copyfight
    6 Dec 2014 | 7:59 am
    The first of the disputes between Apple and Samsung has reached the CAFC. Dubbed "Apple I" because you just know there are going to be more cases appealed up, this is the one where Samsung lost a jury verdict on the order of a billion dollars. The technology at issue is now ancient - four years is forEVER in the world of mobile phones - but if Apple's IP claims are upheld it will strengthen their hand in every other suit still at issue.
  • Brin Wojcicki Foundation doubles gifts to CC

    Creative Commons » Commons News
    Elliot Harmon
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:02 pm
    We just received a wonderful gift for our 12th anniversary: the Brin Wojcicki Foundation is giving to CC to match all of your donations from now until the end of the year! Every dollar you donate will now be doubled by funds from the Brin Wojcicki Foundation. Please consider making a donation today.  
  • 75 Last Minute 2014 Year-End Tax Savings Tips from Dunnington

    Copyright Litigation Blog
    13 Dec 2014 | 10:27 am
      Season’s Greetings! As the year comes to a close, so does the period for tax planning for the year 2014.  My partner Joe Michaels has composed a Memorandum entitled "75 Last Minute 2014 Year-End Tax Savings Tips” that you may find helpful in doing some last minute 2014 income, gift and estate tax planning, as well as of assistance in preparing your 2014 Federal, State and local income tax returns, and planning for the coming year.  The Memorandum may be accessed by clicking here.  The Memorandum is interactive in the sense that if you “click” on a subject in the…
  • All School Meeting Address: Winter Welcome 2014 and Discussions in the Wake of Ferguson

    John Palfrey
    jgpalfrey
    10 Dec 2014 | 11:03 am
    Good morning, Andover! Over the Thanksgiving break, I wrote to you all an email, asking that you take some time to understand what was happening in Ferguson, Missouri.  A few members of the community — a student and a parent, in particular — wrote me back, respectfully, with deep concerns about what I had written, along with Dean Murphy [our Dean of Students] and LCG [Dean Linda Carter Griffith, our Dean of Community and Multicultural Development].  I wanted to respond to those concerns and also to explain why I think this attention and this discourse are so important.  [The…
  • Multi-Entity Models.... Baker, Coyle, Petiya

    Coyle's InFormation
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:23 am
    Multi-Entity Models of Resource Description in the Semantic Web: A comparison of FRBR, RDA, and BIBFRAMEby Tom Baker, Karen Coyle, Sean PetiyaPublished in: Library Hi Tech, v. 32, n. 4, 2014 pp 562-582 DOI:10.1108/LHT-08-2014-0081Open Access PreprintThe above article was just published in Library hi Tech. However, because the article is a bit dense, as journal articles tend to be, here is a short description of the topic covered, plus a chance to reply to the article.We now have a number of multi-level views of bibliographic data. There is the traditional "unit card" view, reflected in MARC,…
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    Copyfight

  • Apple I Reaches CAFC

    6 Dec 2014 | 7:59 am
    The first of the disputes between Apple and Samsung has reached the CAFC. Dubbed "Apple I" because you just know there are going to be more cases appealed up, this is the one where Samsung lost a jury verdict on the order of a billion dollars. The technology at issue is now ancient - four years is forEVER in the world of mobile phones - but if Apple's IP claims are upheld it will strengthen their hand in every other suit still at issue.
  • Macmillan Pretends It Can Plug Analog Hole

    2 Dec 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Macmillan announced today that it will make articles from its prestigious journal Nature free to "view" using a proprietary tool. Supposedly this tool will permit annotation but not copying, printing, or downloading. Presumably it also blocks screen-grabbers, which ought to be of interest to the NSA.
  • Pomplamoose is Still Making It

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:07 am
    That's "making it" as a band, as opposed to having "made it" as a band. The quirky indie duo have a story up on Medium that talks about what the real finances are for an indie act that doesn't have the backing of a major label. Yes, you can sell over 1100 tickets at the Fillmore but that money goes right into paying back the $24,000+ in credit-card debt you've taken on up-front to make the show happen. I hope I'm not spoiling anything (though you should read the full story) if I tell you that the band didn't make money on this tour. However, they seem to be OK on that account, looking at the…
  • 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…
 
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    Creative Commons » Commons News

  • Brin Wojcicki Foundation doubles gifts to CC

    Elliot Harmon
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:02 pm
    We just received a wonderful gift for our 12th anniversary: the Brin Wojcicki Foundation is giving to CC to match all of your donations from now until the end of the year! Every dollar you donate will now be doubled by funds from the Brin Wojcicki Foundation. Please consider making a donation today.  
  • Happy birthday, Creative Commons

