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The Long Arm of American Copyright Enforcement Efforts Reaches Across the Atlantic

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, July 5 2011

The U.S.'s Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is going after website owners on piracy charges if they are using a .com or .net domain, regardless of where they are in the world or where their sites are hosted, ... Read More

How to Unsuck Canada's Internet, and Other Tales from Up North at MESH

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, May 27 2011

A view of the CN Tower and the Toronto skyline, as you fly into the city. Photo by Micah L. Read More

Can the White House Really Say That Its Flickr Photos Can't Be Tweaked?

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, May 12 2011

White House photo by Pete Souza, as altered by...well, who knows. It was on the Internet. Here's a quick follow-up on the legal angle of that situation where a Brooklyn Hasidic paper apologized for erasing Hillary ... Read More

Senate Trying Again with Tweaked Website Takedown Bill

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, May 12 2011

COICA is gone, but in its place comes PROTECT IP, the last development in the long-running effort by copyright-driven industry groups to get Congress to empower its enforcement efforts. Ars Technica's Nate Anderson ... Read More

Paper's Apology for Erasing Clinton from History Hinges on Flickr Licensing

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, May 9 2011

White House photo Image credit: Failed Messiah, via Vos Iz Neias A Brooklyn Hasidic newspaper is apologizing for photoshopping U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton out of that now-iconic Situation Room photo of the ... Read More

Obama Flickr Strategy Hits Pay Dirt with Sit Room Photo

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 4 2011

Image credit: The White House/Kevin Trotman In a fun slideshow, the Atlantic's Alexis Madrigal captures all the laughs that Internet people are having with the quickly-iconic Situation Room photo released by the Obama ... Read More

The One Where Charlie Crist Apologizes to David Byrne

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, April 12 2011

Like the teenagers of "Glee," American politicians are known for making use of other people's songs without giving much credit. That practice has gotten former Florida Governor Charlie Crist in trouble. ... Read More

What the Explosion of Online Snapshot Sharing Does to Photographers' Credits

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, April 11 2011

You take a picture of, say, a giant hole opening in the fuselage of your Southwest Airlines flight, post it to TwitPic, and find when you land that your work's been spread far and wide. For 'amateur' journalists, not ... Read More

The Political Optics of Google's Autocompleting

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, April 6 2011

So, back in December, Google announced that the company would stop autocompleting search terms that they regarded as "closely associated with piracy," and I suggested early last month that there was a good deal ... Read More