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On February 15, 2018, Google announced that it would be removing the “View Image” button from its Image Search in an attempt to encourage users to directly visit the hosting website to download an image. The company stated that the changes were designed to strike a balance between serving user needs and publisher concerns. More […]

Widespread access to the Internet, multimedia messaging, and a myriad of other advances in communications technology over the past few decades have made it easier than ever to share information, but more difficult than ever to control information. The many positive results of this evolution, however, are marred by the ease with which it has […]

Introduction In May of 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit incorrectly reversed the United States District Court for the Northern District of California’s decision in Oracle v. Google. By broadly extending copyright protection to Java Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), the Federal Circuit drastically shifted the landscape of coding and app […]

Introduction – Creative Content Users Creating the New Regime Conventional copyright doctrine views copyright from a “top down” perspective where copyright holders possess the power and control over their exclusive rights, expecting potential users to seek permission for any and all protected uses. However, this viewpoint does not map onto what is occurring in our […]

Despite the spate of articles on the rise of television cord cutting, 76 percent of Americans still subscribe to a multichannel video programming distributor (“MVPD”) at home. Nearly all paid television subscribers lease a set-top box (also known as a cable box) from their television provider, at an average cost of $231 per year. It […]