    Lawrence Lessig
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:05 am
    Help build the next era of sharing online.Make a donation to Creative Commons. 12 years ago today, we launched the first Creative Commons license suite. The internet was changing the way people share, and changing what it meant to be a creator. But copyright law hadn’t caught up. The Net was making sharing easy; the law was making it hard. We made a bet that many creators would stand between the extremes. That they would be inspired by the idea of “some rights reserved” and dedicate some of their rights to the commons. One billion licensed works later, I think we were right.
  • Are you on #teamopen?

    Elliot Harmon
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Stay up-to-date with CC by subscribing to our newsletter and following us on Twitter. Are you on #teamopen? We’re proud to present Series Two of Team Open, our ongoing project to tell the stories of people who use Creative Commons. In Series Two, you’ll meet a musician who used Creative Commons licensing to score a sponsorship deal with Toyota, a filmmaker who convinced his funders to give his film away, a professor who saved students a million dollars, and one of the minds behind the best-selling game on Amazon. When you use a CC-licensed photo in a presentation or share your…
  • Team Open: Stories of how we use Creative Commons

    Elliot Harmon
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:36 am
    A few weeks ago, we published a report showing that there are nearly a billion Creative Commons–licensed works. That’s an impressive number, but it only hints at how powerful and widespread CC licenses have become. The real story of Creative Commons is the story of the people who use CC licenses. It’s the story of people who use CC licenses to make information, education, and data more public and accessible. Creators who have built real careers on free and open content. Policymakers working to make open the rule, not the exception. If you’re reading this, the story of…
  • 48 Civil Society Groups Demand Public Release of TPP Agreement Text

    Timothy Vollmer
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    Today Creative Commons and 47 civil society organizations and academics released a letter (PDF) calling on negotiators of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to publish the draft text of the agreement. Up until now the text of the TPP has been developed mostly in secret by the 12 negotiating countries. Wikileaks published a draft text of the chapter on intellectual property in October, revealing several provisions that would threaten access to and re-use of creative works, including an arrangement to allow countries to extend copyright terms by another 20 years. CC and other groups wrote a…
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    Copyright Litigation Blog

  • 75 Last Minute 2014 Year-End Tax Savings Tips from Dunnington

    13 Dec 2014 | 10:27 am
      Season’s Greetings! As the year comes to a close, so does the period for tax planning for the year 2014.  My partner Joe Michaels has composed a Memorandum entitled "75 Last Minute 2014 Year-End Tax Savings Tips” that you may find helpful in doing some last minute 2014 income, gift and estate tax planning, as well as of assistance in preparing your 2014 Federal, State and local income tax returns, and planning for the coming year.  The Memorandum may be accessed by clicking here.  The Memorandum is interactive in the sense that if you “click” on a subject in the…
  • Saving Mona Lisa: Nazi Art Looting and The Great Treasures of The Louvre

    7 Dec 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Nazi Art Looting Revealed: Book Review: Saving Mona Lisa: The Battle To Protect The Louvre & Its Treasures During World War II by Gerri Chanel (2014 Heliopa Press) $18.95 325 pp.         "You put all your artwork in a basement?  You're crazy!" yelled James Rorimer at a director of the Louvre Museum when, in the summer of 1944 he learned how the French had managed to safeguard the Louvre's treasures against the ravages of World War II.  According to Gerri Chanel, author of Saving Mona Lisa, this exchange did nothing to endear…
  • 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…
 
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    John Palfrey

  • All School Meeting Address: Winter Welcome 2014 and Discussions in the Wake of Ferguson

    jgpalfrey
    10 Dec 2014 | 11:03 am
    Good morning, Andover! Over the Thanksgiving break, I wrote to you all an email, asking that you take some time to understand what was happening in Ferguson, Missouri.  A few members of the community — a student and a parent, in particular — wrote me back, respectfully, with deep concerns about what I had written, along with Dean Murphy [our Dean of Students] and LCG [Dean Linda Carter Griffith, our Dean of Community and Multicultural Development].  I wanted to respond to those concerns and also to explain why I think this attention and this discourse are so important.  [The…
  • Head of School Bookshelf: The Innovators Edition

