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AI artwork not protected by copyright
Published in AI
Friday, 24 February 2023 11:59

AI artwork not protected by copyright

Plots and stories are, but artwork is not

The US Copyright Office has ruled that illustrations in a new comic book that were created with the AI program Midjourney are not protected by copyright law.

Copyright coppers strike
Published in News
Wednesday, 10 February 2021 12:28

Copyright coppers strike

Nice when big content does your dirty work for you

US coppers have come up with a clever way to stop members of the public from posting footage of their dodgy encounters online – they play music in the background and get Big Content to take it down.

Copyright troll could get 12 years
Published in News
Monday, 01 April 2019 10:43

Copyright troll could get 12 years

Troll in chains

The US is recommending a 12.5 year prison sentence for Paul Hansmeier, one of the lead attorneys of the copyright troll law firm Prenda.

European Parliament throws out dumb copyright law
Published in News

Copyright directive fell because of link tax

A controversial overhaul of the EU's copyright law has failed after politicians realised that giving too much power to big content at the expense of the rest of humanity wasn't a great idea.

iTunes "illegal" in the UK
Published in News
Friday, 07 August 2015 11:36

iTunes "illegal" in the UK

Something positive from daft High Court ruling

Fall out from a bizarre UK high court ruling could see Apple's iTunes banned from the country.

Friday, 31 October 2014 13:57

Spain forces copyright tax

y money

We didn’t expect the Spanish inquisition

Wednesday, 27 June 2012 10:40

Ofcom backs Big Content

y exclamation

ISPs have to grass up their customers

Monday, 19 March 2012 13:24

Apple faces more piracy claims in China


Jobs' Mob nicked our books, claim writers

Thursday, 03 November 2011 16:08

Copyright troll shut down

y banned

A small violin for Righthaven please


Facebook claims its credibility has suffered