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Scooter startup Bird tried to silence a journalist. It did not go well.

Cory Doctorow doesn’t like censorship. He especially doesn’t like his own work being censored. Anyone who knows Doctorow knows his popular tech and culture blog, Boing Boing, and anyone who reads Boing Boing knows Doctorow and his cohort of bloggers. The part-blogger, part special advisor at the online rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation has written ...

A long and winding road to new copyright legislation

Dave Davis Contributor Dave Davis joined Copyright Clearance Center in 1994 and currently serves as a research analyst. He previously held directorships in both public libraries and corporate libraries and earned joint master’s degrees in Library and Information Sciences and Medieval European History from Catholic University of America. More posts by this contributor How AI ...

Copyright compromise: Music Modernization Act signed into law

Musicians are celebrating as the Music Modernization Act, an attempt to drag copyright and royalty rules into the 21st century, is signed into law after unanimous passage through Congress. The act aims to centralize and simplify the process by which artists are tracked and paid on digital services like Spotify and Pandora, and also extends ...

What you need to know ahead of the EU copyright vote

European Union lawmakers are facing a major vote on digital copyright reform proposals on Wednesday — a process that has set the Internet’s hair fully on fire. Here’s a run down of the issues and what’s at stake… Article 13 The most controversial component of the proposals concerns user-generated content platforms such as YouTube, and ...

Wikimedia warns EU copyright reform threatens the ‘vibrant free web’

The Wikimedia Foundation has sounded a stark warning against a copyright reform proposal in Europe that’s due to be voted on by the European Parliament next week. (With the mild irony that it’s done so with a blog post on the commercial Medium platform.) In the post, also emailed to TechCrunch, María Sefidari Huici, chair ...

Who Controls Electronic Rights – The Publisher or the Writer?

03.18.2012 · Posted in Legal Articles

The increased importance of electronic publishing requires publishers and writers to pay greater attention to electronic rights issues. Thus, most contemporary publishing contracts, at least those where at least the publisher or writer was represented by counsel, contain some reference to "electronic rights". ...

“Why Should You Seek Permission To Use Song Lyrics In Your Book’s Title?”

11.05.2009 · Posted in Home and Garden Articles

What is there to stop a writer from using a title from an already published book on their own book? Can the words from a well known or even obscure song allowed to be used in a work of fiction? Authors are, at times, ignorant to the rules of copyright laws, some even "publish and ...

How to Select a Great Topic for an Ebook

12.07.2007 · Posted in Ebooks Articles

Think of what problems you've recently solved, and what kinds of problems others have had and solved. Any problem that has been solved in your world could easily be the subject of your next book. People love to read how others have solved a problem that they currently have. ...