DMCA

How Google Is Killing the Independent Movie Industry

Sitting at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September, I could feel the air leave the room when I said: “Google is the biggest …

NAFTA

Things That Go Bump in the Copyright

<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> …

Copyright

Girl Forced To Strip Naked In Front Of A Group Of People After A Gram Of Weed Goes Missing (Disturbing)

Are Torrent Sites Using DMCA Notices to Quash Their Competition?

Every day, copyright holders send out millions of takedown notices to various services, hoping to protect their works.<p>While most of these requests …

SEO

Alert: Copyright Infringement By the Internet Archive (and What You Can Do About It)

<i></i> <i><br>Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware</i><br>The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America has issued an alert on copyright infringement by the …

Libraries

You’ve Got Brainmail

In our last episode of the season, we take one one of the most requested futures: telepathy! What would it be like to be able to link minds, and …

Electronic Frontier Foundation

More on MQA

<i>An economy of information transmitted . . . what was encoded was only what was needed, nothing more.</i> (footnote 1)<p>As I wrote in the January issue's …

Audiophile

Google and Facebook Are Major Outlets for Media—So Why Aren't They Held Accountable for Spreading Fake News?

In Part 1, we looked at the consequences of two laws—the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Communications Decency Act, enacted 20 years …

Journalism

How Silicon Valley’s capitalist greed continues to cheat creators and rob American culture

Let’s poke holes in the weak argument for why YouTube and other social media platforms aren’t held accountable<p>First, they came for the music, and we did not speak out — because most are not musicians.<p>Then they came for the news, and we did not speak out — because most are not journalists.<p>Now …

Copyright

There's A Website Dedicated To Stealing Furry Porn From Patreon Artists

A horde of pirates is undermining Patreon's financial structure, reposting paywalled pornographic images on an illicit website for free. The makers …

Security

2017 Copyright Year In Review

Last week, I went through some of the most significant decisions and events in the patent world in 2017. This week, let’s take a look at what …

Patents

The year in DRM: seven rotten moments and two rays of hope

My end-of-the-year roundup the year in DRM for EFF's Deeplinks blog hits seven lowlights, from the catastrophic (the W3C greenlighting DRM for the …

Cory Doctorow

Non-Profits Want DMCA Exception to Preserve Abandoned Online Games - ExtremeTech

By on December 27, 2017 at 10:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Games are no longer just …

Library of Congress

The DMCA Is Broken And It's Stopping Fans From Saving Abandoned Games

Videos games are a relatively new medium, so most people don't think about what happens to them post-release, years after the shine has worn off and …

Technology (Australia)

Deezer Tries to Shut Down 'Hacked' Pirate Versions

Nowadays there are dozens of ways for people to pirate free music. Torrent sites, direct downloading portals, stream ripping, you name it.<p>While the …

Streaming

The DMCA is Broken and It’s Stopping Fans from Saving Abandoned Games

Videos games are a relatively new medium, so most people don’t think about what happens to them post-release, years after the shine has worn off and …

YouTube Censored FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's Net Neutrality Video

Net neutrality proponents have claimed the regulations combat censorship, yet YouTube happily censored a video of Federal Communications Commission …

Net Neutrality

US Copyright Office Requires Reregistration of DMCA Agents by December 31, 2017 Retail Did You Know?

Dear Retail Clients and Friends,<p>Retailers that allow website users to generate and post content on their websites are required to reregister their …

Law

GM's Lawyers Just Inadvertently Confirmed Those Mid-Engined Corvette Designs Are Real

A number of images purporting to be CAD designs of what’s been dubbed the “mid-engine Corvette” leaked last week, but despite how real they looked, …

Trucks

EFF to US Copyright Office: fix the DRM rules that stop us from fixing our stuff, make fair use, and make IoT gadgets work the way we want

Section 1201 of the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act (1998) give DRM incredible protections: it's illegal to bypass DRM in products you own, for …

Copyright

YouTube briefly took down FCC chairman Ajit Pai

And the Electronic Frontier Foundation condemns it<p>The internet’s most hated man, Ajit Pai, was taken down from YouTube for seven hours after a copyright complaint from the record label Mad Decent. Earlier this week, <i>The Daily Caller</i> posted a video of the FCC chairman dismissing concerns over net …

Technology

YouTube took down FCC's 'Harlem Shake' video for 7 hours

Remember when "Harlem Shake" musician Baauer said he'd take down FCC chairman Ajit Pai's video marking (and really, trivializing) the death of net neutrality? He meant it... although his effort didn't last long. <i>The Verge</i> notes that Baauer's label Mad Decent successfully removed the video from <i>Daily</i> …

Business

Don’t Lose Your DMCA Safe Harbor for Copyright Infringement Claims

The December 31, 2017 deadline for online service providers to reregister designated agents under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) in the …

Law

Prince’s Estate Goes After Another YouTuber, This Time To Protect Copyrights Against Bootleg Concert Footage

A lawsuit filed in Massachusetts federal court Thursday by representatives of <b>Prince</b>’s Estate alleges that Massachusetts-based <b>Kian Andrew Habib</b>, known …

Viral Videos

Changes to copyright in Australia will make it tougher for tech start-ups

iStock<p>The Australian government quietly introduced the Copyright Amendment (Service Providers) Bill 2017 to the Senate on Wednesday. If enacted, the …

Privacy

Dear Copyright Office, please keep safe harbors safe

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) safe harbors are a vital protection for websites and Internet services of all sizes. But thanks to a new Copyright Office rule, website owners could lose safe harbor protections if they don’t register online by December 31. And that’s not all: Hollywood …

Copyright

Keep Safe Harbors Safe

Dear Copyright Office,<p>As Internet users, website owners, and online entrepreneurs, we urge you to preserve and strengthen the Digital Millennium …

Copyright

Australian tech start-ups stand to lose out in proposed copyright reforms

The Australian government quietly introduced the Copyright Amendment (Service Providers) Bill 2017 to the Senate on Wednesday. If enacted, the bill …

Copyright

Fortnite cheaters are being sued by Epic Games

Multiple suits claim copyright infringement<p>Epic Games is using the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) in novel ways to aggressively defend the integrity of its multiplayer games, including <i>Fortnite</i> and <i>Fortnite: Battle Royale</i>.

Game Development

Roy Moore rival: "Men who hurt little girls should go to jail, not the Senate"

Doug Jones<br>(Image by YouTube, Channel: TOP NEWS HEADLINES DAILY) Permission Details DMCA<p>In a speech in Birmingham a week before the vote, Doug Jones …

Liberal View