In the latest round of Google’s “make me” litigation strategy, the biggest bully in the schoolyard is confronted by yet another group of angry authors opposed to Google’s wholesale landgrab of the works of civilization. The objection to the Google Books Settlement filed on 1/28 by Canadian authors (although not yet in the docket as […]
For the next few weeks, we’re going to post sections from the article “20 Questions for New Artists” by Chris Castle and Amy Mitchell some of which has been posted various places. If you are interested in getting a free copy of the basic article, write to firstname.lastname@example.org before February 15. This doesn’t constitute legal […]
An excellent speech by UK MP Ed Vaizey “We remember the sheer joy a good cultural education can bring. Learning how to create and enjoy art for art’s sake, if you will. I believe this is a vital part of growing into a happy, functional citizen in adult life. In a world where we’re going […]
Another filing deadline in the Google Books debacle and the limp effort to salvage a deal out of some of the worst advice on record stumbles again. By way of background, the American Library Association lobby group issued a paper based in part on the work of other lobbyists. Of particular interest is a handy […]
ISRC “ISRC” stands for International Standard Recording Code. An ISRC facilitates the exploitation of certain recording rights and can be integrated into any form of digital medium. However, the ISRC is not required by law and does not grant any rights in sound recordings. A sound recording copyright owner can apply for their own Registrant Code […]
Every now and then you run across some bizarre information, something that is inexplicable on its own terms and clearly must require yet more information in order to be understood. The piece of information that makes you ask what possible explanation can there be for the particular set of facts. So it is with Lawbytes, […]
As David Mamet once said, film is a collaborative art. Now bend over. Explicit but funny. In case you were wondering what the REAL remix culture was like.