Archive for January, 2018

Impersonating on social media would be crime under bill

0 Commentsby   |  01.16.18  |  Free Speech

Impersonating someone on social media would be made a crime under a bill up for a vote in the Wisconsin Assembly. More »

Federal judge rules against city law requiring ‘no abortion’ disclaimers in pregnancy centers – Baltimore Sun

0 Commentsby   |  01.07.18  |  Free Speech

Federal judge rules against city law requiring ‘no abortion’ disclaimers in pregnancy centers More »

Dr. Seuss and Star Trek at Odds over Copyright and Trademark

0 Commentsby   |  01.06.18  |  Copyright and Trademark

“Oh the Places You’ll Boldly Go” combines Star Trek elements and Dr. Seuss’s copyright, exploring the fair use frontier. More »

3-D Printed Guns May Be Headed to the Supreme Court: An Update – Lawfare

0 Commentsby   |  01.06.18  |  Free Speech

The Supreme Court is considering a cert petition on the constitutional implications of 3-D printed guns. More »

Top-selling German newspaper says new online hate speech law must be scrapped

0 Commentsby   |  01.04.18  |  Europe, Free Speech, Internet speech

BERLIN (Reuters) – A new law meant to curtail hate speech on social media in Germany is stifling free speech and making martyrs out of anti-immigrant politicians whose posts are deleted, the top-selling Bild newspaper said on Thursday. More »

Spotify files to go public as it faces a $1.6-billion copyright infringement suit – LA Times

0 Commentsby   |  01.03.18  |  Copyright and Trademark

Spotify has confidentially filed paperwork for an initial public offering, a person familiar with the matter said. Meanwhile, Wixen is suing Spotify for at least $1.6 billion, alleging that the digital music streaming service violated the L.A.-area music publisher’s copyright on over 10,000 songs.

Source: Spotify files to go public as it faces a $1.6-billion copyright infringement suit – LA Times More »