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2 hrs ago | The Washington Post

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SpaceX's lawsuit against the Air Force is gaining steam. " A federal judge has ordered a review of a U.S. Air Force contract to put dozens of military satellites into orbit," reports the Switch's Brian Fung.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Cellphones, World News

4 hrs ago | InfoWorld

The cellphone unlocking bill is about to become law -- but there's a catch

Web browser or Office suite? Microsoft's and Google's office productivity and collaboration clouds pit rich and complex against simple and lean more This paper examines the insecurity of the small businesses in the supply chain and offers tips to close those backdoors into the enterprise.

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Related Topix: Cellphones, Widevine Technologies, Digital Rights Management, Science / Technology

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Lifehacker

Five Best Usenet Providers

Usenet has been around for decades, but it's still a great resource, one that offers speed and reliability that bittorrent can't match.

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Related Topix: Usenet

WFTV Orlando

Congress OKs unlocking phones from carriers

Sick of your wireless carrier but unwilling to give up your phone to make the switch? Pretty soon you'll have other options thanks to a bill just passed by Congress.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics, AT&T

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Connect.educause.edu

USPTO and NTIA Continue Efforts to Reform DMCA Notice-Takedown Process

The United States Patent and Trademark Office and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration continue to conduct meetings with stakeholders to discuss possible improvements to the notice and takedown process required under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act .

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Related Topix: Patent / Trademark Law, Law, USPTO, Alexandria, VA

TechCrunch

Unlocking Your Cell Phone Is Still Illegal, But Probably Not For Long

Unlocking your smart phone to run on a different carrier, without your carrier's permission.

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The Washington Post

Congress passes cellphone unlocking legislation

The House just unanimously voted to make it easier for consumers to take their mobile phone with them when they switch carriers or travel overseas.

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Related Topix: Cellphones, Entertainment

Ars Technica

Congress finally passes cell phone unlocking bill

The US House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bill called S517 that will make it legal to unlock one's cell phone in order to switch service providers.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Digital Rights Management

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Boing Boing

Comixology adds DRM-free option! Excelsior

Unlike some of its stablemates, the Amazon-owned comics platform is to allow authors and publishers to distribute their work without the shackles of proprietary rights-management, writes Cory Doctorow The largest online comics distributor , owned by Amazon, will let you download comics in your library in DRM-free formats like PDF and CBZ, where ... (more)

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Digital Rights Management, Comixology

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Paris Parfait

Day of mourning.

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.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Stories

Michelle Phan and Kaskade Speak Out Against Ultra Records

Makeup vlogger Michelle Phan has responded to Ultra Records' copyright infringement lawsui t .

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Mission Local

Good Morning Mission

It's 7 a.m. and 61 now and expected to rise to 69 . Details for the next 10 days are here.

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Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food

Mon Jul 21, 2014

NBC Bay Area

SF Eviction Attorneys Use Copyright Law to Remove Video

Mentions of San Francisco law firm Bornstein & Bornstein, known for its work on landlords' eviction suits, can be found all over the Internet.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

SF Appeal

Infamous SF Eviction Lawyers Use DMCA Claim to Silence Protest Video

Not content to help landlords evict tenants from their homes and businesses, Daniel Bornstein at the Law Offices of Bornstein and Bornstein is using copyright claims to have criticism of his firm removed from YouTube.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Sun Jul 20, 2014

WFMU's Beware of the Blog

'Placenta Preview', with The Green County Boys

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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HipHopDx

[News] Ludacris Criticized By Photographer Over Instagram Photo

A photographer files a Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown notice with Instagram after his picture is shared by Ludacris without credit.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News

Autoblog

The best place to get your Top Gear fix online has been thwacked by lawyers

The website Final Gear is one of the premiere fan sites for Top Gear on the Internet.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

FinalGear.com

All Episode Links Removed due to DMCA Take-Down Notice

While FinalGear.com does not host any torrents or copyright infringing material, we have had to disable all episode links due to a DMCA Take-Down covering every Top Gear episode.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

MediaPost

Senate Votes To Allow Cell-Phone Unlocking

The Senate unanimously voted on Tuesday to allow consumers to unlock their cell phones so they can use the devices with a variety of carriers.

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Related Topix: Digital Rights Management, Science / Technology, Criminal Defense Law, Law

CNN

Methods Of iPhone 5S / 5C Unlocking: DMCA Legality Updated

When the lone Librarian of Congress decided two years ago that unlocking your own mobile phone violated copyright protections, the entire industry that relied on cell phone unlocking was turned upside down overnight.

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Related Topix: iPhone, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics

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