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White House: It's Time to Legalize Cell Phone Unlocking

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The White House on Monday came out in support of a consumer’s right to unlock their cell phone once they have fulfilled the terms of the contract. Responding to a petition on whitehouse.gov, the executive branch stated “The White House agrees with the 114,000+ of you who believe that consumers...
White House: It's Time to Legalize Cell Phone Unlocking
YouTube reinstates Romney campaign ad after reviewing copyright claims

Appeals court gives Viacom another shot in billion-dollar YouTube lawsuit

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The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has partially reversed a lower court ruling that YouTube is exempt from copyright liability under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act for the infringing activities of its users. "A reasonable jury could find that YouTube had actual knowledge or awareness of specific infringing activity...
Appeals court gives Viacom another shot in billion-dollar YouTube lawsuit

2007 raids on console mod-chippers result in indictments nearly 5 years later

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In a press release that went largely unnoticed last month (hat tip: GamePolitics), the Department of Justice announced indictments against ten individuals that were the subject of a nationwide raid targeting alleged video game console mod chip suppliers and sellers conducted nearly five years ago.  The ten individuals, who hail...
2007 raids on console mod-chippers result in indictments nearly 5 years later
Major label uses DMCA to take down Romney ad of Obama crooning
U.S. No.1 in demanding data on Twitter users

With the DMCA making unlocking phones illegal, a new White House petition emerges urging its repeal

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This Saturday, a new federal policy in the United States is set to take effect in which a certain group of mobile phones will not be able to be unlocked legally. Yes, that’s right, in two days, if you unlock a specific phone, you could be in violation of the...
With the DMCA making unlocking phones illegal, a new White House petition emerges urging its repeal

Viacom wins appeal against YouTube, gets another chance to prove copyright infringement

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It's been almost two years since YouTube's triumph in its copyright infringement case against Viacom. As is the way of things, Viacom appealed the decision, and now the Second Circuit Court of Appeals has decided to breathe new life into Viacom's case. Apparently, the appeals judge didn't see eye...
Viacom wins appeal against YouTube, gets another chance to prove copyright infringement
The head of the Copyright Office says the law is broken -- but can she fix it in time?

Dear Angry Person: People Who Criticize You Likely Aren't Defaming You Or Infringing On Your Copyright

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What is it about people who can't take criticism and suddenly think that anyone criticizing them either (a) defames them or (b) infringes on their copyright? We see it over and over again. It almost makes you wonder if we can't spread a basic message that screaming about those two...
Dear Angry Person: People Who Criticize You Likely Aren't Defaming You Or Infringing On Your Copyright
YouTube denies NASCAR takedown of horrific Daytona Speedway crash video

Turntable Gets Labels On Board, International Launches Coming Over Next Few Months

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One of Turntable.fm's earliest proponents was a music blog in Germany that helped send the music sharing game viral. However, the startup soon discovered that the licensing and rights rules abroad were more complicated than the rules at home, and had to pull the service down outside the U.S. The announcement...
Turntable Gets Labels On Board, International Launches Coming Over Next Few Months

How Pinterest Uses Your Content Without Violating Copyright Laws

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Pinterest, the increasingly popular pinboarding social network, is able to present a visually interface in large part by using copyrighted images pinned by users. "It's a huge concern for creative bloggers," said Amy Anderson, who blogs on the arts and crafts site Crafter Minds. "I don't think Pinterest does anything...
How Pinterest Uses Your Content Without Violating Copyright Laws
Twitter's 2012 transparency report reveals many DMCA takedown requests, few from government
Official Grooveshark app for Android returns to Play Store

Petition to make unlocking phones legal again passes 100,000 signatures; White House now required to respond

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A White House petition to make unlocking cell phones legal again has passed the 100,000 signature mark. Passing the milestone means the US government has to issue an official response. There were also at least two pushes that made this possible. On Tuesday, the most popular Anonymous account on Twitter,...
Petition to make unlocking phones legal again passes 100,000 signatures; White House now required to respond

Daily Wrap: Facebook Admits to Reading Your Texts and more

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Facebook admitted to reading the text messages of users who had downloaded their smartphone app. This and more in today's Daily Wrap. Sometimes it's difficult to catch everything that hits tech media in a day, so we wrap up some of the most talked about stories. We give you a...
Daily Wrap: Facebook Admits to Reading Your Texts and more

