Posts Tagged ‘copyright’

August 25th, 2022 - 10:49 pm § in Biden, Law and Courts, Politics

Ashley Biden’s diary thieves plead guilty

Ashley Biden left her diary and some other personal belongings at a friend’s house in Florida where she had stayed briefly, planned to collect them later. An acquaintance of the friend named Aimee Harris, who also stayed at the house, stole the diary and some of the other items; then she conta[...]

January 23rd, 2017 - 1:25 am § in Politics

Fill out the Library of Congress Survey regarding the Register of Copyright Soonst!

I should have mentioned this earlier, but the Library of Congress has put out a survey on what the priorities of a new Register of Copyright should be rather than conferring with members of Congress. This is unprecedented and could be a dangerous blow to creative professionals. Therefore it is very[...]

July 23rd, 2015 - 10:50 am § in Misc.

“Plagiarism Today” on copyright law

Plagiarism Today, which is run by a non-lawyer journalist named Jonathan Bailey, describes itself as “a site targeted at Webmasters and copyright holders regarding the issue of plagiarism online. Though it deals with many legal issues, in particular the DMCA and copyright law, it is not a leg[...]

March 20th, 2014 - 10:22 am § in Hypocrisy, Politics

The Financial Times reports on President Cristina Fernández’ conversion to fandom of the Pope. Before becoming Pope Francis, then archbishop  Jorge Bergoglio  had a frosty relationship with Ms Fernández.  The archbishop was an outspoken critic of the government. Jorge’s new role has[...]

February 9th, 2014 - 9:04 pm § in America, Science

Cell Charges Taxpayers $31.50 for Their Own Property

Tax payers here and elsewhere are being gipped by publishers who claim copyrights to the scientific literature. As an example, this article in Cell was supported by several grants from the National Institutes of Health (R01 AG034504, R01 AG030146, P30 AG10161, R01 AG17917, R01 AG15819, K08 AG034290,[...]

February 3rd, 2014 - 10:44 am § in Misc.

Legal Thuggery: The NFL and Copyright Claims

A Relative of Mine Offered to Sell Me a Tape of the Superbowl: Should I report him to the FBI? No.  Corporate lawyers use thuggery to restrict use of copyright materials.  The law does not  support them, but who has the money to sue the NFL? This same relative, oddly, is part of the effort [&hell[...]

January 21st, 2014 - 2:35 am § in Misc.

OPEN ACCESS: Why do we have copyright laws?

Open Access As The Antidote To Privatizing Knowledge And Learning By Techdirt at Above the Law <span class=”mceItemHidden”><<span class=”hiddenSpellError” pre=””>img</span> <span class=”hidd[...]

January 12th, 2014 - 8:00 am § in The Ave Scene

THE Ave Scene: Plagiarism in Seattle’s Own Fundamentalist Church?

Will Christian Publishers Stand Behind Mars Hill’s Sketchy Legacy? By Becky Garrison at Religion Digest Update 12/30/31: NavPress just issued the following statement via e-mail. “We have chosen to respond to Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church directly and will keep the conversation pri[...]

December 12th, 2013 - 11:46 am § in Uncategorized

Now THAT is copyright infringement

I am still waiting to find out who filed a complaint about THE Ave log. In the meantime, I think this is a great misuse of copyright … they also offer the Apple logo![...]

December 5th, 2013 - 10:44 am § in The Ave Scene


THE Ave Has Been Asked to Change Its Logo In response to a post on the UW AAUP listserv The UW is non profit but its components certainly can bring in more than their costs. Consider the sales under the UW logo.  Who makes money off of that?  Who actually owns the logo … the […][...]