On Techdirt, Creative Commons, & the Public Domain

Mike Masnick has yet another post on Techdirt lamenting how, in his view, “the public domain is in trouble.” How do we know this? Because it “requires a 52-page handbook to determine if something is public domain.” Yes, “requires,” and that just “seems… wrong.” The lamentably-long handbook in question, entitled “Is it in the Public […]

From Eldred to Golan: The “Traditional Contours” Test

Cross-posted on the Copyhype blog: Part 1 and Part 2. “Constitution time is over.” For academic and self-proclaimed “copyright activist” Lawrence Lessig, January 18, 2012, represents more than just the day the internet stood up to copyright law. In his view, it’s also the day “the Supreme Court shut the door, finally and firmly, on […]