|Forum: Content, Writing and Copyright|
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|1:|| EFF Sues US Government over Copyright Law|
The EFF is suing the US Government over onerous copyright provisions of copyright law that violate the First Amendment.
|July 22, 2016|
|2:|| WordPress Developer, Automattic, Wins Case Over False DMCA Claim|
It can be expensive for those that think submitting false DMCA claims is a way of censorship.
|Mar 10, 2015|
|3:|| Creating 10,000 Bot-Generated Articles Per Day|
"Critics say bots crowd out the creativity only humans can generate."
|July 15, 2014|
|4:|| Sharing of Embedded Getty Images Now Free For Twitter, Tumblr and Personal Blogs|
Getty Images is now making watermark-free images available for sharing - similar to the YouTube iframed/embedded content model.
|Mar 6, 2014|
|5:|| Blurred Lines Of Permission: Tweets Turned Into Ads In Print Media|
When a third party takes part of the content of a tweet and uses it in a print media ad, is this ok?
|Jan 7, 2014|
|6:|| Digital Music Can Not Be Re-sold Online, US Judge Rules|
The ruling could have broad implications for digital reselling.
|Apr 2, 2013|
|7:|| How To Convert Old Magazines to Online Digital Format|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss how best to convert a resource of printed magazines and turn them into a protected digital archive.
|Feb 26, 2013|
|8:|| Major U.S. Net Providers Launch Copyright Alert System|
Implementation marks the culmination of many months of work on this groundbreaking and collaborative effort to curb online piracy and promote the lawful use of digital music, movies and TV shows.
|Feb 25, 2013|
|9:|| What Key Ingredient Is Missing From Your 'About Us' Page|
Just about every business website has an "About Us" page or section, but most of these are missing a key ingredient that will help turn visitors into customers.
|Oct 24, 2012|
|10:|| Court Rules Embedding Videos Does Not Violate Copyright Laws|
Posner found that merely watching a stream of an illegally uploaded video isn't copyright infringement either.
|Aug 5, 2012|
|11:|| Patent Trolls Would Be Forced To Pay Defendants' Legal Fees Under New Bill|
"They pad their pockets by buying patents on products they didn't create and then suing the innovators who did the hard work and created the product."
|Aug 4, 2012|
|12:|| Brian May, Pete Townsend, Elton John and Others Attack Google Over Piracy|
Pete Townshend of The Who and Brian May of Queen today lead a group of rock and pop stars in a public attack on internet search engines like Google for helping users get access to pirate copies of their music.
|July 24, 2012|
|13:|| EU Rejects ACTA-Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement|
The rejection vote followed a failed attempt to postpone the decision because of ongoing investigations into Acta by the European Court of Justice.[br][br]Euro MP David Martin said: "It's time to give (Acta) its last rites."
|July 4, 2012|
|14:|| ACTA Treaty Gets a Further Set Back With ITC Rejection|
Many have expected ACTA to fail for some time now, and today's events make the parliament's decision almost a certainty.
|June 21, 2012|
|15:|| Is The Web Due A Waffle Tax?|
Auto-generated mega-sites were making use of every long tail phrase you could think of, and the web was exploding in size. Then the concept of a crawl budget was introduced, and more recently Panda has stamped down on those sites using multiple articles on similar topics.[br][br]That has curbed some of the internet's excess pages, but it doesn't seem to be doing much about waffle at the level of each individual page.
|June 5, 2012|
|16:|| MPAA Says You're Infringing Copyright Just By Embedding Videos|
The Motion Picture Association of America is squaring off against a coalition of Internet giants and public interest groups over the key question of whether it's possible to directly infringe copyright by embedding an image or video hosted by a third party.
|Apr 12, 2012|
|17:|| US RIAA Says ISPs Could Start Policing Copyright By July 12|
"Each ISP has to develop their infrastructure for automating the system," Sherman said. They need this "for establishing the database so they can keep track of repeat infringers, so they know that this is the first notice or the third notice. Every ISP has to do it differently depending on the architecture of its particular network. Some are nearing completion and others are a little further from completion."
|Mar 15, 2012|
|18:|| How Best to Deal With Sites Framing Your Own Site and Adding Ads|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss how best to deal with sites framing your and adding their own adverts.
|Feb 24, 2012|
|19:|| EU Court Rules Against Anti-Piracy Filtering System|
In its judgement the ECJ ruled that a system would be a "serious infringement" of Netlog's freedom to conduct its business "since it would require Netlog to install a complicated, costly, permanent computer system at its own expense".[br][br]But it also said there was a risk of infringing rights to the protection of personal data, as a filtering system would require "the identification, systematic analysis and processing of information connected with the profiles created on the social network".
|Feb 16, 2012|
|20:|| Germany Puts a Hold On Signing ACTA Agreement|
Latvia also put off signing on Friday. Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia have already delayed ratification.
