8 hrs ago
Agence France Presse v. Morel
District court upholds jury's award of maximum statutory copyright damages of $1.2 million, plus $20,000 in DMCA damages, finding sufficient evidence that defendants willfully infringed plaintiff photojournalist's copyright in eight photographs taken in aftermath of January 2010 Haiti earthquake.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Google Dealing With 1M Data Takedown Requests Daily
Google is attempting to sink information pirates by processing more than one million takedown requests every day.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Google Asked to Remove 1 Million Pirate Links Per Day
Google Asked to Remove 1 Million Pirate Links Per Day - In the hope of steering prospective customers away from pirate sites, copyright holders are overloading Google with DMCA takedown notices.
U.N. Free Expression Champion, Congressional Internet Defender, and...
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is pleased to announce the distinguished winners of the 2014 Pioneer Awards: United Nations Special Rapporteur Frank La Rue, U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren, and groundbreaking counter-surveillance artist Trevor Paglen.
Google Receives Takedown Request Every 8 Milliseconds
Via TorrentFreak comes news that Google is now being asked to remove one million links per day .
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Richard Jones' Stuff
iblocklist2ipset added to PyPI
All it does, it converts lists from P2P format to the format compatible with ``ipset restore``.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
The White House
Here's How Cell Phone Unlocking Became Legal
On Friday, August 1, President Obama signed a bill into law that again made it legal for consumers to unlock their cell phones in order to take them to a carrier that best suits their needs.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Digital Game Developer
Rightscorp Signs Agreement With The Bicycle Music Company
The copyrights received from The Bicycle Music Company add to Rightscorp's catalogue of over 1.5 million copyrights.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Willkie Preserves Copyright Win for Haitian Photographer
A judge refused Wednesday to set aside a jury's verdict that Agence France-Presse and Getty Images Inc. must pay $1.22 million for willfully infringing photojournalist Daniel Morel's award-winning images of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
Sun Aug 10, 2014
A lull in the storm...
All text and photos © Tara Bradford. All rights reserved. Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and international copyright law, usage of photographs or text - without my permission - is strictly prohibited.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Black Hat legal panel bemoans vagueness of cybercrime laws
A Black Hat 2014 panel featuring computer crime legal specialists Marcia Hofmann and Kevin Bankston found much for researchers to fear regarding cybercrime laws.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Wiki publishes Transparency Report
It's not surprising that the Wiki world gets a fair number of takedown requests - some of them legitimate and some of them not, and their first ever Transparency Report outlines exactly how many requests they have received in the past two years, where the requests originated from and how many of the requests were honored.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Twitch implements YouTube-like system for blocking copyrighted audio
Twitch users now need to be more vigilant about the music they play while making gameplay videos.
Wikimedia transparency report reveals hundreds of takedown requests, 57 links removed by Google
Check out this article! http://venturebeat.com/2014/08/06/wikimedia-transparency-report-reveals-hundreds-of-takedown-requests-57-links-removed-by-google/ NOTE: GrowthBeat -- VentureBeat's provocative new marketing-tech event -- is going on now! We've gathered the best and brightest to explore the data, apps, and science of successful marketing.
Hack an Oscilloscope, Get a DMCA Take-Down Notice From Tektronix
An anonymous reader writes with the news that Hackaday published an article on the poor security of the add-on modules that Tektronix sells as expensive add-ons to unlock features in certain of its oscilloscopes.
Rightscorp Announces Revenue Increase of 377% in Second Quarter 2014 Over Same Period in 2013
"We increased our participating ISPs by 100% from 70 to over 140, we continued to grow the copyrights in our system, and increased closed settlements to over 75,000.
Tue Aug 05, 2014
Artist uses DMCA to remove criticism of his impossibly-shaped female characters
Comic book artist Randy Queen has reportedly sent Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown requests to Tumblr asking that posts that reproduce his illustrations and comment on them in a negative light be taken down.
The Streisand Effect
So normally I don't expect to first find [web]comics news from my habit of following the Popehat twitterfeed .
Comic Artist Allegedly Uses DMCA Takedowns, Threats of Lawsuits to Stifle Criticism
Randy Queen is the artist of Darkchylde, a 1990s Image comic known for all the things 1990s Image comics have been known to do.