All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Copyright law’

Aereo On Last Leg Following Supreme Court Ruling

The Supreme Court has spoken and popular streaming site Aereo will likely be kaput very soon. The site was the subject of a lengthy copyright battle due to the website’s ability to allow its users to watch and record television shows. At a price range of $8 to $12 per month, it was a steal for fans of the site. …

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Supreme Court Upholds First-Sale Doctrine On Items Bought Overseas

Does the first-sale doctrine apply to items bought overseas? That was the question before the Supreme Court in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. It was an extremely important case that bode poorly for the consumer if the Court were to side with the publisher, but thankfully it proved to be pro-consumer in this case. For those new to …

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Canadian Bill C-11 Committee Review Concluded

A special legislative committee of the Canadian Parliament concluded it’s clause-by-clase review of Bill C-11 Tuesday, and now the bill heads to the House of Commons for a third reading. In total, eight government-sponsored amendments were added to the bill. In this latest round of amendments, the bill’s “enabler clause” was expanded, holding ISPs, social networking sites, and filesharing hosts …

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Amendments to Canadian Copyright Law on Table

I have some potential bad news for our filesharing neighbors up North. New amendments to the Copyright Act of Canada could soon affect the future of online filesharing in that country and elsewhere. Today a special House of Commons committee is expected to review a series of technical amendments to Canada’s proposed Bill C-11, also known as the “Copyright Modernization …

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UK Court Rules The Pirate Bay Illegal

In what could be a major hit for The Pirate Bay, a UK high court has ruled the Web site violates copyright law on a major scale. The Guardian is reporting that Justice Arnold of the London High Court has ruled that both the Web site, The Pirate Bay, and its users “unlawfully share copyrighted music.” Record labels are wanting …

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Pirate Bay Founders’ Appeal To Sweden Supreme Court Rejected

After a long battle, it looks like The Pirate Bay faces its first major loss today. TorrentFreak is reporting that the Sweden Supreme Court rejected the appeal of the four founders of The Pirate Bay. The current prison sentences and fines levied against Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm and Carl Lundström will stand. For a bit of background information, …

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