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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Video Interview: Discussing the DMCA Takedown Notice Issued to Vine by Prince

Posted in Copyright, DMCA
As I wrote on recently, video sharing app Vine—owned by Twitter—was issued a DMCA takedown notice by representatives of recording artist Prince. I had the opportunity to speak with Colin O’Keefe of LXBN regarding the story. In the interview, I explain what happened and offer thoughts on why we must balance copyright holders’ rights with incentivizing … Continue Reading

Popular Mobile App Vine Receives Takedown Notice from Prince’s Record Label

Posted in Copyright, DMCA, Internet
Late last month, Twitter received a DMCA takedown demand from NPG Records, Inc., Prince’s record label, to remove a six-second video hosted on Twitter’s popular new Vine application. Vine is a mobile application (currently available only on iOS systems) that allows users to create and share videos that are a maximum of six seconds long.  … Continue Reading

Happy Birthday…or not

Posted in Uncategorized
“Happy Birthday to You” is one of the most widely recognized songs in the world.  Did you also know that the song brings in about $2 million per year to the copyright holders?  Ever wondered why they sing something other than “Happy Birthday to You” at your favorite restaurant? All your questions about this ubiquitous … Continue Reading