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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. T...

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
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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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.'

Eric Cantor's Copyright Smackdown

Jonathan Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jonathan Melber

Eric Cantor is getting a lesson on what "fair use" isn't: his chest-beating, stimulus-opposing, victory-proclaiming video set to the tune of Aerosmith's "Back in the Saddle."