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18 hrs ago | Boing Boing

Copyright troll abuses DMCA in bid to censor his previous life as a troll-fighter

DC attorney Mike Meier once worked with EFF to fight copyright trolls, whom he called "bill collectors for the movie industry...extorting money" -- now he's joined the trolls as a professional "bill collector," and now he wants evidence of his past life censored and is prepared to send outrageously bogus copyright threats to get his way.


Yesterday | West Hawaii Today

CafePress, Tiki Shark settle copyright lawsuit

A print by Tiki Artist Brad Parker is displayed at Wyland Gallery in Waterfront Row on Alii Dr on Thursday.


Sun Aug 24, 2014

Google receives a million takedown notices daily

According to a new report, Google received over 1 million takedown notices per day over the last week, for a total of 7.8 million for the week, 10 percent higher than the previous record that was set just one week prior.


Fri Aug 22, 2014

JD Supra

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.


Related Topix: Agence FrancePresse, Media, IT Services

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.


Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Science / Technology, Internet

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.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Zoe Lofgren, Democrat


Google Receives Takedown Request Every 8 Milliseconds

Via TorrentFreak comes news that Google is now being asked to remove one million links per day .


Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Science / Technology, Internet

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``.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, P2P, Piracy News

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.


Related Topix: P2P, Science / Technology

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

Paris Parfait

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.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Computer Security, Science / Technology

Thu Aug 07, 2014

TG Daily

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

I4U Future Technology News

Escher Girls: Randy Queen Apologizes But Still Hasn't Pulled DMCAs

Hey everyone, Just wanted to clear up a few things that happened this past week.


Related Topix: Blog News


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.


Related Topix: Startups, Audible Magic


Wikimedia transparency report reveals hundreds of takedown requests, 57 links removed by Google

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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.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Digital Rights Management

Sys-Con Media

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.


Related Topix: Internet Service Providers