All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Copyright’

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” on BitTorrent. The porn studio told her that they would take her to court for $150,000 but she could settle …

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Paulo Coelho on SOPA: ‘Pirate Everything I’ve Ever Written!’

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 artists you probably didn’t hear too much from (aside: now that I think about it, I honestly can’t recall any …

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Madonna’s Super Bowl Show Under Threat Of Lawsuit From Girls Gone Wild’s Joe Francis

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 plans. TMZ obtained the cease and desist letter sent by Francis’ attorney threatening legal action if Madonna sings her new …

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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 held a meeting with search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo to make demands in regards to copyright. The meeting …

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SOPA/PIPA: The Aftermath of Web Blackout, ACTA, & What’s Next

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.

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SOPA: Anonymous Lists Their Demands

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: The Future of Free Speech.” In it, the group details their list of demands for the future of the Internet …

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Righthaven Domain Sold In Auction

We recently reported that Righthaven.com was up for auction on Snapnames, and it has now sold. And not for much. It ended up going for $3,300. That’s unfortunate for Righthaven, seeing as how they’ve been ordered to pay about $60,000 more in court. For Righthaven, commonly referred to as a “copyright troll,” having to auction off its domain was rather …

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ICANN Has Started Taking Applications For New Top-Level Domains

Beginning January 12, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers will be accepting applications for newly available top-level domain names beyond the typical .com and .net variety. Some of the new domain offerings you might see are .book and .aero and (stop me if you’ve heard this one before) .xxx. Still, as fun as it might be to register …

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