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YouTube Now Tells You How Copyrighted Music Will Affect Your Video Before You Upload It

Google today launched a new feature in the YouTube Audio Library that allows uploaders who use copyrighted music to see exactly what will happen to their videos before they upload them. When you up

Getty Images Jumps Into The Age Of Social Media With A Free Embed Tool For Its Photo Library

Last year, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.gettyimages.com">Getty Images</a> began to double down on how it could better control and ultimately make money from its library of 150 million of pictur

Nine Music Labels Plan To Sue Vkontakte, The Facebook Of Russia, Over 6,000 Illegal Tracks

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.vk.com">Vkontakte</a>, a social networking site known as the "Facebook of Russia", is facing legal action from nine music labels including EMI, Sony and Warner over

Swedish Fan-Made Subtitle Site Is Shut Down By Copyright Police

In a move that should give Twilight slash-fic writers pause, the Swedish copyright enforcement agency, called Intrångsundersökning, raided and seized the servers of Undertexter.se, a fansub site ded

Kim Dotcom Makes Another Plea For Legal Relief As U.S., UK, Canada Attorneys General Converge Down Under

Kim Dotcom and his legal team are seizing the moment of a <a target="_blank" href="http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2013/May/13-ag-506.html">meeting</a> of attorneys general from the U.S., UK, Canada, Au

Fox Shuts Down Cory Doctorow’s Homeland Book In Overzealous DMCA takedown

<a target="_blank" href="http://torrentfreak.com/fox-censors-cory-doctorows-homeland-novel-from-google-130420/">TorrentFreak is reporting</a> that links to Cory Doctorow's book, <a target="_blank" hre

Bait Car: How Hollywood Has Found A New Way To Make Money

Paul (not his real name) has never seen the movie <a target="_blank" href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1535616/">The Divide</a>. He's a horror buff and sometimes tries to find odd and decidedly bad fl

Zynga And EA Settle Legal Battle Over ‘Unmistakable Copy’ Of The Sims And ‘Anti-Competitive’ Practices

According to InsideSocialGames, Zynga and EA have settled their legal dispute over the former’s alleged copying of EA’s popular game “The Sims.” It was clear to many that once

EFF: Calling All Geeks – Help Explain To Judges Hearing Oracle v. Google Appeal Why Copyrighting APIs Is Such A Bad Idea

The <a target="_blank" href="www.eff.org">Electronic Frontier Foundation</a> (EFF) is <a target="_blank" href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/11/no-copyrights-apis-help-us-make-case">asking for he

Apple Vs. Samsung: Another Blow For Apple As Dutch Court Rules Samsung Does Not Infringe Multitouch Patent

Another loss for Apple in the courts: a Dutch court in the Hague has ruled Samsung does not infringe an Apple multitouch patent, Reuters is reporting. Apple had argued last month in the court that Sam

YouTube Changes Its Content ID Appeals Process

YouTube today <a target="_blank" href="http://youtube-global.blogspot.com/2012/10/improving-content-id.html">announced</a> that it is making some important changes to its appeals process for users who

3Taps Files Countersuit, Says Craigslist Is Anticompetitive. ‘We Just Want To Use Data Without Fear Of Being Sued’

Craigslist may have a peace sign as part of its logo, but the war over its data continues. As TechCrunch <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/09/23/3taps-is-planning-to-file-a-countersuit-against

3Taps Is Planning To File A Countersuit Against Craigslist Tomorrow, Citing Antitrust Laws And Uncompetitive Behavior

The legal fight between mega-listings site <a target="_blank" href="http://www.craigslist.org">Craigslist</a> and third parties that have used its data in their own applications looks like it is takin

Swiss Federal Railways Accuses Apple Of Copying Its Railway Clock Design For iPad Clock App

With the launch of iOS 6, Apple finally brought a clock app to the iPad. Now, however, the design of the clocks in the app has become somewhat of a controversy as Swiss Federal Railways (mostly known

Ustream’s Automatic Copyright Protection Just Killed The Salesforce Keynote Stream (UPDATED)

Here's an example of awesome technology working, but potentially at the wrong time. The Salesforce/Dreamforce keynote was interrupted during its Ustream streaming due to copyright protection.

Google Updates Its Search Algorithm: Will Start Punishing Sites With Too Many DMCA Takedown Notices

Google just <a target="_blank" href="http://insidesearch.blogspot.com/2012/08/an-update-to-our-search-algorithms.html">announced</a> that, starting next week, its search algorithm will start taking a

Happy Independence Day: SOPA’s Cousin ACTA Fails To Make The Vote In Europe, But Is This Really The End?

A big day today for those who have been opposed to measures like <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/sopa/">SOPA</a> that are aimed at stronger, government-imposed measures to define and prevent

Pinterest Updates Terms Of Service As It Preps An API And Private Pinboards: More Copyright Friendly

Pinterest is growing up fast: just days ago the image-based social network rolled out redesigned profile pages, and now it's following that up with an updated Terms of Service, Acceptable Use Policy a

Pinterest Copyright Issues Could Spur Changes To Terms Of Use And ‘Pin Etiquette’

Pinterest has had trouble brewing for a while over what some people say are frequent copyright violations that happen when users 'pin' photos on the site without permission from the photo's owner. But

Google Steps In To Defend Hotfile From “Overbroad And Ill-Conceived” MPAA Lawsuit

Cyberlocker services are under attack from every direction: not only are their services looking less and less necessary as more personal file-sharing services (like Dropbox) become popular, but the se
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