Drake IP 2013: Paul Heald, “How copyright makes works disappear, and the tolerance of infringement on Youtube”

Liveblogged from Drake IP Roundtable 2013. Paul Heald discusses two new empirical projects: How copyright makes book disappear Start with a sample of 7000 fiction books on Amazon, then take 2500 titles located in the Library of Congress catalog. It turns out that there is a big drop off in books published in 1930-1990. Many Read more about Drake IP 2013: Paul Heald, “How copyright makes works disappear, and the tolerance of infringement on Youtube”[…]

Drake IP 2013: Deidre Keller, ‘Why intellectual property needs property’

Liveblogged from Drake IP Roundtable 2013. Deidre Keller makes the argument that IP is property, and maybe that’s not such a bad thing. If we appreciate property in a more nuanced sense, the fact that it is property is less trouble. Keller argues that limitations from property should inform limitations in copyright, patents, and trade Read more about Drake IP 2013: Deidre Keller, ‘Why intellectual property needs property’[…]

Commonly.cc – ransoming art and music into the public domain

I recently spoke with Nick Liow, the founder of commonly.cc, a fascinating project which aims to provide a general crowdfunding platform to release art and music into the public domain (CC0). In its first trial two weeks ago, Commonly.cc raised $1000 in just a few days to release a bundle of game art assets. This Read more about Commonly.cc – ransoming art and music into the public domain[…]