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SOPA’s chief sponsor harder to defeat than SOPA was

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Texas Rep. Lamar Smith raised $1.3 million to keep his seat. A political action committee formed by the denizens of Reddit raised $18,500 in a failed bid to defeat him. FORTUNE — Crowdsourcing the opposition to SOPA and PIPA, the congressional bills aimed at foreign digital pirates, seemed to work....
SOPA’s chief sponsor harder to defeat than SOPA was

RIAA says Google piracy policies are lacking

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The Recording Industry Association of America Wednesday accused Google of not doing enough to stop Internet users from accessing Websites that carry pirated music and other copyrighted content....
RIAA says Google piracy policies are lacking

'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

RIAA opposes anti-piracy OPEN Act

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The Recording Industry Association of America has come out swinging in opposition to an anti-piracy bill that has been proposed in the wake of the much-derided Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act. The new proposal, referred to as the Open Act (PDF), relies on the International Trade Commission...
RIAA opposes anti-piracy OPEN Act

Creators Must Move Beyond Suing the Audience

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The file-sharing public faces yet another wave of predatory litigation, this time from the so-called US Copyright Group ("USCG"), which is suing BitTorrent users on behalf of various independent filmmakers. The Hollywood Reporter reports that more than 20,000 individuals have been sued, with more suits to come, and the producers...
Creators Must Move Beyond Suing the Audience

Jail For File-Sharing Not Enough, Labels Want ISP-Level Spying Regime

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Earlier this week, Japan approved an amendment to its Copyright Law that will soon give the authorities the power to jail Internet users for up to two years for simply downloading copyright material. Uploading copyright material has been illegal for some time, but the criminalization of downloading has caused some...
Jail For File-Sharing Not Enough, Labels Want ISP-Level Spying Regime

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
RIAA still raging against Google, Wikipedia for "misuse of power" in SOPA battle

AT&T's 'Six-Strikes' antipiracy policy launches in November, leaked documents say

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AT&T will begin sending out anti-piracy warnings to subscribers whose accounts are repeatedly flagged for copyright infringements and block access to frequently visited websites, reports TorrentFreak, citing leaked AT&T internal training documents. The measures will begin on November 28 and are expected to be mimicked  by other ISPs around...
AT&T's 'Six-Strikes' antipiracy policy launches in November, leaked documents say
RIAA (sort of) responds to SOPA critics, says copyright "offers little real protection"

Japanese music pirates face jail, big fines

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People who download content from the internet without authorisation could face two years in prison or a fine of up to two million yen ($25,700), under new sentencing implemented in Japan from Monday. The new regulations were passed in June, when the offence became a criminal rather than civil one,...
Japanese music pirates face jail, big fines

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
Music Labels’ Joint Venture, VEVO, Shows Pirated ESPN Game At Sundance

Supreme Court review sought of $222K verdict in music piracy case

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A woman ordered to pay $222,000 for pirating 24 copyrighted songs has taken her fight against the Recording Industry Association of America to the U.S. Supreme Court....
Supreme Court review sought of $222K verdict in music piracy case

Is Web TV's Free Ride Over? How Old Media Are Striking Back

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The Internet was supposed to change everything. Television would be turned on its head, and big cable would be screwed - finally.  TV is different now, to be sure, and those changes will continue for some time. But the Web-destroys-cable narrative many hoped to see isn't quite playing out...
Is Web TV's Free Ride Over? How Old Media Are Striking Back

Big Music Says Google Isn't Cracking Down on Pirate Sites, After All

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Six months ago, in the wake of the SOPA/PIPA debate, Google offered a peace offering to the Big Media companies: It said it would try to make pirate sites harder to find in its search results. That’s not happening, says the group that represents the big music labels. A new...
Big Music Says Google Isn't Cracking Down on Pirate Sites, After All

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

If I Were The MPAA... How I Would Deal With My Car Break-In

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My family and I got back from our annual vacation in the Current Middle Ages last Friday morning around 2 a.m.  Exhausted from the trip, I forgot to take in my iPod and left it visibly displayed on the front seat. When I went out to the car the next morning,...
If I Were The MPAA... How I Would Deal With My Car Break-In
Top labels say music sales fall slightly in 2012

Japanese Police Arrest 27 File-Sharers in Nationwide Show of Force

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Following complaints that the music industry was in peril from the actions of illegal file-sharers, in June 2012 the Japanese government approved an amendment to its Copyright Law that would see mere downloaders of illicit content face criminal penalties. The new legislation, which kicked in October 1 2012, stated that...
Japanese Police Arrest 27 File-Sharers in Nationwide Show of Force

RIAA: pseudo three-strikes ISP rule up by July 12

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The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has revealed when some ISPs will begin policing illegal file sharers, CNET reported. Last July, Comcast, Cablevision, Verizon, Time Warner Cable, and more providers agreed to the policies, which were meant to keep their subscribers from illegally downloading and sharing files. The deadline...
RIAA: pseudo three-strikes ISP rule up by July 12

Post-SOPA, Industry Execs Pretty Sure 'Engaging' Key To Copyright Challenge

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“Our industries do something that no one else can do,” the Motion Picture Association of America’s Fritz Attaway said at the Association of American Publishers annual meeting this morning. “We create content that people want to have.” On a panel called “Content Industries in Digital Transformation,” Attaway was speaking...
Post-SOPA, Industry Execs Pretty Sure 'Engaging' Key To Copyright Challenge
One year after the infamous raid on his mansion, Kim Dotcom returns with launch of new Mega site
Seized site's lawyer: US breaking the law by taking domain names

Shoe on the other foot: RIAA wants to scrap anti-piracy OPEN Act

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The Recording Industry Association of America found itself in an unusual position this week: opposing an anti-piracy bill that's gaining momentum in Congress. "The OPEN Act does nothing" to stop online infringement and "may even make the problem worse," the industry group says in a statement it is circulating...
Shoe on the other foot: RIAA wants to scrap anti-piracy OPEN Act

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
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