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University of Iowa Cites Copyright Law to Block Flood Video Use

University of Iowa is citing a copyright law to block the use of the university’s footage of a 2008 flood for an upcoming documentary. Doug Krejci, who is trying to gather materials for a documentary about eastern Iowa during the …

Intellectual Property: Case of the Monkey’s Selfie and Animals’ Copyright

A macaque monkey who took now-famous selfie photographs should be declared the copyright owner of the photos, rather than the nature photographer who positioned the camera, animal-rights activists contend in a novel lawsuit filed Tuesday. The suit was filed in …

Google Wins Copyright Scanning Case Against Authors; Judge Finds ‘Fair Use’

Google Inc. on Thursday won dismissal of a long-running lawsuit by authors who accused the Internet search company of digitally copying millions of books for an online library without permission. U.S. Circuit Judge Denny Chin in Manhattan accepted Google’s argument …