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U.S. Supreme Court won't hear Vimeo music copyright case
U.S. Supreme Court won't hear Vimeo music copyright case
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to examine a copyright infringement case against Vimeo brought by music firms, dating back to 2009. Vimeo ...... 27 Mar 2017
Google's tweak to its search algorithm to leave out results from popular warez sites has destroyed their traffic, visibility
Google's tweak to its search algorithm to leave out results from popular warez sites has destroyed their traffic, visibility
Google's continued practice of tweaking their search algorithm to leave out results from popular torrent sites and other warez sites has destroyed ...... 29 Oct 2014 - 3 comments
The BPI sends their 100 millionth DMCA URL takedown notice to Google
The BPI sends their 100 millionth DMCA URL takedown notice to Google
According to a new report, the BPI (British Phonographic Industry) industry trade group has sent nearly 275,000 DMCA takedown notices, encompassing ...... 22 Sep 2014 - 3 comments
Viacom v. YouTube lawsuit in appeals court, Viacom claims YouTube 'induced' copyright infringement
Viacom v. YouTube lawsuit in appeals court, Viacom claims YouTube 'induced' copyright infringement
Viacom is persisting with its billion dollar lawsuit against Google's YouTube, despite previous defeats and drastic changes at the service. ...... 03 Nov 2013
It is now illegal to unlock your phone unless your carrier says it's okay
It is now illegal to unlock your phone unless your carrier says it's okay
As of this morning, it is now illegal to unlock your phone in the U.S., unless your carrier authorizes it. The rule was put in place last ...... 27 Jan 2013 - 18 comments
Google has removed over 50 million 'pirate' search results from engine
Google has removed over 50 million 'pirate' search results from engine
According to TF, copyright holders have asked Google to remove over 50 million links to allegedly infringing webpages in the last year, alone. ...... 29 Dec 2012 - 1 comment
No exemption for DVD ripping, jailbreaking consoles
No exemption for DVD ripping, jailbreaking consoles
No exemptions for ripping, modding. The U.S. Copyright Office periodically consults the public for possible exemptions to copyright laws ...... 26 Oct 2012 - 13 comments
U.S. Copyright Office mulling proposals to allow jailbreaking
U.S. Copyright Office mulling proposals to allow jailbreaking
Copyright Office considering DMCA exemptions again. Every three years it must take requests for temporary loopholes to the Digital Millennium ...... 19 May 2012 - 1 comment
Twitter to make DMCA takedown notices available
Twitter to make DMCA takedown notices available
Twitter will be making takedown notices and orders sent to Twitter publicly available for all to see. The company is working with "Chilling ...... 28 Jan 2012
Public Knowledge requests DMCA exemption for format shifting DVD content
Public Knowledge requests DMCA exemption for format shifting DVD content
Every three years, when the US Copyright Office considers potential exemptions to the DMCA's anti-circumvention provision, the issue of DVD ...... 07 Dec 2011 - 3 comments
EFF: Why Jailbreaking should get DMCA exemption
EFF: Why Jailbreaking should get DMCA exemption
EFF wants Jailbreaking to be considered acceptable, encouraged practice in the U.S. Whether its smartphones, tablet PCs or video games consoles, ...... 06 Dec 2011 - 1 comment
Judge agrees with himself instead of EMI in MP3Tunes case
Judge agrees with himself instead of EMI in MP3Tunes case
EMI continues to lose their fight to prove MP3tunes is liable for copyright infringement. Responding to a filing from EMI lawyers in which ...... 04 Nov 2011 - 6 comments
New E-PARASITE Act would gut DMCA protections
New E-PARASITE Act would gut DMCA protections
A version of PROTECT IP, the bill designed to allow the government or copyright holders to effectively shut down websites accused of IP infringement ...... 27 Oct 2011 - 23 comments
RIAA targets label sanctioned downloads in DMCA takedowns
RIAA targets label sanctioned downloads in DMCA takedowns
If you want to know why so many people think the PROTECT IP censorship bill is so dangerous, you don't have to look any further than how the ...... 12 Sep 2011 - 4 comments
Pandora's losses highlight DMCA's effect on Internet radio
Pandora's losses highlight DMCA's effect on Internet radio
Pandora, the popular Internet radio service, continues to grow at an amazing pace, so why is it they can't seem to turn a profit? The answer ...... 26 Aug 2011 - 13 comments
DMCA safe harbors reaffirmed in MP3tunes ruling
DMCA safe harbors reaffirmed in MP3tunes ruling
Earlier this week a federal judge presiding over EMI's copyright infringement lawsuit against MP3tunes dismissed the label's claim that the ...... 25 Aug 2011 - 7 comments
Music publishers give up on YouTube infringement lawsuit
Music publishers give up on YouTube infringement lawsuit
The National Music Publisher's Association (NMPA) has decided to settle a copyright infringement lawsuit against YouTube. Neither the NMPA nor ...... 18 Aug 2011 - 3 comments
Hotfile begins suspending premium accounts
Hotfile begins suspending premium accounts
Hotfile has begun taking a harsh stance on copyright infringement, says TF, with the cyberlocker deleting premium accounts, along with all the files in them. ...... 22 Feb 2011 - 17 comments
     

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