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What You Should Know About ACTA and Your Rights

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The most controversial measures of concern to Internet users in the final version of the international Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) for most Internet users are 1) that signing governments pledge to allow copyright holders a way to request, under court warrant, personal information about a suspected infringer from that person's...
What You Should Know About ACTA and Your Rights

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

Pirate Site Blocking Legislation Approved By Norwegian Parliament

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Issues surrounding online file-sharing have existed in Norway for many years but events leading up to the relatively recent push for legislative change can be traced back to frustrations linked to the persistence of The Pirate Bay. In March 2009, the IFPI and several local movie studios began putting pressure...
Pirate Site Blocking Legislation Approved By Norwegian Parliament

You Can’t Copyright Porn, Harassed BitTorrent Defendant Insists

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When confronted with an accusation that they have illegally shared unauthorized material online, Internet users quickly realize they are in a Catch 22 situation. Even if innocent, these accusations cost money to deflect, a cost which often exceeds the amount the claimant says it will accept in settlement. Hard Drive...
You Can’t Copyright Porn, Harassed BitTorrent Defendant Insists

Copyright Alert System, Widely Feared, Is Toothless

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The proposed Copyright Alert System, in which U.S. Internet service providers would identify customers who download music or movies without authorization, has been roundly criticized as abusive. At first glance, the "six strikes" plan may seem scary, but the program's sponsors insist that the rhetoric has been overblown. Is the...
Copyright Alert System, Widely Feared, Is Toothless

Must Read: CCIA Sets US IP Czar Straight On Intellectual Property

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A few days ago, I posted the letter I submitted to the White House IP Czar, Victoria Espinel, concerning her request for comments on the strategic plan for IP enforcement. It was a bit troubling that the questions asked in the RFC focused solely on increased enforcement and the amount...
Must Read: CCIA Sets US IP Czar Straight On Intellectual Property

Russia Takes SOPA-Like Approach In Encouraging ISPs To Spy On Their Users

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Something that's proving popular with politicians running out of ideas for tackling unauthorized sharing of copyright materials online is to make ISPs and Web sites responsible for the actions of their users -- even though nobody would think of doing the same for telephone companies. SOPA was one of the...
Russia Takes SOPA-Like Approach In Encouraging ISPs To Spy On Their Users
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