DMCA

Record Industry Presses Battle With Vimeo Over Old Music

The record labels and the online platform Vimeo this week renewed a longstanding battle over music recorded before 1972 -- including tracks by …

Advertising Industry

Animal rights? Monkey selfie case may undo evolution of the Internet | Ars Technica

Analysis: PETA’s quest for animals to own property is no laughing matter.<p>Going on two years now, an Indonesian macaque monkey named Naruto, …

Law

Dear Security Conference Speakers – EFF’s Coders Rights Project Has Your Back

Every year, EFF has lawyers with its Coders’ Rights Project on hand in Las Vegas at Black Hat, B-Sides and DEF CON for security researchers with …

Security

How to download videos from YouTube

Sure, it's easy to download videos from YouTube, but doing it legally is another proposition. While there's no law that specifically says you can't …

Apps

LinkedIn, HiQ spat presents big questions for freedom, innovation

Image 1of/2<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Mark Weidick thought it had to be some kind of mistake.<p>In late May, the CEO of HiQ Labs, a data analytics startup in San …

U.S. Supreme Court

A DRM standard has been approved for the web, and security researchers are worried

The standards body for the web has approved a system for handling DRM-protected video after a long and controversial debate — one that security researchers and open web advocates vow to continue.<p>The new standard is called EME, or Encrypted Media Extensions, and it allows DRM systems to hook …

Privacy

Porn Insiders Reveal What It's Like to Work In the Industry

These behind-the-scenes confessions may surprise you<p>Ever wonder what is going on behind the scenes in the world of porn? After all, it's not all completely unrealistic sex scenes and, well, sex in general. There are people operating the camera and people editing photos and videos and making the …

Terms Conditions Caller Name ID

<b>Overview, Spam Detection and Blocking.</b> Caller Name ID is an enhanced caller identification app based service that when enabled on an eligible LTE mobile device for eligible plans, displays the name, phone number, city and state of a caller's phone number, and the caller's uploaded photo (if any was …

United States

16 Confessions From People Who Work In Porn That Might Surprise You

Butthole-tracking software is a real thing.<p>Posted on June 29, 2017, 16:36 GMT<p>Everybody knows what porn is, but not many people know how it works behind the scenes. So, in the name of research, I talked to the guys at ManyVids (link NSFW, obvs) to find out what working in porn is <i>really</i> like.<p>NBC<p>1. …

Warner Bros

Canada Claims Authority to Censor Your Internet Searches

The idea that governments can force Google to deindex links to pages is unfortunately not new (see the European Union's "right to be forgotten"). …

Censorship

Still Downloading or Streaming Pirated Content? You Need to Know This About Content Piracy Laws in India!

Want to watch a movie but tickets are too steep? or looking for a show which is not available in India? You know where to go-Torrent websites! But …

copyright

Twitter took down accounts posting BET Awards content – VICE News

By Noah Kulwin on Jun 27, 2017<p>Twitter is among the Silicon Valley companies that claim to take free speech seriously, but like other platforms with close ties to content companies, it’s very touchy about alleged copyright violations.<p>New evidence of this: A number of prominent music journalism and …

BET Awards

You Can Now Remove Medical Records From Google Search

Google's removal policy now includes a category called "confidential, personal medical records of private people."<p>Google will now accept requests to …

Ziff-Davis

News: You Can Now Remove Medical Records From Google Search

Google will now accept requests to remove personal medical records from its search results, adding to a very short list of types of sensitive …

Google Search

Supreme Court Rejects ‘Dancing Baby’ YouTube Copyright Case

After 10 years, the legal battle over a silly 29-second YouTube video of a baby dancing to a Prince song has hit a dead end, with the Supreme Court …

Law

Supreme Court Turns Down "Dancing Baby" Copyright Case

The justices decide not to review a dispute triggered when Universal Music ordered the takedown of a YouTube video showing a cute baby dancing to …

copyright

Supreme Court Won't Hear Copyright Battle Over 'Dancing Baby'

The Supreme Court won't get involved in the 10-year-old "Dancing Baby" battle, which centers on copyright owners' attempts to police online copyright …

Law

Supreme Court Won't Hear 'Dancing Baby' Appeal

The Supreme Court won't get involved in the 10-year-old "Dancing Baby" battle, which centers on copyright owners' attempts to police online copyright …

Advertising Industry

‘Game of Thrones’: Why One Company’s Attempt to Censor the Show Is the Worst Idea Ever

A startup wants to filter all the sex, violence, nudity and profanity from HBO, Netflix and Amazon shows.<p>What would “Game of Thrones” be without its …

Game of Thrones

VidAngel Launches New Platform Amid Studio Legal Battle (Exclusive)

'Game of Thrones' without nudity? There's an app for that.<p>VidAngel isn't backing down after a court ordered it to shutter its family-friendly …

Entertainment

Coin Center to Congress: Give Blockchain Developers "Safe Harbor"

Coin Center was invited to present testimony on Thursday to both the House Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection and the House …

Bitcoin

Taylor Swift Shakes Off Bad Blood With Spotify

Head over to Spotify now to listen to all of Swift's albums, including 1989, Red, Speak Now, Fearless, and Taylor Swift.<p>It's a good day for Spotify …

Music

How to Protect Your Blog Content From Copyright Infringement

Want to protect your blog content from being stolen? Wondering how to respond when your blog content is scraped? As a blogger, you put hours into …

Digital Marketing

‘The value of creative assets is systematically being taken away from artists and music companies’

Secretly Group's Darius van Arman talks safe harbor, YouTube, SoundCloud - and the tyranny of copyright lawsThe post ‘The value of creative assets is …

Music Industry

Whitepapers

September, 2016<p>Freedom of expression is a universal right, but the specific threats to it vary widely from country to country and region to region. …

Privacy

Funimation Subpoenas Cloud Hosting Platform Over Copyright Infringement of One Piece Anime

FUNimation Entertainment obtained and filed a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) subpoena to cloud hosting platform Digital Ocean, Inc. on May 1 …

Anime

What Packingham v. North Carolina Should Mean for the DMCA

The US Supreme Court issued opinions in two important First Amendment cases this week, one of which obviously had to do with intellectual property …

Law

Why Bitcoin Needs Washington to Go Mainstream

Digital currencies like Bitcoin are back in the news in a big way. Major influxes of investment, increased usage, and public votes confidence from …

Bitcoin

Our Response To Titan Note Sending A Frivolous Takedown Notice Over Our Critical Coverage

We've written two separate stories about the Titan Note -- a small recording/transcription device that was originally sold via a crowdfunding project …

copyright

Stupid Patent of the Month: Ford Patents a Windshield

The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Impression Products v. Lexmark International was a big win for individuals’ right to repair and modify the …

Patents