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Parent Punishes Kid for Triggering a "Six Strikes" Piracy Alert

torrentfreak.com
After years of negotiating and planning the “six strikes” copyright alert system finally went live in February. Three months have passed since, and today the overseeing Center for Copyright Information has published a status update. The group explains that everything is going according to plan and highlights one particular case...
Parent Punishes Kid for Triggering a "Six Strikes" Piracy Alert

Dear Hollywood: Hire Better Shills

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The Wall Street Journal recently ran a puff piece showing just how much work it is for NBC Universal to keep fighting all those darn pirates. It's basically a propaganda piece starring Rick "Save the Corn Farmers!" Cotton, NBC's general counsel who fights piracy the way that Captain Ahab chases...
Dear Hollywood: Hire Better Shills

Megaupload Assisted FBI vs NinjaVideo, But Evidence Then Used Against Them

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The February 2012 “Superseding Indictment” document, which lays out the Grand Jury charges against Megaupload, runs to 90-pages long and contains dozens of allegations of illegal behavior against the operators of the now-shuttered file-hosting site. As outlined in our discussions this week, Dotcom says that some of the allegations are...
Megaupload Assisted FBI vs NinjaVideo, But Evidence Then Used Against Them
How Airtime plans to keep penises out of the picture

DoJ, SEC investigating Microsoft over bribery claims

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The US Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating Microsoft after a former company representative made allegations that the company paid kickbacks to government officials in China, Romania, and Italy in order to secure software contracts, the Wall Street Journal reports. Citing "people familiar with...
DoJ, SEC investigating Microsoft over bribery claims

ZTE on hack allegations: Ban every Chinese-made device for 100% security

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ZTE has hit back at a US report blackballing it as a supplier, arguing that if the House Intelligence Committee really believes Chinese hack threats are so significant, all Chinese-made hardware should be rejected. Describing itself as “China’s most transparent, independent, globally focused, publicly traded telecom company,” ZTE takes no...
ZTE on hack allegations: Ban every Chinese-made device for 100% security

Can You Trademark Your Pot?

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Kal Raustiala and Chris Sprigman, continuing their excellent blogging (soon to be in book form) about markets succeeding in absence of intellectual property, have taken a look at the question of whether or not different brands of marijuana can be covered by trademark. With the increasing legality of medical marijuana,...
Can You Trademark Your Pot?
Is Twitter a newspaper or is it the phone company?
Macmillan CEO: we've 'done no wrong,' DOJ may allow Amazon to 'recover the monopoly position'
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