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Piracy, Google and Facebook Crowdfunding: Ari Emanuel Lets Loose At D10 (Video)

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Separated by only hundreds of miles, Northern and Southern California still remain worlds apart. Viewers want a la carte content, and Silicon Valley has created easier ways to give it to them. But Hollywood still wants its money. Enter Ari Emanuel, one of the biggest names in the entertainment industry...
Piracy, Google and Facebook Crowdfunding: Ari Emanuel Lets Loose At D10 (Video)

Norwegian Parliament Approves Extreme Version Of SOPA; Ignores All Sorts Of Rights If Someone Yells Copyright

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A few years ago, I was in Norway for Nordic Music Week and got to meet with a number of people from all sides of the music industry there. It was very interesting to see how many of them were adapting to the changing environment. It was quite encouraging to...
Norwegian Parliament Approves Extreme Version Of SOPA; Ignores All Sorts Of Rights If Someone Yells Copyright

Disney's Bob Iger Reminisces About Deal-Making With Steve Jobs

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When two entertainment industry giants sat down on the same stage Wednesday, one of the first subjects they talked about was a third: Producer Brian Grazer's opening question for Disney CEO Bob Iger led almost immediately to Iger's memories of Steve Jobs. Iger talked about his experiences with the Apple...
Disney's Bob Iger Reminisces About Deal-Making With Steve Jobs

Facing legal threats in Sweden, The Pirate Bay divides and multiplies

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With Anti-piracy groups closing in on The Pirate Bay's Swedish haven, the world's most infamous file sharing site did what any good pirate would do: Cut and run for more welcoming shores. As of Tuesday, The Pirate Bay no longer relies on the Swedish Pirate Party for its Web...
Facing legal threats in Sweden, The Pirate Bay divides and multiplies

Obsessed With Google, Copyright Holders Ignore The Actual Pirated Content

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Entertainment industry groups, such as the RIAA, BPI, IFPI and MPAA, view BitTorrent sites as a major threat. Owners of BitTorrent sites, on the other hand, believe they do nothing wrong. All of the major torrent sites, The Pirate Bay excluded, have a takedown policy and remove links to infringing...
Obsessed With Google, Copyright Holders Ignore The Actual Pirated Content

RIAA Knows (But Tried To Hide) That Most 'Unpaid' Music Acquisition Comes From Offline Swapping

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Lots of people have discussed this in the past, but the RIAA's focus on going after file sharing sites and online cyber lockers seemed to ignore the fact that so much music is actually shared on a person to person basis -- rather than online. But, there weren't any public...
RIAA Knows (But Tried To Hide) That Most 'Unpaid' Music Acquisition Comes From Offline Swapping

Let Congress Know That Now Is The Time To Fix Copyright, Not To Put Their Head In The Sand

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Perhaps the most amazing thing about the Republican Study Committee report on copyright reform by Derek Khanna isn't so much that it was one of the sanest pieces about copyright written from within a government, or that it was withdrawn so quickly after being published, but that Congress' response to...
Let Congress Know That Now Is The Time To Fix Copyright, Not To Put Their Head In The Sand

File Sharing Moves En Masse To The Darknet; Good Luck Shutting That Down

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It's not like this wasn't easily predictable, but as the entertainment industry has "succeeded" in taking down Megaupload and continues to move against The Pirate Bay and others, anyone who's followed this space had to have known that file sharing would just move one step further underground. We've seen the...
File Sharing Moves En Masse To The Darknet; Good Luck Shutting That Down

Why Los Angeles could become the next technology epicenter

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Los Angeles is one of the world’s largest and most glamorous cities — it dominates the entertainment industry, produces tremendous wealth and stands as symbol of American promise and success. That’s what made the city’s longtime status as a second or third tier technology hub perplexing. The emerging tech scene...
Why Los Angeles could become the next technology epicenter

Megaupload lawyer: User data is safe for “at least two weeks”

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Reports that the FBI would move in to seize the entire collection of Megaupload user data by Thursday have been nullified after the file-sharing site’s third party hosts, Carpathia Hosting and Cogent Communications, agreed a deal that will see the files saved for at least two weeks. Megaupload lawyer Ira Rothken...
Megaupload lawyer: User data is safe for “at least two weeks”

ISPs plan to hijack browsers and limit Internet access to combat copyright piracy

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Comcast has confirmed that it will prevent repeat file sharers from browsing the Web until they call the company to resolve the matter. The move is part of a Copyright Alert System that was recently rolled out by several major Internet service providers. The system has earned the nickname...
ISPs plan to hijack browsers and limit Internet access to combat copyright piracy
Q&A: Hulu CTO Richard Tom on the future of television

Swedish Piracy Crackdown: #2 Torrent Site Calls It Quits

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On February 1st, Sweden’s Supreme Court announced that it would not be granting leave to appeal in the long-running Pirate Bay case. This means that the prison sentences and millions of dollars in fines previously handed out to the four defendants will stand. Quickly, prominent copyright enforcers for the entertainment...
Swedish Piracy Crackdown: #2 Torrent Site Calls It Quits

Spanish Government Bows Down To US Pressures Again, Pushes SOPA-Like Law To Appease Hollywood

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While Spain actually has a fairly vibrant culture and entertainment industry, Hollywood has really had it in for the country for some time, in part because Spanish courts had a more evolved recognition of secondary liability protections, such that they ruled that linking is not infringement, and that neither was...
Spanish Government Bows Down To US Pressures Again, Pushes SOPA-Like Law To Appease Hollywood

