Copyright and Fair Use Issues

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    U of M paper finds no link between movie piracy and box office sales in U.S.

    ‚ÄčAn academic paper co-written by a University of Minnesota economics professor finds there is little evidence for the notion that movie piracy reduces ticket purchases at movie theaters. That notion, of course, is often a crucial premise in the arguments made by supporters of legislation like SOPA ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Keith Ellison opposes SOPA, joins blackout

    Congressman Keith Ellison has come out against SOPA. Rep. Ellison joins Wikipedia, Google, and millions of Americans across the country who are against SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act introduced by Rep. Lamar S. Smith (R-Texas). A number of websites around the world have created an Internet "black ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 2, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    Google launches massive music giveaway in China

    To curb rampant music piracy in China, Google and a slew of labels decide to fight fire with fire.

  • Calendar

    January 21, 2009
  • News

    September 6, 2006

    Forbidden Fruit

    It's the world's largest music and movies superstore, and everything in it is free—and illegal. Every month, some five billion illegal downloads are passed around the internet, and the entertainment industry sues several hundred people. CP writer St

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2005
  • Books

    February 17, 1999

    The Empire Strikes Back

    Bootleg basher Microsoft puts the kibosh on local computer resellers