|Feb 10, 2012|
|21:|| How To Make Your Web Site Content More Readable|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss an important topic, web site readability. Making a site readable may significantly improve time-on-site, earnings, enquiries, and business.
|Dec 10, 2011|
|22:|| Content Writing Scam Unveiled|
I ordered a few original articles using an online service. They were exceptionally cheap, and I was thrilled when I received them: they were 100% original (copy / paste several 10-word strings between "" into Google produced no results whatsoever).[br][br]Find out how the scammed article was uncovered.
|Dec 2, 2011|
|23:|| E.U. Court Rejects ISP Illegal Content Filter|
"This judgement is a victory for freedom of expression online. It draws a thick line in the sand that future copyright enforcement measures in the UK cannot cross.[br][br]"Invasive and general surveillance of users is unacceptable. This helps to nail down the limits of powers to curtail people's freedom to communicate online."
|Nov 24, 2011|
|24:|| After Submitting a DMCA, What Are The Other Options?|
What should be the next step? Can I do anything else other than wait?
|Sept 19, 2011|
|25:|| Inquiry or Enquiry for Global Website|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss whether American English or British English is best for a global site. Inquiry, or enquiry, the list goes on.
|Aug 11, 2011|
|26:|| Fair Use General Guidance|
This week Anthony Falzone, Executive Director of the Fair Use project, and Julie Ahrens, Associate Director of the Fair Use project, answered a selection of the top voted questions.
|May 5, 2011|
|27:|| Piracy of eBooks: A Growing Problem, Or An Opportunity?|
If you're an author with little or no following, surely this is an opportunity. If you're an established author that relies on sales, it's going to hurt.[br][br]Should the established author fight, or ignore, and should the unknown author grasp this as an opportunity to get known.
|Feb 21, 2011|
|28:|| China Beefs Up Punishment For Intellectual Property Theft|
China has arrested more than 4,000 people for violating intellectual property rights (IPR) since November and will enforce tougher punishments to combat the "rampant" problem, a senior government official said on Tuesday.
Gao Feng, deputy director of the Ministry of Public Security's Economic Crimes Investigation Bureau, told a news conference that his agency had uncovered more than 2,000 cases since China launched a six-month campaign to beef up enforcement of intellectual property rights last November.
The financial value of the cases totaled 2.3 billion yuan ($348 million), Gao said, adding that the number of arrests, cases and financial value represent a tripling from the same period a year ago.
|Jan 12, 2011|
|29:|| Court Rejects Appeal By Tiffany Vs eBay Over Trademark|
"Tiffany said the case presented an extremely important question about allocating trademark rights and burdens in the modern Internet economy."
|Nov 29, 2010|
|30:|| U.S. Senate Passes Bill Over Counterfeit Goods Websites|
"If the registry is located outside the United States, the U.S. Attorney General could go after the website by requiring U.S.-based Internet service providers, payment processors and advertising networks to stop doing business with it."
|Nov 18, 2010|
|31:|| UK Copyright Laws To Be Reviewed And Made "fit for Internet age"|
"...the law could be relaxed to allow greater use of copyright material without the owner's permission."
|Nov 5, 2010|
|32:|| The Legal Battle Over Use Of The Word 'pod'|
Apple has embarked on a legal battle over the right to use the word 'pod'."
|Sept 27, 2010|
|33:|| How to Find a Writer - What to Pay|
"I need to boost a site up with some content and would like to hire a writer. If I could offload some writing for a bit, I could work on other things to help move a project along."
|Aug 31, 2010|
|34:|| Times Newspaper Begins To Charge Online Readers For Content|
"My suspicion is that the main problem with this experiment is what I'd call friction. Web users have got used to clicking simply from one page to another without hindrance."
|July 2, 2010|
|35:|| Why Writing For The Web Ought To Be More Important|
"WebmasterWorld Members discuss whether adequate importance is given to the old adage of 'content is king.' The value of the written word should be given far more attention by webmasters."
|June 8, 2010|
|36:|| RIAA Wins in LimeWire File Sharing Lawsuit|
"The logical next step by the Recording Industry Association of America, the trade group representing the four largest recording companies, is to get a preliminary injunction and force Lime Wire to cease LimeWire's file-sharing functionality."
|May 13, 2010|
|37:|| Copyright Infringement Case Clears ISP Of Responsibility|
"In the first case of its kind, an Australian court has ruled that an internet service provider cannot be responsible for illegal downloading."
|Feb 5, 2010|
|38:|| The Elements of a Perfect Home Page||Dec 12, 2009|
|39:|| Rupert Murdoch: I Will Block Google|
"Rupert Murdoch has said he will try to block Google from using news content from his companies. The billionaire told Sky News Australia he will explore ways to remove stories from Google's search indexes, including Google News."
|Nov 9, 2009|
|40:|| Top Web Content Writing Tips For A Non-Writer|
"WebmasterWorld members help with their top tips for content creation for non-writers."
|Sept 23, 2009|