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Google's Fiber Makes MPAA Skittish. Why Does Hollywood See All Technology In Terms Of Piracy?

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One of the points we're always trying to make about piracy is that it has less to do with people just wanting everything for free and more to do with people rushing to embrace the possibilities of new technology. The industry has been slow to offer products that take advantage...
Google's Fiber Makes MPAA Skittish. Why Does Hollywood See All Technology In Terms Of Piracy?

MPAA Exec: Only We Can Make Content That People Want

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Sometimes I wonder if the execs who run the major copyright-related trade groups ever talk to actual people outside of their little bubbles. Because they say things that are so out of touch with reality that it's stunning. We already discussed the panel where the RIAA's Cary Sherman said that...
MPAA Exec: Only We Can Make Content That People Want

'Six strikes' anti-piracy program won't pull plug on customers

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Verizon and Time Warner Cable say they won't disconnect customers in response to piracy complaints from the Motion Picture Association of America and the Recording Industry Association of America. [Read more]...
'Six strikes' anti-piracy program won't pull plug on customers

Media Industry Wants Mandated Spyware and More

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An anonymous reader writes "The joint comment filed by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) requests anti-infringement software on all home computers, pervasive copyright filtering, border searches, forced US intellectual property policies on foreign nations and a joint departmental agency to...
Media Industry Wants Mandated Spyware and More

Court: Embedding videos is not a crime

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Embedding an infringing video doesn’t violate copyright laws, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday. The court sided with the video bookmarking site myVidster, which had been sued by the gay porn production company Flava Works in 2010. Flava Works obtained a preliminary injunction against myVidster with a lower...
Court: Embedding videos is not a crime

Richard O'Dwyer: leaked memo exposes lobbying by Hollywood studios

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MPAA plan aims to counter public support for British student facing extradition to the US on copyright chargesThe mother of Richard O'Dwyer, who is facing extradition to the US on copyright charges over his website TVShack.net, has reacted angrily after a leaked memo exposed a fresh lobbying effort by Hollywood...
Richard O'Dwyer: leaked memo exposes lobbying by Hollywood studios
U.S. Government: Joe Biden had nothing to do with Megaupload shut down or Kim Dotcom's arrest
FBI wants to give Kim Dotcom access to one document out of 22M before hearing

Former MPAA Tech Policy Chief Turns Against SOPA

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Former MPAA Tech Policy Chief Turns Against SOPA: Reports Declan McCullagh: Paul Brigner, who was until last month a senior vice president at the Motion Picture Association of America, has emerged as SOPA’s latest critic. “I firmly believe that we should not be legislating technological mandates to protect copyright —...
Former MPAA Tech Policy Chief Turns Against SOPA

Big Content eyes Google Fiber deployment in Kansas City warily

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As of early April, Google told press in Kansas City that it would stick to its target of bringing fiber service to the city within the first half of 2012. While the search giant has been a bit reticent to offer details about what precisely the level of service...
Big Content eyes Google Fiber deployment in Kansas City warily

White House: No Comment on Call to Investigate MPAA for SOPA Bribery

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The U.S. White House has declined to respond to a petition calling for authorities to investigate the head of the Motion Picture Association of America for......
White House: No Comment on Call to Investigate MPAA for SOPA Bribery

Boost for Hollywood studios as China agrees to ease quota on US films

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Limit currently set at 20 blockbusters a year to be raised to 34 – but additional movies must be 3D or Imax versionsA breakthrough in the final hours of Xi Jinping's US tour has eased restrictions on imports of US films into China, and could lead to more 3D and...
Boost for Hollywood studios as China agrees to ease quota on US films

The MPAA would be OK seeing legit Meagupload files restored

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Megaupload Kim Dotcom lampoons New Zealand MP in his new rap song Government trying to deny Megaupload fair legal representation Judge not impressed with government's arguments against preserving Megaupload data Carpathia blasts government for hypocrisy on Megaupload servers Raid of Dotcom mansion was videotaped, footage nowhere to be found...
The MPAA would be OK seeing legit Meagupload files restored

Why Your Company Needs To Hack Itself

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Computer security expert Jeremiah Grossman thinks that traditional cybersecurity doesn't have what it takes to fight off today's wired intruders; he advocates companies and governments invite hackers to find weak spots in their systems.Although the year has just started, 2012 is turning out to be an annus horribilis for cyberattacks....
Why Your Company Needs To Hack Itself
"Six strikes" program could affect businesses too, even if infringer is unknown

