Whispers and Warnings for 10/13/2016

Whispers and Warnings for 10/13/2016
“Criminal” Justice

She called the man who sexually assaulted her a rapist. Then he sued her for defamation.

“Just when Xiong thought it was over, it seemed like it was starting again. Xiong, now 24, was sued for defamation by her attacker, Lang Her, 26, who claimed that she and her siblings tarnished his reputation when they called him a rapist online in reference to the assault…”

Creator of Copyrighted Work Must Prove Intent

Ninth Circuit Provides a Second Look at Willful Copyright Infringement **WEB ONLY**

“Under the Copyright Act, the copyright owner has the burden of proving willful infringement. The amount of damages that a plaintiff may recover for infringement depends on whether the infringement was committed willfully, i.e., through intentional or reckless behavior, or through willful blindness to the copyright holder’s rights. ”

Do you want others to point out your work….or don’t you?

European Court Rules That Hyperlinking May Constitute Copyright Infringement

“The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that, in certain circumstances, the act of posting a hyperlink to copyrighted works without the author’s consent may constitute copyright infringement. The crucial test may be the degree of knowledge of the infringing nature of the linked material: and the court ruled that such knowledge would be presumed if the link-poster stands to make a financial gain from posting the links.”

Isn’t College Supposed to be Where You Get to Hear All Different Viewpoints?

Free Speech Under Threat on Campuses

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”



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