SXSW Interactive and Not Practicing Law in a Bubble.

NASCAR and Yahoo have handed me my next blog posts on a silver platter. The NASCAR YouTube “take-down” controversy is leading me to write in detail on DMCA take down notices and Yahoo’s new “no work from home” policy deserves a more in depth look at “Constructive Termination.” Right now, however, I am preparing to […]

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Fair Use and the Internet. What is Fair Use anyway?

The permissible use of materials found online and how “fair use” analysis impacts such use can be one of the most confusing areas of copyright law. The internet and social media have not changed fair use legal standards, but the easy availability of such materials has led to much confusion. I also think the term […]

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Social Media Law: Ruling on Use of Twitter Photos

In one of the first social media cases to consider how materials made public by users on social media networks may be used by third parties, a U.S. district court judge in New York has ruled that two news organizations infringed a photojournalist’s copyright when they published images he had tweeted. The case establishes one […]

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