U.S. Dept. of Justice finds Google’s Supreme Court petition in Oracle case flawed, recommends denial — This week, the Solicitor General recommended against Supreme Court review of the 2014 Federal Circuit decision finding Google liable for copying Oracle’s Java platform. The SG rejected Google’s arguments to abandon well-settled principles of copyright law.
Did your favorite TV show get canceled? Here are 7 reasons it might have — An informative look from Vox about some of the economics behind episodic television.
About that deal — SciFi author John Scalzi recently signed a deal with Tor for 13 books and a $3.4 million advance. That amount generated plenty of reactions; here, Scalzi answers some of the frequently asked questions about what the deal really entails.
In breach of EU copyright law, Paris Court refuses to protect Mankowitz’s photo of Jimi Hendrix — “On 21 May 2015, the High Court of First Instance of Paris (Tribunal de Grande Instance) rendered a judgment in which it ruled that a famous photograph of Jimi Hendrix, taken by Gered Mankowitz, is not original and therefore not protected by copyright.” The author of this article has sharp words about that decision.
Book Review: The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road — “With a foreword by Miller himself and dozens of pages of storyboards, concept art and behind-the-scenes details, this volume is not mere fan service. It is a window into just how complex the process was behind this film.”