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Android App Websites Seized in the U.S. for Alleged Copyright Violations

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U.S. law enforcement officials said on Tuesday that three websites that were allegedly distributing illegal copies of copyrighted Android cell phone apps had......
Android App Websites Seized in the U.S. for Alleged Copyright Violations
Google voluntarily plays copyright cop, punishes violators in search results

Court Orders ISP To Block Grooveshark

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Last year, a group of entertainment companies known collectively as RettighedsAlliancen sent a demand to the Danish Bailiff Court (known locally as Fogedretten) to have the country’s Internet service providers block US-based streaming music service Grooveshark. RettighedsAlliancen chief Maria Fredenslund said that Grooveshark had no content agreements or licenses with...
Court Orders ISP To Block Grooveshark

Pinterest Will Let Web Publishers Opt Out With Code

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Pinterest is offering code that will let publishers opt out of having their site content shared on the increasingly popular social network. In an interview with LLSocial.com, Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann said users who try to pin from sites using the code will see a message telling them "This site...
Pinterest Will Let Web Publishers Opt Out With Code
Google reaches “ground-breaking” deals with French publishers for out-of-print books

A Lawyer Who Is Also A Photographer Just Deleted All Her Pinterest Boards Out Of Fear

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A woman named Kristen decided to look into the legality of Pinterest.  After all, she's a lawyer with a passion for photography. What she found scared her so much, she shut down her Pinterest boards entirely. Kristen's investigation began after she saw photographers complaining about copyright violations on Facebook. ...
A Lawyer Who Is Also A Photographer Just Deleted All Her Pinterest Boards Out Of Fear

The Pirate Bay copyright crackdown is unsustainable | James Ball

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To block even one high-profile filesharing website would quickly require apparatus as sophisticated as the great firewall of ChinaThe battle against those who violate copyright is escalating: a UK court has ordered the country's internet service providers (ISPs) to block the Pirate Bay website for copyright violations, using technology originally...
The Pirate Bay copyright crackdown is unsustainable | James Ball
Japanese authorities arrest 27 in nationwide file-sharing crackdown

New Deals With Publishers Will Allow YouTube To Monetize Nearly All UGC With Copyright Music

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If you share a lot of videos on YouTube then odds are you’ve had your fair share of accidental copyright violations—you upload a video with a song you love in the background only to get a notification that the audio has been removed.  Today YouTube has announced a whole slew...
New Deals With Publishers Will Allow YouTube To Monetize Nearly All UGC With Copyright Music

YouTube upgrades Content ID, expands appeals process

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The Google unit's system for policing copyright violations will get smarter, thanks to a better appeals process and updated algorithms designed to identify unintentional claims before they do damage. [Read more]...
YouTube upgrades Content ID, expands appeals process
Megaupload takedown a "death sentence without trial," says Kim Dotcom

Pirate Bay cofounder in police custody after deportation to Sweden

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Gottfrid Svartholm Warg (center), along with Peter Sunde (left) and Fredrik Neij (second from the right), were convicted of copyright violations in 2009. Oscar Swartz Swedish authorities confirmed that Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, cofounder of The Pirate Bay, had arrived in Sweden on Tuesday morning, where he was promptly arrested...
Pirate Bay cofounder in police custody after deportation to Sweden

Ukraine shuts down file sharing site over copyright concerns

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Ukrainian authorities have reportedly shut down file sharing site Ex.ua over alleged copyright violations, just weeks after US authorities pushed to shutter Megaupload. A spokesman with the Interior Ministry, Volodymyr Polishchuk, suggests the site was closed following complaints from a variety of companies, including Microsoft and Adobe.......
Ukraine shuts down file sharing site over copyright concerns

The Easiest Way To Avoid Any Copyright Problems On Pinterest Or Tumblr

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Last week, a lawyer got everyone worried about Pinterest after she decided to delete all of her boards on Pinterest out of fear that she could be sued for copyright violations. So how can you be sure that you won't get sued? That's easy, post your own, original content....
The Easiest Way To Avoid Any Copyright Problems On Pinterest Or Tumblr
Pirate Bay co-founder charged by Swedish authorities

