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The Supreme Court Will Consider a Case About Cheerleading Uniforms

A case headed to the Supreme Court in the fall considers when fashion and accessories are protected by copyright.
Charles Duan
7.29.16
Google
Google

Google Wins Trial Against Oracle, Saves $9 Billion

The ruling that Google's use of APIs is a fair use will have wide-ranging ramifications for the rest of the tech industry.
Sarah Jeong
5.26.16
Google
Google

Why the Very Silly Oracle v. Google Trial Actually Matters

From poetry to paintings to hamburgers, Oracle v. Google has been a confusing mess. Thankfully only everything is at stake.
Sarah Jeong
5.25.16
Google
Google

A Short Guide to Year Six of ‘Oracle America, Inc. v. Google, Inc’

One final question remains: Is implementing an API considered fair use?
Michael Byrne
3.30.16
YouTube
YouTube

YouTube Is the Latest to Defend Users from Ridiculous Copyright Claims

This week, Google announced it would pay to defend certain YouTube creators against copyright claims.
Charles Duan
11.20.15
News
News

The 'Dancing Baby' Copyright Lawsuit Isn't Over Yet

The Electronic Frontier Foundation says that the decision leaves “almost no protection for users.”
Sarah Jeong
10.21.15
News
News

A Landmark, 10-Year-Old Google Books Copyright Case Has Finally Been Decided

The case represents a leap forward, a rolling back of some of the bizarre and downright technophobic attitudes of the early 2000s.
Sarah Jeong
10.16.15
nasa
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
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

YouTube Thinks "I Have a Dream" Is Lounge Music

More inadvertent lessons from Martin Luther King, Jr., about a flawed copyright system.
ALEX PASTERNACK
1.20.14
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

Harvard's Head Librarian Is Delighted That Google Books Will Expand Fair Use

Celebrated book historian and Robert Darnton explains what the Google Books victory means for the future of digital publishing.
Whitney Mallett
11.18.13
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

Google Books' Victory Widens the Scope of Fair Use

Sometimes having a huge legal team is a real boon.
Meghan Neal
11.15.13