Hollywood Bending Over Backwards To Appease China

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For decades, we've been hearing complaints from the entertainment industry about just how evil China was, and how rampant "piracy" was in China and how the country needed to crack down... blah, blah, blah. But a funny thing happened on the way to the Great Wall, it seems that Hollywood...
Hollywood Bending Over Backwards To Appease China

US entertainment industry group wants to unleash malware on file sharers

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The US entertainment industry is pushing to introduce regulations that would allow content owners to legally send out malware to individuals that are believed to involved with copying digital content. That’s according to the the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property which presented a new 84-page report – spotted by Boing Boing –...
US entertainment industry group wants to unleash malware on file sharers

Under Copyright Pressure, Google to Alter Search Results

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The entertainment industry, which has for years pressured Google to act against online piracy, applauded the change to the search engine's algorithm. Read more »...
Under Copyright Pressure, Google to Alter Search Results

Stardock CEO Wants To Maximize Sales, Not Stop Piracy

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We have often questioned the intentions of those who try to fight and stop piracy at all costs. We have even raised the question in the past, "Which is more important, stopping piracy or increasing sales?" We are not alone in asking this question either. Some within the entertainment industry...
Stardock CEO Wants To Maximize Sales, Not Stop Piracy

Aussie ISP: We Won't Be Hollywood's Copyright Cops If Hollywood Won't Fix Its Own Business Model

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You may remember iiNet, the Australian ISP that Hollywood attacked (with support of US State Department officials) after they decided that it was too small to fight back, but big enough that people would notice. They guessed incorrectly, and iiNet not only fought back by taking a strong pro-consumer view,...
Aussie ISP: We Won't Be Hollywood's Copyright Cops If Hollywood Won't Fix Its Own Business Model

UK Pirate Party Pressured Into Taking Down Proxy... Leading To Other Proxies Opening Up

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It's really quite ridiculous how much time, money and effort the various arms of the entertainment industry have spent trying to get certain countries to "block" The Pirate Bay. Every single time it happens, it seems to drive up traffic to the site. Those who want to use it don't...
UK Pirate Party Pressured Into Taking Down Proxy... Leading To Other Proxies Opening Up

Time To Start Again On 'Six Strikes' And Let Internet Users Have A Seat At The Table

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One of our key concerns with the so-called "voluntary" six strikes agreement set up between the ISPs and the content companies (with a major shove from the White House) was the fact that there was no one representing the users at the table. As much as the White House has...
Time To Start Again On 'Six Strikes' And Let Internet Users Have A Seat At The Table

STOP COMPLAINING! Study Shows New Era Of Abundance In Music, Entertainment [INFOGRAPHIC]

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A new white paper presented today a Midem, Techdirt founder Mike Masnick heralds a very different present and future for the music and entrainment industries than the doom and gloom often presented in the mainstream media. Combining statistics from a  number of sources, "The Sky Is Rising" shows that:...
STOP COMPLAINING! Study Shows New Era Of Abundance In Music, Entertainment [INFOGRAPHIC]

Italian Court Overturns Seizure Of Cyberlocker Rapidgator

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In April we wrote about how Italian law enforcement had blocked over two dozen websites after the industry claimed they were responsible for copyright infringement. There was no trial, no adversarial hearing where the sites were able to defend themselves. Just: entertainment industry complains, law enforcement buys the complaints, tells...
Italian Court Overturns Seizure Of Cyberlocker Rapidgator
Case Study: Band Embraces Grooveshark And Catapults Its Career

Copyright Is Becoming Guilt By Accusation

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TorrentFreak has a good post about how copyright holders have been effective in moving copyright into a modern form of "witch trials" in which you are guilty based on accusations, and then have to go through a long, arduous and often biased-against-you process of proving your innocence. The article points...
Copyright Is Becoming Guilt By Accusation

How YouTube could make streaming music a hit

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The service the entertainment industry has loved to hate (but still use for promotional purposes) is in talks to take streamed music to its hundreds of millions of customers. It's all about mobile. [Read more]...
How YouTube could make streaming music a hit

Channeling That Anti-SOPA Energy Into Getting Important DMCA Exemptions

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We've talked a bunch of times about the (somewhat ridiculous) process by which the public gets a shot, once every three years, to beg the US Copyright Office to throw the public a bone and grant "exemptions" to the ridiculous DMCA anti-circumvention clause. This process is completely backwards. The anti-circumvention...
Channeling That Anti-SOPA Energy Into Getting Important DMCA Exemptions

Anti-Piracy Group Demands Blocks of KickAss, isoHunt, 1337x and H33T

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Site blocking actions have been slowly creeping into acceptability around Europe over the past couple of years, at least with anti-piracy outfits and courts. More recent and notable successes for the entertainment industries include the blocks against major torrent sites in the UK, and in Italy where a total of...
Anti-Piracy Group Demands Blocks of KickAss, isoHunt, 1337x and H33T

Anti-Piracy Group Shuts Down Pirated Pirate Bay

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Last month, Finnish anti-piracy group CIAPC, known internationally for tracking down a 9 year-old girl and having her Winnie The Pooh laptop confiscated, launched a new publicity campaign. Their efforts caused immediate controversy when it was discovered that the campaign site, which depicted a Pirate Bay-style ship sinking into the...
Anti-Piracy Group Shuts Down Pirated Pirate Bay

Viddy, a Video-Sharing App, Attracts Biz Stone and Shakira as Backers

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After photo-sharing, is video-sharing the next hot app category? One start-up is hoping that becoming partners with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry will secure its spot as the next big thing in social media....
Viddy, a Video-Sharing App, Attracts Biz Stone and Shakira as Backers
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