Editor's note: This article originally appeared in the winter 2014 print issue of Gateway Journalism Review. In a case that offers a reminder that material found online cannot simply be reused without regard to copyright considerations, a federal jury in Manhattan awarded a photographer $1.2 million in November against a news agency that, without the photographer’s … [Read more...] about Copyright verdict’s lesson: Use online photos with care
Fox News’ copyright suit against Robin Carnahan’s campaign may be the first time that a news organization has sued a candidate for use of its copyrighted content, experts say. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that the claim is frivolous, lawyers say. News organizations previously have insisted that campaigns take down ads with copyrighted content. But experts have not yet … [Read more...] about Fox sues Carnahan over Fair Use
Beware bloggers. The copyright trolls are on the loose, and apparently they’re gaining support. In late August, a Las Vegas-based company, Righthaven LLC, gained a second client in its campaign to sue bloggers for reposting clips of published, online news content. Back in March, Righthaven began purchasing the rights to news content from the Las Vegas Review-Journal for … [Read more...] about Are news aggregators under fire?