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System Used By New Six Strikes CAS, Falsely Identifies Game Mods As NBC TV Shows

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Reader David Sutherland emailed us this week about a DMCA notice that he received via his MediaFire account. The notice, which we've included below (including all of the crappy formatting) claimed that he was using MediaFire to host "one of the following files: Downton Abbey, CONTRABAND (2012), GRIMM (2011), House...
System Used By New Six Strikes CAS, Falsely Identifies Game Mods As NBC TV Shows

HBO.com flagged as HBO copyright violator by MarkMonitor

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MarkMonitor, the company that has been named as the Center for Copyright Information (CCI) vanguard and copyright abuse sniffer flagged HBO.com as in violation of the DMCA for violations of its own content. The report sent to Google stated that HBO.com was using HBO's own cable content without permission. Additionally,...
HBO.com flagged as HBO copyright violator by MarkMonitor

Google grabs GooglePlay.com domain name following complaint

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Shortly after Google switched the name of its content distribution hub from the Android Market to Google Play, the company filed a complaint over the domain name GooglePlay.com. Today Fusible reports the Whois information for the domain now lists Google Inc. Despite a ruling not yet being published, part of...
Google grabs GooglePlay.com domain name following complaint

How Much Does HBO Pay MarkMonitor To Send DMCA Notices Removing Its Official Content From Google?

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We've seen plenty of ridiculous stories about bogus DMCA takedowns, but none get so ridiculous as the ones in which the content being demanded taken down is the officially released content. This often happens because of shoddy / clueless middlemen, as is the case with the latest example being passed...
How Much Does HBO Pay MarkMonitor To Send DMCA Notices Removing Its Official Content From Google?

Thomson Reuters snaps up online brand protection giant MarkMonitor

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Information giant Thomson Reuters has acquired online brand protection solutions company MarkMonitor for an undisclosed amount. MarkMonitor provides online protection for some of the largest global brands on the Internet. Go look up the WHOIS data for domain names like Apple.com, Facebook.com, Google.com, Microsoft.com or Zynga.com and you’ll find that...
Thomson Reuters snaps up online brand protection giant MarkMonitor

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

ISPs and Tracking Company Ready to Start Six-Strikes Anti-Piracy Scheme

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The MPAA and RIAA, helped by five major Internet providers in the United States, will start to warn and punish copyright infringers later this year. The parties launched the Center for Copyright Information (CCI) and agreed on a system through which copyright infringers are warned that their behavior is unacceptable....
ISPs and Tracking Company Ready to Start Six-Strikes Anti-Piracy Scheme

Icann admits gTLD software flaw may have revealed rival bid details

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The internet naming company Icann has admitted that rival bidders for highly valuable new internet domains could have seen each others' secret bids because of flaws in its registration software.The company took the system offline on Thursday afternoon, just hours before applications were due to close after being open for...
Icann admits gTLD software flaw may have revealed rival bid details

Project Glass Could Be Called Google Eye When It Lands On Your Face

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Project Glass sounds like a super-villain secret weapon, so Google may need to give its wearable augmented reality device a friendlier name. Luckily the search giant owns the domain GoogleEye.com, so the high-tech monocle may be called Google Eye when it eventually starts selling to the public. Google has the...
Project Glass Could Be Called Google Eye When It Lands On Your Face

"Six-Strikes" BitTorrent Crackdown May Target Private Trackers

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The MPAA and RIAA, helped by five major Internet providers in the United States, will start to warn and punish copyright infringers later this month. The parties launched the Center for Copyright Information (CCI) and agreed on a system through which copyright infringers are warned that their behavior is unacceptable....
"Six-Strikes" BitTorrent Crackdown May Target Private Trackers

As promised, Wikimedia Foundation starts to say goodbye to Go Daddy

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Less than two months ago, the Internet was embroiled in a heated battle to stop acts like SOPA and PIPA. At the time, the loyal users of Wikipedia urged the foundation behind the site to shut down for 24 hours in protest. As we all know, it did just that....
As promised, Wikimedia Foundation starts to say goodbye to Go Daddy

Google makes a Play for potentially Android tablet-related domain names

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Fusible, always on the lookout for new domain name registration from major tech companies, and always ready to jump to conclusions rather quickly, has noticed that Google appears to have registered a slew of interesting domain names this week. Let’s start with the list: appsonplay.com booksonplay.com gamesonplay.com googleplayapps.com googleplaybooks.com googleplaydownloads.com...
Google makes a Play for potentially Android tablet-related domain names

MPAA: BitTorrent is the Best Way to Pirate Movies and TV-Shows

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Nearly a month ago the six-strikes anti-piracy system was launched in the United States by the Center for Copyright Information (CCI), but aside from a traffic boost at VPN providers and proxies, we haven’t heard much about it since. Earlier this month several people connected to the CCI presented their...
MPAA: BitTorrent is the Best Way to Pirate Movies and TV-Shows
Microsoft buys up Smart Glass domain names after app rumors break

System Used By New Six Strikes CAS, Falsely Identifies Game Mods As NBC TV Shows

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Reader David Sutherland emailed us this week about a DMCA notice that he received via his MediaFire account. The notice, which we've included below (including all of the crappy formatting) claimed that he was using MediaFire to host "one of the following files: Downton Abbey, CONTRABAND (2012), GRIMM (2011), House...
System Used By New Six Strikes CAS, Falsely Identifies Game Mods As NBC TV Shows

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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I must admit I was a little worried that this week's top comments would be dominated by brutal rebukes of Teri Buhl which, though not necessarily undeserved, and admittedly often irresistible, don't serve any purpose at this point either. The internet (and that includes us here at Techdirt) still needs...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

Transfer of Wikipedia sites from GoDaddy complete

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After months of deliberation and a complicated transfer, the Wikimedia Foundation domain portfolio has been successfully transferred from GoDaddy to MarkMonitor. The portfolio transfer was formally completed on Friday, March 9th, 2012. The transfers were done seamlessly and our sites did not experience any interruption of service or other issues...
Transfer of Wikipedia sites from GoDaddy complete

Thomson Reuters Acquires Brand Protection Company MarkMonitor

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Thomson Reuters announced today that it has made a deal to acquire a brand protection company called MarkMonitor for an undisclosed sum. The MarkMonitor website says the company offers a suite of products and services that include brand protection (i.e., protecting trademarks and commerce), anti-piracy, anti-fraud, and domain management. The...
Thomson Reuters Acquires Brand Protection Company MarkMonitor

'Six Strikes' programs from ISPs & MPAA ignites in nine days: Here's what you need to know

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In nine days, five major ISPs — Comcast, AT&T, Time Warner, Verizon, and Cablevision — will activate the Copyright Alert System, colloquially known as the “six strikes” program. Implementation of the program has been delayed for nearly a year, while the various ISPs, studios, and publishers hammered out the details.The...
'Six Strikes' programs from ISPs & MPAA ignites in nine days: Here's what you need to know
284 Pakistani domain names reportedly hijacked, affecting Google, Apple, and Microsoft
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