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EFF, Bloggers, Everyone, Take On Web Bully

In his misguided desire to become notorious, Michael Crook has become the preeminent villain of the blogosphere, the target of a lawsuit by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a laughing stock, and a fascinating case study into blog-ethics, copyright law on the Internet, the tenets of Fair Use, the reach of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and how its abuse can affect free speech.

Internet Archive Prevails Over DMCA

The Internet Archive a non-profit group that was founded in 1996 to build an Internet library can breathe a little easier. The Library of Congress has published six exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

EFF Fighting Crook Over DMCA
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The potential for misuse of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act reared its head again as a controversial figure has used it to force the takedown of a Fox News screen capture of his image from a pair of websites.

Russian Jams Way To Google Code Win

The Global Code Jam sponsored by Google culminated in New York with a championship round of coding at the search advertising company’s recently-opened offices in the Big Apple.

EFF Calls For DMCA Reform Support

A bill before the House would reform the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and ensure protections long enjoyed by consumers for lawfully using digital content continue to exist.

Brin Defends Google China

While taking a break from the activities at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, Google co-founder Sergey Brin talked about Google.cn and the growing kerfuffle over Google’s acquiescence to China’s censorship demands.

Yahoo, The DMCA, And Blackhat Techniques
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Apparently, through the use of a DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) complaint, you can have sites thrown out of Yahoo’s search index. If you file a DMCA report against a site, Yahoo will remove the “offending” site from Yahoo Search altogether, leaving no trace of the site in its index.

Platinax Back In Yahoo’s Index

Apparently, being removed from Yahoo’s index because of a DMCA complaint is a reversible decision.

Canadian Rejection Of DMCA Rejected By US

US Trade Representative rewards Canadian rejection of DMCA by placing Canada on an intellectual property watch list.