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RapidShare: From “Notorious Market” To Proactive Piracy Eliminator

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In common with every file-sharing, video hosting or other digital storage facility on the web, RapidShare has been used by some of its members to host infringing material. Just like Google-owned YouTube, RapidShare has been sued for the actions of its users and just like the video giant, has prevailed...
RapidShare: From “Notorious Market” To Proactive Piracy Eliminator
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Yahoo’s Lead Designer ‘Admits the Company Needs to Change’

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A few weeks ago, we took note of Yahoo's failed attempt at unloading some major assets, namely a massive stake in Chinese internet monolith Alibaba, and Yahoo! Japan, both of which were weighing heavy on the company's books. The result of the failed deal? For one thing, we wondered if...
Yahoo’s Lead Designer ‘Admits the Company Needs to Change’
City Council Members Who Joined the Lawsuit Against E-Hailing Apps Received Donations from the Black Car Industry

Here's How Literary Agents Use Technology To Find The Next Great Authors

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Scott Hoffman is an agent at Folio Literary Management, representing some of the preeminent authors on bookstore shelves today. He comes from a varied background, having formerly run a lobbying firm in Washington, DC and transitioning out by getting an MBA in finance. He quickly realized it was a lifestyle...
Here's How Literary Agents Use Technology To Find The Next Great Authors

Six-Strikes "Independent Expert" Is RIAA's Former Lobbying Firm

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In an effort to curb online piracy, the MPAA and RIAA teamed up with five major Internet providers in the United States to launch the Center for Copyright Information (CCI). The parties agreed on a system through which subscribers are warned that their alleged copyright infringements are unacceptable. Starting next...
Six-Strikes "Independent Expert" Is RIAA's Former Lobbying Firm

Organization Overseeing Six Strikes Agreement Between Labels And ISPs Includes Advisory Board To Try To Keep Tech Folks Happy

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As we get closer to the RIAA/MPAA and the major ISPs rolling out their "voluntary" six strikes agreement, turning those ISPs into Hollywood's private police force, details are finally coming out about the Center for Copyright Information (CCI), the organization that the RIAA/MPAA were setting up to manage the six...
Organization Overseeing Six Strikes Agreement Between Labels And ISPs Includes Advisory Board To Try To Keep Tech Folks Happy

"Six strikes" group answers charges of IP industry bias with changes

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Responding to criticisms that the Center for Copyright Information erred in its selection of a digital forensics firm chosen to evaluate its anti-piracy setup, the group behind “six strikes” now says it will choose a second entity. Earlier this month, the CCI had chosen the company Stroz Friedberg to evaluate...
"Six strikes" group answers charges of IP industry bias with changes

RIAA Failed To Disclose Expert's Lobbying History to "Six-Strikes" Partners

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Starting next month the MPAA, RIAA and five major Internet providers in the United States will start punishing persistent BitTorrent pirates, The scheme is being coordinated by the Center for Copyright Information (CCI) who agreed to hire an impartial and independent expert to review the evidence that will be used...
RIAA Failed To Disclose Expert's Lobbying History to "Six-Strikes" Partners

How the Big Tech Companies Are Selling You Out

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In the months leading up to the passage of CISPA, Google, AT&T and dozens of other companies unleashed a small army of lobbyists on the White House, Congress and the Senate. The crusade was just a fraction of the $32 million that the tech industry - which is fast becoming...
How the Big Tech Companies Are Selling You Out

Time Warner Cable and Verizon plan to redirect, throttle internet users accused of piracy (video)

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We've been wondering what major American internet providers would do to thwart supposed pirates beyond nag them senseless; other than leaks surrounding AT&T's reeducation process, we've mostly been left in the dark. There's a better picture of the consequences now that Time Warner Cable and Verizon have unveiled their...
Time Warner Cable and Verizon plan to redirect, throttle internet users accused of piracy (video)

Yahoo’s Big Trouble in Big China: Report Says Asian Asset Unloading Talks Collapse

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Ousted Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz would be able to find the right word for today. Too bad she's not around to share it with them.Yahoo's problems just got worse. Just recently, they've had to can their CEO, their co-founder left, they shut down a chunk of an important original content...
Yahoo’s Big Trouble in Big China: Report Says Asian Asset Unloading Talks Collapse

Apple Pumping More Money Into Lobbying

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Apple has never had much of a profile inside the Beltway. It shuttered its big government affairs office in Washington, D.C., in the late ’90s and since that time hasn’t had much of a presence in the nation’s capital. But now, as it finds itself under increasing scrutiny for...
Apple Pumping More Money Into Lobbying

RapidShare under the microscope amid MegaUpload fallout

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With MegaUpload facing irretrievable data loss later this week and rival services locking down their file sharing options, attention has turned to well-used but clandestine rival RapidShare AG and whether it will occupy the cloud storage vacuum or be next in line for the FBI’s attentions. Worlds apart from the showy Kim Dotcom,...
RapidShare under the microscope amid MegaUpload fallout
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