Month: July 2014

The RTBF Takedown Notice: DMCA Takedown’s New Cousin

Will Google start disabling search result links to out-of-date information about you and enforce a “right to be forgotten”? Only if you’re in Europe… so far.

When you Google yourself, do things come up that you wish would just be forgotten? That happened to Mario Costeja González, who had financial troubles (more…)

Caselaw Chitchat: “Aereo and Arguendo with John Collins”

Listen to the Copyright On! Podcast Episode 3 — it’s a Caselaw Chitchat with John Collins of the theater company Elevator Repair Service! John is a self-described Supreme Court nerd who went so far as to create Arguendo, a surreal, verbatim reenactment of the oral arguments in Barnes v. Glen Theatre, a Supreme Court case about the free speech rights of erotic dancers.

You can listen to it here even before it appears on iTunes! Enjoy!


And for more about Arguendo, watch this trailer for their show:


Why Bother with Canadian Copyright Registration?

A question from a friend about Canadian copyright registration:
Hey, Brit!I’ve got a question for you.

In Canada, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office is where people can register patents, trademarks, copyrights and industrial designs. I don’t know how good their non-‘copyright registration’ services are. This is a question about copyright registration.