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Major change to YouTube rules: Copyright claims now require timestamp
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 ...... 10 Jul 2019
EU passes controversial Copyright Directive
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 ...... 28 Mar 2019
Internet faces 'extinction-level event' next week, says Doctorow
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 ...... 06 Sep 2018 - 2 comments
Lars Ulrich: Metallica vs. Napster maybe not the smartest PR move of all time
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 ...... 10 Nov 2017 - 2 comments
Supreme Court rejects Google Books copyright case
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. A group of authors filed a lawsuit ...... 19 Apr 2016 - 4 comments
Germany rules that taking pictures of food infringes the chef's copyrights
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. Sharing images ...... 24 Aug 2015 - 12 comments
Alleged pirates sued after ignoring hundreds of ISP copyright notices
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. Anti-piracy firm Rightscorp, on behalf ...... 17 May 2015 - 23 comments
Pirate Party becomes most popular political party in Iceland
Pirate Party becomes most popular political party in Iceland
According to a new poll, Iceland has a new top political party - the Pirate Party. 24 percent of citizens would vote for a Pirate candidate ...... 23 Mar 2015 - 2 comments
Dark and gritty 'Power Rangers' fan film returns to YouTube, Vimeo following deal with Saban
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,' ...... 01 Mar 2015
Google receives a million takedown notices daily
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, ...... 24 Aug 2014
Premier League: Stop posting goal videos online
Premier League: Stop posting goal videos online
The Premier League has confirmed they will be actively shutting down fan videos posted online of goals from League games. For every game, ...... 17 Aug 2014 - 6 comments
Unlocking your phone is cool again following passing of Senate bill
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 carriers. S. 517 aka the Unlocking ...... 16 Jul 2014 - 3 comments
Group now trying to block The Pirate Bay in Norway
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. ...... 12 Jun 2014 - 1 comment
The Pirate Bay founder Peter Sunde arrested in Sweden
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 ...... 31 May 2014 - 11 comments
Antigua to launch unauthorized movie, music, software site to punish U.S.
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. ...... 27 Jan 2013 - 12 comments
Apple must pay $165,000 to Chinese writers
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 ...... 30 Dec 2012
USDOJ orders seizure of sites popular for Android piracy
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. ...... 27 Aug 2012 - 3 comments
Report: YouTube not included in Google's anti-piracy algorithm update
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 ...... 12 Aug 2012
Japan: New law could give pirates jailtime
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 ...... 21 Jun 2012 - 14 comments
Google has to remove 1 million infringing links from search engine, monthly
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, ...... 25 May 2012 - 5 comments
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