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UK Government Introduces Intellectual Property Crime Unit

UK Government Introduces Intellectual Property Crime Unit

By Chris Richardson July 1, 2013

Late last week, spokespersons the City of London police force announced the creation of a special crime unit, one that will focus on intellectual property abuse, otherwise known as illegal file sharing. The new branch, called the Intellectual Property Crime …

Is TPP Worse Than SOPA, PIPA & ACTA? Is TPP Worse Than SOPA, PIPA & ACTA?
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First there was SOPA, then there was PIPA. The Internet beat those back. Then along came ACTA inciting protests around the world. Up next is something far worse and far more secret – the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. For those that …

TPP Follows ACTA, Twitter Calls It World War Web TPP Follows ACTA, Twitter Calls It World War Web
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First there was SOPA, then there was PIPA. The Internet beat those back. Then along came ACTA inciting what many users on Twitter are calling the World War Web. Up next is something far worse and far more secret – …

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.

Spielberg Face, Caught on Video Spielberg Face, Caught on Video
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Earlier this year, the UGO.com publication wrote a post about the the legacy of the Spielberg Face, which is an homage to the Spielberg style of moviemaking, especially when he is capturing an actor’s reaction of awe or surprise. In …

McAfee Defends Its Position on Operation Shady RAT McAfee Defends Its Position on Operation Shady RAT

Earlier this month, tech security firm McAfee issued a report, in which it revealed an attack that has been compromising organizations since 2006. The report is called Operation Shady RAT and is said to have infected at least 72 organizations across 14 different countries.

Why VCs Are Against the Protect IP Act Why VCs Are Against the Protect IP Act

The Protect IP Act introduced by Senator Patrick Leahy in May is receiving a lot of criticism. The bill, which in full is called Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011, hopes to crack down on the illegal online sale of counterfeit goods.

What’s Sotomayor’s Stance On Intellectual Property?
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As Big Content continues its assault on network neutrality, privacy, personal and digital freedom, and stacks government with industry friendly insiders, President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor should be heavily scrutinized regarding her stance on intellectual property and copyright issues.

White House Declares Copyright Treaty State Secret
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Still waiting for change you can believe in? Well, believe this: the White House just declared an intellectual property treaty a state secret and denied Freedom of Information Act requests asking that it reveal the details of an international treaty that could have huge effects on how information is disseminated online.

MPAA Study Calls For Piracy Patriot Act

A new study commissioned by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and produced by RAND links the film piracy trade to terrorism, drug cartels, and human trafficking, and calls upon governments to do more about intellectual property protection. But what it really is is another attempt to convince governments to spy on everybody on behalf of one mafia trying to muscle out other mafias.

PRO IP Bill Slammed By Bloggers
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The priorities of the Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property (“PRO IP”) Act of 2007 have been criticized on several points.

Google Opposes JewTube
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Google’s trademark lawyers are gearing up to take on a new foe in the intellectual property arena: JewTube. No, that’s not a typo.

Microsoft’s Cybersquatter Shootout

Microsoft swaggered out of Redmond today with steely eyes and leathery skin, heeled with a pair of six shooters aimed at cybersquatters – four of them Microsoft knows by name, and 217 of them it doesn’t. In the saddlebag, software for anybody else with the guts to chase these dogs down.