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Source Materials: Gov't Affidavit in Domain Name Seizures

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, December 17 2010

Here's a bit more on those "Cyber Monday" seizures of the domain names of alleged copyright-infringing websites by the Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement division. Read More

Freeing Kagan's Thesis

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, May 17 2010

Princeton's archivist is going after RedState for publishing Elena Kagan's thesis, on the grounds that the author/nominee holds the copyright. Presumably she'll be giving a waiver to the Obama White House since, Mike ... Read More

UK's New "Digital Economy" One Step Closer to Law

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, April 8 2010

While noting that the pared-down version of the Digital Economy Bill that passed through the House of Commons under wash up last night might be a damp squib, the Guardian (UK) is still generally up in arms abou Read More

If You Sat Down and Watched Everything in C-Span's New Online Library, It Would Take You 18 Years

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, March 16 2010

As the New York Times' Brian Stelter reports, C-Span is declaring victory over the creation of a comprehensive online library of government-related video going back, in full, to the Reagan years, and with caches of ... Read More

Documentarians Seek Relief from DMCA's Catch-22

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, May 11 2009

Documentary filmmakers are hopeful that a change in presidential administrations creates a window in which to sort out a conundrum over fair use, the Digitial Millennium Copyright Act, and copyright that can effectively ... Read More

Conyers: Lessig's Corruption Charge "Crosses the Line"

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, March 6 2009

A few days back, Larry Lessig floated the idea that Congressman John Conyers's backing of a certain copyright bill could be explained away by campaign contributions the Michigan Democrat took in from publishers. Read More

What Cash Records Suggest About Conyers' Clamp Down on Open Science

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, March 3 2009

As transparency reaches the level of what Clay Shirky has taken to calling "the new marketing," the question becomes, eh, so what? Open government advocates fight to get truckloads of government data posted ... Read More

Daily Digest: First Peeks Inside the New White House (Website)

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, January 21 2009

While it might not have been until a few minutes after noon that Barack Obama and John Roberts got that oath of office thing sorted out, the White House New Media team was ready to go on time... Footage of Sunday's ... Read More