Kenneth Pybus's Archive

VidAngel Loses Appeal; Content-Filtering Service Sees Trouble Ahead

0 Commentsby   |  11.01.17  |  Copyright and Trademark

The Ninth Circuit court ruled against VidAngel Inc., a service that allows users to stream movies while filtering out nudity and violence. More »

CBS sues man for copyright over screenshots of 59-year-old TV show | Ars Technica

0 Commentsby   |  11.01.17  |  Copyright and Trademark

Asked about the lawsuit, CBS says only that plaintiff will “end up on boot hill.”

Source: CBS sues man for copyright over screenshots of 59-year-old TV show | Ars Technica More »

Big Tobacco to Spend Millions on Self-Critical Ads in U.S. – WSJ

0 Commentsby   |  10.03.17  |  Commercial Speech

Altria and British American Tobacco are set to begin running court-mandated TV and newspaper ads with messages about how deadly smoking is and how addictive cigarettes are. More »

Victory! Court rules cheerleaders can paint Bible verse banners | Fox News

0 Commentsby   |  10.01.17  |  Free Speech, student speech

The Court of Appeals for the Ninth District Court of Texas ruled late Thursday in favor of the Kountze cheerleaders – declaring the inspirational Bible verses painted on run-through banners are private speech. More »

USATODAY.com – No ‘journalistic privilege’

0 Commentsby   |  10.01.17  |  shield laws and the reporter's privilege

Many people who support these privileges say that they would be limited to “real” journalists. But who decides when a journalist is real? More »

Supreme Court kickoff: Trump agenda, union dues, Kennedy speculation | Fox News

0 Commentsby   |  10.01.17  |  Supreme Court

Source: Supreme Court kickoff: Trump agenda, union dues, Kennedy speculation | Fox News More »

Appeals Court: Rolling Stone Must Face Defamation Lawsuit Over Rape Story | Hollywood Reporter

0 Commentsby   |  09.19.17  |  Libel

The 2nd Circuit rules two UVA fraternity members have plausibly made claims how the story was “of and concerning” them while also accepting a group defamation theory. More »

PetaPizel: Photographers, Register Your D*mn Copyright

by   |  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

by   |  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

by   |  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 »

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.