copyright

Here’s What Instagram Can Legally Do With Your Photos

Here’s What Instagram Can Legally Do With Your Photos

Last year, Judd Apatow, Debra Messing and Rick Perry⁠ — the U.S. Secretary of Energy and guy in control of America’s nuclear weapons — fell for a lie that’s been circulating on Instagram: that Instagram changed its policies so that they could use all of your photos, messages, and other…

What To Do When You Receive A Takedown Request

What To Do When You Receive A Takedown Request

On Tuesday, YouTube filed a lawsuit against one of its users for extorting others through false copyright strikes. After submitting unverified copyright claims on videos, the user in question would demand a payment (like $300 by Paypal or $200 in Bitcoin) or threaten a third copyright strike on their account,…

These 1923 Copyrighted Works Have Entered The Public Domain

“I’m free! I’m free!”Screenshot: Walt Disney Pictures For the first time in twenty years, as the Atlantic points out, a whole year’s worth of copyrighted works will enter the public domain in the U.S. on January 1, 2019. Under the terms of the Sonny Bono Copyright Act, works first published…