How to make money from plagiarism

by Carl Natale on November 4, 2010

This should be a simple story. When Monica Gaudio wrote a history of apple pie, she owned the copyright. When Cooks Source magazine copied it, edited it and published it without anyone’s permission, they violated the copyright. Or  maybe not? Here’s the response when Gaudio contacted the magazine: “Yes Monica, I have been doing this […]

This dancing baby is defending fair use on the Internet

by Carl Natale on October 30, 2010

Basically, copyright law says you can’t perform a song without paying royalties. There are fair use provisions that say you can use portions in transformative works. What fair use means is one of the reasons why there are intellectual property lawyers. It’s a fuzzy concept. That fuzziness gets exploited by infringers and copyright holders. Perhaps […]