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4 hrs ago | Techmeme

Google Asked to Remove 1 Million Pirate Links Per Day

Google Asked to Remove 1 Million Pirate Links Per Day - In the hope of steering prospective customers away from pirate sites, copyright holders are overloading Google with DMCA takedown notices.


11 hrs ago |

U.N. Free Expression Champion, Congressional Internet Defender, and...

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is pleased to announce the distinguished winners of the 2014 Pioneer Awards: United Nations Special Rapporteur Frank La Rue, U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren, and groundbreaking counter-surveillance artist Trevor Paglen.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Zoe Lofgren, Democrat

15 hrs ago | Slashdot

Google Receives Takedown Request Every 8 Milliseconds

Via TorrentFreak comes news that Google is now being asked to remove one million links per day .


Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Science / Technology, Internet

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Richard Jones' Stuff

iblocklist2ipset added to PyPI

All it does, it converts lists from P2P format to the format compatible with ``ipset restore``.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, P2P, Piracy News

Fri Aug 15, 2014

The White House

Here's How Cell Phone Unlocking Became Legal

On Friday, August 1, President Obama signed a bill into law that again made it legal for consumers to unlock their cell phones in order to take them to a carrier that best suits their needs.


Thu Aug 14, 2014

Digital Game Developer

Rightscorp Signs Agreement With The Bicycle Music Company

The copyrights received from The Bicycle Music Company add to Rightscorp's catalogue of over 1.5 million copyrights.


Related Topix: P2P, Science / Technology

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Willkie Preserves Copyright Win for Haitian Photographer

A judge refused Wednesday to set aside a jury's verdict that Agence France-Presse and Getty Images Inc. must pay $1.22 million for willfully infringing photojournalist Daniel Morel's award-winning images of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.


Sun Aug 10, 2014

Paris Parfait

A lull in the storm...

All text and photos © Tara Bradford. All rights reserved. Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and international copyright law, usage of photographs or text - without my permission - is strictly prohibited.


Fri Aug 08, 2014


Black Hat legal panel bemoans vagueness of cybercrime laws

A Black Hat 2014 panel featuring computer crime legal specialists Marcia Hofmann and Kevin Bankston found much for researchers to fear regarding cybercrime laws.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Computer Security, Science / Technology

Thu Aug 07, 2014

TG Daily

Wiki publishes Transparency Report

It's not surprising that the Wiki world gets a fair number of takedown requests - some of them legitimate and some of them not, and their first ever Transparency Report outlines exactly how many requests they have received in the past two years, where the requests originated from and how many of the requests were honored.


Wed Aug 06, 2014

I4U Future Technology News

Escher Girls: Randy Queen Apologizes But Still Hasn't Pulled DMCAs

Hey everyone, Just wanted to clear up a few things that happened this past week.


Related Topix: Blog News


Twitch implements YouTube-like system for blocking copyrighted audio

Twitch users now need to be more vigilant about the music they play while making gameplay videos.


Related Topix: Startups, Audible Magic


Wikimedia transparency report reveals hundreds of takedown requests, 57 links removed by Google

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Hack an Oscilloscope, Get a DMCA Take-Down Notice From Tektronix

An anonymous reader writes with the news that Hackaday published an article on the poor security of the add-on modules that Tektronix sells as expensive add-ons to unlock features in certain of its oscilloscopes.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Digital Rights Management

Sys-Con Media

Rightscorp Announces Revenue Increase of 377% in Second Quarter 2014 Over Same Period in 2013

"We increased our participating ISPs by 100% from 70 to over 140, we continued to grow the copyrights in our system, and increased closed settlements to over 75,000.


Related Topix: Internet Service Providers

Tue Aug 05, 2014

Ars Technica

Artist uses DMCA to remove criticism of his impossibly-shaped female characters

Comic book artist Randy Queen has reportedly sent Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown requests to Tumblr asking that posts that reproduce his illustrations and comment on them in a negative light be taken down.


Related Topix: Blog News, Twitter


The Streisand Effect

So normally I don't expect to first find [web]comics news from my habit of following the Popehat twitterfeed .



Comic Artist Allegedly Uses DMCA Takedowns, Threats of Lawsuits to Stifle Criticism

Randy Queen is the artist of Darkchylde, a 1990s Image comic known for all the things 1990s Image comics have been known to do.



Unlocking Petition Makes Legislative History

Editor's note: Derek Khanna is a technology policy consultant and columnist. He previously worked for the House Republican Study Committee where he authored their report on copyright reform.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Jason Chaffetz, Prison

Mon Aug 04, 2014

I4U Future Technology News

Randy Queen Bullies Feminist Comic Blog Escher Girls Through Endless DMCAs

In other words, Escher 's used to point out the misogyny and sexism in an industry constantly under the microscope for said behavior.


Related Topix: Blog News