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1201 exemption hearing: filmmaking and ebooks

PROPOSED CLASS 1: Audiovisual Works—Criticism and Comment—E-Books and Filmmaking Michael C. Donaldson, FilmIndependent, International Documentary Association, Kartemquin Educational Films, Inc., Independent Filmmaker Project, University of Film and Video Association, The Alliance for Media Arts+Culture (“Joint Filmmakers”): Discusses use of film … Continue reading

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Brief notes on 1201 space-shifting exemption hearings

PROPOSED CLASS 3: Space-shifting Keith Chatfield SolaByte: Electronic new media solution developers: method for space-shifting based on licensed transactions, not moving the files.  Support OmniQ’s proposal on behalf of consumer—can convert content to more robust security, devices. Future-proof content against … Continue reading

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reading list: parody takedowns on Google

Erickson, K. & Kretschmer, M. (2018) ‘This Video is Unavailable’: Analyzing Copyright Takedown of User-Generated Content on YouTube. Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and ECommerce Law (JIPITEC), 9(1). From the abstract: This research investigates factors that motivate takedown of … Continue reading

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DMCA exemption survey: for vidders and other remixers

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Website copying allegations allow potpourri of claims

DHI Group, Inc. v. Kent, No. 16-1670, 2017 WL 4837730 (S.D. Tex. Oct. 26, 2017) DHI and Oilpro compete in the market for websites for oil and gas professionals that include job postings. DHI filed a lawsuit against Oilpro and … Continue reading

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Suing critics using copyright doesn’t work

Hosseinzadeh v. Klein, No. 16-cv-03081 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 23, 2017) Hosseinzadeh posts original video content on YouTube, playing a character known as “Bold Guy.” Ethan and Hila Klein criticized “Bold Guy vs. Parkour Girl,” in which the Bold Guy flirts with … Continue reading

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LiveJournal’s missteps threaten its DMCA protection

Mavrix Photographs, LLC v. LiveJournal Inc., No. 14-56596 (9th Cir. April 7, 2017) Initial note: What the court here describes as LJ’s business model is in reality limited to its treatment of ONTD, the most popular community on LJ.  Most … Continue reading

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