If you produce Intellectual Property (IP) and copyright it, you need to pay attention to this…
For years companies like Google and Spotify, whose revenue streams depend on content and profits depend on how cheaply they can acquire it, have worked to weaken copyright protections. They know they can’t get what they want through a transparent legislative process, so they’ve set their sights on effectively changing the law by using “a well-established legal organization to ‘restate’ and reinterpret our copyright laws for the nation’s judicial system.”
The organization, American Legal Institute (ALI), an invite-only organization for legal scholars, is known for its Restatements of Law, which have been described as “Cliff’s Notes” guides to various legal topics:
Full article HERE, from J. Van Laar at RedState
And a follow-up article.
Now a massive astroturfing effort is happening in the field of copyright law, and anyone who produces creative content should be paying close attention. As I wrote last week, there are major problems with the American Law Institute’s Restatement project, starting with how the project was initiated (at the request of a Google-funded, anti-copyright law activist professor) and the Lead Reporter’s unacknowledged conflicts of interest.
Full article HERE, from J.Van Laar at RedState
And then there is THIS stupidity…
As if they aren’t coming after us hard enough, now they want more… Especially Google.
If you use Google Docs, you REALLY need to read the TOS. Effectively they ‘own’ anything you put up there, and if you use Google drives, they can take everything down and kill your account and you have NO recourse to recover any items.