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Disney May Lose Copyright Protection for Beloved Characters

Winnie the Pooh and Tigger too? Those famous Disney characters and many more are set to enter the public domain next year, bringing to light the issues of intellectual property and copyright protection. Disney’s Iconic Characters in Public Domain The company will soon lose control of some of their most loved characters—Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, …

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Snoop Dogg Posts Viral Video, Faces Copyright Lawsuit

FreedomNews.TV has accused Snoop Dogg of stealing and posting an “exact copy” of their video which shows a man falling to the ground while trying to scale the JPMorgan Chase Bank’s New York City headquarters. This incident in April was part of an organized demonstration by people who the New York Post described as being …

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Google’s Copyright Win – What it Means for Other Industries

In what has been dubbed the “copyright case of the century,” Oracle and Google have been locked in a decade-long copyright battle. Software firm Oracle accused tech giant Google of stealing lines of code from its Java programming language for Google’s Android mobile device operating system. Google argued that computer code could not be copyrighted …

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Nicki Minaj Pays Tracy Chapman $450K in Copyright Suit

Nicki Minaj avoids the court trial by offering Tracy Chapman a cash settlement of $450,000 for using her track, “Baby Can I Hold You” without the singer-songwriter’s permission. Chapman accepted the offer. California federal court documents became public when Chapman accepted the offer, and because of this, the trial, scheduled for later in the year, …

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Georgia Can’t Copyright State Laws, Says Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the state of Georgia can no longer copyright and sell an annotated version of its state code. According to the state of Georgia, Public.Resource.Org originally filed the case after the state claimed that the nonprofit website violated copyright law by allowing the public free access to their annotated code. …

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