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About this weblog
Here we'll explore the nexus of legal rulings, Capitol Hill policy-making, technical standards development, and technological innovation that creates -- and will recreate -- the networked world as we know it. Among the topics we'll touch on: intellectual property conflicts, technical architecture and innovation, the evolution of copyright, private vs. public interests in Net policy-making, lobbying and the law, and more.

Disclaimer: the opinions expressed in this weblog are those of the authors and not of their respective institutions.

What Does "Copyfight" Mean?

Copyfight, the Solo Years: April 2002-March 2004

a Typical Joe
Academic Copyright
Jack Balkin
John Perry Barlow
Blogbook IP
David Bollier
James Boyle
Robert Boynton
Brad Ideas
Ren Bucholz
Cabalamat: Digital Rights
Cinema Minima
Consensus @ Lawyerpoint
Copyfighter's Musings
Copyright Readings
CopyrightWatch Canada
Susan Crawford
Walt Crawford
Creative Commons
Cruelty to Analog
Culture Cat
Deep Links
Derivative Work
Julian Dibbell
Digital Copyright Canada
Displacement of Concepts
Downhill Battle
Exploded Library
Bret Fausett
Edward Felten - Freedom to Tinker
Edward Felten - Dashlog
Frank Field
Seth Finkelstein
Brian Flemming
Frankston, Reed
Free Culture
Free Range Librarian
Michael Froomkin
Michael Geist
Michael Geist's BNA News
Dan Gillmor
Mike Godwin
Joe Gratz
James Grimmelmann
Groklaw News
Matt Haughey
Erik J. Heels
Induce Act blog
Inter Alia
IP & Social Justice
IPac blog
Joi Ito
Jon Johansen
JD Lasica
Legal Theory Blog
Lenz Blog
Larry Lessig
Jessica Litman
James Love
Alex Macgillivray
Madisonian Theory
Maison Bisson
Kevin Marks
Tim Marman
Matt Rolls a Hoover
Mary Minow
Declan McCullagh
Eben Moglen
Dan Moniz
Danny O'Brien
Open Access
Open Codex
John Palfrey
Chris Palmer
Promote the Progress
PK News
PVR Blog
Eric Raymond
Joseph Reagle
Recording Industry vs. the People
Lisa Rein
Thomas Roessler
Seth Schoen
Doc Searls
Seb's Open Research
Shifted Librarian
Doug Simpson
Stay Free! Daily
Sarah Stirland
Swarthmore Coalition
Tech Law Advisor
Technology Liberation Front
Siva Vaidhyanathan
Vertical Hold
Kim Weatherall
David Weinberger
Matthew Yglesias

Timothy Armstrong
Bag and Baggage
Charles Bailey
Beltway Blogroll
Between Lawyers
Blawg Channel
Chief Blogging Officer
Drew Clark
Chris Cohen
Crooked Timber
Daily Whirl
Dead Parrots Society
Delaware Law Office
J. Bradford DeLong
Betsy Devine
Ben Edelman
Ernie the Attorney
How Appealing
Industry Standard
IP Democracy
IP Watch
Dennis Kennedy
Rick Klau
Wendy Koslow
Elizabeth L. Lawley
Jerry Lawson
Legal Reader
Likelihood of Confusion
Chris Locke
Derek Lowe
MIT Tech Review
Paper Chase
Frank Paynter
Scott Rosenberg
Scrivener's Error
Jeneane Sessum
Silent Lucidity
Smart Mobs
Trademark Blog
Eugene Volokh
Kevin Werbach

Berkman @ Harvard
Chilling Effects
CIS @ Stanford
Copyright Reform
Creative Commons
Global Internet Proj.
Info Commons
IP Justice
ISP @ Yale
NY for Fair Use
Open Content
Public Knowledge
Shidler Center @ UW
Tech Center @ GMU
U. Maine Tech Law Center
US Copyright Office
US Dept. of Justice
US Patent Office


Date Index
August 2014
25: Makers, Fan Art, Making it Pay
22: IP Analogy to Physical Property (in Architecture)
16: That Sound You Hear is the Anti-Neutrality Dam Breaking
11: Having (Mostly) Failed with Authors, Amazon Makes a Pitch for the Readers
07: And No Kill Switches, Either
05: Uncle Amazon Knows What's Best for You (and Itself)
01: Duplitecture

July 2014
30: Muddying the Natural (Patent) Waters
25: Congress Restores Bulk Unlock Rights
25: When is a Game a Clone?
22: Subscription Services for Books
21: Lest You Had Any Doubts, the ALA is on the Right Side Again
18: Deadly Effects of Unaffordable Medicines (TPP)
15: Planet Money on the Case Against Patents
15: FMC + Musicians vs FCC on Net Neutrality
08: Be the Potato Salad
07: These Businesses and Corporations are Not Your Friends

