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Yesterday | Slashdot

"Internet's Own Boy" Briefly Knocked Off YouTube With Bogus DMCA Claim

An anonymous reader writes "In a bitter irony, a documentary celebrating Aaron Swartz, the late Internet activist who helped create the Creative Commons, has been taken down from YouTube by a misguided copyright claim ."

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Friday | Wireless Week

Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Unlocking Bill

The U.S. Senate Judiciary committee on Thursday unanimously approved revised bipartisan legislation geared toward making it easier for consumers to unlock their cell phones and take them with to a new carrier.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Chuck Grassley

Thu Jul 10, 2014

ComputerWorld

Senate committee approves mobile phone unlocking bill

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to approve legislation that would allow mobile phone owners to unlock their devices for the purposes of switching carriers.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Patrick Leahy

Digital Game Developer

Rightscorp Secures Representation Agreement with The Royalty Network...

The Royalty Network, currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, is recognized as one of the music industry's most powerful music publishing firms.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

OregonLive.com

Takeaways from Cory Doctorow's Beaverton visit: RATters could be spying on you; the problem with digital locks

JULY 8, 2014 - Author and digital activist Cory Doctorow talks digital locks, Heartbleed and copyright law at the Beaverton City Library.

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Related Topix: Beaverton, OR, Tigard, OR

Tue Jul 08, 2014

American Library Association

Rebecca P. Butler's guidebook to copyright for academic librarians and professionals

In " Copyright for Academic Librarians and Professionals ," published by ALA Editions , seasoned copyright expert Rebecca P. Butler turns her attention to the unique and complex environment of higher education.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

Digital Game Developer

Rightscorp Increases Number of Participating Internet Service Providers by Over 100%

The increase in settlement payments received from ISP subscribers directly impacts the Company's top line growth potential and represents a larger number of copyright infringers receiving notices, enabling a greater return for Rightscorp and its clients, the copyright owners.

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Related Topix: Internet Service Providers, Science / Technology, P2P

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Ubergizmo

Popcorn Time Chromecast Support Inbound

Despite efforts from content owners that spare no expense to stop piracy on the internet the fact remains that it is almost impossible to stop the flow of pirated content online.

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Related Topix: Gadgets

Sun Jul 06, 2014

WFMU's Beware of the Blog

'Tee & Vee Crosley in Television-Land Comics'

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 .

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

WFMU's Beware of the Blog

Dow Brewery, Brewers of Dow Ale: Bob Hahn Radio Commercial...

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 .

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Engadget

Qualcomm briefly takes down Android code for CyanogenMod, Sony and itself

The Android community just got a big scare. In the space of a few days, Qualcomm has both made and retracted a Digital Millennium Copyright Act request that took down 116 code repositories that were allegedly using the chip maker's confidential technology.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, CPU, Gadgets

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Slashdot

Rightscorp Pushing ISPs To Disconnect Repeat Infringers

Torrentfreak acquired slides from the Anti-Piracy and Content Protection Summit indicating that Rightscorp wants ISPs to disconnect repeat copyright infringers, and that 140 small ISPs are already doing so.

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Related Topix: Internet Service Providers

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Examiner.com

How much can the damages be for copyright infringement

Millions of dollars or nothing seems to be the range. It is a very common question on sites and the magazine site also.

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Slashdot

Qualcomm Takes Down 100+ GitHub Repositories With DMCA Notice

An anonymous reader writes Qualcomm has forced GitHub to remove over 100 repositories due to "unauthorized publication, disclosure, and copying of highly sensitive, confidential, trade secret, and copyright-protected documents."

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Slashdot

Qualcomm Takes Down 100+ GitHub Repositories With DMCA Notice

An anonymous reader writes Qualcomm has forced GitHub to remove over 100 repositories due to "unauthorized publication, disclosure, and copying of highly sensitive, confidential, trade secret, and copyright-protected documents."

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

Slashdot

Ask Slashdot: Hosting Services That Don't Overreact To DMCA Requests?

Even a cursory look at these requests would reveal that the content these requests try to have removed are not even eligible for copyright I'm guessing most webmasters of sites with significant traffic face this problem, but I'm having difficulty finding information on domain registrars' and hosting providers' DMCA response policies.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

JD Supra

"Oh right. . . THAT thing!" Designated Agent Required...

The recent case of Oppenheimer v. Allvoices is, if nothing else, a cautionary tale for everyone who wants to start the next big social networking site or provide any internet service with user-generated content.

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Related Topix: Allvoices, Social Software

Sun Jun 29, 2014

Wall St. Cheat Sheet

MPAA Fought the Pirates, and the Pirates Won

The Motion Picture Association of America tried to get a section removed on Reddit, only to unintentionally boost its popularity online.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Thu Jun 26, 2014

GigaOM

After Aereo: Why Dropbox is safe (but your DVR might not be) and...

The Aereo holding itself was questionable, but the broader opinion opened the door to some even bigger questions about the legality of DVRs.

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Related Topix: Digital Video Recorders, Electronics, US News, TV

Wed Jun 25, 2014

JD Supra

Court Holds That DMCA Safe Harbors Do Not Extend to Infringement Prior to Designation of Agent

The safe harbor provisions in A 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act provide a mechanism that insulates online service providers from monetary damages for infringing materials posted or stored by their users.

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Related Topix: Allvoices

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