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The ever extending life of copyright coverage

How Copyright Makes Culture Disappear | Techdirt - When will the copyright term finally become Life of God + 70 years? [2015-0102]

"Can I Use That Picture? Terms, Laws and Ethics for Using Copyrighted Images"

More copyright myths - 5 Ways Your Website is Breaching Internet Copyright Laws

A photographer owns copyright in the photo the photographer took. Therefore, shouldn't the monkey who took the photo own copyright in her/his photo? (Does an elephant own copyright in the elephant art s/he painted?) - "Wikimedia Won't Take Down This Photo Because a Monkey Took It"

Copyright Flowchart: Can I Use It? Yes? No? If This… Then… (fantastic infographic): http://langwitches.org/blog/2014/06/10/copyright-flowchart-can-i-use-it-yes-no-if-this-then/

U.S. Copyright Act 1976 - 17 USC, Section 107: Fair Use factors. This is the best part of the Copyright Act - the part of the law that tells you how to break the law-the insertion of common sense into copyright law. We are free to use copyrighted works w/out the permission of the copyright owner/publisher provided that our use is "fair." Everyone has benefitted from fair use, and everyone has invoked fair use, consciously or unconsciously. What's missing is the word, "transformative." t...

Usually one's gender has no bearing on copyright but when it comes to species and gender, but what does that pink spot really indicate and does it help to have a "next friend?" Copyright law has been used to censor speech but never to "redress...habitat loss and endangerment of crested macaques in Indonesia." And this is NOT The Onion. :-) [2015-1112] The monkey 'selfie' copyright battle is still going on, and it's getting weirder

Copyright has exceeded its limits - Decatur Daily: Opinion - Corporate welfare. Deceased people do not create. --- "Disney’s and Warner’s gains are the public’s losses. Copyright is meant to encourage creativity, not enable near-perpetual monopolies. After a point, continued copyright protection stifles creativity."

The copyright and patent clause of the U. S. Constitution - Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8. Almost every American, except for those who run the U. S. Copyright Office, love this phrase as it lays the groundwork for the United States to have a copyright law. It states "PROMOTE the PROGRESS of SCIENCE and the USEFUL ARTS..." before "exclusive right," as the public's welfare is slightly more important the creator's welfare in this wonderful scheme. Unfortunately, the U. S. Copyright Office h...

% of respondents willing to give up habit/vice for internet, 2012, US, China, Germany, Brazil

Washington Post Data Viz on NSA access points to global info infrastructure

Dataviz of main findings of Digital Activism and Civic Engagement report

Are there examples of high tech and highly authoritarian countries?

chart comparing % of cellphone users who regularly make or receive payments on phone

Data flows highlight the relative decline of the West #paxtechnica

Image from the "internet census" by hacker

cartoon of cellphones vs. riot police...(anyone know source?)