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Six Strikes Copyright Alert System Launches This Week [Report] Six Strikes Copyright Alert System Launches This Week [Report]
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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 Anti-Piracy Outfit For Copyright Infringement The Pirate Bay Sues Anti-Piracy Outfit For Copyright Infringement
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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 …

New Myspace Facing Music Rights Issue in First Week of Public Launch New Myspace Facing Music Rights Issue in First Week of Public Launch

Last week, the all-new Myspace finally opened up to the public after a few-month-long beta period. Its launch, coincidentally, occurred at the same time that investor and head celebrity backer Justin Timberlake launched the new single from his upcoming album. …

You Better Get Permission to Use Twitter Photos, Rules Judge You Better Get Permission to Use Twitter Photos, Rules Judge

The idea that content made public on social media is fair game for anyone and everyone to use has received a major strike, as a U.S. District Judge has ruled that two news outlets were in the wrong when they …

Verizon, Time Warner Cable Announce Their Six Strikes Anti-Piracy Plans Verizon, Time Warner Cable Announce Their Six Strikes Anti-Piracy Plans
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The CCI is about to launch its six-strikes anti-piracy system alongside six of the nation’s major ISPs. The program is being touted as a consumer-friendly system that encourages the use of legal alternatives when users are caught pirating content online. …

If You Posted That Stupid Facebook Copyright Status, You Deserve This Sarcastic Remonstration

By now, you’re probably aware that you can’t copyright your content with a Facebook status and you probably think that everyone who thinks so is the dumbest person you’ve ever known. But if you happen to have a friend who …

No, You Can’t Copyright Your Content with a Facebook Status No, You Can’t Copyright Your Content with a Facebook Status
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Users beware: a new viral status is making the rounds on Facebook, and it promises to protect your privacy by guaranteeing your right to copyright on all of the content you publish on the site. Sounds good, I guess – …

Twitter Now Shows You When It’s Yanked a Tweet for DMCA Twitter Now Shows You When It’s Yanked a Tweet for DMCA

Twitter has just made a significant change in their privacy policy that they say will increase transparency across the site. Now, instead of removing tweets flagged with a DMCA copyright notice, they are simply “withholding” them. Twitter will normally respond …

CCI Executive Director Details Six-Strikes Anti-Piracy Program CCI Executive Director Details Six-Strikes Anti-Piracy Program
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Up until now, we’ve only heard about the new six-strikes anti-piracy program from leaked documents and anonymous sources. Now the Center for Copyright Information is finally ready to announce official details of the program that will be going into effect …

YouTube Upgrades Its Content ID System YouTube Upgrades Its Content ID System

YouTube’s Content ID system has drawn the ire from plenty of Internet users. Important moments in history have been ruined thanks to the trigger happy ID matching program that seems to serve content curators over users. This year alone has …

ISPs To Start Six-Strike Anti-Piracy Program Later This Year ISPs To Start Six-Strike Anti-Piracy Program Later This Year
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You may recall an effort on the part of the Center for Copyright Information to start a six-strike warning system for repeat copyright infringers. The plan called for tracking of Internet users and calling them out when they were found …

Mediacom Takes File Sharing Punishments To Absurd New Levels Mediacom Takes File Sharing Punishments To Absurd New Levels

Are you a Mediacom subscriber? Do you use file sharing services to obtain content? If so, you may want to switch to a different provider. The ISP’s new three-strike system is absurdly anti-consumer. Mediacom is a very large ISP. They …

Swiss Federal Railways Accuses Apple Of Copyright Infringement Swiss Federal Railways Accuses Apple Of Copyright Infringement
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Things got a little strange in the copyright world a few weeks ago when Apple sued a grocery store. They claimed that the store was using its iconic logo to trick people into buying groceries instead of iPhones. It was …

Court Grants Stay In Google Books Case Court Grants Stay In Google Books Case

For a quick update on the ongoing case between Google and the Authors Guild over Google Books, a judge granted a stay in the case on Tuesday, while the court reviews the recent decision to give authors the go ahead …

Sweden Gives $59 Million To Cambodia Following Pirate Bay Founder’s Arrest Sweden Gives $59 Million To Cambodia Following Pirate Bay Founder’s Arrest

We brought you word on Tuesday that The Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Svartholm was arrested in Cambodia last week. He is to be deported to Sweden where he faces a one year prison sentence and a $1.7 million fine. After …

DNC Livestream on YouTube Blocked, Marked Private [UPDATED] DNC Livestream on YouTube Blocked, Marked Private [UPDATED]

UPDATE: Videos from the convention are appearing on the DNC’s official channel. YouTube says that there was no copyright violation and that it was simply an incorrect error message that users saw on Tuesday night. Here’s their statement: “After Tuesday’s …

Google, Takedown Requests & The Unknown Google, Takedown Requests & The Unknown
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As you may know, Google is now using the amount of takedown requests it receives for a site as a ranking signal. Google publicly announced this change earlier this month, and it’s been something of a controversial topic within the …

Removal Requests Actually Down, Following Google Algorithm Change Removal Requests Actually Down, Following Google Algorithm Change
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On August 10, Google announced that it would be updating its algorithm the following week to include a new ranking signal for the number of “valid copyright removal notices” it receives for a given site. Do you think Google’s addition …

Torrent Sites Think Google Is Censoring Them Torrent Sites Think Google Is Censoring Them
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Google caused a lot of discussion last week when they announced that they were introducing a new ranking signal into their search algorithm. The new signal directly targets sites that receive a lot of DMCA takedown notices and downgrades them …

Should Linking To Copyrighted Material Be Illegal? Should Linking To Copyrighted Material Be Illegal?
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Despite how you feel on the matter, online piracy is illegal. Various courts throughout the country have said again and again that uploading pirated works on the Internet for others to download is illegal. The copyright lobby hasn’t really done …

Remember, Google’s Newest Ranking Signal Is Only 1 Of Over 200 Remember, Google’s Newest Ranking Signal Is Only 1 Of Over 200
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Google announced on Friday that starting this week, it would begin using the number of “valid” copyright removal notices it gets for a site as a ranking signal. This immediately rubbed a lot of people the wrong way. In fact, …