Copyright

How to stop sites from 'borrowing' your CPU to mine cryptocurrency

Over the weekend, torrent portal The Pirate Bay was caught running a cryptocurrency miner on its website, queitly hijacking visitors’ computing resources to stack Monero coins, TorrentFreak reported.<p>The Pirate Bay has since confessed its sins on its official blog, claiming the JavaScript mining …

Cryptocurrency

The Great Meme War II: Amid Lawsuit Threats, the Alt-Right Says Pepe Belongs to Them

The alt-right promises to fight for the right to shitpost.<p>Pepe the Frog's creator has promised to wrestle his popular cartoon frog away from the alt-right using legal action, and the alt-right has promised to fight back. Artist Matt Furie's lawyers served cease and desist letters to online …

Intellectual Property

The Fight Over DRM Standards for Streaming Video Is Over and Big Business Won

A fight over the future of video streaming has been brewing for years—and it finally came to a head today, with a major electronic privacy …

W3C

Michael Healy on Deepening World Copyright Hotspots for Publishers

‘Copyright has come to be seen by many outside our industry as an inhibitor to creativity,’ writes Michael Healy ahead of a special session at …

Intellectual Property

The Pirate Bay website quietly runs a cryptocurrency miner on visitors' PCs, gobbling up CPU cycles

Users were NOT happy about a lack of notice…<p>| September 18, 20172:16 pm | Filed under: Web Browsers 0<p>The Pirate Bay surprised many of its users when …

Intellectual Property

Conan O'Brien to Probe Whether Copyright Office Was Duped by Tom Brady Joke

Or at least the comedian's lawyers will in the midst of a copyright case.<p>Nothing is every quite simple. That's especially so for matters of copyright …

Conan O'Brien

ImageRights expands copyright registration, adds new blockchain protections

Photo protection company ImageRights International, a Boston-based business with offices in Seattle and Berlin, has launched a new image copyright …

Photography

CreativeFuture Pushes Back on Internet Industry’s Claim That They Are ‘New Faces’ of Content

WASHINGTON — CreativeFuture, the coalition of entertainment and media industry groups and creative professionals, is pushing back on claims from …

Intellectual Property

PropertyGuru in legal tussle with 99.co over copyright infringement

SINGAPORE: Property portal PropertyGuru has taken 99.co to court over copyright infringement, accusing the latter of reproducing content from its …

Intellectual Property

Ukraine Faces Call for US Trade Sanctions over Online Piracy

The International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) is recommending that the U.S. Government should suspend Ukraine’s GSP trade benefits, …

Intellectual Property

This illegal piracy site is "borrowing" visitors' computers to mine cryptocurrency

Secret Testing<p>According to <i>TorrentFreak</i>, a popular piracy website called The Pirate Bay has secretly been testing a Javascript cryptocurrency miner on …

Cryptocurrency

Baadshaho controversy throws spotlight on trend of increasing court battles over copyrights

Shortly before its release, the movie <i>Baadshaho</i>ran into legal trouble over use of the song, <i>‘Keh Doon Tumhe’</i> from the 1975 hit movie, <i>‘Deewar’</i>. The …

Intellectual Property

Can an Army of Bitcoin "Bounty Hunters" Deter Pirates?

When we first heard of the idea to use Bitcoin bounties to track down pirated content online, we scratched our heads.<p>Snitching on copyright …

Security

The Pirate Bay Briefly Mines Monero to Experiment With Alternative Revenue Solutions

<b>The Pirate Bay has always been an interesting online bastion. Despite growing scrutiny from law enforcement and anti-piracy advocates, the site</b> …

Intellectual Property

The Pirate Bay is secretly running a Bitcoin miner in the background, increasing your CPU usage

When it comes to the Pirate Bay, it's usually movie studios, music producers and software creators that getannoyed with the site -- you know, …

Intellectual Property

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Terms and Conditions: By accessing the USC Trojans Gigapixel on the Blakeway Gigapixel viewer you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and …

USC Trojans

Forever 21 Responds to Copyright Infringement Claims

Like many fashion and retail giants before it, Forever 21 is being accused of copying a smaller designer's ideas without credit or monetary compensation. In this case, the company appears to have ripped off the design of a T-shirt by creative agency Word that was tied to a Planned Parenthood …

Planned Parenthood

Fan-made subtitles are now officially a copyright violation

Like many of you out there, I picked up English as a second language. An avid learner, I used every opportunity available to further hone my command of the language: Playing video games, paging through foreign magazines (some of which I later found out were in German), and especially watching …

Meditation

Why Spotify’s Legal Challenges Just Got Way More Complicated

With a crafty semantic argument, the company is challenging the idea that streaming services are legally responsible for paying mechanical royalties.<p>Spotify’s latest legal issues are snowballing into something that could be more consequential than anyone imagined.<p>This week, the music streamer was …

Intellectual Property

Tencent, Alibaba In Music Swap As Regulator Gets Involved

<i>Bottom line: A new music re-licensing deal between Alibaba and Tencent, combined with a meeting between the copyright regulator and major online</i> …

Business

Removal of Explicit Videos of Woman Linked to Deputy President Ordered

(Photo: Werner Beukes/SAPA)Businessman Kenny Kunene has been ordered to remove a sexually explicit video and photographs of an unnamed woman alleged …

Cyril Ramaphosa

Australian Government Want ISPs to Adopt Anti-Piracy Code

Australia has been struggling to find an adequate response to online piracy for several years, but progress has been slow.<p>While pirate site blockades …

Adopt

EU Prepares Guidelines to Force Google & Facebook to Police Piracy

In the current climate, creators and distributors are forced to play a giant game of whac-a-mole to limit the unlicensed spread of their content on …

Google

YouTube accepts Campo Santo’s copyright strike against PewDiePie, could lead to bigger issues

‘It’s a pretty big deal’<p>YouTube has accepted the copyright takedown request submitted by Campo Santo against Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg for his two hour stream of its game, <i>Firewatch</i>.<p>In a new video, Kjellberg addressed the copyright takedown request, confirming that the strike had gone through. …

Gaming

Spotify Is Now Fighting 10 Different Copyright Lawsuits — at $1 Billion-Plus In Possible Damages

How do you go from ‘billion-dollar IPO’ to ‘billions in potential damages’? Welcome to Spotify’s fun-filled week. Should Spotify pay a license to …

Intellectual Property

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Intellectual Property

Why Copyright Term Matters: Publisher Study Highlights Crucial Role of the Public Domain in Ontario Schools

The Ontario Book Publishers Organization recently published a study funded by the OMDC on the use of Canadian books in English classes in Ontario …

Public Domain

Can a tattoo on human flesh be copyrighted? We’ll soon find out | Ars Technica

Is the human body a protectable medium of expression for purposes of copyright?<p>There's a tattoo as a design, and then there's that same tattoo after …

Take-Two Interactive

The Legal Battle Over a Monkey's Selfie Raises Big Questions About Digital Ownership

Privacy and ownership of digital property—like your Instagram posts or Facebook photos—in the age of the internet is a complicated issue, to say the …

Intellectual Property

Chance The Rapper sued for copyright infringement over ’10 Day’ sample

The Chicago rapper is accused of "blatant and wilful infringement" by a jazz musician<p>Chance The Rapper is being sued for copyright infringement over …

Chance the Rapper