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4 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

Rightscorp Joins American Association of Independent Music

The independent music market has gone vastly unrepresented in mainstream until recent years.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Hypebot

Copyright, Pre-1972 Sound Recordings and The Hypocrisy Of The Music Industry

Yet another story of hypocrisy by the recording industry? Why yes, indeed. For years now, we've been covering the issue of pre-1972 sound recordings .

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

KXVO

Rightscorp Secures Agreement with Rotten Records to Monitor Copyrights of Song and DVD Assets

Rotten Records represents extreme metal and hardcore acts and has carved out a niche market over its 20 year history, taking chances and changing conventional industry standards.

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Related Topix: Metal, Dog Fashion Disco, Hardcore

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Politico

Eshoo warns: No roadmap for Telecom Act update - Tech firms see...

ESHOO WARNS: NO ROADMAP FOR TELECOM ACT UPDATE - The GOP-promised rewrite of the 1996 Telecom Act hangs over much of the Hill's telecom work these days, but the Democrats' top telecom lawmaker in the House seems skeptical that it's coming anytime soon.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Fri Apr 11, 2014

MediaPost

Vimeo's 'Lip Dubs' Battle Heads To Appellate Court

Vimeo and the record labels are taking their battle to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, which agreed this week to hear arguments about whether the video-sharing service is liable for copyright infringement by users.

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Related Topix: Second Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, IAC, Advertising

Thu Apr 10, 2014

JD Supra

'Deliberate Ignorance' Sufficient Mens Rea For Criminal Conviction Under DMCA

As a Circuit judge recently noted in dissent, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act strives to "achieve a balance between strengthening copyright law and preserving consumer rights, promoting technological innovation, and protecting First Amendment speech in our increasingly digitized culture."

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison

Stories

Why the Digital Millennium Copyright Act Is Working Just Fine

The following comes from Google Senior Copyright Counsel Katherine Oyama , who recently delivered this testimony to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet, which is considering an overhaul to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, or DMCA.

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Related Topix: Explosion, Science / Technology, Internet

Paris Parfait

Emerging.

All text and photos A© 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.

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Mon Apr 07, 2014

Engadget

Major movie studios finally file a lawsuit against Megaupload and Kim Dotcom

We're not sure what took so long, but the MPAA just announced that major movie studios have filed a civil lawsuit against former filesharing site Megaupload and the people who ran it.

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Related Topix: Kim Dotcom, Megaupload

TidBITS

ExtraBITS for 7 April 2014

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Related Topix: Dropbox, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Find My iPhone, iPod touchiPad App, iPhone, Apple, Startups

Sat Apr 05, 2014

JD Supra

Highlights of Digital Millennium Copyright Act Congressional Hearings

On March 13, 2014, the Judiciary Committee of the United States House of Representatives, through its Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet , held hearings regarding the copyright infringement notice and takedown procedures set forth in 17 U.S.C. A 512 , the Digital Millennium Copyright Act .

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Related Topix: Internet Service Providers, US Politics, US News, Representative Blake Farenthold, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bob Goodlatte, P2P, Science / Technology

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Russia Taday

a Movie studios score victory against DVD-copying software maker

The owner of a company that offers DVD-ripping tools has been fined $30,000 for six offenses that violated Antigua's copyright law.

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Related Topix: Prison

Wed Apr 02, 2014

Hypebot

Haulix Fights Promo Leaks and Piracy, Adding DMCA Takedown Services

Haulix is a music promo and watermarking service that provides indie labels and publicists with a great tool for preventing leaks and piracy via promo tracks.

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Tue Apr 01, 2014

LINX Public Affairs

Google takedown notices increase more than 711,000% in four years

The study documents the dramatic increase in the number of takedown notices issued under the USA's Digital Millennium Copyright Act .

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MacLife

Overnight Recap: LTE iPads Hit China, Dropbox DMCA, BlackBerry vs. Typo

It's April Fool's Day again, and that means internet users will be subjected to 24 hours of pranks, fake product announcements and other generally annoying mayhem.

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Related Topix: Dropbox, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Twitter, Wireless, Emerging Technology

Mon Mar 31, 2014

Consumers Union

States to Investigate Comcast Bid for Time Warner Cable

Florida and other states are jumping on board the Justice Department's investigation of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, while Sen. Al Franken says the deal is a threat to the open Internet.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast

KXVO

Rightscorp Receives Approval to Represent More Than 13,000 Copyrights from Blue Pie Records

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, P2P

The WHIR

Single Tweet Brings Dropbox DMCA Takedown Policy into Spotlight

Dropbox came under fire over the weekend after a customer using its paid business cloud storage tweeted a screenshot that showed one of his files blocked from being shared due to US copyright law.

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Sun Mar 30, 2014

WFMU's Beware of the Blog

His Holiness, Mar Eshai Shimun, Patriarch of the East and of the...

If you are a copyright owner and believe that your copyrighted works have been used in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, here is our DMCA Notice .

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TechCrunch

How Dropbox Knows When You're Sharing Copyrighted Stuff

Late last night, a tweet was spread far and wide showing that a DMCA notice had blocked a file from being shared on a Dropbox user's account.

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