Copyright

Kim Dotcom Sues Government for 'Billions' Over Erroneous Arrest

Six years ago, New Zealand police carried out a spectacular military-style raid against individuals accused only of copyright infringement.<p>Acting on …

Kim Dotcom

See photos from the Denver Women's March of 2018

(Photo courtesy: Denver7's Amanda del Castillo)<p>Copyright 2018 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, …

Colorado

Linking Is Not Copyright Infringement, Boing Boing Tells Court

Late last year Playboy sued the popular blog Boing Boing for publishing an article that linked to an archive of every playmate centerfold till …

Intellectual Property

Playboy Sues Boing Boing Over Link to Playboy Centerfolds

<i>katerina Ouzounova/NewscomPlayboy</i> is suing Happy Mutants LLC, the company that owns the blog <i>Boing Boing</i>, over a post that linked to an Imgur page …

Intellectual Property

Lawsuit launched against website for allegedly collecting obituaries, reposting them without permission

ST. JOHN’S, N.L.—A lawyer in Newfoundland and Labrador is bringing a class-action suit against a website that collects obituaries and reposts …

Obituaries

Hollywood Asks New UK Culture Secretary To Fight Online Piracy

Following Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle earlier this month, Matt Hancock replaced Karen Bradley as Secretary of State for Digital, …

Kim Dotcom

Dina LaPolt: American Law Institute's Credibility at Stake After Giving Copyright Cynics a Green Light to Push Agenda

Today the American Law Institute (ALI) will vote to approve the first part of a legal resource on copyright law that will be used by courts to decide …

Intellectual Property

Music Labels Sue Fit Radio for 'Massive Scale' Copyright Infringement

The labels say the fitness app is an unlicensed interactive streaming service.<p>The biggest companies in the recording industry are banding together to …

Intellectual Property

EFF Tells Court That Boing Boing Linking To Playboy Images Is Not Infringement

Back in November, we wrote about a fairly crazy case in which Playboy Enterprises was suing the blog Boing Boing for copyright infringement, over a …

Intellectual Property

Judge Tells Movie Company That it Can't Sue Alleged BitTorrent Pirate

Despite a considerable migration towards streaming piracy in recent years, copyright trolls are still finding plenty of potential targets around the …

Intellectual Property

YouTube star wins damages in landmark UK revenge porn case

Chrissy Chambers brought civil case after ex-boyfriend posted videos of them having sex online<p>A YouTube celebrity has won unprecedented damages against her ex-boyfriend after he admitted uploading revenge porn videos of her to the internet.<p>In the first civil case of its kind to be brought in …

Law (UK)

Judge Grants Default Judgment to Shut Down PubFilm

A New York federal judge has granted a default judgment against PubFilm, ruling that its string of websites infringed on studio copyrights and …

Patents

#CopyrightWeek: Censorship & the Big Little Lies of the EU © Directive

[<i>Note:</i> This analysis is being published in the context of the 2018 #CopyrightWeek, in light of the theme of 18 January on ‘Copyright as a Tool of …

Privacy

Redbox Claims Disney Suit is a Bid to Block Digital Competition

Redbox has fired back against Disney’s efforts to block it from selling download codes, alleging that Disney’s copyright lawsuit is simply an effort …

Walt Disney Company

Redbox Says Disney Engaging in Copyright Misuse to Protect Coming Streaming Service

Disney is seeking an injunction to prevent Redbox from disassembling "combo packs" and selling movie download codes separately.<p>Redbox wants to turn a …

DRM

“Free TV” box lawyer says video industry is “digging its own grave” | Ars Technica

A win for “Dragon Box” would be bad legal precedent for industry, lawyer says.<p>The entertainment industry is lining up against the maker of a "free …

Televisions

Protecting your podcast: Finding and using "pod-safe" music - Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}

Protecting your podcast: Finding and using “pod-safe” music<p><i>By Kerry Gorgone, {grow} Contributing Columnist</i><p>Nearly every time I give a presentation on …

Intellectual Property

LOL: Artists That Make Us Laugh

TERMS OF USE<p>Effective date: February 12, 2014.<p>Thank you for visiting Artspace.com (the "Site") owned and operated by Artspace LLC. ("Artspace"). Your …

Intellectual Property

The Man from Earth Sequel 'Pirated' on The Pirate Bay - By Its Creators

More than a decade ago, Hollywood was struggling to get to grips with the file-sharing phenomenon. Sharing via BitTorrent was painted as a disease …

Kim Dotcom

Mimbres Ceramic Vessel

Illustration<p>by James Blake Wiener<br>published on 16 January 2018<p>This Mimbres vessel dates from 1000-1150 CE. The Mimbres, a Mogollon group, lived near …

Intellectual Property

5 Awesome Organisations Working to Protect and Expand the Public Domain

<i>We’re taking part in</i> <i>Copyright Week</i><i>, a series of actions and discussions supporting key principles that should guide copyright policy. Every day this</i> …

Intellectual Property

Websites infringing TV and film copyright to be blocked

News (Ireland)

Triple Scoop Music: membership plans for music licensing by Jose Antunes

The new membership plans from Triple Scoop Music offer event filmmakers and pro photographers access to more than 35,000 songs, so they can find and …

Filmmaking

Movie industry victory as eight piracy sites blocked in Ireland

Eight piracy sites have been blocked by the Commercial Court in Dublin as the movie industry in Ireland steps up its war on piracy.The court decision …

Intellectual Property

TorrentFreak Still Selling Piracy as Ideology

I guess it’s pick on Andy at TorrentFreak week. (Sorry, Andy. ) But a recent blog of his titled <i>No Level of Copyright Enforcement Will Ever Be Enough</i> …

Intellectual Property

ABS-CBN's anti-piracy efforts hailed for 'massive impact'

MANILA - A major publication on copyright, privacy and file-sharing has hailed the "massive impact" of ABS-CBN Corp's efforts against piracy, citing …

Philippines

BBC rejects suggestions that Doctor Who infringed copyright with new Christmas special character

The Brigadier's grandfather is now a legitimate part of Doctor Who canon<p>Friday, 12th January 2018 at 12:44 pm<p>The BBC has responded robustly to …

TV Series

5 Legal Advantages of Registering a Copyright

Relying on mailing yourself documents (“poor man’s copyright”) and automatic protections, is not the best way to protect your copyrights. The most …

Intellectual Property

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill sued for copyright infringement

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have landed themselves in a musical lawsuit for alleged copyright infringement.<p>According to The Hollywood Reporter, the two singers are being sued by songwriters Sean Carey and Beau Golden. The writers claim that McGraw and Hill scored a hit with their current single "The …

Entertainment

Federal Appeals Court rules that violating a website's Terms of Service is not a crime

A Ninth Circuit Appellate Court has rejected Oracle's attempt to treat violating its website terms of service as a felony under the Computer Fraud …

Cory Doctorow