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Worlds Largest Torrent Site Shut Down

William Buckley Jr. | Posted 08.08.2016 | Arts
William Buckley Jr.

Artists finally got some good news from federal authorities in Chicago in July when Artum Vaulin, the alleged owner of Kickass Torrents, KAT, one of the most heavily trafficked pirate sites on the internet, was arrested in Poland.

Fixing the DMCA by Contract Now and Legislation Later

Chris Castle | Posted 06.24.2016 | Entertainment
Chris Castle

Labels made deals with @YouTube out of desperation. It's pennies & whack-a-mole. How can labels renew YT deals with so much artist pressure? -- I...

Taylor Swift Wants YouTube To Treat Artists More Fairly, Too

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 06.20.2016 | Entertainment

Taylor Swift, Sir Paul McCartney and U2 are among those set to join the music industry's increasingly loud battle with the world’s largest music ser...

Artists. Lives in the Balance.

William Buckley Jr. | Posted 04.14.2016 | Politics
William Buckley Jr.

As an evolved society we cannot continue to allow great art to be the sacrificial lamb for empire building on the internet.

U.S. Has No Anti-Piracy Laws.

William Buckley Jr. | Posted 10.25.2016 | Arts
William Buckley Jr.

Does anyone really believe that the record labels would have ever signed the Spotify deal if they hadn't struggled so unsuccessfully with piracy for so long? Why aren't artists able to get their work removed from pirate sites where somebody else is making money off their work? How revolutionary is that?

What Is the Intention of Justice? Notice and Stay Down Is the Government's Responsibility

Chris Castle | Posted 09.29.2016 | Entertainment
Chris Castle

The government has failed to protect artists, failed to enforce the laws, essentially overseeing and giving legitimacy to one of the largest income transfers of all time.

Volkswagen Scandal Proves It's Time To Stop Being Passive About Our Tech

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 01.03.2017 | Technology

Welcome to our expanding Internet of Cheating Things. Volkswagen admitted this month that millions of its diesel-powered cars had sidestepped environ...

Fixing the DMCA, Step 1: The Breaking Down Barriers to Innovation Act

Sen. Ron Wyden | Posted 11.07.2015 | Politics
Sen. Ron Wyden

Right now the U.S. Copyright Office is deciding whether Americans will be able to unlock phones and other devices they've paid for, whether farmers can repair their own tractors and whether Americans with disabilities will be able to access e-books and other electronic media.

Why We Can't Protect Artists in America

William Buckley Jr. | Posted 05.04.2016 | Arts
William Buckley Jr.

Online piracy is an epidemic that knows no boundaries, impacting film, television, music, books, photography, software, video games and all works that can be copied, digitized and distributed over the internet.

Dana Liebelson

Here's The Digital Privacy Battle At The Center Of Obama's Big Trade Deal | Dana Liebelson | Posted 03.13.2015 | Politics

Open Internet advocates are still fighting for key privacy protections in a major trade pact the Obama administration is negotiating with 11 Pacific n...

Demands To Censor Twitter Soar

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 02.09.2015 | Technology

If loose lips sink ships, what can tweets do?

Online Piracy Finally In the Crosshairs

William Buckley Jr. | Posted 06.03.2014 | Arts
William Buckley Jr.

On March 13, the Congressional Subcommittee on copyright reform held hearings on proposed revisions to the DMCA, Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Tho...

Congress Should Review Abuses of Copyright Law Crucial to Internet Economy

Edward J. Black | Posted 05.13.2014 | Technology
Edward J. Black

While the DMCA should remain undisturbed as a cornerstone of our thriving Internet economy, Congress can still shine a light on bad actors trying to snuff out competitors or lawful speech online.

How to Protect Your Blog Content

Peg Fitzpatrick | Posted 10.27.2013 | Technology
Peg Fitzpatrick

There is plenty of content theft occurring on the internet. Bloggers need to learn the steps that they can take to make sure their content doesn't get boosted and what to do if it does.

How Chairman Goodlatte Could Stop the Ennui of Learned Helplessness

Chris Castle | Posted 05.16.2013 | Media
Chris Castle

Empowering artists with the ability to stop infringement would go a long way to ending the ennui of learned helplessness induced by the current DMCA practice -- artists who stop struggling because they simply can't afford to do otherwise.

How A Single DMCA Notice Took Down 1.45 Million Education Blogs

Ars Technica | Posted 12.16.2012 | Technology
Read More: Dmca, Technology News

Web hosting firm ServerBeach recently received a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) violation notice from Pearson, the well-known educational pub...

Reconsidering the Stop Online Piracy Act

Eric K. Clemons | Posted 04.22.2012 | Technology
Eric K. Clemons

Eventually, Congress will have to consider SOPA. Here we suggest several questions that Congress will need to address and very short suggestions of what we expect they will conclude.

Saki Knafo

How Does Twitter Handle Piracy? An Inside Look | Saki Knafo | Posted 02.03.2012 | Technology

Last week, in the wake of protests over SOPA and PIPA, the controversial Internet anti-piracy legislation in Congress, Twitter released a database tha...

Piracy Profiteers: Time to Walk the Plank

Kathy Wolfe | Posted 03.18.2012 | Technology
Kathy Wolfe

Despite our best efforts, it's hard to compete with free. That is why I feel passionately about the need for legislation to protect this vital marketplace for companies like mine and for filmmakers who are the most vulnerable to bad actors in the space.

Sure SOPA Will Add Jobs... for Trial Lawyers, Government Bureaucrats, Pornographers

Edward J. Black | Posted 01.16.2012 | Technology
Edward J. Black

Move over Obama. A bipartisan group of lawmakers has come up with their own jobs plan by way of oppressive Internet regulations that would create thousands of new, high paying jobs for attorneys as well as government workers and Internet censors.

MediaNews Group Leaves Righthaven

Posted 11.09.2011 | Denver

The new chief executive of MediaNews Group, the second-largest newspaper chain in the nation, has denounced its partnership with copyright infringemen...

Atlas Sound Wrests Control of the Bedroom Back From Sony Music

Jason Sigal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jason Sigal

Atlas Sound (the solo project of Deerhunter's Bradford Cox) just released four free volumes of Bedroom Databanks. In response, Sony Music sent a copyright takedown notice.

Copyright Office Rules in Favor of Fair Use and Consumer Freedom

Edward Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Edward Lee

The law marks a decisive victory for consumers and a firm rejection of attempts to use the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to achieve market control that copyright law was never meant to protect.

Gov Says OK to Jailbreaking iPhones

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

The Library of Congress has made changes to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that make it legal to jailbreak your iPhone, run any lawful app and adapt your iPhone to run on any compatible wireless network.

Video Debunking Climate Change Denier Removed by YouTube

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

So what do you do when someone posts a YouTube video saying you're a crock? One way is to complain and get it wiped clean off the 'inter-tubes.'