Let’s Get Real About Kim Dotcom: The Indictment Clearly Alleges Felony Copyright Infringement

The following post first appeared on the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) blog, and it is reposted with permission here. By Devlin Hartline & Terrica Carrington After countless delays, the extradition hearing against Kim Dotcom began yesterday in New Zealand. Dotcom has been indicted on several charges, including criminal copyright infringement, racketeering, […]

Ninth Circuit Gets Fair Use Wrong to the Detriment of Creators

The following post first appeared on the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) blog, and it is reposted with permission here. The Ninth Circuit’s opinion in Lenz v. Universal is out, and it’s a doozy. The main issue in the case is whether a rightholder has to consider fair use before sending a […]