Author: Kenneth Sawdon
Trespassing Accusations: Not “For” or “By” the Library
If removing patrons without library agreement becomes a new political policy or strategy, it would greatly harm intellectual freedom and the safe spaces that library workers have tirelessly worked to create. The Kansas City Public Library case from May could become a new tactic for suppression of “dangerous” talk.
Copyright is Not Inevitable, Divine, or Natural Right
A case closed in India last month which is great news for students who use coursepacks or textbook excerpts. Fair use for education prevails.
Gawker.com: the Future and Past of Journalism
Gawker.com announced their bankruptcy. While this was celebrated by many, the reasons for their dissolution are worth understanding.
Share, But Retain Your Rights: ‘Highsmith v. Getty’
Can Getty Images acquire images from the Library of Congress and sell them on its website? Uncover the details from this high profile court case.
Some Thoughts on Brexit
The United Kingdom has been central in one of the stories that was chosen to dominate the news. No, I’m not going to be writing about the British Library’s termination of its international non-commercial document delivery service today, but the United Kingdom referendum to leave the European Union, “Brexit.”
On the Interest and Unimportance of HRC32 #10
By: Ken Sawdon I was surprised to see many people over the internet excited about the UN Human Right’s Council’s resolution to, among other things, denounce intentional internet blackouts a […]
Marrakesh Treaty Coming in September
By: Ken Sawdon With Canada’s ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty, the WIPO treaty will be brought into force in September, and many people are excited for the results. Properly, the […]
#7: Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
By: Ken Sawdon Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel was number 7 on the list of top ten most challenged books of 2015. It was most often challenged […]
Copyright Reform Recommendations in Australia
By: Ken Sawdon Last month the Australian Government’s Productivity Commission released a draft report considering, “whether current arrangements provide an appropriate balance between access to ideas and products, and encouraging […]
The Klingon Language in Court
It is fairly uncommon to hear about a constructed language being taken to court over copyright claims, at least non-computer programming languages. This is why it was so surprising to […]