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From the heroic Electronic Frontier Foundation : Over the holidays, video hosting site Veoh won another victory under the DMCA safe harbors , this time against Universal Music Group (UMG). The ruling should put to rest the argument that transcoding and...
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The New York Times is being sued by GateHouse Media, a publisher of mostly small, local newspapers, for copyright infringement over its linking and aggregation practices in its Boston Globe online unit. In its lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts...
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Thirty-four of the biggest names in the entertainment industry has declared war on Australia's third-largest internet service provider (ISP) iiNet in a suit that claims that the broadband provider is partly responsible for its users' breach of...
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In what is shaping up to be the most significant copyfight case in years, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society and Professor Charles Nesson of the Harvard Law School in mounting a challenge against a federal copyright law that is the heart of...
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Last August, the Ohio Republican Party released a campaign commercial in support of Senator John McCain's campaign for the presidency. One of the music used in the campaign commercial in a thirty-second snippet is Jackson Browne's song Running...
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Unsurprisingly, the Union Square Partnership (USP) utilized the egregious violation of basic rights that is the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to shut down a website parodying its own official website. Savitri Durkee, an activist concerned about...
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To defend their state-granted monopoly , that is. MediaDefender, an outfit paid by the MPAA and RIAA to disrupt peer-to-peer sharing networks, is suspected of engaging in denial-of-service attacks against Revision3. The company uses BitTorrent technology...
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A district court has resoundingly rejected the music industry's claim that the mere potential of copyright infringement (the "make available" theory of infringement) does not constitute infringement of distribution rights. From the Electronic...
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Richard Reinhardt's copyright infringement case against digital-music distributors Wal-Mart, Apple, and Real Networks has been dismissed by a judge frustrated at Ramones drummer's illogical argument that digital files are not “manufactured or...
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Tanya Andersen made news a few years ago when the RIAA boldly went after this single mother in their crackdown on so-called music pirates. She is in the news again, but this time she is the one on the attack: When Tanya Andersen opens the door to her...
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copyfascism \'kä-pē-fa,shi-zəm\ - the belief in a state-granted monopoly on ideas and information utilizing governmental power and coercion in breaching free speech and private property rights, and the forcible suppression of creativity and innovation...
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This is an age when innovations in information technology occur in breakneck speeds. Everything from music to books to software to full-length movies are becoming more widely and easily available. However, against this backdrop of ever growing access...
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