YouTube to allow some downloading of videos with Creative Commons licenses

February 14, 2009

News: YouTube announced this week:

“We are always looking for ways to make it easier for you to find, watch, and share videos. Many of you have told us that you wanted to take your favorite videos offline. So we’ve started working with a few partners who want their videos shared universally and even enjoyed away from an Internet connection.

Many video creators on YouTube want their work to be seen far and wide. They don’t mind sharing their work, provided that they get the proper credit. Using Creative Commons licenses, we’re giving our partners and community more choices to make that happen. Creative Commons licenses permit people to reuse downloaded content under certain conditions. “

Shepard Fairey sues AP for declaration of fair use in Obama “hope” poster

February 10, 2009

He’s represented by Anthony Falzone of the Stanford Fair Use Project.

Ars technica post on Harvard prof Charlie Nesson’s representation of Joel Tennenbaum vs. RIAA

February 5, 2009

Fascinating story about Prof. Charlie Nesson and his team of Harvard Law Students taking on the RIAA.

Pres. Obama signs Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

January 30, 2009

Blagojevich presents closing argument at Illinois Senate impeachment trial

January 29, 2009

YouTube teen fight case: one teen pleads guilty in beating high school girl on YouTube

January 28, 2009

WTO rules against China in TRIPs copyright compliance case brought by US

January 28, 2009

News: Big news. More here.