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 ......
Finnish court: Pirate Bay founders must pay over 400'000 euros to copyright owners
In Finland, the Helsinki district court has ruled that two of the three founders of The Pirate Bay must pay over 400'000 euros to music industry ......
Ukranian man arrested and charged with copyright infringement for running KAT
U.S. authorities have charged Ukranian Artem Vaulin with copyright infringement, alleging that he ran the world's most popular torrent site, Kickass Torrents.
82-year-old accused of pirating Robert Redford film, denies
Patricia Drew, an 82-year-old great-grandmother in the UK has received a £600 demand from copyright holder TCYK, alleging that she shared 'The Company You Keep' illegally.
Kim Dotcom loses extradition battle, may face charges in U.S. over Megaupload copyright infringement but will appeal
After four years of fighting, Kim Dotcom has lost his extradition battle as a New Zealand District Court judge ruled that the Megaupload founder could be sent to the U.S. to face copyright infringement charges.
'New' Grooveshark already sued and taken down by record labels
Earlier this month, streaming music service Grooveshark shut down and settled for millions of dollars with the major record labels.
Music sharing service Grooveshark officially shuts down following legal defeat
Although most people probably thought it was shuttered years ago anyways, the music sharing service Grooveshark has officially shut down.
Megaupload coder pleads guilty, admits to illegal downloads of copyright infringing content
The U.S. government has its first conviction of a Megaupload employee, nearly three years after a raid took down the site for good.
Canadian pirates will get notices from ISPs from January
Canadians who download and share musically illegally may end up getting notices from their Internet Service Providers due to a new law.
Dailymotion fined for copyright infringement in France
Video sharing site Dailymotion has been fined €1.3 million after a court ruling by the Paris Court of Appeal confirmed copyright infringement.
Man loses copyright case brought by porn studio, may now have to pay over a million
Don Bui, an immigrant from Vietnam who is now a naturalized US citizen, will possibly owe porn studio Malibu Media $1.7 million after the judge ruled against him in a copyright case.
MP3tunes and former CEO found liable in long-standing music copyright infringement cases
Michael Robertson, the former CEO of now-defunct digital music locker MP3tunes, has been found liable for copyright infringement in the long-standing case brought by the record labels, namely EMI Group.
Japanese downloaders can now face prison time
Japanese Internet users who download unauthorized movies, music and games can now face up to two years in prison or a fine as large as 2 million ......
Student guilty of copyright infringement for running subtitle site
The 25-year-old student owner of Norsub.com has been found guilty of copyright infringement. Norsub offered downloads to millions of subtitle ......
Legislators want your input on OPEN, an alternative to SOPA
Senator Wyden and Representative Issa propose a less draconian alternative to SOPA and PIPA, but would it actually do anything useful?
The RIAA jumps into a Las Vegas lawsuit to argue against fair use
The RIAA files an amicus brief in one of Righthaven's suits claiming the court may not rule on fair use since Righthaven is not the copyright holder.
Internet entrepeneur sues CNET for distributing P2P software
CNET and CBS Interactive are facing a copyright infringement lawsuit for providing downloads of P2P software and promoting their use for infringement.
UMG sues insurance company to reimburse them for back royalties
Universal Music is trying to force their insurance company for a settlement over royalties they failed to pay artists for decades.
European Parliament refuses to disclose legal opinion on ACTA
European Union officials are denying the public access to an official legal opinion being delivered to the Committee on International Trade.
RIAA threats against ReDigi show why copyright law doesn't work for digital content
RIAA threats against a digital download reseller called ReDigi are a primer for how poorly copyright law addresses digital content.