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Fox News Upbraided for Anti Fair Use Stance in Political Video

Talking Points Memo: Right-Wing Bloggers Launch Campaign — With MoveOn! — Against Fox News Over Debate Footage. A coalition of right-wing bloggers and MoveOn that helped force several networks to allow public use of their political debate footage last spring has just launched a similar campaign against Fox News. Good for all of them. Fox [...]

YouTube Reverses Course on User's Video: Reposts It

Chris Knight, who’s been unfairly treated by media giant Viacom, now says: YouTube has restored my clip. Good.

Owning the News

Denise Howell has a detailed blog posting about the American Bar Association panel I joined last week in southern California: “Who Owns The News? Attempts by sports organizations and entertainers to control coverage.” My major point was that in the age of bottom-up media, controlling everything is impossible — and a lousy idea in any [...]

Bloggers, Fantasy League Gamers and Law

Later this morning I’ll be on a panel at the American Bar Association’s Communications Law conference. The title of the panel: “Who Owns The News? Attempts by sports organizations and entertainers to control coverage.” It refers to the tendency of these industries to lock down journalism on what they do, at all levels — essentially [...]

A DRM Lesson for Spielberg

The Guardian has a front-page story, “Spielberg loses out at the push of a button,” about problems British critics are having when they try to view a limited-edition DVD of his new movie, Munich, for an awards contest: Developed by Cinea, a subsidiary of Dolby, the players permit their owners to view encrypted DVD “screeners”, [...]