Despite Policy Changes, Pinterest Still Doesn't Comply With DMCA

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Despite changes over the weekend to is usage policies, Pinterest may still not be in compliance with the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, according to copyright attorney and blogger Connie Mableson. Pinterest said Amazon will be handling DMCA notices since Pinterest is hosted by the giant retailer. But Pinterest has still...
Despite Policy Changes, Pinterest Still Doesn't Comply With DMCA

GoPro Sends Reviewer A DMCA Takedown Notice, Internet Explodes - But Wait! It Was An "Unfortunate Miscommunication"

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Word travels fast on the Internet. Especially when you don’t want it to. Early this morning, DigitalRev (a hybrid blog/photography store/photo sharing social network) replaced a review of GoPro’s Hero 3 with the text of a DMCA takedown they’d received. “@GoPro is bullying us with DMCA. We’ll have to remove...
GoPro Sends Reviewer A DMCA Takedown Notice, Internet Explodes - But Wait! It Was An "Unfortunate Miscommunication"

Right to unlock smartphones finds support in Congress

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Advocates for both industry and consumers voiced their support for a bill that would restore the right to unlock cellphones in the U.S. at a hearing in front of a congressional subcommittee. A 2012 decision by the Librarian of Congress not to renew a long-standing exception to the Digital...
Right to unlock smartphones finds support in Congress

Attorney Says Pinterest Needs To Change It Digital Copyright Policy

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Questions continue to mount about Pinterest's uneasy relationship with copyright law, with one attorney (and avid Pinterest user) saying the company needs to upgrade its Digital Millenium Copyright Act policies or risk being shut down. Connie Mableson, an attorney in Phoenix, offers a point-by-point breakdown of where Pinterest's DMCA policy...
Attorney Says Pinterest Needs To Change It Digital Copyright Policy
Kim Dotcom picks Me.ga domain for his Megaupload sequel
White House voices support for cellphone unlocking petition in formal response

Less than 12k signatures needed before unlocking cell phone petition gets heard by the White House

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Supporters of legalizing unlocking cell phones are closer to getting their petition heard from the White House. With three days left, organizers need to gather just under 12,000 signatures in order to meet the 100,000 minimum as established by the Obama administration’s “We the People” system. The petition that supporters...
Less than 12k signatures needed before unlocking cell phone petition gets heard by the White House

Give Internet Radio A Fighting Chance

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I just called my senators. Over the weekend, Pandora founder Tim Westergren sent an urgent appeal to support the Internet Radio Fairness Act. With a push from Pandora's 150-plus million users, the new law could finally make Internet radio a viable business. As an Internet radio service, Pandora shells out...
Give Internet Radio A Fighting Chance

Homemade Hardcovers: Yet Again, Anti-Circumvention Interferes With Fair Use

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Font blogger Thomas Phinney writes in to tell us about his concerns with the DMCA anti-circumvention clause in relation to creating home-printed versions of digital books. Phinney prints, stitches and binds his own books at home, producing fancy hardcovers for purely personal use from legally-purchased PDF ebooks. This, alone, is...
Homemade Hardcovers: Yet Again, Anti-Circumvention Interferes With Fair Use

Megaupload kills “mega song” lawsuit to concentrate not being destroyed

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Recently defunct file hosting service Megaupload has decided not to pursue further legal action against Universal Music Group. UMG first accused the company’s “Mega Video” music video of copyright infringement back in January, sent out Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown notices to several sites, including YouTube, Vimeo, and...
Megaupload kills “mega song” lawsuit to concentrate not being destroyed

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
EMI Group forces file-sharing service MP3tunes into bankruptcy

Everything Pinterest and Tumblr Users Need To Know About Copyright Law

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It's hard to write a story or post about Pinterest and copyright law without at least one reader leaving a comment along the lines of "What about Tumblr?" Indeed, comparisons between the two sites are fairly obvious: while Tumblr is more of a blog platform and Pinterest is more of...
Everything Pinterest and Tumblr Users Need To Know About Copyright Law
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