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Monthly Archives: February 2012

A Social Media Model Based on the Safe Harbor Provisions of the DMCA

Posted in Copyright, DMCA
Pinterest is a relatively new social photo sharing website, and is currently one of the hottest spots on the Internet.  The site generates massive amounts of referral traffic, rivaling popular content sharing sites such as Twitter and YouTube.  There are roughly 11 million registered Pinterest users (a number that is growing extremely rapidly) with as … Continue Reading

Does an Instructor Have Rights in a Student’s Class Notes?

Posted in Copyright, First Amendment
Officials at California State University and University of California have recently instituted new policies that affect the ownership and sharing of notes taken in the classroom by students.  These new policies have raised questions about whether students or their instructors actually own the copyrights to class notes.  While the sale of class notes is clearly … Continue Reading