The up-and-coming social networking site Pinterest has announced a new initiative to protect intellectual property from copyright infringement. The service, which is essentially a virtual bulletin board, allows members to post links, pictures and other information on a personalized page. This format has raised concerns about copyright protection because the site may encourage unauthorized sharing.
An interesting and important copyright case will soon come before the U.S. Supreme Court. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Esquire, the case will hold implications for artistic works created during the early to mid-1900s. The issue at hand concerns whether these copyrighted works should be part of the public domain or not. Right now, the works are considered under copyright, but the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case in which the plaintiff's argue that the works should be released to the public domain.