By , August 08, 2011.

On August 8, 2010, I wrote the first post for Copyhype.

When I began this site exactly one year ago, I wasn’t sure what to expect from it. I find copyright law fascinating and enjoy writing about it. I also felt there was room in the blogosphere for thoughtful legal analysis of copyright issues, analysis that doesn’t necessarily require you to have a law degree to understand.

I don’t know if I’ve achieved that, but I have been genuinely surprised and encouraged by this blog’s reception. I want to thank all my readers, those who’ve commented here, and those who’ve linked here. I also want to thank everyone who has followed me on Twitter and Facebook.

Some stats: In the first year, Copyhype has had over 40,000 visits from 142 countries.

The most popular posts in the first year have been:

  1. Kind of Bamboozled: Why ‘Kind of Bloop’ is not a Fair Use
  2. Demonizing Copyright
  3. Is Copyright Infringement Theft
  4. Fears of Felony Streaming Bill Overblown
  5. The “Fallacy of Intellectual Property” Fallacy

Since August 8, 2010, I’ve written 104 posts with a total of 163,728 words. If this was a book, assuming an average of 250 words per page, then it would be 655 pages long.

New stuff: I’ve added a page for online copyright resources. They include many resources I use when writing for this site, as well as ones I’ve culled from previous articles. You may also notice a few cosmetic changes on the page. Nothing major, I just wanted to spruce things up a bit after a year.

What’s in store for the next year of this site? You tell me! Let me know if there are news items or issues you would like to see addressed, or subject matters you’d like to see more of. I love hearing from readers.

With that said, I’m excited to enter the second year of Copyhype, and I hope to continue to improve the quality of coverage and analysis that this site is becoming known for. Thanks for a great first year!


  1. Congrats on your first year of Copyhype! Keep up the great work!

  2. Thank you Terry.
    I appreciate what you do here, the time put into your articles, as well as your expert opinion.

    Many thanks, and keep up the good work!

  3. Terry,

    I enjoy your posts. I’m not a lawyer and sometimes skip the parts where it gets too technical for me. 🙂

    But I do admire the thought and time you put into your articles.

    Randy – herestoanothergreatyearforyou