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Post image for In Germany, Your #Foodporn Is Now the Property of the Chef

Think twice before you Instagram your Michelin star-studded meal — at least, if you’re dining in Germany, where even the food on your plate may be subject to copyright law.

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Post image for European Copyright Reform Could Restrict Photography in Public Spaces

Restrictions on photographing or filming copyrighted art, architecture, or other objects in public might get stricter in the European Union.

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Post image for Should Media Be Charged for Using Citizen News Footage?

The convention has been to let media companies, particularly television channels, use newsworthy footage without paying a fee because it’s in the public interest to disseminate the images.

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Post image for Luc Tuymans Case Illustrates the Failure of Europe’s Copyright Laws

LONDON — Belgian artist Luc Tuymans, known for his paintings that rework existing photographic source material, has been found guilty of plagiarism in a European court for using a copyrighted photograph as the inspiration for an artwork.

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Post image for Free at Last! Munch, Mondrian, and Kandinsky Enter the Public Domain

A new year means new entrants into the public domain for the January 1, 2015, Public Domain Day.

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Post image for Major Vivian Maier Collector Sells Holdings to Toronto Gallery

Collector Jeffrey Goldstein has sold the bulk of his Vivian Maier collection to Toronto’s Stephen Bulger Gallery, largely removing himself from the ongoing legal saga surrounding the photographer’s estate.

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Post image for Jeff Koons Sued by French Ad Guy for Plagiarism

At what point does artistic appropriation become copyright infringement? A Jeff Koons sculpture has reopened the 50-year-old debate.

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Post image for With Nearly 1 Billion Licensed Works, Creative Commons Takes Stock

In its first-ever “State of the Commons” report, Creative Commons — the nonprofit that aims to facilitate the free sharing and licensing of creative work — revealed that there are at least 882 million Creative Commons–licensed works currently available online, and that sometime next year that figure is expected to pass one billion.

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Post image for Empty Vitrines at British Institutions Call for Copyright Reform

Museums and libraries in the United Kingdom are demanding copyright reform by leaving exhibits and display cases conspicuously empty in protest. The institutions are making a stand against a law that prevents them from showing millions of unpublished documents, particularly those dating from World War I.

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The cover of National Geographic that used Barrett Lyon's image without permission

National Geographic used artist Barrett Lyon’s internet image on the cover of its bookazine, 100 Scientific Discoveries that Changed the World, and in the book, The Big Idea, without Lyon’s permission.

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