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Sep 1, 2015
The following article, "Facebook piracy has been an ongoing program. Is it finally ready to face the music?" by Ellen Seidler, is syndicated from Vox Indie and is posted here with permission.     Facebook has long turned a blind eye to profiting from piracy on its pages.  Has the worm finally...
Aug 26, 2015
The following article, "Counterpoints to Steven Johnson's NY Times Magazine piece - "The Creative Apocalypse That Wasn't"" by Ellen Seidler, is syndicated from Vox Indie and is posted here with permission.   No, actually everything’s not hunky-dory in the creative universe The creative community...
Aug 25, 2015
The following article, "Denmark is the Latest Front in Scandinavia's Stand Against Piracy" by Gordon Platt, is syndicated from Copyright International and is posted here with permission. 20 prominent piracy sites have been blocked by a district court in Denmark, in the latest move from a...
Aug 24, 2015
The following article, "Steven Johnson & A Thesis That Isn't" by David Newhoff, is syndicated from The Illusion of More and is posted here with permission.     A feature story for this week’s New York Times Magazine is titled The Creative Apocalypse That Wasn’t.  In the article, writer Steven...
Aug 20, 2015
The following article, "Dena Seidel on The Craft of Storytelling" by Gordon Platt, is syndicated from Creativity Tech and is posted here with permission. Creativity can be channeled in many directions, expressed through many mediums. At the heart of it all, however, there’s always an emotion to...
Aug 19, 2015
The following article, "Google v. Hood Not Even a B-Movie Drama" by David Newhoff, is syndicated from The Illusion of More and is posted here with permission. For someone who clearly doesn’t like Hollywood, Emily Hong, policy wonk for New America’s Open Technology Institute*, is determined to...
Aug 19, 2015
The following article, "How many millions does Google pocket when YouTube scams advertisers? " by Ellen Seidler, is syndicated from Vox Indie and is posted here with permission.     Youtube slaps ads on scam uploads and collects dough from advertisers who look the other way. It’s not news that...
Aug 12, 2015
The following article, "Owned by Alphabet, Google Still Doesn't Understand Two Letters: IP" by Gordon Platt, is syndicated from PrivacyNet and is posted here with permission.   IP: Intellectual Property. Even as it breaks off into a new corporate structure, overseen by newly created parent...
Aug 11, 2015
The following article, "Creators, Innovators, And Appropriation Mechanisms" by Devlin Hartline, is syndicated from the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) and is posted here with permission. In Creators, Innovators, and Appropriation Mechanisms, CPIP Senior Scholar Sean O’...
Aug 7, 2015
The Copyright Alliance recently sent the following letter to President Obama describing the qualities the next Librarian of Congress would ideally possess. Dear Mr. President: Creators care deeply about the Library of Congress and its future. They are the authors of the national cultural,...

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