Redbox appears to have begun to undermine the “First Sale” principle of Copyright law by giving in to Warner Brothers demands. They agreed to not allow their customers to rent DVDs from Warner until after waiting for 28 days. Click on this link: Redbox, Movie Studios, and Subversion of First Sale
It appears that in New Zealand they are working on a Copyright law that requires that offenders receive 3 warnings before they are “shutdown.” Click on this link: So long Section 92A – new copyright bill revealed
Even educational institutions need to be wary of prosecution for what they may think is “fair use.” Click on this link: UCLA pulls videos from courses
Click this link for the article and discussion: Can You Fairly Distinguish Commercial vs. Non-Commercial Use In Copyright?
Click this link: Mashup Artist Calls for Changes in Copyright Law
True creators are concerned about how safe they are.
This article discusses the concerns of knowing when commentary moves in to copyright infringement. The artistic creators are still uncertain if they are safe.
Click this link: Viacom, YouTube inch toward courtroom showdown
Google (behind YouTube) is citing the Veoh decision as support for their position of no liability. Viacom is working on older precedent from the Supreme Court.
Click this link: Behind the Warner Bros. and Netflix Accord
Netflix made this deal to allow them to expand their catalog and are interested in dealing with other studios.
Click this link: Senate Demands Transparency on Copyright Bill
The US Senate is requesting that the information relating to this bill be made publicly available.
Click on this link: African copyright problems