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Bitcoin eyed as feds crack down on online money laundering

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The takedown of Liberty Reserve, which authorities described as a multibillion-dollar online money-laundering operation, raises the question whether Bitcoin could evolve into an alternative for cybercriminals. The U.S. attorney's office in New York last week unsealed an indictment against the operators of Liberty Reserve, which provided the financial infrastructure...
Bitcoin eyed as feds crack down on online money laundering
The Pirate Bay survives UK proxy shutdown with the help of foreign Pirate parties

Daring Fireball: Another Way of Looking at It

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Daring Fireball: Another Way of Looking at It: bryan: Classic DF takedown of what appears to be some awfully misleading journalism: There are signs that Apple's grip on tablets has been weakened among consumers, who are buying more devices made by Samsung and Amazon. Now the trend is trickling into...
Daring Fireball: Another Way of Looking at It

YouTube Won't Put Your Video Back Up, Even If It's Fair Use, If It Contains Content From Universal Music

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Patrick McKay, who has been a harsh critic of some of YouTube's failings when it comes to the DMCA process and various takedowns, has highlighted a very serious issue with YouTube that has received little attention. YouTube now admits that, when it comes to some videos that contain content from...
YouTube Won't Put Your Video Back Up, Even If It's Fair Use, If It Contains Content From Universal Music
This Business School Prof Just Wrote a Blistering Takedown Of Groupon's New Accounting Methods (GRPN)
Authorities take down another popular file-sharing site, arrest founder for piracy

Steve Ballmer Does Not Know the Meaning of 'Inside Voice'

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This man dearly loves a brawl. (Photo: Wikimedia) On the heels of an embarrassing takedown like that Vanity Fair profile, most CEOs would lay low. The article both eviscerates the notion that Microsoft can still innovate and is none too flattering regarding Steve Ballmer’s leadership. But that’s not how Steve Ballmer rolls....
Steve Ballmer Does Not Know the Meaning of 'Inside Voice'

MPAA Just Won't Quit: Jumps Into Legal Dispute To Argue Links & Embeds Are Infringing

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It appears that the MPAA has jumped into a legal dispute that hits on a few different points, all of which are interesting, but the really crazy point is the fact that the crux of their argument is that merely embedding or linking (technically, the same thing) to infringing videos...
MPAA Just Won't Quit: Jumps Into Legal Dispute To Argue Links & Embeds Are Infringing

"Were the iPhone built like a Chipotle burrito, its processor would be on the outside."

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"Were the iPhone built like a Chipotle burrito, its processor would be on the outside.": Brilliant takedown by Mat Honan of a post on Slate entitled: Chipotle is Apple. Yes, there was an article on Slate on Thursday with that title. And yes, it was ridiculous.  Chipotle is fine. Compared...
"Were the iPhone built like a Chipotle burrito, its processor would be on the outside."

User acquisition, the "dirty underbelly" of mobile apps

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At our recent MobileBeat event, we caught up with W3i co-founder Rob Weber to talk about user acquisition, a.k.a. persuading people to download your app, a.k.a. the seamiest of underbellies in the world of developing and marketing mobile applications. It’s been a topic of some significance around here, particularly...
User acquisition, the "dirty underbelly" of mobile apps
Only Hollywood Would Think That This 'Disc To Digital' Program Makes Sense

Pirate Parties Organizing Lawsuit Against FBI Over Megaupload Takedown

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The Megaupload troubles make for interesting discussion because there is much to be said on both sides. Whether the illegal aspects of the network “outweigh” the legal aspects is a question that will be discussed for months and perhaps years. But one thing can’t be disputed: after the two-year investigation...
Pirate Parties Organizing Lawsuit Against FBI Over Megaupload Takedown

File-Sharers Will Not Be Held Liable For Piracy, Russia Says

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Following ineffective anti-piracy campaigns and continued displays of resilience by file-sharing sites, the emphasis of copyright enforcement has switched towards ‘educating’ the end user in recent years. These so-called “strike” programs are continuing to spread and recently landed on U.S. shores. While they are supposedly educational in nature, there is...
File-Sharers Will Not Be Held Liable For Piracy, Russia Says
YouTube denies NASCAR takedown of horrific Daytona Speedway crash video

Righthaven Case Gets Even More Bizarre: CEO Files Statement About How Righthaven's Own Lawyer Won't Respond To Him

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Every time you think the Righthaven farce must be over -- or, at the very least, couldn't get any stranger -- something new pops up. The latest is that Righthaven CEO Steve Gibson (who, as we've mentioned, has already moved on to a new lawyer job, while still technically being...
Righthaven Case Gets Even More Bizarre: CEO Files Statement About How Righthaven's Own Lawyer Won't Respond To Him

UK Now Seizing Music Blogs (With American Domains) Over Copyright Claims

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Last year, we wrote about how the UK was following in the footsteps of the US's Homeland Security/ICE domain seizures. As we noted, the process there is even less rigorous than in the US -- often without a court being involved at all. Law enforcement just had to ask, and...
UK Now Seizing Music Blogs (With American Domains) Over Copyright Claims

