The Center for Copyright Information is currently developing a curriculum in California called “Be a Creator.” Its goal is to teach elementary school students the “value of copyright and dangers of digital piracy.” The group is backed by the Motion …Read More »
The classic BitTorrent site isoHunt was shut down earlier this month, with its owner Gary Fung having to pay $110 million dollars to copyright owners. However, it is now back under similar name of isoHunt.to, and it has been restored …Read More »
In 1998, US President Bill Clinton signed into law, a controversial bill that plans to keep icon works out of the public domain. By adding a twenty year extension to these pieces many of the great works from the 20th …Read More »
Back in the year of 2012, the U.S government raided Megaupload and shutdown the service after a long investigation. With the shutting down of Megaupload, 10.75 million legitimate files were sent to the graveyard, according to new research from Boston’s …Read More »
I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of patent trolls suddenly cried out in terror as they were suddenly silenced. I feel something wonderful has happened. Yes, while you were sleeping, New Zealand’s parliament passed a …Read More »
Remember when HBO asked Google to take down VLC? Yeah, that’s got nothing on this. Microsoft has managed to send a takedown request to Google… for Microsoft itself.
The request was sent by LEAKID, a company that manages all of …Read More »
Copyright holders might want to take a good luck at the technology that automatically flags infringing content. HBO has reportedly sent a takedown request to Google asking to remove a link that leads to… VLC, the open-source media player.
Companies …Read More »
The Pirate Bay guys have once again made a move and are now located in Iceland’s domain registry. ThePirateBay.is, to be exact. You might remember that they recently left their former home of Sweden, due to lawsuits by Sweden’s Right …Read More »
The Six-Strikes Anti-Piracy Program is here! We previously reported that the program was delayed to 2013, and we’ve talked plenty about how exactly it works, but the day has finally come for the system to finally go live. The bad …Read More »
Anyone who is familiar with Youtube and has been watching and/or hearing music online would be quite familiar with such instances where we see many websites implicitly infringing copyrights (as touchy as this subject may be). Some websites even consider …Read More »