All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Copyright’

Pinterest’s DMCA Notices Can Be Handled By Amazon

For the past couple of months, questions concerning

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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 a deluge of lawsuits filed by Righthaven— a copyright holding company that has been described by some as a “lawsuit …

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Pinterest Comments Keep Lawsuits at Bay

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 infringement suits, according to Itai Maytal, an associate attorney who specializes in media and intellectual property, at New York law …

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Pinterest Copyright Policy vs Pinterest Terms

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 issues have some people up in arms. Recently, Pinterest set up a bit of code that could be put onto …

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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 companies, websites, Usenet providers, together with Creators and Copyright Holders regarding original content, security, and copyright infringement. In a piece …

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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 Apple and Proview are hoping to reach a settlement to not have this drag out any longer than it needs …

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Pinterest Uses Metatag To Help Copyright Fight

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 that in the future, but meanwhile, they have made a small overture to helping stem the flow of copyrighted material …

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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 copyright infringement, conspiracy to commit money laundering and criminal copyright infringement. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the new …

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The Pirate Bay: RIAA Is Kid Screaming For Candy

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 RIAA wrote a blog post titled, “The Pirate Bay: Exhibit A For Why Foreign Rogue Websites Must Be Effectively Addressed.” …

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Pinterest Finally Speaks – The Latest

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. Then, there’s the “copyright issue”. As with any aggregation or sharing-based site, concerns about copyrighted materials being passed around came …

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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 that would combat piracy while being acceptable to both industries and the government according to the Financial Review. The content …

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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 their customers didn’t exactly have the intended results. More people pirated music and much hatred for the trade group emanated …

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