Amanda Chicago Lewis tries to track down the people behind BioTech Industries, a company trying to get strict, blanket utility patents on pot.
Can a monkey be an “author” under U.S. copyright law? PETA forges ahead with a claim on behalf of Naruto the macaque, and Sarah Jeong walks us through the details.
Robert Kolker walks us through the $400 billion lawsuit brought by the creators of This Is Spinal Tap against the movie studios, but Spinal Tap fans will love the insider tidbits about the creation of the film.
Google had a plan to scan every book in the world. 25 million books later, the project lost its way.
Over at Vice Sports, Aaron Gordon has a fascinating piece up about intellectual property rights and tattoos. He opens with the case of the NBA2K video game series, which is currently being sued by a tattoo artist agency over the games’ digitally recreated tattoos, which appear on the virtual bodies of players such as Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. But copyright issues […]