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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Piracy’

Sergey Brin: Hollywood Is Shooting Itself in the Foot

Google co-founder Sergey Brin spoke with The Guardian over the weekend and offered up his opinions on a series of topics related to the current state of affairs with the internet and the technology world as a whole. Unsurprisingly, Brin spoke of his company as if it was unfairly besieged by competitors and government alike. Brin ominously told the Guardian …

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A Handy CISPA Infographic Clarifies The Issues

Does the fact that companies like Facebook, Microsoft, IBM, and Intel mean that CISPA is the friendly, less intrusive version of SOPA or are these companies supporting the bill for reasons not related to intellectual property? Actually, in regards to many of the companies supporting CISPA, are doing so not for the IP protection; instead, a company like Facebook is …

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MPAA Versus Google, Facebook Concerning Repeat Infringer Case

There’s an important copyright case being heard at the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals concerning DMCA and repeat infringers. Simply put, if a site owner responds to DMCA complaints and removes infringing content but does not ban the users who uploaded the content in question, is the site owner in someway liable if these users become repeat infringers? Google and …

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CA Court Won’t Help Copyright Holders ID BitTorrent Users

The District Court for the Northern District of California today ruled against copyright holders, saying that it will not assist them to identify BitTorrent users. The copyright holder, Hard Drive Productions, purveyors of online pornography, filed a suit against multiple people, named as John Does 1 through 90 in the suit, for illegally sharing files without the studio’s authorization. Hard …

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MPAA CEO Chris Dodd Still Has Hope For SOPA

Now, before we delve into the Chris Dodd interview that’s making waves around the Internet, it should be noted that, if the bill is resurrected or revitalized, it probably won’t be called “SOPA.” That being said, SOPA has essentially moved past simply being the title of an Internet regulation bill, and has become a cause or an idea to support. …

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SOPA Gets a New Name, Still Terrible

So long, SOPA. It’s been real, and it’s been fun, but it hasn’t been really fun. It’s time to celebrate because SOPA’s dead, right? But wait, what’s this CISPA thing RT.com is talking about? Well, if your answer includes something along the lines of “SOPA’s new name” or the “SOPA’s new clothes,” you’re on the right track. Simply put, CISPA–the …

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New Center For Copyright Info Set To Start Sinking Pirates Soon

Remember when Google defended itself from any culpability due to “safe-harbor” protection from hosting copyright-infringing material and, instead, argued that the responsibility of policing those infringements should rest with the copyright holders themselves? It appears as that several entertainment companies have begrudgingly taken Google’s advice and now, with the help of several internet service providers, are preparing to roll out …

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ACTA Is Still Alive and Kicking, Could Be Ratified Soon

Folks, you might want to get those Guy Fawkes masks out, and start working on your next anti-ACTA sign, because there’s a very real chance the European Parliament is going to circumvent the European Court of Justice and ratify it themselves. Initially, the ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) protests resulted in the decision to have the Court review the treaty, but …

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The Pirate Bay Blocked By Windows Live Messenger

The Pirate Bay has been attacked repeatedly in the past few months by various countries and ISPs attempting to block access to them. The site may even be blocked by the UK in the very near future. The tracker is even expecting a raid on their headquarters in the near future.The current blockage is different, however, as it’s being enforced …

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Indian ISPs Ordered To Block Over 100 Sites, SOPA Comparisons Raised

Nearly 400 Internet service providers in India have been ordered to block over 100 music sites by the Calcutta High Court. The Indian Music Industry (IMI) trade group (basically India’s version of the RIAA), which is made up of 142 music companies, has been pushing for such an order, and has now apparently gotten its wish. According to MeidaNama, a …

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Infographic: The True Cost Of Piracy

Online piracy is a global problem in regards to both consumers and industry groups. Expensive media, low incomes and cheap digital technology are said to be the primary reasons for rampant media piracy. In 2010, the U.S. Government Accountability Office announced that previously estimated figures “could not be substantiated,” and the folks at Backgroundcheck.org have put together some figures: Via: …

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Piracy Good: Message To Content Producers

Content producers at a conference in Ottawa recently received a surprising message. Piracy is good. Canadian Indie producers were told at a media conference on Thursday that illegal downloading of content actually secures more business and reveals new emerging markets for them. Gavin McGarry, Jumpwire Media President told an afternoon panel, “We’re really coming to a place right now where …

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