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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. 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 traffic to those sites and services. 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 100 million URLs. 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
The U.S. Copyright Office has rejected requested exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to make DVD ripping and console modding legal. 26 Oct 2012 - 13 comments
U.S. Copyright Office mulling proposals to allow jailbreaking
U.S. Copyright Office mulling proposals to allow jailbreaking
The U.S. Copyright Office is considering allowing jailbreaking of devices such as mobile phones, game consoles, tablets and more. 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
Public Knowledge is requesting the Librarian of Congress exempt DVD ripping from the DMCA's anti-circumvention provision to legalize format shifting. 07 Dec 2011 - 3 comments
EFF: Why Jailbreaking should get DMCA exemption
EFF: Why Jailbreaking should get DMCA exemption
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has explained why it asked the U.S. Copyright Office to grant an exemption to the DMCA for Jailbreaking. 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
A judge rejected EMI's claims that MP3tunes doesn't qualify for DMCA safe harbor protection, agreeing with himself on the original ruling. 04 Nov 2011 - 6 comments
New E-PARASITE Act would gut DMCA protections
New E-PARASITE Act would gut DMCA protections
A new bill in the House of Representatives would gut the DMCA's safe harbor protections from service providers. 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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