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New Anti-Piracy Plan: Kindergarten Copyright Class?

New Anti-Piracy Plan: Kindergarten Copyright Class?

By Bennett Rieser November 12, 2013 | 2 Comments

The United States’ largest copyright lobbies, the Motion Picture Association of America and the Recording Industry Association of America, have initiated a highly controversial program nudging the educational system to shoulder the burden of teaching kids about how evil piracy …

RIAA Awarded $675,000 In Statutory Damages RIAA Awarded $675,000 In Statutory Damages
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We brought you the story of Joel Tenenbaum back in May. He was facing massive statutory damages at the hands of the RIAA for sharing 30 songs via the file sharing service, Kazaa. Unfortunately, he was denied an appeal with …

Kim Dotcom Launching Megabox  This Year Kim Dotcom Launching Megabox This Year

Everybody knows about Kim Dotcom by now. The millionaire owner of Megaupload and all its related domains is under fire from the U.S. government. What you may not know is that he was working on a project before Megaupload was …

Should Recording Of YouTube Content Be Allowed? Should Recording Of YouTube Content Be Allowed?

Should YouTube users be allowed to rip the content they like to their hard drive, much like a person would use a DVR to record a television show of interest? Some users believe they should have such capabilities, and so, …

UK ISP Comes Out Against Pirate Bay Block UK ISP Comes Out Against Pirate Bay Block
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It’s been a little over a month since the The Pirate Bay was blocked in the UK due to a court order. The block was meant to cut down on the amount of file-sharing happening across the Internet, but it …

The Pirate Bay Issues Thanks To The RIAA The Pirate Bay Issues Thanks To The RIAA
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It’s no secret that the RIAA and the MPAA want Google and other search engines to stop listing sites like The Pirate Bay in their search results. The main problem is that Google makes it super easy to find pirated …

The RIAA Complains About Google's Results The RIAA Complains About Google's Results

When organizations like the MPAA and the RIAA want to complain about the tech industry not helping with the fight against piracy, inevitably, their focus turns to Google. Bing? Not so much, but if you’re going to rattle cages, make …

RIAA Lawsuit Against LimeWire for $72 Trillion Void RIAA Lawsuit Against LimeWire for $72 Trillion Void

It was reported last May that now-defunct P2P file-sharing program LimeWire had settled with the Recording Industry Association of America for $105 million, though the RIAA wasn’t satisfied, and still demanded that the platform owed it $72 trillion in damages …

Supreme Court Refuses To Hear File-Sharing Case Supreme Court Refuses To Hear File-Sharing Case
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We reported last week on the efforts of Charles Nesson to have the Supreme Court hear his client’s (Joel Tenenbaum) case. The Supreme Court has denied Nesson’s petition. It’s unfortunate since a Supreme Court verdict would go a long way …

Center For Copyright Info Will To Sink Piracy Soon Center For Copyright Info Will To Sink Piracy 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 …

ISPs To Implement Anti-Piracy Measures By July 12 ISPs To Implement Anti-Piracy Measures By July 12

Internet service providers are set to start clamping down on illegal file sharing this summer, according to the head of the RIAA. Speaking at the annual meating of the Association of American Publishers, RIAA CEO Cary Sherman said that ISPs …

Surprise: US Government Officials Used MegaUpload Surprise: US Government Officials Used MegaUpload
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When MegaUpload went down in January, there were complaints from many legitimate users of the site saying that their personal files, including files for work, were gone. One of the solutions has been in the form of a lawsuit being …

Spotify Fights For The Right To Stream Spotify Fights For The Right To Stream

Spotify and artists are in the midst of a battle of sorts over royalties that each feel is deserved. The thing in question is, how much? How much is a digital stream worth? Some services pay more than others, some …

Can File Sharing Actually Be Considered Theft? Can File Sharing Actually Be Considered Theft?
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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 …

Music Industry Thinking About Suing Google
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The entertainment industry doesn’t like search engines. They may take that dislike to the next level soon. TorrentFreak is reporting that IFPI wants Google to play nice with the entertainment industries by removing “pirate” Web sites from search results and …

Government Introducing “Six Strike” System To Combat P2P Piracy 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 …

Anonymous Downs RIAA & MPAA Sites Anonymous Downs RIAA & MPAA Sites
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Anonymous is continuing their takedown of sites in some way associated with the fact that the Department of Justice took down popular filesharing site MegaUpload earlier today. The latest victims? The Recording Industry Association of America and the Motion Picture …