    jgpalfrey
    5 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    On October 17, 2014, we are launching the Andover Institute at Phillips Academy.  The Institute will be a hub for innovation at PA, where our students, faculty, and others come together to explore new ideas in teaching and learning at the secondary school level.  The idea is to have a “Bell Labs” here at Andover that will help improve learning on our campus and beyond.  Congratulations to Caroline Nolan, Trish Russell, Eric Roland, and all those who have worked very hard to prepare this new initiative. Inspired by this upcoming launch, I devote this fall’s Head of School…
  • Around Andover: Dean of Studies

    jgpalfrey
    3 Oct 2014 | 10:54 am
    jgpalfrey:Video conversation between dean of studies Trish Russell and dean of students Paul Murphy about academic excellence at Andover. Originally posted on Paul Murphy: I am pleased to present a quick interview with Trish Russell, Andover’s Dean of Studies. She oversees the academic program, advising, scheduling and the registrars office. She also works closely with the Academic Council to think broadly about Andover’s academic program. Enjoy! View original
  • The Web at 25: Looking Ahead to What Might Be

    jgpalfrey
    20 Sep 2014 | 1:31 pm
    The Web turns 25 years old this year. What has changed since Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a scientist at CERN in Switzerland, released this gift to the world in 1989? The easier question to answer might be to ask what hasn’t changed. The widespread use of the Web in communities all around the world has touched virtually every aspect of human existence, mostly for good and sometimes for ill. The way that we operate our businesses, the functioning of our democracies, how we relate to other human beings – fundamental aspects of society and welfare are different than they were a quarter-century ago…
  • The Official Launch of the Andover Institute October 17th

    jgpalfrey
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:59 am
    jgpalfrey:Join us for the launch of the Andover Institute on October 17, 2014! Originally posted on : Andover Institute Launch: A Hub for Innovative Approaches to Teaching and Learning Please join us to celebrate the official launch of the Andover Institute on Friday, October 17, 2014. The program will feature an incredible line-up of speakers, including academy leaders, external guests, Andover faculty members, current students, and alumni. We are delighted to have Erin Driver-Linn, the Director of the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT) as our keynote speaker. Focusing on…
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    Coyle's InFormation

  • Multi-Entity Models.... Baker, Coyle, Petiya

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:23 am
    Multi-Entity Models of Resource Description in the Semantic Web: A comparison of FRBR, RDA, and BIBFRAMEby Tom Baker, Karen Coyle, Sean PetiyaPublished in: Library Hi Tech, v. 32, n. 4, 2014 pp 562-582 DOI:10.1108/LHT-08-2014-0081Open Access PreprintThe above article was just published in Library hi Tech. However, because the article is a bit dense, as journal articles tend to be, here is a short description of the topic covered, plus a chance to reply to the article.We now have a number of multi-level views of bibliographic data. There is the traditional "unit card" view, reflected in MARC,…
  • 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…
 
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    Plagiarism Today

  • 3 Count: Genuine Improvements

    Jonathan Bailey
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:15 am
    Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Apple Wins Decade-Old Suit Over iTunes Updates First off today, Brian Chen at The New York Times reports that Apple has been found “not liable” in the class action filed against it over its use of digital rights management (DRM) software on tracks sold within the iTunes store. The case, filed in 2005, focused on updates made to the iTunes application that the lawsuit claimed were anti-competitive because they prevented iTunes-purchased music from being played on other apps and devices. However, the jury…
  • 3 Count: Burn Unit

    Jonathan Bailey
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:16 am
    Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Judge Slams O’Melveny in Sirius XM Copyright Brawl First off today, Lisa Shuchman at the Am Law Litigation Daily reports that Sirius XM has suffered yet another setback in its case against the Turtles, with the judge saying that she was not mistaken in her previous ruling and that the new case the company cited has since been overruled. The Turtles, a 1960s band best known for the hit “Happy Together”, sued Sirius XM claiming that the satellite radio provider failed to pay royalties for playing their…
  • How the Pirate Bay Was Likely Brought Down

    Jonathan Bailey
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:56 pm
    To be clear, this is a work of speculation. I do not have any insight into how the raid against The Pirate Bay took place, what was captured and why the site is not online currently. Just like everyone else, I can only offer an educated guess as to what happened and is happening. But what I do have is a great deal of experience in hosting websites of various sizes and in filing takedown notices seeking removal of infringing material. Between that and all of the publicly-available information about how The Pirate Bay was hosted, a clear picture of what likely happened begins to emerge. So how…
  • 3 Count: In the Banc

