fair use

Proctorio used DMCA to take down a student’s critical tweets

A series of tweets by one Miami University student that were critical of a proctoring software company have been hidden by Twitter after the company filed a copyright takedown notice. Erik Johnson, a

Crunch Report | WeWork Gets a $4.4 Billion Investment from SoftBank

H3H3 wins in copyright lawsuit, WeWork gets 4.4 billion investment from SoftBank, Social Capital wants to help startups go public without an IPO and Uber's financials show the company is still growing

Zillow and McMansion Hell bury the hatchet after nastygram rouses internet’s ire

All is well in McMansion Hell, the blog doing god's work by sassing the hideous architecture on display in our otherwise pleasant suburbs. Zillow sent a letter earlier this week threatening legal acti

Google’s Move Toward Fair Use Comes In Anticipation Of YouTube Red

In November, Google through its copyright legal director Fred Von Lohmann announced it would offer legal support on the basis of fair use to a select group of content creators on YouTube that receive

Legal Streaming: Build Your Audience Without Getting GG’ed

Tens of thousands of broadcasters, game developers, and fans converged on San Francisco’s Moscone Center during TwitchCon 2015 -- Twitch’s inaugural celebration for the videogame streaming communi

Fun With Fair Use: Daily Mail Steals Blogger’s Image, Refuses To Pay Up

Alice Taylor, CEO of <a HREF="http://www.makielab.com/">Makielab</a> and wife of BoingBoing's Cory Doctorow, took a nice snapshot of a anorexic mannequin in an "Always Skinny" display at the Gap. The

Fair Use in 2008: What it is, what it isn't

[photopress:fairuseee.jpg,full,center] The ongoing “he said, she said” debate about copyright over at Bits is more or less what you’d expect: the stuffy lawyer type demonizing anythi

When people pretending to represent Ashton Kutcher's photographers attack

We here at CrunchGear are no strangers to frivolous lawsuits (Peter Ha, for example, married then divorced two sisters in one family and that still hasn’t gotten sorted out. Crazy bigamy/incest

YouTube Wants To Question Stewart and Colbert

With the debate over copyright between YouTube and Viacom heating up, the online video site is hoping that some of its biggest stars will help them out in the debate over fair use of TV clips. YouTube

Oh No She Didn't! iTunes 7.1.1 Cracked!

The current version of iTunes, 7.1.1, has been cracked by the creators of QTFairUse6. QTFairUse6 allows for you to strip your iTMS-purchased songs of their nasty DRM. Currently, the software is only f

Handgun Restrictions No! Used CD Restrictions Si!

Apparently, fair use is going to hell in a hand-basket very soon. If I buy a CD and don’t want to keep it anymore, I should be able to sell it to a third-party for a considerable sum of money. A

Congress Introduces Digital Fair Use Bill – An End To DRM?

Sometimes it takes bold moves for real action to happen. Lucky for us, Representatives Richard Boucher from Virginia and John Dolittle from California have the guts to stand up to the RIAA and say &#8