Apple Tries to Torpedo Samsung's "Sony Style" iPhone Charge

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Samsung’s argument that Apple cribbed portions of its original iPhone design from Sony is an interesting one, but the company may not get a chance to see how it plays in court. Unsurprisingly, Apple has taken exception to it and asked that it be excluded from the pair’s upcoming patent...
Apple Tries to Torpedo Samsung's "Sony Style" iPhone Charge

Copyright enforcement gone wrong: Universal takes down a song it doesn’t own

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Proactive copyright protection systems like YouTube’s ContentID are double-edged swords. On the one hand, they help large companies efficiently ensure that their copyrights are not infringed, which can be difficult with sites where anyone can upload content. On the other hand, they can give those with the right deals and...
Copyright enforcement gone wrong: Universal takes down a song it doesn’t own

Not So Fast With That Embed Code, Says The MPAA

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Ask this guy what happens when you cross the MPAA. It’s going to take more than the Megaupload takedown to satisfy the copyright Rottweilers at the MPAA. Now they’re determined to convince the legal world that not just hosting, but embedding protected content is a form of direct infringement,...
Not So Fast With That Embed Code, Says The MPAA
LG Motion 4G with MetroPCS insignia spotted in leaked picture

Bohemian Rhapsody Video Taken Down Again, This Time By The Drunk Guy Himself

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Well, this is a fun twist. We just wrote about the story of now-world-famous drunk guy Robert Wilkinson, his poor Freddy Mercury impersonation, and the resulting takedown and reinstatement of the video by EMI. Now a commenter points us to the fact that the video has been taken down again,...
Bohemian Rhapsody Video Taken Down Again, This Time By The Drunk Guy Himself

Universal Music Claims Copyright Over Song That It Didn't License, Just Because One Of Its Artists Rapped To It On A Leaked Track

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Last year, when Universal Music issued a very questionable takedown of a Megaupload commercial -- which involved some Universal Music artists -- UMG suggested that it had extra special rights with YouTube in which it could take down videos that it didn't even have a direct copyright on. Google later...
Universal Music Claims Copyright Over Song That It Didn't License, Just Because One Of Its Artists Rapped To It On A Leaked Track

Politico's Takedown Of The New York Times Editor 'Doesn't Ring True To Me,' Says Brian Stelter (NYT)

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Last night, Politico published a story called "Turbulence At The New York Times." Citing "More than a dozen current and former members of the editorial staff" it said that Times executive editor Jill Abramson is "stubborn and condescending" and "difficult to work with." It said: Just a year and a half...
Politico's Takedown Of The New York Times Editor 'Doesn't Ring True To Me,' Says Brian Stelter (NYT)
Google Search Changes In A Nutshell: Please Stop Talking Trash About SPYW, We Have Semantic Search!

Italian Court Overturns Seizure Of Cyberlocker Rapidgator

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In April we wrote about how Italian law enforcement had blocked over two dozen websites after the industry claimed they were responsible for copyright infringement. There was no trial, no adversarial hearing where the sites were able to defend themselves. Just: entertainment industry complains, law enforcement buys the complaints, tells...
Italian Court Overturns Seizure Of Cyberlocker Rapidgator

Warner Bros’ False Takedowns Stifle Free Speech, EFF Tells Court

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September last year the Florida-based file-hosting service Hotfile sued Warner Bros. for fraud and abuse. The file-hoster alleged that after giving Warner access to its systems, the studio wrongfully took down files including games demos and Open Source software without holding the copyrights to them. The false takedowns continued even...
Warner Bros’ False Takedowns Stifle Free Speech, EFF Tells Court

British music industry body puts pressure on UK Pirate Party to pull popular Pirate Bay proxy

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Serving as a way for The Pirate Bay users to continue visiting the file-sharing website despite blocks by numerous ISPs in the UK, the UK Pirate Party has been formally requested by British music industry body — the BPI — to take down its proxy, dismissing the party’s free speech...
British music industry body puts pressure on UK Pirate Party to pull popular Pirate Bay proxy

Here's The Point-By-Point Takedown Of AOL Management Everyone Is Talking About (AOL)

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Starboard Value, a fund that owns 5.3% of AOL, wants other shareholders to vote out several board members at the company's upcoming June annual meeting. To make the case, it's released a brutal, point-by-point takedown of AOL management. The document is pretty explosive and its getting coverage all over: At...
Here's The Point-By-Point Takedown Of AOL Management Everyone Is Talking About (AOL)

Viral Video Of 9-Year-Old Girl Football Star... Taken Down Because Of Music

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If you follow the "hot viral video of the week" you probably have seen or heard about Sam Gordon, the 9-year-old girl who is pretty damn good at football, (the American kind for all you foreigners), as shown in an impressive highlight reel her father put together: As tends to...
Viral Video Of 9-Year-Old Girl Football Star... Taken Down Because Of Music
Megaupload shutdown did nothing to slow piracy, study finds
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