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Dancing Baby Files Opening Brief in DMCA Abuse Appeal
Stephanie Lenz's effort to hold Universal Music Group accountable for abusing the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to take down a home video of her toddler "dancing" to Prince in the kitchen is one step closer to fruition.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Reviews for copyright cases and how to do them
Doing reviews for copyright infringement cases including DMCA and possible criminal charges are not just a single item.
Rightscorp is trying to punish pirates, but Comcast isn't cooperating
The battle between those who hold copyrights on content and the people who want to download them illegally is a constant one.
Hotfile Settles Movie Studios' Copyright Lawsuit for $80 Million
In a predictable move, Hotfile and several motion picture studios reached a settlement only six days before heading to trial.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
DMCA Deadlines May Not Trump Registration Requirement for Copyright Infringement
Before bringing an action for Copyright infringement in Federal Court, a Copyright holder must first register their Copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Supreme Court hears aftermath of long-dead DMCA printer cartridge case
A case that went before the Supreme Court yesterday has a very long history. Lexmark sued Static Control Components in 2002, arguing that SCC shouldn't be allowed to reverse-engineer its printers and help others create replacement toner cartridges, because of copyright law.
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Lawyer Can't Grill ISP Over Online Defamation
A lawyer cannot pursue defamation claims against the Internet service provider behind a post that said he "embezzled from homeless," a federal judge ruled.
Real Estate images and MLS services impact homeowners also
This is a topic that has been beat around for some time. I get questions concerning it.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Hotfile settles copyright case, agrees to $80 million in damages
Six days before movie studios were set to begin a jury trial over alleged copyright violations by the "cyberlocker" site Hotfile, the case has settled.
Hotfile ordered to pay $80M in copyright suit
The court also ordered Hotfile to shut down unless the website uses technology to weed out pirated copies of movies and other material that users upload.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
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Tue Nov 26, 2013
WordPress Brings Copyright Claims on Behalf of Bloggers for DMCA Misrepresentation
A few months ago, we reported on the disabled blog of Oliver Hotham, a student in the UK whose reporting on an anti-gay rights group was censored by what appeared to be a politically-motivated takedown notice issued by that same group, "Straight Pride UK."
Mon Nov 25, 2013
AFP & Getty's Republication of Twitter/Twitpic-Sourced Photos...
This is a long-running copyright infringement case that we've covered repeatedly.
This $1.2 million lawsuit is why you shouldn't steal photos from Twitter
Photograph Daniel Morel has been awarded $1.2 million after suing photography agencies that attempted to pass his photos off as their own after pulling them from Twitter.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Girls Against Boys: What's Wrong With the (Latest) Beastie Boys Lawsuit
"Oh no!" said the email that went round the EFF office on Friday. Could it be true that the Beastie Boys had unleashed the legal hounds to shut down a parody ad that uses the group's classic misogynistic ditty, "Girls"? Surely not.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
Photojournalist gets $1.2 million in damages for images cribbed from Twitter
A jury awarded photojournalist Daniel Morel $1.2 million on Friday afternoon , to be paid by defendants Agence France-Presse and Getty Images for infringing on Morel's copyright.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Viral GoldieBlox Video Ignites Legal Battle With Beastie Boys
Earlier this week, a toy company called GoldieBlox made an inspirational promotional video featuring a parody of the 1987 Beastie Boys hit "Girls."