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Yahoo Complains About ‘Unconstitutional’ Copyright Law

Yahoo Complains About ‘Unconstitutional’ Copyright Law

By Chris Crum August 1, 2014

Yahoo has complained to Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court about a copyright law, which it says is unconstitutional. The law in question seeks to protect copyright of publishers, and is said to “amount to a tax on search engines.” Yahoo’s position …

Lil Kim May Have Stolen Redditor's Zombie Makeup Art Lil Kim May Have Stolen Redditor's Zombie Makeup Art
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So, Lil’ Kim has a new album coming out and has been promoting a new song called “Dead Gal Walking.” It’s making a lot of news, but unfortunately for Lil’ Kim, the reason has nothing to do with the song …

Somebody Figured Out How To Make A Halloween Game Somebody Figured Out How To Make A Halloween Game

John Carpenter’s Halloween is one of the most fondly remembered and successful horror films ever made. It probably wouldn’t make a very good game though. Anybody remember that awful Friday the 13th game for the NES? Well, as it turns …

Spotify Sued Over User-Curated Playlists Spotify Sued Over User-Curated Playlists
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Does creating a playlist that mirrors an established company’s own playlists amount to infringement? Or more specifically, does allowing your users to create similar playlists and hosting them on your service make you liable? Streaming music service Spotify is being …

Grooveshark Settles Sony Lawsuit Grooveshark Settles Sony Lawsuit

Grooveshark this week announced that it has reached a settlement with Sony/ATV over a long-fought copyright infringement lawsuit. Sony is one of four major music labels that have sued Grooveshark in recent years. As part of the agreement, Grooveshark and …

Don't Use 'Insta' Or 'Gram' In Your Product's Name Don't Use 'Insta' Or 'Gram' In Your Product's Name
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Instagram is no longer allowing third-party apps that provide additional functionality to its product to have the words (or partial words) “Insta” or “Gram” in them. The Facebook-owned company has changed its brand guidelines to reflect this mentality. An Instagram …

Bing Now Lets You Search Images By Usage Rights Bing Now Lets You Search Images By Usage Rights
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Bing has launched a new image search feature that allows you to filter image results by license. You can elect to see only results in the public domain, those that are “free to share and use,” “free to share and …

YouTube Explains Copyright In The Best Way Possible YouTube Explains Copyright In The Best Way Possible

Copyright law is confusing. Even lawyers have trouble grasping copyright law, so it stands to reason that regular ol’ content producers on YouTube would have trouble as well. Don’t worry – YouTube and its puppet pals are here to help. …

Adam Carolla Lawsuit: Radio Personality Sued Again
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Adam Carolla is now embroiled in another lawsuit being brought against him by the friend who previously brought a lawsuit against the Internet and radio personality. Reuters is reporting that Donny Misraje is suing Carolla for a few pictures included …

Belgian RIAA Demands An Internet Tax Belgian RIAA Demands An Internet Tax
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Content owners say piracy is the number one problem facing content owners. These groups have tried almost everything to stop piracy, but none of it has really worked. Now content owners have a new tactic to regain revenue lost due …

The Pirate Bay Is Now Stationed in Iceland The Pirate Bay Is Now Stationed in Iceland

The Pirate Bay has been on the move quite a bit these past few months. The infamous Web site anticipated that its .se domain wasn’t going to last much longer and set out for free waters. It first moved to …

Will "Six Strikes" Hurt Consumers? Will "Six Strikes" Hurt Consumers?
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Piracy is a problem that needs to be dealt with. I don’t think anybody is going to refute that. Where people are divided is how we actually deal with this problem. After years of reputation destroying legal battles against dead …

The Pirate Bay Sets Sail For Norway, Spain The Pirate Bay Sets Sail For Norway, Spain

The Pirate Bay was founded in Sweden, and has remained in the country since. That all changed this week, however, as the most infamous site on the Internet has been forced to move. TorrentFreak reports that The Pirate Bay has …

Politician Speaks Out Against Six Strikes Program Politician Speaks Out Against Six Strikes Program
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It was widely reported that the Copyright Alert System was “turned on” yesterday. The CAS, or more widely known as six strikes, detects the illegal sharing of copyrighted materials over P2P networks and alerts users via their ISP. There are …

Copyright Alert System Launches This Week Copyright Alert System Launches This Week
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For the past year, we’ve seen delay after delay for the Center for Copyright Information’s six strikes Copyright Alert System. For a while, it looked like it would never become a reality. Now it looks like the system is finally …

The Pirate Bay Sues An Anti-Piracy Outfit The Pirate Bay Sues An Anti-Piracy Outfit
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In the eyes of the entertainment industry, The Pirate Bay is nothing but a piracy outfit dedicated to destroying their business. These groups make it vocally known that they hate copyright infringement. Maybe they could be taken a little more …