Copyright & Media Update 3/6/2020

Hey, That’s My Idea! 

COPYRIGHT ALLIANCE: It’s safe to assume that at some point most, if not all, of us have read or seen something so similar to an idea we’ve thought up that we exclaim, “Hey! That’s my idea!” While it’s impossible to protect an idea alone, you can protect the creative expression of an idea under copyright. But what does that mean exactly? READ MORE… 

Answering the Most Searched Plagiarism Questions 

PLAGIARISM TODAY: One of the beautiful things about Google is that, through its predictions feature, it will show you what some of the most popular search terms are for a query. READ MORE… 

Google’s Fair Use Defense Fails Under Factor 4 Scrutiny 

COPYRIGHT ALLIANCE: The fourth fair use factor is critical to determining whether an otherwise infringing use is permissible, and the Supreme Court’s evaluation of this factor in Google v. Oracle is certain to influence its ultimate finding.  READ MORE… 

Charter Challenges Copyright Registrations of Music Recordings 

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: Facing a billion-dollar lawsuit, the internet service provider questions whether a big percentage of sound recordings have been improperly registered as works for hire. READ MORE… 

Smithsonian Releases 2.8 Million Images Into Public Domain 

SMITHSONIAN: For the first time in its 174-year history, the Smithsonian has released 2.8 million high-resolution two- and three-dimensional images from across its collections onto an open access online platform for patrons to peruse and download free of charge.  READ MORE… 

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