Vindaloo Football Copyright and Fair Use – An American IP Lawyer Takes a Big Chance

From Wiki: “”Vindaloo” is a song by British band Fat Les. The music was written by Blur bassist Alex James and the lyrics were written by comedian Keith Allen. It was released as a single in 1998 and recorded for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. The song was originally written as a parody of football […]

YourFreedom and the Draconian DEA Act in UK

(Thanks to high-tech attorney @Cathy Gellis for these items.) Nick Clegg leads the British government in the launch of its website YourFreedom, “The Coalition Government is committed to restoring and defending your freedom – and we’re asking you to participate.” Attorney Gellis notes that the site, launched today, already has numerous comments calling for the […]

Copyright Blocking Digital History and the Response of Justified Civil Disobedience

We start with a quote from the Victor Keegan article earlier this year in the Guardian: “The issue of copyright is a global nightmare for anyone interested in digital preservation. The problems that Google has encountered in its – utterly praiseworthy – quest to digitise the world’s books are nothing compared to the problems of […]

British takedown notice challenges Google linking to infringing content

Is BPI Trying To Setup Google For Copyright Infringement Lawsuit? Google Targeted For Linking To Infringing Songs The excellent TechDirt post, above, resonates with the salient point here: “Either way, sooner or later, it looks like we’re going to get another legal showdown over whether or not it’s legal for Google to just link to […]