2019/03/19: simply by visiting the Vessel, you are granting the Vessel the rights to use all of your Vessel content.
In the Hudson Yards Terms & Conditions (but as far as we could tell, there's no signage at the Vessel itself), there are two notable and exceptional clauses which state that by creating, posting or uploading any content depicting or related to Vessel, they have the right and license to use your content however they see fit in perpetuity. Likewise, if you merely appear in a photo with the Vessel, they also have the right to use your name, likeness, voice, and all the rest for any commercial purpose they see fit in perpetuity.
A pianist performed a Bach composition for his Youtube channel, but Youtube's Content ID system pulled it down and accused him of copyright infringement because Sony Music Global had claimed that they owned 47 seconds' worth of his personal performance of a song whose composer has been dead for 300 years.
Just last week, German music professor Ulrich Kaiser posted his research on automated censorship of classical music, in which he found that it was nearly impossible to post anything by composers like Bartok, Schubert, Puccini and Wagner, because companies large and small have fraudulently laid claim to their whole catalogs.
This is a glimpse of the near future. In one week, the European Parliament will vote on a proposal to force all online services to implement Content ID-style censorship, but not just for videos -- for audio, text, stills, code, everything.
If Disney makes a deal with Fox, that could grant Marvel's parent company a big piece of Batman history.
The pending update to the EU Copyright Directive is coming up for a committee vote on June 20 or 21 and a parliamentary vote either in early July or late September. While the directive fixes some longstanding problems with EU rules, it creates much, much larger ones: problems so big that they...
2018/06/10: Here is my own humble summary of the stupidest idea you NEED to block now in Europe, in the simplest possible terms.
Several years ago, a music industry transplant into Parliament, Mike Weatherley, made a glorious push to get the government to invade primary schools in the country to teach them that piracy is the worst thing in the world and intellectual property...
In 1998, Disney led an entertainment industry lobbying effort that resulted in the term of copyright being extended by 20 years, even for works that had already been created -- a law with an incoherent basis, given that the US copyright system is constitutionally constrained to passing laws to promote new creative works (giving creators
Armstrong Zoom, a northeastern US ISP with about a million subscribers, has sent its customers warnings that they have been accused of copyright infringement, and that subsequent accusations would lead to having their network connections slowed to the point of uselessness, which could impair their ability to control their internet-connected thermostats. In the regions in
Last October, the Dr Seuss estate used legal threats to halt a wildly successful crowdfunded Seuss/Star Trek mashup called "Oh, The Places You'll Boldly Go," whose contributors included comics legend Ty Templeton and Tribbles creator David Gerrold. The Seuss estate argued that the book infringed its trademarks and copyrights. Now, the United States District Court
On September 13, owners of HP OfficeJet, OfficeJet Pro and OfficeJet Pro X began contacting third-party ink vendors by the thousand, reporting that their HP printers no longer accepted third-party ink. The last HP printer firmware update was pushed in March 2016, and it appears that with that update (or possibly an earlier one), HP
Fast Company's Mark Sullivan asked me to explain what could happen if Apple went through with its rumored plans to ship a phone with no analog sound outputs, only digital ones -- what kind of DRM badness might we expect to emerge? Start by understanding this: copyright lets you do a lot of stuff without
After doing a couple of DIY reclaimed wood projects, I realized I could do with a bigger workbench. Something sturdier, with room for tools and a bigger work...
Changes to copyright laws in the UK and EU mean that cheaper replicas of the Barcelona chair or an Eileen Gray table will no longer be available
Developers shouldn't celebrate Google's win in this hard-fought copyright case.
Today's release by Wikileaks of what is believed to be the current and essentially final version of the intellectual property (IP) chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) confirms our worst fears about the agreement, and dashes the few hopes that we held out that its most onerous provisions...
Digital commissioner G195188nther Oettinger (CDU - EPP) is joining with European Parliament president Martin Schulz (SPD - S&D) in pressing the European Commission to create a copyright interest in links, meaning that making a link to a Web-page that contains infringing material would expose you to liability for copyright infringement yourself. This plan, documented in
Canadian author and technologist Cory Doctorow talks about digital ownership, Canada's Bill C-11 and the U.S. DMCA, which say that if a manufacturer uses computer code to control what you do with the things you buy, you can't overrule them
Stop di un tribunale dei Paesi Bassi al mercato dell'usato dei volumi digitali: non ci sarebbe modo di certificare la legalità dei testi alla fonte. Ma la questione è destinata ad essere affrontata a livello europeo
I spent last weekend elbow-deep in engine grease, hands tangled in the steel guts of my wife's Mazda 3. It's a good little car, but lately its bellyachings have sent me out to the driveway to tinker under the hood. I regularly hurl invectives at the internal combustion engine-but the truth is, I live for...
In January 2004, the Los Angeles Times published an article headlined "Screener Ends Up on the Internet," a story about the recent leak of the Something's Gotta Give screener copy intended for Oscar