Find Architecture in Copyright — The US Copyright Office is currently running an exhibit titled “Find Yourself in Copyright.” In this blog post, learn more about the types of architectural works copyright protects by taking a closer look at architect I. M. Pei and his sketch for the National Gallery of Art’s East Building.
Canada’s Federal Court Grants NHL Pirate Streaming Blockade for 22/23 Season — “Bell, Rogers, and other copyright holders have obtained a new piracy-blocking order at Canada’s Federal Court. The ‘dynamic’ injunction requires Internet providers to block access to unauthorized IPTV streams during the current NHL season. It’s the second order of its kind and, if effective, it won’t be the last either.”
Africa Is Waiting for What You Promised, Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey — In this NYT Opinion piece, Dr. Ifeoma Ajunwa writes, “The Silicon Valley mantra of ‘move fast and break things’ forcefully asserts that technological innovation does not have to play by the rules. It is a rhetoric of regulatory dodge, aimed at excusing tech companies from following laws meant to protect consumers. The export of Silicon Valley disrupter ideas may bode ill for developing nations where the rule of law is not yet strong enough to provide consumer protections.”
Michael Bynum Names New Defendants in Proposed Amended Complaint to 12th Man Copyright Lawsuit — “Bynum first filed suit in 2017 against Texas A&M and school officials, including Brad Marquardt, currently the Associate Director of Media Relations for Texas A&M’s Athletics Department. In September 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court’s dismissal of Bynum’s claims under the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2020 decision in Allen v. Cooper, which found that the Copyright Remedy Clarification Act was an unconstitutional abrogation of state sovereignty for the purposes of holding state entities liable for copyright infringement…”