Creating A Gray Zone: Challenges For Media Producers In The Digital World

shockleewebpic_creategrayzoneElliot Harmon, the Communications Manager at Creative Commons gives a bit of insight into the copyright landscape of creative works in this video by Swissnex San Francisco. When it comes to intellectual property, there is a big gap that lies between the classification of works that are assigned as either public domain or all rights reserved. In the middle of these, exists ‘the gray zone’ where remix, sample culture, creative commons, fair use and new innovative ways to explore, share and exploit creative works lives.

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DRM Chair Makes A Statement

What would the world be like if we applied the DRM concept of access control technology – that has become so popularly applied [and hated] to digital music for instance, to other everyday things?

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Watch The New Pirate Bay Documentary – TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard

TPB AFK, the new documentary about the founders of the Pirate Bay is here. Directed by Simon Klose, read more about this project which we covered last month. Watch this full length feature and tell us your thoughts.

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Watch The Trailer For The Pirate Bay Documentary Due This Spring

Watch this trailer for the upcoming documentary about the founders of the file-sharing site The Pirate Bay, TPB AFK. The film is directed by Simon Klose and will be released this spring for free online and for sale in download and DVD form for those that would like to support the filmmakers.

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Bracing For The Copyright Cliff: A Second Wind For Legacy Artists

You may soon be hearing more of the songs you love being used and reworked in popular culture. What is being termed the ‘copyright cliff’ is actually an opportunity for musicians, authors and copyright holders who have released works around the 35 year ago mark to renegotiate their original agreements. In the case of musicians who released through record labels for instance, this means many now have the ability to regain ownership of their work if they choose to go through the legal procedures to request termination.

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Shocklee & The Innovation Movement At International CES 2013 – Previewing The Future Of Electronics

Don’t miss Shocklee at the 2013 International CES if you’re venturing out to Las Vegas for the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow January 8-11, 2013. We’ll be there previewing the future of tech innovation before it hits the market, 1.3 million square feet of show floor and hottest new products – we’ll be there will our cameras snapping pics!

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[DC] Thurs. Sept. 20, 2012: Hank Shocklee Talks Tech At Congressional Black Caucus 42nd Annual Legislative Conference

If you’re in the Washington, DC area don’t miss this very special session taking place at the Congressional Black Caucus 42nd Annual Legislative Conference this Thursday, September 20, 2012 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Rep. Henry C. “Hank” Johnson [D-GA] PRESENTS:
Beyond the Digital Divide: Capitalizing on the Technology Economy

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What Is TPP & How Does It Affect You?

You probably heard about the new freedom threatening acronym floating around the news. So what is TPP and what’s wrong with it? Our friends at EFF explain:

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TAKE ACTION: SOPA Is Back! Reborn By Congress As IPAA

Well here we go – it’s SOPA 2.0.

After internet freedom being threatened by ACTA, SOPA, COICA, PIPA, and CISPA, now comes IPAA which has been quietly reintroduced to the House by Rep. Lamar Smith.

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TAKE ACTION: Your Website May Be Shut Down! Scary Facts On SOPA [Stop Online Piracy Act]

Calling all fans of the internet and people who’s business, study and/or art depend greatly on being able to use the internet freely. THE INTERNET AS WE KNOW IT IS AT RISK! Watch this and act now! Stop Censorship!

If you’re in the U.S. CALL CONGRESS – you can use the simple, automated service at http://americancensorship.org/ - Tell your Representative that you want them to vote NO on SOPA.

SOPA is slated for a vote in the House Judiciary Committee on THURSDAY – SPREAD THE WORD ONLINE NOW!

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