Penalties for Misrepresented Take Down Notices

Posted by Cyberbear on May 1, 2015 in Copyright Law, DMCA, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Tech News |

Posted by: Chase Millea April 20, 2015 In the United States, a holder of a copyright under the Copyright Act maintains exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute work fixed in a tangible means of expression. In essence, that means that a person can protect against redistribution of original work without authorization. The Digital Millennium Copyright […]

Someone Else Owns Your Property Information: The Impact of MLS Copyright Protection

Posted by Cyberbear on April 29, 2015 in Copyright Law, Intellectual Property, Internet |

Posted by: Stephen Mostrom April 18, 2015 In the United States, the real estate industry is driven by brokers. A broker acts as a liaison between buyer and seller, collecting, on average, a 6% fee for selling a home. The seller is willing to pay this fee—more than 90% of residential home sellers do—because the […]

A Game of Piracy and Licenses

Posted by Cyberbear on April 29, 2015 in Computer Software, Copyright Law, Ebooks & Readers, Intellectual Property |

Posted by: Bryan Zhao April 19, 2015 Game of Thrones is one of HBO’s most popular series and a significant driver of income for the company. Recently, the show released its fifth season to viewers, attracting over 8 million viewers. It should have been a resounding success, but that success was dampened by a leak […]

Twitch and Copyright Liability

Posted by Cyberbear on April 29, 2015 in Copyright Law, DMCA, Internet, Video Games |

Posted by: Bryan Zhao April 19, 2015 Twitch.tv is a website that provides video gamers with a centralized location to share and stream their video game experiences with others. Another blog post about Twitch is available on this site here. In August of 2014, Twitch was purchased by Amazon for roughly $970 million in cash. […]

Periscope vs. HBO

Posted by Cyberbear on April 28, 2015 in Computer Software, Copyright Law, DMCA, Intellectual Property, Internet |

Posted by: Marcus Beecher April 19, 2015 On March 26, 2015, Twitter released Periscope. Periscope allows users to broadcast what they (or their devices) are seeing in real-time to their followers. The makers of Periscope intend the app to become “a way of discovering the world through someone else’s eyes,” or, in different words, a […]

Tidal Music Streaming: Can They Make a Splash? Or Will They Be Dead in the Water?

Posted by Cyberbear on April 28, 2015 in Copyright Law, Intellectual Property, Internet |

Posted by: Hillary Owen April 18, 2015 The music industry has been deeply affected by mercurial technologic advancements occurring in every aspect of modern living. This evolution hasn’t just effected how people interface with the world, but how they understand it. Our psychology has changed. For music, the ability to immediately access your favorite songs, […]

3D Printers and Pirating: Who Can Be Held Liable?

Posted by Cyberbear on April 28, 2015 in 3-D Printing, Copyright Law, Internet, Patents |

Posted by: Sam Knecht April 20, 2015   3D printing is an emerging technology that is being used to create a host of products such as prototypes, phone cases, models, artwork, shoes, and even firearms – just to name a few. As 3D printing becomes more widespread and both blueprints for and items manufactured by […]

Sure We Can Save the Past, but Can We Access It in the Future?

Posted by Cyberbear on April 28, 2015 in Copyright Law, Intellectual Property |

Posted by: Hillary Owen April 18, 2015 Modernity is meticulously catalogued in a variety of methods on a variety of levels: personal diaries, blog posts, picture albums, business spreadsheets, scientific studies, online databases, the list is endless. When comparing how much has been logged and stored this century with all the ones prior, it would […]

A World Without Possessions

Posted by Cyberbear on April 27, 2015 in Copyright Law, Intellectual Property, Judicial Decisions, Licensing |

Posted by: Vikram Amritraj April 17, 2015   John Lennon probably meant something very different in his iconic 1971 classic “Imagine” when he penned the line “imagine no possessions, I wonder if you can.” But a little over forty years later it seems as though we probably don’t need to wonder anymore. We live in […]

Streaming Music Services — “Changing the Game”

Posted by Cyberbear on April 27, 2015 in Copyright Law, DMCA, Intellectual Property, Internet |

Posted by: Vikram Amritraj April 17, 2015 On March 30th, 2015 Jay-Z and a group of the 16 richest, most successful musical artists in the world held a press conference to announce the Tidal streaming music service, which some have claimed brings “the idea of paying artists back into the conversation” and has the “potential […]

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