Invitation to participate in a new project: Help open journals’ deep backfiles (Everybody’s Libraries)

Everybody’s Libraries: Invitation to participate in a new project: Help open journals’ deep backfiles. “Thanks to IMLS-supported work we did at Penn, we’ve produced a complete inventory of serials from the first half of the 20th century that still have active copyright renewals associated with them. And I’ve noted that there was far more serial material without active copyright, as late as the 1960s or even later. We’ve also produced a guide to determining whether particular serial content you may be interested in is in the public domain. Now that we’ve spent a lot of time surveying what is still in copyright though, it’s worth turning more focused attention to serial content that isn’t in copyright, but still of interest to researchers. “

Search Engine Journal: An Official Creative Commons WordPress Plugin Makes Content Attribution Easier

Search Engine Journal: An Official Creative Commons WordPress Plugin Makes Content Attribution Easier . “The plugin, simply called ‘Creative Commons’, is an upgraded version of the organization’s old plugin called WPLicense. Given that the old plugin wasn’t compatible with versions of WordPress beyond 3.8.1, it’s fair to say a new and/or updated plugin was overdue.”

Naked Security: Instagram phish poses as copyright infringement warning – don’t click!

Naked Security: Instagram phish poses as copyright infringement warning – don’t click!. “Last month, we wrote about an Instagram scam that presented you with what looked like a two-factor authentication (2FA) code. This time, the crooks are tapping into a concern that many of us have – falling foul of copyright law.”

Reclaim the Net: World’s largest and oldest commercial archive Adland taken offline after questionable DMCA claim

Reclaim the Net: World’s largest and oldest commercial archive Adland taken offline after questionable DMCA claim . “Adland, the biggest commercial archive in the world, has been shut down after its host Vultr responded to a questionable Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) claim by telling Adland to remove its domain from the network within 24 hours.”

The Japan Times: Four Japanese publishers sue U.S. ‘pirate’ manga websites

The Japan Times: Four Japanese publishers sue U.S. ‘pirate’ manga websites. “Four Japanese publishers have filed a damages lawsuit with a court in New York against several U.S.-hosted websites that allow visitors to view manga, alleging ‘massive’ copyright infringement.”

Reuters: Google wins legal battle with German publishers over fee demands

Reuters: Google wins legal battle with German publishers over fee demands. The last thing that will happen before the sun burns out is someone filing another legal brief over Google News snippets. “Google won a legal battle on Thursday after Europe’s top court said publishers in Germany could not demand copyright fees since 2013 from the tech firm because the European Commission had not been notified of the German regulation.”