Tag Archives: copyright

Designing a Creator-Friendly Approach to Music Sampling, by John Ehrett*

by Guest Blogger — Friday, Dec. 2, 2016

Copyright laws have never fully kept apace with technological change, and some questions have proven to be endlessly thorny. One of these problems is music sampling—the process by which musical artists mix samples of other artists’ content into their own productions. Given the widespread availability of digital editing tools like GarageBand and Logic Pro, this […]

The Shadow of a Treaty in Garcia v. Google

by Margot Kaminski — Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015

On December 15th, the Ninth Circuit heard en banc oral arguments in a contentious copyright case:Garcia v. Google. The core questions in the case are interesting enough: whether performer Cindy Lee Garcia can claim copyright protection for her five-second performance in the film Innocence of Muslims, and whether Google should consequently be enjoined from showing […]