Monthly Archives: June 2011

Chilling Effects on Social Media

Social media has reached a level of pervasiveness that cannot be ignored – and corporations are paying very close attention. Earlier this year, Goldman Sachs received flak for banning Facebook at work while investing $450 million in the company.  Perceived … Continue reading

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Protect IP Act Raises First Amendment Concerns

Senator Patrick Leahy (VT) has introduced the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011 (PROTECT IP)  to replace last year’s failed Combating Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA). Supposedly a new and improved version … Continue reading

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The Recent Richard Prince Decision Tips the Scales Towards Copyright Owners

While paying lip service to the fact that fair use is the way in which the inherent tensions between the First Amendment and copyright law may be resolved, Judge Batts’s recent decision for the Southern District of New York in … Continue reading