Archive for the 'Copyright Law' Category

Free Culture, Copyright, and Aaron Swartz

Monday, January 18th, 2016

This week’s episode of On the Media has a long story about Aaron Swartz and his legacy. It winds its way through the Free Culture movement, copyright law, intellectual freedom and property (a bit), the case for and against Aaron, and lots of surrounding background. Based on Justin Peters’ book The Idealist, the story is […]

Berkman Offers Online Copyright Course via edX Platform

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society is offering a 12-week online copyright course to 500 selected students. Applications are available now through January 3. We’re excited to announce that Berkman Faculty Director Terry Fisher will be teaching a version of his Copyright course on the edX platform in the spring, beginning Jan. 28: […]

Tonight: NEASIST Discussess the Fair Use of Database Content via US v. Swartz

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Tonight, 11/8, from 5:30 – 7 pm, the New England Chapter of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (NEASIST) discusses an upcoming case where someone made academic journal articles available to the public, US v. Swartz. Location: Champions Sports Bar, Marriott Hotel Kendall Square plaza (next to the Red Line) 50 Broadway, Cambridge, […]

A Petition to the LoC to Allow Owners to Modify their Devices

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

bunnie Huang, who got in a bit of a quagmire a few years back when hacking an Xbox while an MIT student, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (commonly known as the EFF) are coordinating a petition to the Library of Congress to attempt to change the part of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DCMA) that […]

Six Years after Grey Tuesday, the Quest for Openness Continues

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

When Lawrence Lessig kicked up a bit of the Grey Album’s Public Service Announcement during his talk at Harvard Law School about open video and copyright, it started a chat tangent with a friend about the Grey Album, which led me to realize yesterday marked the 6th anniversary of Grey Tuesday. Remember that? Sites put […]

Expanding Access to Books: Implications of the Google Books Settlement Agreement Boston Public Library July 21 6 pm

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

The Boston Public Library is holding a panel discussion on the Google Book Search Settlement called Expanding Access to Books: Implications of the Google Books Settlement Agreement on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 6 pm: Speakers: * Daniel Clancy, Engineering Director, Google Books * John Palfrey, Henry N. Ess III Professor of Law and Vice […]

Google Books Search Settlement Open Workshop: Alternative Approaches to Open Digital Libraries July 31 Harvard Law School

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

The Berkman Center is also holding a workshop called “Google Books Search Settlement Open Workshop: Alternative Approaches to Open Digital Libraries” on Friday July 31, 2009 at the Harvard Law School: “The proposed Google Book Search settlement creates the opportunity for unprecedented access by the public, scholars, libraries and others to a digital library containing […]

Lawsuit to Decide Fair Use of Links on News Sites

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

It’s the lawsuit for which some members of the copyright law world have been waiting: how much text in links on news sites is too much? GateHouse Media, Inc., is suing The New York Times Co. to find out. Since many news sites, including aggregators like Yahoo! and Google News, link to news stories on […]

Tuesday’s (12/9) Berkman Lunch about Copyright for Librarians Classes

Friday, December 5th, 2008

From Berkman’s event email: “12/09, 12:30 PM ET, Berkman Center Conference Room RSVP is required by noon on Monday, 12/08 (rsvp at Topic: Developing A Self-Learning Distance Program on Copyright for Librarians Guest: Berkman Fellow Melanie Dulong de Rosnay Copyright for Librarians…) is a project developed at the Berkman Center in partnership with (Electronic […]

YouTube Video of Prince Performing Radiohead’s Creep Censored Because of Copyright

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

At the Coachella music festival in April, Prince performed Radiohead’s song Creep. As fans often do, many posted videos of the performance to the video site YouTube. Because of the copyright issue of Prince performing Radiohead’s song without the appropriate legal rights, Prince’s record label censored the videos on YouTube. Radiohead hasn’t even been able […]