intellectual property

Public Domain

A Massive Number of Iconic Works Will Enter the Public Domain on New Year’s Eve

Why the copyright terms on a goldmine of works from 1923 are about to expire.
Sarah Emerson
12.26.18
Opinion

The iPhone Is an Ideal Machine for Exerting Intellectual Property Control

Apple’s control over the iPhone means that consumers will continue to have more of an ongoing relationship with Apple than nearly any other company.
James Hayes
7.11.17
Oscars 2019?

Who Gets Credit When a Meme Becomes a Movie?

Netflix is reportedly making an original movie starring Rihanna and Lupita Nyong'o, inspired by Twitter and Tumblr posts. But will the social media authors get paid?
Olivia Craighead
5.24.17
Internet

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Is Dead, and That's Good for Internet Freedom

US lawmakers from both parties rejected the 12-country deal, including every leading presidential candidate.
Evan Greer
12.2.16
Fashion

Would You Wear Fashion Made From Your Own DNA?

Tina Gorjanc's 'Pure Human Project' examines a future where we can grow human leather.
Samantha Cole
11.23.16
Culture

Scared of Clowns? I Dare You to Not Look at These Twisted Patents

I scoured Google Patents for the most clownish technologies on the books, because I hate myself.
Brian Anderson
10.5.16
Drugs

How the TPP Could Stifle the Discovery of New Drugs

There’s been a lot of talk about how the trade deal could affect drug prices, but it could also hinder new discoveries.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.23.16
Gaming

Nintendo Breaks Fans' Hearts By Removing Nintendo Power Magazine Online Archive

Disappointing, but not surprising.
Heidi Kemps
8.9.16
Features

The Small Town Judge Who Sees a Quarter of the Nation’s Patent Cases

Texas Judge Rodney Gilstrap didn’t design this system, but he’s been a willful participant in it.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.5.16
short circuit

Blizzard Responds to Outrage Over Private 'World of Warcraft’ Server Shutdown

Players want to party like it's 2004. But it's not that easy.
Leif Johnson
4.26.16
2016

Sarah Jeong Is Still Trying to Change Her Facebook Name to 'A Literal Psyduck'

The year ahead in copyright, patents and internet law, according to contributing editor Sarah Jeong.
Matthew Braga
1.5.16
News

Companies Will Be Able to Sue Governments For Breaking TPP Copyright Rules

The full text of the secretive agreement was released today.
Jordan Pearson
11.5.15
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