Posts Tagged ‘ Copyright ’

Denmark National Treasure Censored by Facebook

January 14, 2016
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Denmark National Treasure Censored by Facebook

A national icon — the Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen, Denmark — has become the latest victim to Facebook’s vague and seemingly selective nudity policy. When Social Democrat MP Mette Gjerskov tried to include a picture of the 103-year-old bronze statue as the main image on her Facebook, it was reportedly blocked by the media site…

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Suppressed 1978 Judge Dredd Stories to be Republished Next Year

November 2, 2015
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Suppressed 1978 Judge Dredd Stories to be Republished Next Year

Two legendary Judge Dredd storylines that were suppressed by their original publisher in 1978 amid concerns about copyright infringement will finally see the light of day again, after a recent change in UK law provided firmer protections for parody and satire. Rebellion Publishing announced last week that it will release Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth…

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Join Paul Levitz, Neal Adams, & Dale Cendali in NYC for PROTECTING SUPERHEROES: Copyright & Comic Book Characters

October 5, 2015
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Join Paul Levitz, Neal Adams, & Dale Cendali in NYC for PROTECTING SUPERHEROES: Copyright & Comic Book Characters

Comic books have existed for decades, but in recent years they have come to the foreground of the public’s imagination. Along with comic books’ growing success and popularity, the intellectual property rights associated with the them have become increasingly important and complicated. This panel will explore the copyright issues relevant to comic books with particular…

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Comics Experience Course Teaches Creators the Ins and Outs of Comics Law

August 12, 2015
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From the banning of books to physical attacks against cartoonists, it is more important than ever for comics creators to understand their legal rights to best protect themselves and their intellectual property. The creators workshop Comics Experience has designed an online program called “Comic Book Law for Creators” to help aspiring and long-time artists and…

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Four Decades Later, Anarchist Cookbook Still Haunts Author

March 12, 2015
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Four Decades Later, Anarchist Cookbook Still Haunts Author

In a recent article for Harper’s Magazine, Gabriel Thompson took an in-depth look at the fascinating history of one of the most controversial books in recent memory: The Anarchist Cookbook by William Powell. The 1971 how-to manual for everything from bombs to drugs has tested the boundaries of free expression since its publication, but as…

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Copyright as Censorship? A Look at the Early History of Copyright

October 31, 2014
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Copyright as Censorship? The Early History of the Publishing Backbone

Fun fact: The concept of “copyright” was not originally created to protect creators’ rights to their content. Nor were early copyright laws implemented to propagate a free and healthy publishing industry meant to encourage new content to be produced. Rather, as the newest episode in Copy-me‘s webseries (Ep. 3: Early Copyright History) points outs, “copyright…

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Watch Last Week’s Copyright vs. Creativity Panel at NYU Law!

September 30, 2014
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Watch Last Week’s Copyright vs. Creativity Panel at NYU Law!

During CBLDF’s event-filled Banned Books Week, Executive Director Charles Brownstein joined a panel last Tuesday at the NYU School of Law entitled “Copyright vs. Creativity: Is Intellectual Property Reserved for the 1%?” Along with Ricky Rouse Has a Gun author Jörg Tittel and NYU Law professors Christopher Sprigman and Barton Beebe, Brownstein discussed whether copyright…

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TODAY: Copyright Versus Creativity! Tales from the Comic Book Crack Down!

September 23, 2014
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TODAY: Copyright Versus Creativity! Tales from the Comic Book Crack Down!

Today, CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein will be talking about copyright and censorship in NYC! On the West Coast, CBLDF is so-sponsoring a special performance by Captured Aural Phantasy Theater! Several folks reached out to CBLDF to tell us about their events, and you can check them out below. Today, there are events in Louisiana,…

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Striking A Balance Between Intellectual Property Rights and Free Speech

August 14, 2014
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Striking A Balance Between Intellectual Property Rights and Free Speech

With new social media and file sharing websites popping up almost every day, there is an ever-increasing concern with copyright and trademark infringement. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act was introduced in order to help make it easier for these new websites and intellectual property holders to tackle infringement issues. Unfortunately, it seems that more and…

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