The twisted world of online copyright

Copyright has proven to be a thorny subject in the digital era we live
in. That’s particularly true for traditional media. From record labels
to newspapers, the internet has taken a lot of the blame for the woes
of media companies that were once dominant. A lot of the time, their
woes are connected, directly and indirectly, with internet-based
copyright infringement.

To be sure, the internet has raised a lot of copyright-related
questions. Where does fair use end and copyright infringement end? Are
hot news” laws a necessity given that bloggers can so easily piggyback
on the reporting of major news organizations?