copyright

Colombian biologist won't go to jail for 8 years for sharing a scientific paper (probably)

Timothy writes, "Diego Gómez is a Colombian conservation biologist. When he was a college student, he shared a single research paper online so that …

Intellectual Property

Raabta: Magadheera makers move court against film over copyright infringement

The makers of Ram Charan’s Magadheera, which happens to be the biggest blockbuster of his career, have moved to court against Sushant Singh Rajput …

Celebrity News (India)

Extratorrent Is Back Again With A New Domain

Extratorrent Is Back Again with a new Domain Name! Everyone was upset, when they heard the news that Extratorrent sites were closed. Downloading the …

Intellectual Property

Straight from the Studio

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

Book Review: The End of Ownership

In the digital age, a lot depends on whether we actually own our stuff, and who gets to decide that in the first place.<p>In The End of Ownership: …

DRM

101 places to find amazing, royalty-free images for your business

Regardless if you own an online business, are a freelancer or run a blog, high-quality images are an absolute necessary. The reason? They can generate more clicks and boost engagement on your social channels. This probably has to do with the fact the 90% of all information that is transmitted to …

Business

An interview with alleged KickassTorrents founder in his jail cell in Poland

In July 2016, Artem Vaulin left Ukraine for a vacation to Iceland with his family, but he never made it to his destination. During a layover in Poland, Vaulin — the 31-year-old accused by the United States of operating KickassTorrents (KAT), the web's most popular place to illegally obtain movies, …

Intellectual Property

Google, Facebook, Other Tech Companies Weigh In On Battle Over Paparazzi Photos

A battle over paparazzi photos has drawn the attention of Silicon Valley's biggest players, who say a recent court decision could harm tech …

Advertising Industry

PayPal suing Pandora over having a similar-looking logo

PP V. P – #ip Battle Royal between @PayPal & @PANDORA_NA (PDF of complaint) cc: @likely2confuse https://t.co/vSvFZjDfud pic.twitter.com/oGASVA95mD<p>— …

Paypal

Wikipedia says Australians 'break the law everyday' on copyright and demands reform

Business Cat meme. (Source: memegenerator.net)<p>Wikipedia is taking on the Australian government in a campaign calling for copyright law reform.<p>The …

Intellectual Property

RIAA Says Artists Don't Need "Moral Rights," Artists Disagree

Most people who create something like to be credited for their work. Whether you make a video, song, photo, or blog post, it feels ‘right’ to receive …

Intellectual Property

RAINS Is Suing ZARA For Copying Its Staple Raincoat

Danish outerwear brand, RAINS, is taking on the world’s biggest fast fashion conglomerate, Inditex (which is parent company to ZARA). The Danish …

Lifestyle

Photographer Sues the Republican National Committee for Copyright Infringement

A Montana-based photographer has filed a lawsuit against the Republican National Committee, accusing the RNC of willfully infringing upon her …

Photography

How a Plague on the Movie and Music Industries Became Their Chief Protector in China

BEIJING—Chinese search giant Baidu Inc. was once a scourge of Hollywood and the U.S. music industry, which accused it of being a pipeline for pirated content.<p>Today when Baidu is involved in a copyright infringement case, chances are it is the one casting the blame.<p>Baidu’s about-face in the …

The Arts

Fair Use: Wikipedia targets Australians in bid to change the law

If Wikipedia was hosted in Australia, it would be breaking the law.<p>In an Australian first, the US-based crowd-sourced encyclopedia will launch on …

Brisbane

A young researcher could go to jail for sharing a scientific paper

Could a young scientist really be facing serious jail time for sharing a single article with his colleagues?<p>If you’ve been following the case of Diego Gomez, you’ll know the answer is much closer to yes than you might otherwise have imagined.<p>And if Gomez, whose multiyear legal battle is likely to …

Research

Department of Justice Fires Another Shot at Songwriters as Licensing Battle Escalates

The Department of Justice on Thursday fired another salvo in the battle over song licensing, filing a brief in support of 100% licensing, which BMI …

U.S. Department of Justice

AAP Praises Wisdom of HathiTrust and Google Books Decisions - Disruptive Competition Project

In a recently filed amicus brief, the Association of American Publishers (AAP) acknowledged that the decisions of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the …

Google Books

US court decision will destroy the internet, roar Google, Facebook et al

Internet giants Google, Facebook and a wide range of organizations from Pinterest to Kickstarter to Wikimedia have responded furiously to a recent …

Intellectual Property

Recording Industry Claims Imaginary Value Gap as a Bigger Threat Than Piracy

One of the most significant events that took place at this month's meeting of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), that EFF attended, …

Intellectual Property

Netflix Tells Pirates to Walk the Plank

Stealing "Orange Is the New Black" episodes did not pay off.<p><b>Netflix</b> (NASDAQ:NFLX) in late April received a ransom demand after a hacker stole 10 …

Netflix

Why copyright law poses a barrier to Canadian AI ambitions

<i>Michael Geist is Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law.</i><p>The federal government placed a big bet in this year’s budget on Canada becoming a world leader in artificial intelligence (AI), investing millions of dollars on a national strategy to …

Machine Learning

Streaming Site Operator Jailed For Three Years After Landmark Trial

Founded more than half a decade ago, Swefilmer grew to become Sweden’s most popular movie and TV show streaming site. It was credited alongside …

Sweden

Judge to Decide Vexing Question in Entertainment: License Needed to Show Body Tattoos?

A judge lets Take-Two, publisher of 'NBA 2K,' seek declaratory judgment against the owner of a tattoo design featured on LeBron James' body.<p>If a …

Tattoos

Company wins $900k in damages after competitor steals images

In 2015, Oregon-based company Under a Foot Plant Co. filed a lawsuit against Maryland-based competitor Exterior Design Inc. over the latter company's …

Photography

Does it matter whose name is listed for copyright with CC

Authors have a tremendous amount of leverage in scholarly publishing, which they often overlook and rarely take advantage of. One aspect of this …

Intellectual Property

Netflix app not working? Your phone may have been blocked from the service

DRM protections stop the app being downloaded on rooted phones and tablets<p>Rooting an Android phone gives you complete control over the device, but it …

Cory Doctorow

Washington Insiders Are Cautiously Optimistic About Trump Administration’s Copyright Policies

<b>NASHVILLE</b> — Not much is known about President Donald Trump’s views of the Byzantine world of copyright law, music royalties and the rights of …

United States

Secret New European Copyright Proposal Spells Disaster for Free Culture

EFF has learned about a new proposal for European law that takes aim at online streaming services, but which will strike a serious blow to creators …

Intellectual Property

The MP3 isn't dead yet, but it's now on its last digital legs

Digital file formats don't usually get the rock star treatment when it comes to entering the public's consciousness, but if one ever did, the MP3 format is it.<p>But that's all coming to an end — or at least that's what recent events point to.<p>Just last month, the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated …

Technology