Posted in August 2014

Etched Within Flesh – Inking Copyright

Last night saw the start of The Hubs’s favorite time of year – football season. With football season also comes the release of this year’s Madden NFL® video game. As NPR reported earlier this week, HERE, the video game will have at least one more realistic element. For the first time, the game will feature … Continue reading

The Copyright Summer Blockbuster

Maria Pallante, who holds the honor of being the Register for Copyrights in the United States Copyright Office, released mid-week the first major update in over two decades related to administrative practice. A public draft of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practice – Third Edition, or as I am now calling it the “Copyright … Continue reading

Copyright SO Easy Even a Monkey Can Do It?

Copyright SO Easy Even a Monkey Can Do It?

Monkey see. Monkey take a selfie? Then, monkey owns a copyright? That is what British nature photographer David Slater is claiming.  When he retrieved his camera from a group of monkeys who decided to play with the device, he found a very good up close and personal photograph taking by the monkey. Slater is claiming copyright ownership … Continue reading

Feature Friday – Revisited

When first started, I featured an artist each week I really admired.  The genesis was because there is SO much talent and great creative projects coming out of the South.  Just look at the film Get On Up, the story of James Brown, recently released in theaters and filmed almost entirely in Mississippi.  Or, the #HappyMS short music collage film showcasing Mississippi’s … Continue reading

Top 5 Copyright Myths

This past week saw a story about copyright and plagiarism in Mississippi that could only happen in Mississippi. According to the Clarion-Ledger, Charles Johnson, a blogger from California used photos on his website belonging (copyrighted) to someone else, specifically The Hattiesburg American newspaper (owned by Gannett) and The Associated Press. The news article in the Clarion-Ledger states … Continue reading