Why Current Copyright Restrictions Actually Harm Content Creators

Copyright law is designed to benefit content creators by making sure no one can use their proprietary content without permission and restricting where and in what ways consumers can use purchased content. Especially in our digital age, copyright laws, DRM technology, and use restrictions have become commonplace. I think they actually do great harm to content creators in the long run. Here’s why. Like gun control laws, the only people who actually abide by copyright laws are those who really Read more […]

“Blurred Lines” Producers to Pay Marvin Gaye Estate $7 Million for Infringement

In a landmark decision on copyright infringement, a court has decided that Robin Thicke and Pharell Williams did in fact unlawfully borrow crucial elements from the 1977 Marvin Gaye song “Got to Give it Up” for “Blurred Lines”—the top-selling song in 2013. Williams and Thicke are now required to pay the Marvin Gaye estate $7 million dollars. The songs really are absurdly similar. Hear for yourself. It’s an interesting development. When you consider that the creative gene pool for pop Read more […]