File Sharers, Get Ready For Copyright Violation Warnings

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After a series of delays, the Center for Copyright Information's "six strikes" anti-piracy scheme has a launch date. Starting on November 28, AT&T, Comcast, Cablevision, Time Warner and Verizon will start sending out warnings to users who download copyrighted material without authorization. But don't quit those Torrent networks just yet. The...
File Sharers, Get Ready For Copyright Violation Warnings
Kim Dotcom ups the heat on Obama with launch of Kim.com website [video]

How Hollywood's Own Pirates Must Inform The Future Of Copyright

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A guest post from Peter Richman, a lawyer working in the motion picture industry in Los Angeles. After last year's Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) debacle, Hollywood quietly retreated from the copyright debate to nurse its wounds and rethink strategy. Now, with recent activity at the Motion Picture Association of...
How Hollywood's Own Pirates Must Inform The Future Of Copyright

Here's what an actual "six strikes" copyright alert looks like

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Earlier this week, the Copyright Alert System (CAS)—better known as "six strikes"—finally debuted. Both Verizon and Comcast activated the service on Wednesday. The new system is funded by a group known as the Center for Copyright Information (CCI), which is made up of five major American ISPs, the Motion Picture...
Here's what an actual "six strikes" copyright alert looks like

How Hollywood's Own Pirates Must Inform The Future Of Copyright

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A guest post from Peter Richman, a lawyer working in the motion picture industry in Los Angeles. After last year's Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) debacle, Hollywood quietly retreated from the copyright debate to nurse its wounds and rethink strategy. Now, with recent activity at the Motion Picture Association of...
How Hollywood's Own Pirates Must Inform The Future Of Copyright

3D Printers Could Force the NRA to Beg for Government Regulation

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In the wake of the Newtown massacre and other tragic shootings over the years, which has led to calls for stricter gun control, the National Rifle Association has remained steadfastly opposed to any increased regulation of firearms. In fact, its president, Wayne LaPierre, claims the problem isn’t too many guns but...
3D Printers Could Force the NRA to Beg for Government Regulation

Republican Study Committee fires staffer who wrote memo urging copyright reform

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Well, this will teach people not to defy well-funded lobbying cartels. Ars Technica reports that Derek Khanna, a staffer for the Republican Study Committee, has been fired for writing a memo that urged reform of America’s copyright laws and thus angered powerful lobbies such as the Recording Industry Association of America...
Republican Study Committee fires staffer who wrote memo urging copyright reform
MPAA: you can infringe copyright just by embedding a video

Motion Picture Association and China's Taobao sign agreement to fight piracy

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Chinese ecommerce powerhouse Taobao and the Motion Picture Association (MPA) have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding that commits the online marketplace to better enforcement of audio-visual intellectual property rights. Often billed as the Chinese eBay, Taobao has led consumer ecommerce adoption in China. Its parent company, Alibaba,...
Motion Picture Association and China's Taobao sign agreement to fight piracy
One year after the infamous raid on his mansion, Kim Dotcom returns with launch of new Mega site

Buckling to industry pressure, UK High Court rules that ISPs must block three more torrent sites

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First it was pirate link-sharing site Newzbin 2, then it was the Pirate Bay, then the Promo Bay…now another three file-sharing sites have been added to UK ISPs’ block lists. While we knew it was probably coming, the BBC has just confirmed that the High Court has ruled that Kickass...
Buckling to industry pressure, UK High Court rules that ISPs must block three more torrent sites
U.S government attempts to silence Megaupload’s lawyers

DMCA Muscle Strong-Arms DVD Copying

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Those awaiting a legitimate method to duplicate DVDs for personal use likely will have to wait even longer, perhaps forever, after RealNetworks tossed in the white towel and abandoned litigation toward that end. RealNetworks spent almost two years in a legal battle with the Motion Picture Association of America, which...
DMCA Muscle Strong-Arms DVD Copying

Social media’s role in politics

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You’ve read how Facebook and Twitter fueled the Arab Spring uprising. You are watching the videos coming out of Syria on Facebook. But most likely you have not witnessed the power of social media impacting politics in near real time right here at home in America. Sure, activism groups and...
Social media’s role in politics

MPAA chief: SOPA and Protect IP back from the grave?

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The Motion Picture Association of America hasn't exactly given up on the Stop Online Piracy Act or similar legislation, despite January's widespread protests. [Read more]...
MPAA chief: SOPA and Protect IP back from the grave?
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