Monday, January 14, 2013
By Manoush Zomorodi : New Tech City host
On some website, mourning over the death of Aaron Swartz, the software developer and internet rights activist, has turned into a debate over access to information online. New York’s tech community has been firmly on the side of Swartz and his open ideology.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Next year is a big one for artists whose work was published in 1978. A revision to copyright law allows musicians, authors, or any copyright holders to reclaim their rights after 35 years. For the already-struggling music industry, this could be a lethal blow, or what Kurt Andersen calls the "copyright cliff" ...
Monday, August 13, 2012
There is one common thread that binds most products we use on a daily basis: they are copyrighted. But on August 1, filmmaker Sam Muirheadannounced that he would attempt to live without all these products, in an effort to immerse himself in the open source movement.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
One-hit wonders often spell long term rewards for record companies, which can make millions of dollars from legacy recordings — as long as they own the rights. That may be about to change. A provision in U.S. copyright law stipulates that songs released after 1978 have "termination rights," which offer artists the ability to regain ownership of their work after 35 years have passed. With that deadline on the horizon, a battle is looming between artists and labels over song rights.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
After two years of wrangling, the street artist who created the Barack Obama "Hope" campaign poster and the Associated Press have settled competing copyright infringement suits against one other.