February 25, 2013 |
This week the entertainment industry finally is getting a version of something it has been craving since the original Napster transformed online piracy into a mass-market phenomenon: a new Copyright Alert System that turns Internet service providers into anti-piracy enforcers. It's not as powerful as the major record companies and Hollywood studios have proposed, and it ignores many sources of bootlegged music and movie files online. But it's a start. And if the industry's assumptions are correct, it could make a dent in the problem.
June 19, 1987 |
Copyright protection for certain colorized versions of black-and-white motion pictures, a controversial process strongly opposed by creators of the original movies, was approved today for registration by the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress.