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WordPress Pulls A Customer's Posts After Plagiarist Claims Copyright
Qualcomm issues takedown notices for leaked roadmap slides containing Key Lime Pie's alleged launch date

YouTube's Copyright Protection System Got A Tweak, Needed An Overhaul

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YouTube's five-year-old Content ID program, designed to minimize the copyright infringement inherent in accepting user-generated content, once epitomized corporate bullying of small-time creatives. The company took a decisive turn yesterday when it announced an appeals process for users whose content has been removed or demonetized, plus a new algorithm to...
YouTube's Copyright Protection System Got A Tweak, Needed An Overhaul
DMCA Nonsense: Your Default Login Page Is A Ripoff Of Our Default Login Page!

DMCA Censorship: 'Revenge Porn' Site Owner Tries To Censor Criticism With Bogus Takedown Notice

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Oh, look. Yet another person has made the assumption that the "c" in "copyright" stands for "censorship." We've seen this before. Several times. Just in the past six months, we've seen these attempts (sometimes successful) to wield copyright as a weapon: - Actress Cindy Garcia tries to have "Innocence of...
DMCA Censorship: 'Revenge Porn' Site Owner Tries To Censor Criticism With Bogus Takedown Notice
Makers Of Firefly 'Fan-game' Abuse DMCA To Try To Silence Critic

Grooveshark Loses Latest Round In Court, In A Ruling That Could Gut The DMCA's Safe Harbors

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The last big news in the ongoing fight between Universal Music Group and Grooveshark (and its parent company Escape Media) came back in July, when a New York court rejected UMG's argument that the DMCA's safe harbors didn't apply to pre-1972 sound recordings, because, technically, those recordings are not...
Grooveshark Loses Latest Round In Court, In A Ruling That Could Gut The DMCA's Safe Harbors

Campaign Launched To Stop School From Claiming Copyright On Student Work

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We recently wrote about how the school board for Prince George County, Maryland, was considering a policy that would claim the copyright of everything produced by both students and faculty at the various schools in the district. That seemed extreme in so many ways. Some folks have set up a...
Campaign Launched To Stop School From Claiming Copyright On Student Work
5 Absurd Copyright Takedowns That Make The Law Look Outdated

Hollywood Studios Send DMCA Takedowns Over Kim Dotcom's Mega Service

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Kim Dotcom launched his "Mega" service to great fanfare a few months back. Since then it hasn't really gotten much press coverage, but it appears that the Hollywood studios are looking to change that, sending DMCA takedown notices to Google to remove the Mega.com front page. You could understand it...
Hollywood Studios Send DMCA Takedowns Over Kim Dotcom's Mega Service
Fox Shuts Down Cory Doctorow's Homeland Book In Overzealous DMCA Shutdown

Leaked Microsoft document suggests future Xbox plans

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A file thought to be a Microsoft company presentation about the future of the Xbox was briefly leaked online before being removed, reports say. The 56-page document -- dated to August 2010 -- describes concepts such as a new Xbox, augmented reality glasses, Xbox TV apps, and SmartGlass. It was...
Leaked Microsoft document suggests future Xbox plans
Russia starts censoring internet suicide content after passing child protection law
DMCA Nonsense: Your Default Login Page Is A Ripoff Of Our Default Login Page!

Booting Up: Identity Theft Nightmare Edition

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Mr. Honan. (Photo: About.me) The advent of the iPhone really upset the apple cart at Samsung. [All Things D] Read Matt Honan’s hacking horror story, then, in a flurry of panic, immediately change all your passwords. [Wired] People are happier with their tablets than their smartphones. Anything that doesn’t handle...
Booting Up: Identity Theft Nightmare Edition

Campaign Launched To Stop School From Claiming Copyright On Student Work

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We recently wrote about how the school board for Prince George County, Maryland, was considering a policy that would claim the copyright of everything produced by both students and faculty at the various schools in the district. That seemed extreme in so many ways. Some folks have set up a...
Campaign Launched To Stop School From Claiming Copyright On Student Work

YouTube's Revamped Removed-Video Notice Delivers Blast From the Past

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YouTube has taken down the video you want to watch - a virtually inevitable occurrence, given the site's automatic response to claims of copyright infringement. Instead, YouTube wants to ease your disappointment and entertain you with a classy animated graphic.   Instead of looking at a plain black image, a...
YouTube's Revamped Removed-Video Notice Delivers Blast From the Past

Open Thread: PRManna - Copy Cat or Inspiration?

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Earlier this month we noticed PRManna climbing up the Hacker News front page and reached out to the creator for an interview. Ryan Waggoner started PRManna in his spare time and was open in saying that the project was inspired by Peter Shankman's Help a Reporter Out. The difference between...
Open Thread: PRManna - Copy Cat or Inspiration?

Judge Rejects Key Universal Music Argument In Legal Fight With Grooveshark

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Two and a half years ago, Universal Music (UMG) sued Grooveshark (or, really, its parent company Escape Media). The case has had a few twists and turns since then, but the judge has issued a ruling (embedded below) that is pretty clear in suggesting that Universal Music's key argument --...
Judge Rejects Key Universal Music Argument In Legal Fight With Grooveshark

Hitler in the news

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One of the most consistently funny memes in Internet humor are the adaptations of the final dramatic scene in the classic movie Downfall, where Hitler learns that his situation is hopeless. Because the dialog is German with English sub-titles, it has been easily adapted by comic writers to current events...
Hitler in the news

DMCA Notice Forces 1,450,000 Education Blogs Offline

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The DMCA gives rightsholders a mechanism through which they can have content, or links to content, removed from the Internet if they infringe their copyrights. Google alone receives millions of these kinds of requests every year and to be fair a majority appear to play by the rules. However, the...
DMCA Notice Forces 1,450,000 Education Blogs Offline

U.S. Trying to Extradite Brit for Sharing Links

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Richard O’Dwyer and Jimmy Wales The United States government is currently trying to extradite a 24-year-old British citizen, Richard O’Dwyer, to the U.S. for creating a site that linked to - but never hosted - online videos. It's another example of the federal government and Hollywood's antiquated sharing-equals-piracy mentality and...
U.S. Trying to Extradite Brit for Sharing Links

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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First place in the voting for most insightful this week went to an Anonymous Coward (how many times do we need to point out that anonymous commenters can be good too?) who responded to some copyright maximalists bitching that it was somehow unfair that YouTube named them for sending DMCA...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt
Homeland Security Issuing Its Own DMCA Takedowns On YouTube To Stifle Speech

Here's The Vine Video Prince Abused The DMCA To Take Down

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We just posted about Prince's NPG Records issuing DMCA takedowns on a set of Vine videos. While noting that Prince regularly seeks to shut down internet support of his work far beyond what the law allows, we also pointed out that, given the 6 second limit on Vine videos, it...
Here's The Vine Video Prince Abused The DMCA To Take Down

Brazilian Court Orders Google Exec Jailed Over Insulting YouTube Vid

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Seriously not kidding. (Photo: flickr.com/maionese_paty Well, there’s at least one Google executive that might want to hop on the next plane out of Sao Paolo–and it’s not because someone’s cheesed off at Orkut’s seeming frumpy sister status within the company’s social strategy. Reuters reports that a regional Brazilian elections court wants...
Brazilian Court Orders Google Exec Jailed Over Insulting YouTube Vid

NZBMatrix Shuts Down Citing Piracy Troubles

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2012 has been a troublesome year for Usenet services. Copyright holders have rapidly increased the number of DMCA takedown notices they send to indexing and hosting services. In addition, payment providers such as Paypal are banning Usenet related sites over piracy concerns. As a result of these and other changes...
NZBMatrix Shuts Down Citing Piracy Troubles

Court Says Trial Needed To Determine If Universal Music Violated DMCA With Dancing Baby Takedown

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We've covered the Stephanie Lenz / dancing baby / fair use case for years -- but now it looks like there's finally going to be a trial to consider if Universal Music can be punished for sending a DMCA takedown notice on a video of Lenz's infant son dancing to...
Court Says Trial Needed To Determine If Universal Music Violated DMCA With Dancing Baby Takedown

Roku shutting down VideoBuzz channel for streaming YouTube on the sly

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VideoBuzz will be closing its channel on April 17, after receiving a takedown notice from Roku. [Read more]...
Roku shutting down VideoBuzz channel for streaming YouTube on the sly

YouTube finally offers a meaningful ContentID appeal process

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YouTube has taken an important step to protect its users against frivolous takedowns, instituting a formal process for appealing blocked videos under the ContentID program. In a Wednesday blog post, the Google-owned video site announced that copyright holders that wish to keep a video offline after the uploader disputes a...
YouTube finally offers a meaningful ContentID appeal process
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