June 2014
25: Aereo Loses
21: When Politics and Copyright Collide
20: Generic Functions, Patentable Functions
20: Judge Posner Solves a Mystery
20: GIFs, Authorship, and Copyright
19: CAFC Wins, Alice Loses
18: USPTO Cancels "Redskins" Trademarks
17: YouTube's a Monopsony, In Case You Hadn't Noticed
16: You Keep Using That Phrase
15: You Keep Using That Word
14: Rader Resigns, But Don't Cry
09: One "Digital Native"s View on Getting Paid
07: Interesting Views on Two Ongoing Stories
04: GoGo Interfictions
03: EFF Making Mountains out of (CAFC) Molehills
03: If the CAFC Isn't Listening, Maybe Other Judges Are
02: More CAFC Volleyball
01: What Do "Real" Authors Do?

May 2014
29: A Contrast in Creator Stories
27: Grinding Copyright Wars Grind on
26: Is it Time to Abolish the CAFC?
18: TB on "Attack of the (Game) Clones"
14: Could Fandom "Fix" Copyright?
11: Please Sign the Petition for James Risen
01: Two Patent Cases from Sotomayor

April 2014
24: No, I'm Not Going to Bother Posting Another Revolving Door Pic
24: Google and You, Content Co-Creators
08: Old Tricks, New Rulings
05: Another Reason E-Books Suck

March 2014
30: Creativity and Copyfight
22: Another 'Ends with a Whimper'
19: Myriad Continues Fight Over BRC Genes
18: Why Did Copyright Shape Music and Books Differently Online?
13: Well Frell
11: What is the Solicitor General Arguing in Aereo?
10: Performance Rights, Aereo, and the Cloud
08: Google as "The Copyright Court of Last Resort"
07: Is There an Independent "Right of Performance"?
05: Did the Director-General of WIPO Steal Employee DNA Samples?
03: More Evidence People Don't Learn from the Past
03: Phoenix (music) Supports Free Use

February 2014
28: Robo-Papers "Flooding" Academic Conferences
26: Apple Appeals
25: Who's Taking All That Money?
25: Pointing the Troll Finger in the Correct Direction
24: Pay for (Broadcast) Play Rally
20: The Blog is Dead, Except on LinkedIn?
14: Interesting Patent Note: Reducing to Practice
13: This Would Be Why I Renewed My Pandora Membership
13: Talking Seriously About Games and the Public Domain
12: Would Congress Revisit Fair Use?
11: Big Pharma Continues to be Big Evil
11: MSF Opposes Patenting Hep C Medicine
11: F*ck Spammers
10: The Gospels of Publishing
06: Sony Throws in the E-Book Towel
04: Adobe Plans to Force Everyone to Change to New DRM
04: Money Sells

January 2014
31: Full 9th Sends Ad-Skipping Back to Trial
31: When an Artist "Makes It"
30: Mayo Coming Home to Roost
29: Three New Models for Journalism
28: Refreshingly Honest Corporate Greed
26: What Should Copyright Look Like Now?
16: The FCC Lost, not Net Neutrality
15: MPHJ Exposed
14: FCC Loses Again, and It's Their Own Damned Fault
10: Aereo Case Gets to SCOTUS
08: Fox Gets Henhouse Membership
03: There is (Still) a Hole in Your Mind

December 2013
31: An Artist's Take on American Classism
31: Author's Guild Remains Out of Touch with Reality
30: Open Market, 314, and Obviousness
29: Big Picture: You Don't Want to be King George
25: Youtube Can't Even Get Christmas Carols Right
21: If I Wrote Fiction Like This Nobody Would Believe It
21: Elsevier's "Feeble Facade" Crumbling
19: MSF anti-TPP Video
18: TPP Terminating Termination Rights
17: Cell Phone Unlocking (yawn)
13: Aereo "Killer" Killed
13: OK, Let's Stop Harassing Apple Over E-Books
12: Aereo Declines to Oppose Cert Motion
12: YouTube Steps Up Copyright Battle Against Game Channels
07: Elsevier Upping the Ante in its Opposition to Academics
06: Contributory Cybersquatting Not Viable in Trademark
05: Evolution, not Displacement?
04: Stageit Helps Artists Play for Fans, for a Price
04: Kickstarter to Pay the Musicians
03: Shortening the Long Tail
02: Washington Post Surprised by Obvious Actions
02: Is Pop Music Holding You Hostage?

November 2013
27: Beasties, Toys, and Fair Use
21: Contract Royalties Plummet, Concert Income Grows
20: MSF to TPP: Stop Attacking Access to Lifesaving Medicines
20: Derech Sodom