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04.18.16
Google won't face Supreme Court fight over book scanning
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Google won't face Supreme Court fight over book scanning

The highest court in the US won't hear an appeal of Google's victory in a feud over book scanning.

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03.25.16
'2001: A Space Odyssey' as 569 GIFs tests fair use limits
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'2001: A Space Odyssey' as 569 GIFs tests fair use limits

It's just as hard to watch that many GIFs as it likely was to make them.

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10.27.15
Copyright exemption lets you modify old games to keep them running
10.27.15

Copyright exemption lets you modify old games to keep them running

The Library of Congress' exemption lets you modify abandoned games that depend on authentication servers.

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10.16.15
US appeals court rules Google's book-scanning project is legal
10.16.15

US appeals court rules Google's book-scanning project is legal

The 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in New York ruled that Google's use of out-of-print book excerpts falls under "fair use."

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10.14.15
No thanks: JPEG images may soon have copy protection
10.14.15

No thanks: JPEG images may soon have copy protection

The JPEG organization is working on a standard that would lock down images with DRM.

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09.14.15
Appeals Court: Copyright holders 'must consider fair use' before sending DMCAs
09.14.15

Appeals Court: Copyright holders 'must consider fair use' before sending DMCAs

A US Appeals Court rules that copyright holders at least need to pretend to consider fair use before spamming takedown notices.

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12.22.12
UK offers long-awaited copyright reform that sanctions format shifting, remote education
12.22.12

UK offers long-awaited copyright reform that sanctions format shifting, remote education

Believe it or not, it's still illegal in the UK to rip a favorite CD, or even to show copyrighted...

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01.20.12
PIPA and SOPA votes pushed back in the face of overwhelming opposition
01.20.12

PIPA and SOPA votes pushed back in the face of overwhelming opposition

In the face of overwhelming opposition from just about every major technology company and the gener...

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12.22.11
Republic Wireless changes stance: unlimited will be truly unlimited, 'no thresholds' or asterisks
12.22.11

Republic Wireless changes stance: unlimited will be truly unlimited, 'no thresholds' or asterisks

Credit where it's due: Republic Wireless has just made an about-face on the only major downfall w...

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