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Category Archives: Copyright

The Copyrightability of Databases

Recently, a colleague asked me about the copyrightability of information in a database, specifically, in this instance, a phonebook. My colleague wanted to know if you could claim copyright over a database: this is a really important question, as the internet is, by and large, a gigantic database. This is actually two separate questions: 1. […]

Fair Use, Gotye and Star Wars

FYI, this is a repost of a post I wrote on my company blog.Back in August of 2011, my girlfriend sent me a link to a charming music video that had just dropped.   Within the next year, this video received several hundred million views, and propelled two young artists — Gotye and Kimbra — to international fame. Clearly, […]