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4chan and the Internet Dispense Justice as They See Fit

September 21, 2010 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Copyright Articles, Uncategorized 

                As the Internet becomes more main-stream and dominated by large corporate interests it is interesting to see individual users flex their collective might.  That’s exactly what happened this past weekend when members on the site 4chan and other social networking sites decided to launch a Denial of Service Attack against the RIAA and the [...]

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A Thin Line Between Artistry and Architecture

September 21, 2010 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Business, Copyright Articles, law, Uncategorized 

The line between artistry and architecture is just as thin as the copyright protection given to architectural drawings according to an opinion denying summary judgment in the case of The Harvester, Inc. v. Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio, LLC, Civil Action No. 3:09cv358 (E.D. Virginia).  The technical elements of architectural drawings can sometimes overshadow the [...]

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Speech Crimes: How talking on the Internet can get you into trouble

September 9, 2010 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Business, Copyright Articles, law 

The latest headline for Internet goers this week is the removal of the “Adult Services” section of the popular user-generated online advertising board, craigslist.org.  Critics of the section, including numerous State Attorneys General and public advocacy groups, claim it was a haven for illegal prostitution as well as human trafficking.  The push back has come [...]

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