Software pirate pleads guilty to theft of $100 million in goods

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A Chinese man accused of cracking and selling software stolen from Microsoft, Oracle, and Agilent Technologies pleads to guilty copyright violations and wire fraud in U.S. federal court. [Read more]...
Software pirate pleads guilty to theft of $100 million in goods

As 'six strikes' commences, AT&T promises to not slow customer connections over copyright violations

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Yesterday TNW reported on the start of the ‘six strikes’ Copyright Alert System (CAS), by which ISPs will ferry copyright complaints from content owners to their customers, playing a middle role of both currier, and applicator of the stick. As part of our coverage, we noted that at least Verizon...
As 'six strikes' commences, AT&T promises to not slow customer connections over copyright violations

Anybeat Founder Dmitry Shapiro Officially Moves to Google

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Anybeat CEO Dmitry Shapiro has started at Google, the company told AllThingsD. Shapiro is now a officially group product manager on the Google+ team, confirming recent speculation. As for the alternative social network Shapiro founded, it’s now completely shut down and redirects to a splash page for a yet-to-launch start-up...
Anybeat Founder Dmitry Shapiro Officially Moves to Google

Pinterest Takes A Small Step Toward Fighting Copyright With Opt-Out Meta Tag

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As the noise continues to grow surrounding Pinterest and its potential legal headaches, the image-based social network has taken a small step toward placating website owners concerned with potential copyright violations. As LL Social pointed out yesterday, Pinterest is supporting a... Please visit Marketing Land for the full article....
Pinterest Takes A Small Step Toward Fighting Copyright With Opt-Out Meta Tag
Google officially removes 'The Pirate Bay' from autocomplete search suggestions
Instagram Tells Madonna To Stop Breaking The Rules (FB)

Mega explains removal of public files after blocking a third-party search engine that indexed user uploads

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Mega, the newly launched file storage service, has explained why it decided to block a third-party search engine from accessing publicly available files shared by its users. Writing on its blog, the company explained that the website was revoked access to Mega not only because it had used its branding...
Mega explains removal of public files after blocking a third-party search engine that indexed user uploads

Java creator: Fears over consequences of possible Oracle trial win may be overblown

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Should Oracle prevail in its intellectual-property lawsuit against Google over alleged Java patent and copyright violations in the Android mobile OS, it shouldn't result in the "industrial meltdown" some observers fear, Java creator James Gosling said in a blog post late Tuesday....
Java creator: Fears over consequences of possible Oracle trial win may be overblown

Craigslist wins early legal victory against PadMapper, 3Taps

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Nearly all of Craigslist's allegations of unlawful activities, including trespass and copyright violations, survive a motion to dismiss before a federal judge in San Francisco. [Read more]...
Craigslist wins early legal victory against PadMapper, 3Taps

Reddit rising: U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren intends to tap the social site for legislative ideas

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Reddit has become a political hub of sorts, sporting a stream of politicians who come to the site to answer questions, and promote their agenda. This trend came to a head when Barack Obama, the President of the United States spent time on Reddit answering user questions. Traffic to that...
Reddit rising: U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren intends to tap the social site for legislative ideas
Twitter's video-sharing Vine exploded 200% last month
Twitter now replacing tweets reported for copyright violations with takedown notice
TVShack creator being extradited to the U.S. on copyright violation charges

Dotcom's Mega Removes Legal Files Citing Bogus DMCA Requests

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With the newly launched Mega, Kim Dotcom and his associates are doing all they can to be “good corporate citizens.” However, there are signs that under the current setup users rights are being trumped to accommodate copyright holders. TorrentFreak has received reports from people whose perfectly legal files were locked...
Dotcom's Mega Removes Legal Files Citing Bogus DMCA Requests
'Six strikes' ISP policy could be a disaster in the making
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