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Jul 21, 2014
This article, Twitter, Plagiarism and Retweeting, by Jonathan Bailey, is syndicated from Plagiarism Today and is posted here with permission. It feels like plagiarism shouldn’t exist on Twitter. Twitter has made it easy to retweet what someone else has posted with the click of a mouse. So easy that...
Jul 18, 2014
Weekly copyright related summary of issues, congressional developments, judicial updates, administration updates, international updates and industry updates, provided courtesy of American Continental Group (ACG). Headlines and Highlights:             The House Judiciary’s IP Subcommittee examines...
Jul 17, 2014
Chris Ruen, author of the eye-opening book Freeloading: How Our Insatiable Hunger for Free Content Starves Creativity, has written an informative and insightful article for New Statesman discussing and refuting common excuses for piracy. Ruen’s point of view is refreshingly honest; he begins by...
Jul 17, 2014
The Following post is from Gordon Platt, PrivacyNet Google’s brand has long claimed to rep technology’s rebellious spirit – a small band of underdogs against “the man.” And maybe that was once they case, like when they still worked out of a garage in Silicon Valley. Those days are long gone. What...
Jul 17, 2014
From the Financial Post's article, Google Inc’s fancy new lobbying digs in Washington, D.C. offers up maple-bacon doughnuts, treadmill desks and nap capsules, by Stephanie Green: #452224500 / gettyimages.com "At this week’s grand opening party for Google Inc.’s new Washington D.C. offices,...
Jul 16, 2014
This article, 23andMe Shot Itself in the Foot, by Gordon Platt, is syndicated from PrivacyNet and is posted here with permission. 23andMe, the once hot medical diagnostics company that stopped offering its consumer friendly, at home genetic diagnostic tests in December has become a poster child ...
Jul 14, 2014
David Israelite, President and CEO of the National Music Publishers' Association, a Copyright Alliance board member, has written an excellent guest post for Billboard.biz discussing "perhaps the best way to screw up copyright reform." Be sure to read the full article HERE.
Jul 14, 2014
This article, So wait, Google is pro censorship?, by David Newhoff, is syndicated from The Illusion of More and is posted here with permission. Sometimes one is confronted with an absurdity so self-evident that it defies an introductory sentence.  So, I wrote that sentence instead.  But what’s got...
Jul 11, 2014
Weekly copyright related summary of issues, congressional developments, judicial updates, administration updates, international updates and industry updates, provided courtesy of American Continental Group (ACG). Headlines and Highlights: Senate Judiciary Committee holds a field hearing on the...
Jul 10, 2014
This article, Break Links or Break Legs? Matthew Harrison on the Rough World of Piracy, by Gordon Platt, is syndicated from CreativityTech and is posted here with permission. Matthew Harrison (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The Copyright Alliance’s podcast is always a source of great...

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