Video Analysis

Copyright and Music: My Appearance on Shameless Maya (Part II)

This is Part II of my appearance on Shameless Maya for one of her “Techie Tuesday” episodes. In part one, we talked about the basics of copyright law as it applies to music and licensing, creative commons, and posting videos on YouTube. This continues that conversation, and gets into a discussion of fair use, and the Obama “Hope” Poster by Shepard Fairey.


The Breyer-Ginsburg Copyright Schism

Copyright decisions issued by the Supreme Court over the last two decades have followed a trend: Justice Ginsburg tends to write in favor of the authors and intellectual property owners, and Justice Breyer tends to write in favor of the intellectual property repurposes and distributors. What does this mean for the impending ABC v Aereo decision about the redistribution of broadcast television programs?