Sherlock Holmes And The Expiring Copyright: It’s Public Domain, Dear Watson : NPR

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  1. Lines Between Fair Use And Copyright Theft Blurry : NPR

    Hollywood studios and the recording industry have railed against copyright infringement, but fair use advocates say intellectual property can be widely shared — legally.

    As long as people are creating something new out of copyrighted work, it’s fair game.

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  2. When Patents Attack … Part Two! : Planet Money : NPR

    In 2011, a company called Oasis Research sued more than a dozen tech companies it said were violating its patent for online data backup. Now that the litigation has ended, we get a rare look inside the world of patent lawsuits and find out just how much money was at stake.

    —Huffduffed by colinmanning