    Jonathan Bailey
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:52 am
    Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Google Says Death Threats Don’t Trump Copyright, YouTube First off today, Edward Peterson at Bloomberg report that the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is rehearing the Innocence of Muslims case today, revisiting a decision the court made in February that gave actor Cindy Lee Garcia copyright interest in the work, despite only having acted in it. Innocence of Muslims was a 14-minute YouTube video that became best known for inciting outrage among Muslims across the world, even leading to those in the film,…
  • 3 Count: Destructing Instructions

    Jonathan Bailey
    12 Dec 2014 | 9:50 am
    Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Telling People How to Remove DRM Isn’t Illegal First off today, Mariella Moon at Engadget reports that a judge has ruled simply directing individuals on how to use digital rights management stripping technology is not, by itself, illegal. Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), outside of a set of narrow exceptions, the stripping of DRM from a work or breaking other digital locks is a copyright infringement. So, when ebook store Abbey House Media, prior to its closing, pointed users to an…
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    Beyond the Book

  • Open Access Is A Business Now

    rob@burstmarketing.com (BurstMarketing)
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    According to a recent industry report from Simba Information, Article Processing Charges (APCs) – the fees that publishers collect from authors for making their work available under “Open Access” rules – are expected to grow 80% from 2014 to 2017. Indeed, the report projects OA publishing revenues will rise at a pace far faster than traditional publishing. Clearly, OA is here to stay. And the disruption that Open Access has generated has publishers rethinking business models and turning to technology for solutions. In a pair of recent posts to the Scholarly Kitchen blog, Joseph…
  • The Battle For Media Democracy

    rob@burstmarketing.com (BurstMarketing)
    14 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Under the United States Constitution, the First Amendment protects free speech from government restriction or interference. Yet government has a significant oversight role for a variety of media. In his new book, America’s Battle for Media Democracy, Victor Pickard asks how well public policy has served the public interest or only protected private business. In 2014, the so-called “net neutrality” debate has focused attention on ways that government, specifically the Federal Communications Commission, can or should regulate media companies and their business practices. In the 1940s, the…
  • What Apple Wants From Santa

    rob@burstmarketing.com (BurstMarketing)
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    When lawyers for Apple enter the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan next week, they will carry a brief that in its content is as hopeful as a child’s extravagant holiday wish list. Indeed, the attorneys for the computer and smartphone maker would seem to believe in Santa Claus – even if just a little – given the high hopes they have of overturning a 2013 antitrust ruling from Judge Denise Cote. “Apple’s appeal essentially boils down to this— Judge Denise Cote botched the case,” explains Andrew Albanese, Publishers Weekly senior writer. “The key argument Apple will…
  • The Researcher’s Dilemma

    rob@burstmarketing.com (BurstMarketing)
    7 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Say the word research, and what do most people think of?  Well, teenagers, at least, and many, many older people who should know better think of Google, of course – or maybe Wikipedia.  But if your idea of research is a key word search online and a tap of the return key, then you probably think cooking is heating soup from a can.  No offense intended to Campbell’s or to Google, but that’s not going to get you into the Le Cordon Bleu or qualify you for a doctoral degree. Research – honest to God white coats and test tubes research – is what London-based Sybil Wong does. She joined…
  • HarperCollins CEO Is “Person of the Year”

    rob@burstmarketing.com (BurstMarketing)
    4 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    As December opens and the year approaches its end, ‘tis the season – for awards. In the publishing industry, Publishers Weekly is handing out the latest round of ribbons and medals. The magazine’s list of notables for 2014 in the book trade includes Fiona McRae, director for two decades at the leading indie house Graywolf Press, as well as Jeurgen Boos, director of the Frankfurt Book Fair who has taken the fair beyond books and beyond Frankfurt. As “Person of the Year,”  Publishers Weekly is honoring Brian Murray, President and Chief Executive Officer of HarperCollins Publishers.
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    LibraryLaw Blog

  • Was CCC formed "at the suggestion of Congress"?

