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Test Your Company’s Intellectual Property Awareness Test Your Company’s Intellectual Property Awareness

A new online tool can help small companies and entrepreneurs evaluate their awareness of intellectual property and learn how to protect it. The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP) and the U.S. Patent and Trademark …

Grooveshark Dumped by its Only Major Label Grooveshark Dumped by its Only Major Label

It appears that the only major record label to have a contract with Grooveshark has cut its ties to the popular music streaming site. Cnet points out that in a New York State court filing that EMI claims Grooveshark is …

Pinterest Could Have Trouble From Getty Images Pinterest Could Have Trouble From Getty Images

TechCrunch reports that Jonathan Klein of Getty Images doesn’t have a problem with people using the photos that his company distributes, even if they’re not paying for them. Until… that company starts making money. Klein was at SXSW this year …

Pinterest’s DMCA Notices Can Be Handled By Amazon Pinterest’s DMCA Notices Can Be Handled By Amazon
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For the past couple of months, questions concerning

Nevada Courts Cracking Down On Copyright Lawsuits

The Nevada federal district court issued a judgement last week as part of an initiative that will make it harder for copyright holders to file lawsuits over excerpts of their material being used on the web. The judgement comes after …

Pinterest Comments Keep Lawsuits at Bay Pinterest Comments Keep Lawsuits at Bay
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Whenever a Pinterest user pins something to the site, they are prompted to “describe your pin.” This small detail that prompts a caption to be added to all photos might be what keeps Pinterest from getting hit with mass copyright …

Pinterest Copyright Policy vs Pinterest Terms Pinterest Copyright Policy vs Pinterest Terms
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While Pinterest is a great inspiration source for artists, and generally a great place for finding designs and recipes (my wife made a pineapple upside-down cake from a Pinterest recipe just yesterday), the debate over how Pinterest handles its copyright …

Pinterest’s Copyright Policy Needs Revising Pinterest’s Copyright Policy Needs Revising

Attorney Connie J. Mableson, whose website dmcahandbook.com contains information about the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and other intellectual property issues, has some observations about Pinterest and the copyright questions surrounding it of late. Ms. Mabelson has represented internet and E-commerce …

Apple And Proview Enter Negotiations Over iPad Name Apple And Proview Enter Negotiations Over iPad Name

The hotly contested legal battle between Proview and Apple over the iPad name may soon start moving towards a conclusion. Proview today said that the company is moving towards talks with Apple over the iPad name dispute. I’m sure both …

Pinterest Uses Metatag To Help Copyright Fight Pinterest Uses Metatag To Help Copyright Fight
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Pinterest has been under fire lately with accusations that their site is nothing more than a place for people to indiscriminately use copyrighted material for their own ends. The powers that be at Pinterest have said that they will address …

MegaUpload Hit With Additional Charges

The MegaUpload MegaSaga continues with a Virginia grand jury bringing additional criminal charges against the Web site and its operators. As we reported before, the original indictment against the operators included charges of conspiracy to commit racketeering, conspiracy to commit …

The Pirate Bay: RIAA Is Kid Screaming For Candy The Pirate Bay: RIAA Is Kid Screaming For Candy
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The RIAA and The Pirate Bay are at it again. Both groups have fired at each other over blogs that paint each other in a negative light. Let’s watch the fireworks, shall we? Mitch Glazier, Senior Executive VP of the …

Pinterest Finally Speaks – The Latest Pinterest Finally Speaks – The Latest
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Pinterest has been maddeningly silent about some of the press items floated the past few weeks. The did speak up and calm the tempest in a teapot about how “sneaky” (or not) the monetizing of links on Pinterest had been. …

Australia Content Industry Pushing For New Internet Laws

Australia content owners and ISP executives met last Wednesday in Sydney to hammer out potential laws and policies in response to content piracy. The meeting, led by Roger Wilkins, secretary of the Attorney-General’s office, sought to create a draft proposal …

Government Introducing “Six Strike” System To Combat P2P Piracy Government Introducing “Six Strike” System To Combat P2P Piracy

It used to be that if you were found to be downloading something off of a P2P network, you were sent a letter demanding that you pay a settlement or go to court. The RIAA found out later that suing …

Porn Copyright Case Is One For The History Books Porn Copyright Case Is One For The History Books

Can you copyright porn? That’s one of the big issues facing copyright law now. Liuxia Wong received a letter last year from Hard Drive Productions claiming that she had used her IP address last year to share “Amateur Allure Jen” …

Paulo Coelho on SOPA: ‘Pirate Everything I’ve Ever Written!’ Paulo Coelho on SOPA: ‘Pirate Everything I’ve Ever Written!’
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During the entire SOPA/PIPA/ACTA ongoing ordeal, all you have heard about were the movie studios in Hollywood feeling butt hurt about people ripping them off and depriving them of untold millions of dollars due to copyright violations. One sect of …

Madonna’s Super Bowl Show Under Threat Of Lawsuit From Girls Gone Wild’s Joe Francis Madonna’s Super Bowl Show Under Threat Of Lawsuit From Girls Gone Wild’s Joe Francis
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Here’s a little Super Bowl, aging pop star, naked girl on camera drama for your Friday afternoon. Girls Gone Wild creator Joe Francis is threatening the Queen of Pop with a lawsuit if she goes through with her Super Bowl …

Search Engines Given Code Of Practice Search Engines Given Code Of Practice

It looks like the copyright police are at it again. This time they are in a secret meeting with search engine companies making demand of them. In a document obtained by TorrentFreak, it has come to light that copyright holders …

SOPA/PIPA: The Aftermath of Web Blackout, ACTA, & What’s Next SOPA/PIPA: The Aftermath of Web Blackout, ACTA, & What’s Next
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Even though the SOPA and PIPA bills are essentially dead, they are still getting a lot of attention. Last week, the U.S. witnessed a powerful expression from both brands and consumers that demonstrated their strong opposition to the anti-piracy bills.

SOPA: Anonymous Lists Their Demands SOPA: Anonymous Lists Their Demands
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The Internet is angry at SOPA and Anonymous is at, or at least near, the front of it all. On Wednesday, the “official” Anonymous twitter feed linked to the group’s list of demands. The document is titled, “Bright, and Clear: …