Major change to YouTube rules: Copyright claims now require timestamp
YouTube has managed to dodge the 'copyright mafia' since the beginning, or at least since acquisition by Google, fairly well. I guess having ......
EU passes controversial Copyright Directive
European Parliament voted earlier on Tuesday about the new Copyright Directive, which including the infamous Article 13. The new directive passed ......
Internet faces 'extinction-level event' next week, says Doctorow
More voices mount against proposed copyright law changes at the European Union level, with activist Cory Doctorow describing it as an 'extinction-level event'.
Lars Ulrich: Metallica vs. Napster "maybe not the smartest PR move of all time"
We at AfterDawn followed the early days of digital music very closely, and that meant obviously reporting on the historical Metallica vs. Napster ......
Supreme Court rejects Google Books copyright case
The Authors Guild copyright law case against Google Books will not be examined by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Germany rules that taking pictures of food infringes the chef's copyrights
According to a new report, Germany has apparently ruled that taking photos of food can infringe on the chef's copyrights.
Alleged pirates sued after ignoring hundreds of ISP copyright notices
For a couple of alleged pirates, ignoring those ISP copyright notices could be potentially disastrous.
Pirate Party becomes most popular political party in Iceland
According to a new poll, Iceland has a new top political party - the Pirate Party.
Dark and gritty 'Power Rangers' fan film returns to YouTube, Vimeo following deal with Saban
Earlier this week, producer Adi Shankar and director Joseph Kahn released a dark and gritty fan film for the classic kids TV series 'Power Rangers,' dubbing the short Power/Rangers.
Google receives a million takedown notices daily
According to a new report, Google received over 1 million takedown notices per day over the last week, for a total of 7.8 million for the week, 10 percent higher than the previous record that was set just one week prior.
Premier League: Stop posting goal videos online
The Premier League has confirmed they will be actively shutting down fan videos of goals from League games.
Unlocking your phone is cool again following passing of Senate bill
The Senate has passed bill S. 517, allowing consumers to unlock their phones when it is time to switch providers.
Group now trying to block The Pirate Bay in Norway
Norway's new Rights Alliance anti-piracy group has announced plans to get infamous torrent tracker The Pirate Bay blocked in the nation.
The Pirate Bay founder Peter Sunde arrested in Sweden
According to Swedish source Expressen, Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde has been arrested in Sweden, following a police raid at a farm in the city of Skåne Tonganoxie.
Antigua to launch unauthorized movie, music, software site to punish U.S.
The Antiguan government looks to be planning to launch a site that will sell movies, music and software without giving a dime back to the copyright holders. ......
Apple must pay $165,000 to Chinese writers
A Chinese court has ruled Apple must pay a tiny penalty to eight writers. The writers, along with two companies, had accused Apple of allowing ......
USDOJ orders seizure of sites popular for Android piracy
The US DOJ has ordered the seizure of three web domain names that are currently in engaging in the illegal distribution of pirated Android apps. ......
Report: YouTube not included in Google's anti-piracy algorithm update
According to a report from SEL, Google's recent decision to update its search algorithms to demote sites that promote piracy will not affect ......
Japan: New law could give pirates jailtime
Japanese legislators are looking to pass a new law that would make piracy a criminal offense with potential jail time. Anyone convicted of ......
Google has to remove 1 million infringing links from search engine, monthly
Google has revealed the interesting data this week. The search giant has to remove more than 1 million links to infringing content each month, ......