    Peter Hirtle
    1 Dec 2014 | 9:33 am
    As I was reading Roy Kaufmann’s testimony on behalf of the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) at the recent Congressional hearing on "Copyright Issues in Education and for the Visually Impaired," I was struck by CCC’s boilerplate statement that it “was created at the suggestion of Congress in order to help clear photocopy permissions.”  You can find this in other places.  For example, CCC claimed in its response to a 2012 "Notice of Inquiry Concerning Orphan Works and Mass Digitization" that “CCC was created at the suggestion of Congress in the legislative history of the Copyright…
 
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    DigitalKoans

  • DigitalKoans Posts Resume on 1/19/2015

    Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:38 am
    DigitalKoans posts will resume on 1/19/2015. Happy holidays. Digital Scholarship | "A Quarter-Century as an Open Access Publisher"
  • Digital Art: December’s Digital Pastel Drawings, Oil Paintings, and Pencil Drawings

    Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:36 am
    In December, I continued to experiment with transforming public domain photos from the late 19th century into digital pastel drawings, oil paintings, and pencil drawings using a variety of Photoshop plug-ins and Topaz Impression. Full-size images (8×10") and descriptions of the processing steps involved are available on my Flickr photostream: https://www.flickr.com/photos/charleswbaileyjr/. Digital Pastel Drawing of […]
  • IT Programmer at University of North Texas

    Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:35 am
    The University of North Texas is recruiting an IT Programmer. Here's an excerpt from the ad: As web-systems developer for the User Interfaces Unit in the Digital Libraries Division, you will undertake the functional planning, execution, testing, and documentation of software solutions that power the Libraries' web publishing and resource discovery systems. Digital Scholarship | […]
  • "Research Data Management and Libraries: Relationships, Activities, Drivers and Influences"

    Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:34 am
    Stephen Pinfield, Andrew M. Cox, and Jen Smith have published "Research Data Management and Libraries: Relationships, Activities, Drivers and Influences " in PLOS ONE. Here's an excerpt: This paper analyses the contribution of academic libraries to research data management (RDM) in the wider institutional context. In particular it: examines the roles and relationships involved in […]
  • Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian at Rutgers University

    Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:31 am
    Rutgers University is recruiting a Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad: Reporting to the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, the VP/UL serves as the Libraries' chief administrative and academic officer with overall responsibility for library operations and services, including strategic planning, operational planning and assessment, and […]
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    Digitization 101

  • Blog Post: The Benefits Of Copyright Around The World In Three Reports

    15 Dec 2014 | 8:30 am
    As the semester comes to a close - and my focus on copyright - this post caught my eye.  It begins:Although copyright law is territorial, the rationale for its protection is universal: ensuring a thriving and diverse cultural fabric for society to enjoy requires providing creators with the option of obtaining fair compensation for their work. As the year comes to a close, we take a look at three recent reports on the economic and cultural relevance of the creative industries and the essential role of copyright around the world.The post goes onto talk about:The Creative Industries and the…
  • Library Guide on Copyright & Fair Use

    15 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library at San José State University has an extensive libguide on copyright and fair use, with tabs that link to external resources.  It is worth exploring.This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.
  • 3D printing, makerspaces and copyright

    8 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    I started this list months ago and am realizing that I need to publish it.  3D printing and makerspaces have created conversations around copyright.  Here are some resources - including a video - that may help with those conversations.Melissa A. Barnett (2014). The next big fight: 3D printing and intellectual property Erin Carson (2014). 3D printing: Overcoming the legal and intellectual property issuesDLA Piper (2011). Clone Wars: 3D Printing and Intellectual Property. Elizabeth Ferrill (2014). 3D Printing: Keeping It Legal.James Grimmelmann (2014). Indistinguishable from…
  • 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…
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    Dear Rich: An Intellectual Property Blog

  • Can Manager Sign Side Deal with Lead Singer?

    The Dear Rich Staff
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Dear Rich: I recently became band manager and I have some questions regarding the contract that we are in the process of negotiating. The lead singer writes all the original material himself so would it make sense, or even be possible to have a contract with the band as a whole but a separate contract with the lead singer as he is writer and therefore any publishing deals or sync royalties I set up would only be relevant to him. He also has a solo tribute act that I will oversee. So, if I had a separate contract with him for his solo act, which would only involve performance commissions,…
  • Can I Turn Master and Margarita into Opera?

    The Dear Rich Staff
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Mikhail BulgakovDear Rich: I am contemplating composing an opera in English based on The Master and Margarita by the Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov. Bulgakov died in 1940. The Master and Margarita was published posthumously in two parts in the Soviet Union in 1966 and 1967. With the help of a Russian friend, I have made a translation into English from the original Russian. This first Russian edition was never published in the U.S. Until the fall of the Soviet Union, there was little doubt that The Master and Margarita in its original Russian had become public domain. That changed with the…
  • How Long Can They Use My Photos in Catalog?

