Expendables Copyright Case Dismissed.

Expendables Copyright Case Dismissed.

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed an order of a federal district court dismissing all copyright infringement claims against The Expendables movie. Marcus Webb, an amateur screenwriter, wrote a screenplay in 2006 called The Cordoba Caper. The plot involved an elite team of American mercenaries who are hired to defeat a … Continue reading

Musicians Oppose Copyright Laws Changes on Sampling

Musicians Oppose Copyright Laws Changes on Sampling

Aerosmith lead singer Steve Tyler has spoken out against a proposed change in US copyright law that would require musicians to let others create derivative works of their songs. These derivative works would include samples, mash-ups, and remixes. Unauthorized sampling is common in the music industry. Record Label TufAmerica Inc. recently filed a copyright infringement … Continue reading

I Can See Clearly Now.

I Can See Clearly Now.

DigitalGlobe company has launched the most powerful commercial imager ever built, the WorldView-3 Earth into orbit. DigitalGlobe’s images are used by Google and Bing maps, along with a host of other military and civilian applications. The WorldView-3 spacecraft has an astonishing 1.2 inches (31cm) resolution. The US Department of Commerce has restricted the distribution of … Continue reading

Homer Simpson Sued For Patent Infringement.

A 3D representation of Homer Simpson at this year’s Comic-Con convention in San Diego has produced a patent infringment lawsuit by Hologram USA . Hologram USA filed a lawsuit claiming that a 3D representation of Homer Simpson shown at a Comic-Con 2014 convention panel with creator Matt Groening infringed its patented three-dimensional projection system. Homer joins … Continue reading