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WSJ Law Blog: Jimi Hendrix Steals the Show At Intellectual Property Auction: “Whoever bought this bought themselves the right to be a litigant.”
Google offers a handy guide on how to non-generically verbify the Google mark. Yes, that last sentence is really in English. Really. Do you “Google?”: “While we’re pleased that so many people think of us when they think of searching the web, let’s face it, we do have a brand to protect, so we’d like to make clear that you should please only use “Google” when you’re actually referring to Google Inc. and our services.”
Here’s the archive of the sessions from the Future of Music Conference.
Public Knowledge: Copyright Office delays triennial DMCA ruling: “The US Copyright Office has delayed its ruling in the triennial rulemaking to determine exemptions to the DMCA’s ban on circumventing technological protection measures, instead extending the current set of exemptions for the near future.”
Reuters: MySpace to Block Illegal Use of Copyrighted Music: “News Corp.’s MySpace.com on Monday said it had licensed a new technology to stop users from posting unauthorized copyrighted music on the social networking Web site and oust frequent violators of its policy.”
David Giacalone, Self-Help Law Blog: whaddayaknow about Fair Use and Copyright?: “The e-publication that caught my eye proclaims at the foot of each article (even when it copies someone else’s press release verbatim without attribution) that no reproduction of any sort is allowed because the ‘This article is copyright protected and Fair Use is not applicable.’ The site’s SideBar has a similar warning against any reproduction ‘in accordance with Fair Use of copyright.'”
Also from Giacalone, some additional thoughts on copy permission and copyfraud.