Friday May 17
Judge Blocks YouTube Copyright Class Action
Copyright owners from around the world, including American music publishers and a U.K. soccer league, banded together with much fanfare in 2007 to bring a class action lawsuit against YouTube LLC and its parent Google Inc.
Friday May 17
Right Now: Indie Windowing, isoHunt, Breaking the DMCA, Murders & Acquisitions...
So, where do indies really stand on streaming services? Whisper calculations show that indies typically get paid less than their major label counterparts per song played, and that doesn't even include monstrous upfront advances and ownershiup shares raked by the Big Three.
Thu May 16, 2013
The last time Congress tried to pass major copyright reforms, 2011's Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act , it pissed off just about every corner of the Internet, from Google to Wikipedia to the Teen Witch Fan Club .
Wed May 15, 2013
Are The Legal Rules For User Generated Content Becoming More Nuanced?
The general legal advice to website operators who allowed User Generated Content in the form of comments, videos or pictures used to be relatively easy.
U.S. Porn Maker Goes After Hong Kong 'Cloud' Storage Outfit
Hong Kong-based Oron.com says it's just an ordinary cloud storage company, like Dropbox or Apple's iCloud.
Mon May 13, 2013
The Curious Capitalist
The Real Reason We Should Cheer the Cellphone "Unlocking" Law
On its face, a bipartisan bill introduced in the House of Representatives last Thursday to permanently legalize cellphone "unlocking" isn't particularly groundbreaking.
Sun May 12, 2013
New Bill Legalizes Cell Phone Unlocking
A bipartisan bill allowing for the unlocking of devices without service provider permission has been introduced in the House of Representatives.
Sat May 11, 2013
WFMU's Beware of the Blog
'Harmony of Horror'
If you are a copyright owner and believe that your copyrighted works have been used in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, here is our DMCA Notice .
Judge Tosses DMCA Defenses, Creating Unexpected Copyright Liability for Web Services In New York
Editor's note: Sid Venkatesan is an IP partner specializing in high stakes IP disputes and IP counseling for technology companies in the Silicon Valley office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.
How Defense Distributed Already Upended the World
Defense Distributed's goal is to evaporate the container described by the Second Amendment, making obtaining a firearm trivial enough that even trying to place restrictions on gun manufacturing becomes useless.
Fri May 10, 2013
Peruvians To President: Our Digital Rights Are Non-Negotiable
For years the content copyright industries have been lobbying, in national law or within trade agreements, for overreaching rules that would break the Internet in the name of copyright enforcement.
Beyond Cellphone Unlocking: Don't Kill the First Reasonable DCMA Reform Bill
A funny thing happened on the way to Congress yesterday. For once, lawmakers introduced a common-sense bill: the Unlocking Technology Act of 2013 .
DRM in HTML5 is a victory for the open Web, not a defeat
The World Wide Web Consortium , the group that orchestrates the development of Web standards, has today published a Working Draft for Encrypted Media Extensions , a framework that will allow the delivery of DRM-protected media through the browser without the use of plugins such as Flash or Silverlight.
DRM sinks its fangs into HTML5, with help from Netflix, Google, and Microsoft
Learn about use of cutting-edge applications, ranging from location-based services and mobile payments to machine-to-machine communications and augmented reality.
Thu May 09, 2013
Congress to Consider DMCA Anti-Circumvention ReformBut Probably Not Very Hard
Well, it's that time of decade again. Someone in Congress has finally-or, rather, once again- taken note of how the DMCA's anti-circumvention provisions step all over consumer rights and introduced legislation to try to balance the scales.
Awesome new bill legalizes cell phone unlocking, 'fixes' the DMCA
Cell phone unlockers, rejoice! A new bill introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday would completely legalize cell phone unlocking by amending one of the most controversial sections of U.S. copyright law.
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