Anti-piracy pushback

Over the past three months, a new website reports, only 20 percent of the most pirated movies as ranked by TorrentFreak were available legally available for online rental or streaming.…

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Induce me not

What makes the Hotfile decision notable is not simply that it marks the first time the studios have been able to take down a cyberlocker site but because it was done via summary judgment on an inducement standard.…

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U.S. copyright review expands

The Commerce Department recommendations, which represent the views of the Obama Administration, come as the Judiciary Committee remains very much in fact-finding mode in its review, setting up the potential for conflicting agendas and timetables in what will inevitably be a contentious process of revising current copyright law and policy.…

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Mega Antigua (Updated)

A ruling by the WTO allows the government of Antigua to set up a website to sell movies, music and other material that infringes U.S. copyright without making payments to U.S. copyright owners.…

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SOPA gets washed out in election

The entertainment industry lost a number of key allies on Capitol Hill as a result of the election and the returns have scrambled the leadership of key committees in both the House and Senate at a time when a number of major IP and telecom issues are being teed up.…

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Today in Mobile

The U.S. Justice Department seized three web sites it claims were distributing illegal copies of copyrighted Android apps, PCWorld reported early this…

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No third act likely in Viacom vs. YouTube drama

The court poked enough holes in YouTube's defense that it now has every incentive to try to settle with Viacom as quickly as possible and get on about its business. But on the one issue of law that might have made a difference to Viacom's business at this point, the court ruled in favor of YouTube, so it's unclear what Viacom would gain from carrying on.…

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