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You can sell ‘1984’ on Amazon with the text replaced with anything you want because of an obscure copyright rule, and it’s like a real-life Ministry of Truth

Opportunists are selling copies of George Orwell’s “1984” on Amazon with nonsense on the pages, exploiting a legal quirk echoing the plot of the novel itself. Cheaper, error-strewn versions of “1984,” as well as other books by Orwell, are printed in countries where it is out of copyright and listed […]
You can sell ‘1984’ on Amazon with the text replaced with anything you want because of an obscure copyright rule, and it’s like a real-life Ministry of Truth
Strategy

7 companies that sparked controversy for copying another company’s logo

Sears was recently accused of copying Airbnb’s logo when the retailer rebranded last month. It’s not the first time a major company has been accused of lifting another company’s logo. Companies from Starbucks to Disney have been involved in lawsuits over allegedly stolen logos. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
7 companies that sparked controversy for copying another company’s logo
Tech

‘Chutzpah,’ manipulation, and ‘fact-free polemics’: Mathias Döpfner unloads on Silicon Valley after Europe votes to change the face of the internet

The European Parliament passed controversial new laws on internet copyright in March. German publication WELT spoke to Mathias Döpfner, President of the German Publishers’ Association, about the new laws. Döpfner, who is also CEO of German media company Axel Springer, WELT and Business Insider’s parent company, hasn’t previously given an […]
‘Chutzpah,’ manipulation, and ‘fact-free polemics’: Mathias Döpfner unloads on Silicon Valley after Europe votes to change the face of the internet
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35 artists whose hits were accused of ripping off other songs

While the origins of some songs can be hard to pin down, numerous musicians have been accused of plagiarism by other singers or songwriters. Even high-profile musicians like Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, and Ed Sheeran have had to deal with copyright infringement lawsuits. Rap superstars Lil Nas X […]
35 artists whose hits were accused of ripping off other songs
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