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PetaPizel: Photographers, Register Your D*mn Copyright

0 Commentsby   |  08.14.17  |  Copyright and Trademark

Photographer Max Dubler struck a nerve last week with an article documenting the theft of one of his downhill skateboarding images. More »

Los Angeles Bans Photos at Concerts in Public Park

0 Commentsby   |  08.14.17  |  Free Speech

JMC alum and Nashville photographer Bill Hobbs drew my attention to another case like this in Music City. Apparently, after Hobbs complained to the city about the unconstitutional restriction, event organizers removed the ban. More »

Richard Prince’s Loss Over Appropriated Art Gives Copyright Law Hope

0 Commentsby   |  08.14.17  |  Copyright and Trademark

A federal court rejected Richard Prince’s claim that his use of another artist’s work was so innovative, he shouldn’t have to go to trial for infringement. More »

Buc-ee’s trademark legal battle with Choke Canyon put on hold – Houston Chronicle

0 Commentsby   |  08.14.17  |  Copyright and Trademark

Buc-ee’s also has filed suit against Omaha, Nebraska-based Bucks, Frio River Grocery in Concan, Texas, (over it’s use of a Beaver mascot) and a half dozen others in recent years. More »

New York Times Editorial Writer Must Testify in Sarah Palin Lawsuit – The New York Times

0 Commentsby   |  08.14.17  |  Libel

A federal judge ruled that for him to decide on a motion filed by the The Times seeking the dismissal of a defamation suit filed by Ms. Palin, the writer must appear under oath. More »

Zillow drops legal threat against satirical ‘McMansion Hell’ blog – Houston Chronicle

0 Commentsby   |  06.30.17  |  Copyright and Trademark

Online real estate site Zillow recently announced it would not be pursuing legal action against McMansion Hell, a popular Tumblr blog known for poking fun at over-sized, cheap homes.. Online real estate site Zillow recently announced it would not be pursuing legal action against McMansion Hell, a popular Tumblr blog known for poking fun at over-sized, cheap homes. Wagner pushed back against the claim with a non-profit civil liberties defense group, the Electronic Frontier Foundation. More »

Lawyer Todd Levitt creates “College Lawyer of the Year” award — gets the award — sues paper for allegedly misreporting situation – The Washington Post

0 Commentsby   |  05.23.17  |  Libel

Nope, says the Michigan Court of Appeals — “Although the article contained slight inaccuracies, we conclude that the sting of the article’s headline [‘Attorney suing student admits to fake award’] would not have a different effect on a reader than the literal truth.” More »

TIME MAGAZINE RIPS OFF MAD MAGAZINE? | Mad Magazine

0 Commentsby   |  05.23.17  |  Free Speech

Once More, With Stealing Dept. More »

California AG agrees: California law does not preclude private citizens from displaying Confederate battle flag at county fairs – The Washington Post

0 Commentsby   |  05.23.17  |  Free Speech

A California county fair had concluded the contrary in 2015. More »

Kentucky court rejects government attempt to punish printer for refusing to print ‘Lexington [Gay] Pride Festival’ T-shirt – The Washington Post

0 Commentsby   |  05.23.17  |  Free Speech

Say that the Westboro Baptist Church comes to a printer — a printer who supports gay rights, or who is gay himself, or who just thinks the Westboro belief system is appalling — and demands that he print a “Westboro Baptist Church Pride” T-shirt. Should the government be able to punish the printer for refusing, on the theory that this constituted impermissible religious discrimination in public accommodations? More »

Kenneth Pybus's Comment Archive

  1. As noted in the post, it is advocacy, though that doesn’t make it propaganda. Regardless of the source, it includes several of the stronger arguments against proposed net neutrality regulation. One of the challenges in addressing the concept is the lack of bias-free coverage of the subject, even at Vox.com.