copyright law

Opinion

Europe's New Link Tax Will Enshrine Big Tech's Stranglehold Over the Internet

Article 11 is a terrible copyright reform proposal that will fundamentally change how the internet works.
Cory Doctorow
6.18.18
Opinion

Europe's New Copyright Rules Are Like YouTube's Content ID System—for the Entire Internet

The European Union wants to take the upload filters that make no one happy and apply them to all content on the internet.
Cory Doctorow
6.14.18
algorithms

Copyright Law Makes Artificial Intelligence Bias Worse

But it could be used to help fix the problem too.
Louise Matsakis
10.31.17
Selfies

Judge Gives Monkey Second Chance to Sue for Copyright Infringement

Naruto the selfie-taking macaque doesn't have standing under the Copyright Act, but PETA can amend its lawsuit.
Sarah Jeong
2.1.16
Radio Motherboard

Putting Your Waterlogged Phone in Rice Is Dumb and Doesn't Work

One of the few people in the United States who actually repairs water damaged phones tells us how he does it.
Jason Koebler
11.9.15
News

Can Ashley Madison Claim Copyright on Its Hacked User Data?

Little (if any) of Ashley Madison's hacked data infringes on the company's rights—and the company may even be perjuring itself with each request.
Sarah Jeong
8.20.15
Twitter

Ashley Madison Sent Me a DMCA Request for Tweeting 2 Cells of a Spreadsheet

Does that mean the leak is real?
Joseph Cox
8.19.15
News

Alleged Patent Troll Thinks it Can Patent the Laws of Physics

More than 20 video game companies are being sued for lip syncing.
Clinton Nguyen
6.22.15
Photography

SpaceX Photos Are Now Available Under a Creative Commons License

SpaceX's photos now effectively belong to everyone.
Jason Koebler
3.19.15
nasa

When SpaceX Takes Photos on a NASA Mission, Copyright Law Explodes

And what happens when photos from space can't be used by the public?
Jason Koebler
2.12.15
Internet

Dear GamerGate: Please Stop Stealing Our Shit

How GamerGate illegally pirates the websites it hates.
Jason Koebler
10.29.14
streaming

To Rule on Aereo, the Supreme Court Has To Figure Out What Aereo Is

Plus: A list of things that Aereo might be, as per the court transcript!
Ben Richmond
4.22.14
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