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Appeals court gives win to Google's online library

NEW YORK - Google is not violating copyright laws by digitizing millions of books so it can provide...transformative use of the information and thus did not violate copyright laws.Judge Denny Chin ruled in November 2013 that Google's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-16/appeals-court-gives-win-go
Group countersues Georgia in copyright fight over state code

...third-party publisher, and the state claims each of those is "an original and creative work of authorship" protected by copyright law.The organization countersued, asking a judge to rule that its activities don't infringe on copyright because laws...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-09-14/group-countersues-georgia-cop
Google to close Spain's Google News, block Spanish news reports from 70 international editions

...through the courts.Google maintains it obeys all copyright laws while sending more people to sites highlighted in...market. Time will tell."After Germany revised its copyright laws last year to allow ? but not force ? Google News to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-11/google-close-spains-google
Aereo CEO speaks on future of company, industry

...homes that pick up free broadcasts.Broadcasters argue that Aereo built the individual antennas specifically to skirt copyright law, as there's no technical reason such a service would need them. Millions of dollars are at stake: If people ditch...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-20/aereo-ceo-speaks-future-co
Complaint about Confederate flag on specialty Georgia tag

...state switched to a new type of flat, digitally-printed plate.Genesi said any submitted designs must not violate copyright laws.The plates are available for an initial cost of $80, of which $10 is directed to the Sons of Confederate Veterans...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-02-19/complaints-about-confede
Supreme Court rules against Internet startup Aereo in copyright fight with broadcasters

...the court has distorted federal copyright law to forbid it.Broadcasters including...court's decision would eviscerate copyright law.Judge Denny Chin called Aereo's...for the sole purpose of evading copyright law.Smaller cable companies, independent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-25/supreme-court-rules-agains
Aereo presses case despite Supreme Court setback

...broadcasters must license their signals to Aereo under a 1976 copyright law.But the Supreme Court actually stopped short of declaring...Palmer attorney who specializes in communications and copyright law. "It's Aereo's last shot. I see no downside to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-10/aereo-presses-case-despite
Beware of 'free' online movies

...According to the U.S. Copyright Office, an individual who uploads or downloads online movies that are protected by copyright law without the authority of the copyright owner can be subjected to copyright infringement violations. Such cases can...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-04-23/beware-free-online-movies
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...administration said it will draw on law enforcement, trade agreements and other pressure to force compliance with copyright laws. "This is flat unadulterated theft, and it should be dealt with," Mr. Biden said. "We are committed to making...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/12/16/bus_559653.shtml
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Cracking down on piracy

...3.9 million under federal copyright law. For five years this group has...for CDs and MP3 players), the copyright law was "modernized" in 1976 - it...would that leave us? Second, copyright laws need to be shaped up to reflect...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/10/06/edi_146409.shtml
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