34th Annual Horace M. Manges Lecture – Judge Margaret McKeown, April 4, 2022 — “Judge Margaret McKeown of the Ninth Circuit delivered the Kernochan Center’s 34th Annual Horace M. Manges Lecture, entitled ‘Art, Music, and Mash-ups — A View from the Bench on Creativity and Copyright’ at Columbia Law School on the evening of April 4, 2022.”
New York Public Library makes some banned books free to all — The move, which allows digital checkouts even without an NYPL library card through May, is the result of a partnership with publishers Hachette Book Group, Macmillan Publishers and Scholastic.
MPA Wins Piracy Battle, US Court Orders PrimeWire to Shut Down — Torrentfreak reports, “Several Hollywood studios and Netflix have prevailed in their battle to shut down pirate streaming site PrimeWire. Despite PrimeWire recently removing all links to pirated movies and TV shows and losing more than 60% of its traffic in a month, a US court found the streaming site liable for copyright infringement. PrimeWire’s domains will now be seized.”
Emily Ratajkowski Lawsuit Over Paparazzi Photo Settles — The settlement precludes any legal ruling in a case where the judge entertained Ratajkowski’s fair use defense, in part because the photo was posted on her Instagram Story, which is only available for 24 hours.
Photography Copyright Cases Photographers Should Know — From decisions establishing that photographs are copyrightable to when communicating photos online implicates the exclusive right of public display, the Copyright Alliance reviews the major cases involving photos and copyright law.