Author Archives: Jason Mazzone

Fair Use According to Judge Posner

Explaining why fair use allows him to lift photographs from websites and insert them into his judicial opinions, Judge Richard Posner (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit) says: “It’s not as if we’re selling our opinions in competition with a photographer. Using the photo in a judicial opinion couldn’t conceivably be hurting the […]

Ben Wright / Megaupload’s Innocent Users

Ben Wright makes the excellent point that disabling Megaupload should not result in the disappearance of non-infringing files that users have uploaded.

Peter Menell on DMCA Safe Harbor Abuses

Peter Menell (UC Berkeley) has a short interesting piece called Jumping the Grooveshark: A Case Study in DMCA Safe Harbor Abuse. From the abstract: This commentary examines the controversy over Grooveshark, an on-demand music streaming service that has provided access to much of the catalogs of the major record labels without licenses from three of […]

Haochen Sun/ Fair Use as a Collective User Right

Haochen Sun (University of Hong Kong) has an interesting paper on Fair Use as a Collective User Right. From the abstract: This Article puts forward a new theory that reconceptualizes fair use as a collective user right in copyright law. It first argues that the fair use doctrine has not yet unleashed its full potential […]

Copyfraud lecture at McGill

     Book talk on Thursday, January 26 at 4:30 pm at McGill University.

Russia Today on SOPA

A lively discussion on Russia Today’s Cross Talk about SOPA: Jason Mazzone (Brooklyn Law School), Daniel Castro (Information Technology and Innovation Foundation) and Wayne Rash (eWEEK Labs).

Marketplace Tech on Megaupload

Interviewed here by Marketplace Tech about Megaupload.

E-book rights

Interesting discussion by Copylaw of contractual issues in determining who owns the rights in e-books.

Five Things for the Public Domain

John Mark Ockerbloom has a great list of five things we can do in the U.S. to build the public domain.

Wicht on e-books and interlibrary loans

Heather Wicht (University of Colorado) has an interesting article on The Evolution of E-books and Interlibrary Loan in Academic Libraries. Here is the abstract: As academic libraries add electronic monographs (e-books) to their collections in increasing numbers, they are frequently losing the ability to lend this portion of their collections via Interlibrary Loan (ILL) due […]