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Emboldened by Megaupload shutdown, Hollywood targets Hotfile

arstechnica.com
Film studios are asking a US District Court for a summary judgment against Hotfile, saying the file sharing site's business model is identical to that of Megaupload, a site shut down by the US government in January due to repeated copyright infringement. "Hotfile's business model is indistinguishable from that...
Emboldened by Megaupload shutdown, Hollywood targets Hotfile

Canada remains on American "Priority Watch List" of IP miscreants

arstechnica.com
On Monday, the United States Trade Representative published its annual "Special 301 Report," detailing the state of intellectual property rights around the world with American trading partners. Not surprisingly, Russia and China (which got over seven pages!) sat atop the list, but Argentina, India, and Canada were also given...
Canada remains on American "Priority Watch List" of IP miscreants

Whatever Copyrights Righthaven Might Actually Have Owned Now Transferred To Receiver For Auction

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This could get interesting. The latest news in the ongoing Righthaven saga is that the judge in the Hoehn case -- who had ordered Righthaven to pay attorneys fees which it never paid -- has now ordered that all of Righthaven's "intellectual property," including the many copyrights in dispute, be...
Whatever Copyrights Righthaven Might Actually Have Owned Now Transferred To Receiver For Auction

MPAA / RIAA To Boost Cyberlocker and VPN Revenues

torrentfreak.com
Starting this summer copyright holders will systematically hunt down ‘pirates’ and ISPs will inform account holders that their connections are being abused. It sounds scary, but in reality it’s not much different from what copyright holders are already doing. The big change now is that there’s a formalized process under...
MPAA / RIAA To Boost Cyberlocker and VPN Revenues

Justice Department Wants $5 Million To Bolster Its Efforts As Hollywood's Private Police Force

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While the proposed Obama 2013 budget for the federal government is supposed to be about cutting extraneous expenditures, one area where it's seeking more money is to expand the Justice Department's copyright enforcement efforts. You see, this is what happens when you hand the Justice Department over to the RIAA...
Justice Department Wants $5 Million To Bolster Its Efforts As Hollywood's Private Police Force

Improving the Platform Experience and Policy Transparency

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As stewards of the rapidly growing Facebook Platform, we're committed to creating an ecosystem that developers find compelling and encourages them to build engaging applications. We believe a strong user experience — that's both appealing and trustworthy — is an integral part of a compelling platform. Trust keeps users...
Improving the Platform Experience and Policy Transparency

US Government Consults Public On Illegal File-Sharing

torrentfreak.com
The Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property (PRO-IP) Act was one of the last pieces of legislation passed by President Bush back in 2008. The purpose of the act is to toughen current anti-piracy measures. Among other things the act calls for harsher punishments, the creation of a dedicated...
US Government Consults Public On Illegal File-Sharing

Administration Asks For Public Input On Intellectual Property Enforcement

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As part of the mis-named ProIP act, the newly created IP Enforcement Coordinator (generally called the IP Czar) is supposed to help figure out what an effective "intellectual property enforcement strategy" would be. While we have questions about why this position or this plan is really needed in the first...
Administration Asks For Public Input On Intellectual Property Enforcement

Facebook May Be About To Jump Into The Virtual Currency Offers Game

techcrunch.com
We’re hearing that Facebook is going to start rolling out its own version of offers, which let users earn virtual currency credits in return for signing up for services like Netflix or filling out a survey. These deals have been made popular by companies like Offerpal, gWallet and Super Rewards,...
Facebook May Be About To Jump Into The Virtual Currency Offers Game

Whatever Copyrights Righthaven Might Actually Have Owned Now Transferred To Receiver For Auction

www.techdirt.com
This could get interesting. The latest news in the ongoing Righthaven saga is that the judge in the Hoehn case -- who had ordered Righthaven to pay attorneys fees which it never paid -- has now ordered that all of Righthaven's "intellectual property," including the many copyrights in dispute, be...
Whatever Copyrights Righthaven Might Actually Have Owned Now Transferred To Receiver For Auction
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