    The Dear Rich Staff
    4 Dec 2014 | 8:21 am
    Dear Rich: Do I have a right to ask for extra payment if a company is still using my photos from a photoshoot in April 2012. After the photoshoot they made me sign a small paper stating I received a payment of 15,000 pesos. There was no other written agreement. They just told me they will call me again if I will be accepted for their next photoshoot. The photos were used in their catalog (I think in April or May 2012 and the next catalogs after that). Up to now there are some photos still in their new catalogs even in their website. Can I ask for extra payment? Are there written limitations…
  • News Aggregation and Fair Use

    The Dear Rich Staff
    2 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Dear Rich: We're interested in aggregating entertainment news for a new app. Is there any formula to use to figure how much can you take from a news site. Sorry, but there's no way to quantify how much is "too much." It's more helpful to look at the handful of public disputes over news aggregators (websites or applications that gather news or news feeds from other sources). In 2005, the Associated Press (AP) was involved in a dispute with All Headline News, a company that copied and rewrote news stories and resold them. AP seems to have had the upper hand because the parties…
  • Does TM Law Limit Superman's PD Reproduction?

    The Dear Rich Staff
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Dear Rich: In another entry, you mentioned that there were public domain Superman strips. If someone published a book of the public domain Superman strips, would that be infringing upon Superman as a trademarked character? Or would it infringe (if at all) only if the book title included Superman? Would a generic title get around that? Or does the fact that those particular strips are now public domain outweigh any trademark concerns? You're within your legal rights to simply reproduce the public domain Superman strips. And you're within your rights to use Superman within the title of your…
 
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  • Fury Over Annie: What the Sony Hack Shows Us About Piracy

    Gordon Platt
    12 Dec 2014 | 2:33 pm
    The cyber attack on Sony late last month is now generally regarded as the biggest hack on a corporate entity to date. Its impact has been felt across the company, from a falling stock price to sensitive staff information being made public. But the Sony hack also speaks to the piracy that occurred in the wake of the company’s latest films being leaked online. More accurately, it tells us the kind of person a pirate is, as well as those who are likely to have a little more respect for copyright and intellectual property law. Five films were leaked in total. They were: “Fury,”…
  • Privacy Law is a Muscle We Need to Flex

    Gordon Platt
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:21 pm
    The right to privacy is rarely far from the headlines these days, be it the continued fallout from the Edward Snowden leaks and high-profile hacks or the potential for new technology to invade our private lives. The prevailing opinion seems to be that as we put more and more of our personal life into the often very public online world, our right to privacy is being simultaneously eroded. Little by little every day, sometimes voluntarily and other times by force, the ability to keep private information to ourselves is being taken away. #452313819 / gettyimages.com A common (and crucial)…
  • In Hacking Cases, Our “Cyber Pearl Harbor” Is Still to Come

    Gordon Platt
    4 Dec 2014 | 8:41 am
    As troubling as the recent hacking attack on Sony Pictures has been, experts are warning it’s just the tip of the iceberg. In terms of the potential to do long-term damage hacking is still in its infancy. Comparing the online world to the reality of non-digital disasters, the New York Times earlier this week published a detailed article explaining where we are and what might happen next. Perhaps its most ominous inference comes early on, citing the last defense secretary Leon Panetta’s belief that it will take some sort of “cyber-Pearl Harbor” for the country’s…
  • Less Cyber Monday, More Cyber Attack for Stolen Sony Pictures

    Gordon Platt
    1 Dec 2014 | 2:31 pm
    While most are focusing on the toll Cyber Monday will take on their wallet, Sony Pictures is counting the cost of last week’s cyber attack on its box office revenues. In the largest online leak since Expendables 3 earlier this year, five of Sony’s titles have been illegally distributed online, the most high-profile of which is “Fury,” which has only recently come out in theaters. Sony Pictures Plaza, next to the main studio lot of Sony Pictures Entertainment in Culver City. (Wikipedia) The popular war film starring Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf was released on October…
  • Steve Jobs’ Publishing Strategy is Imprinted on Apple’s Ebook Settlement

    Gordon Platt
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:40 am
    English: Apple iPad Event (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Following an agreement to repay its customers $400 million in compensation for Apple’s attempt to fix the price of ebooks, a federal judge has upheld the settlement terms. The lawyers also have their pay day from the case to the tune of $50 million, bringing the final price tag to a cool $450 million. As the case has been dissected by the press it has become clear just how much influence co-founder Steve Jobs had on the strategy before his untimely death in 2011. Apple was accused in the lawsuit of being a driving force behind the move…
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