copyright

Saddened and bewildered by academic copyright assignments

Saddened and bewildered by academic copyright assignments
Karl Fogel reminded me to check the copyright assignment for the scholarly papers I'm starting to submit on Teaching Open Source (TOS), particularly...Read more

Talk like a digital pirate--or fight against them--on Talk Like A Pirate Day

To celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day the opensource.com way, we gathered a list of things that have been said through the history of copyright,...Read more

The entrepreneur's dilemma: Justifying contributor agreements in open source

The entrepreneur's dilemma: Justifying contributor agreements in open source
At the start of the summer, you may recall Project Harmony causing a certain amount of controversy on the subject of contributor agreements in open...Read more

Our summer reading list: Wizards, generals, startups, and copies

It's the heat of summer here in North America, so it's time to reprise our summer reading list with this year's choices. Some are recent releases;...Read more

Poll: How long should copyrights last?

After you vote, chime in on the comments with your thoughts on copyrights and why you voted the way you did.Read more

How long should a copyright term last before a published work becomes public domain?

After you vote, chime in on the comments with your thoughts on copyrights and why you voted the way you did.Read more

Going after a troll for barratry

Some time ago, at the very beginning of opensource.com, I wrote a post on the possibility of using some archaic forms of law – champerty, barratry...Read more

Golan v. Holder: The future of fair use in education

When it considers Golan v. Holder in the coming months, the United States Supreme Court could potentially put an end to a decade-long copyright...Read more