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

Google just <a target="_blank" href="">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="">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

Could Google Delete Copyrighted MP3s From Gmail? ‘Only In Extreme Cases’ It Says

Some rather inflammatory news has been making its way around the web today: a user posting on the Pirateweb message board has accused Google of removing copyrighted MP3 music files from a Gmail accoun

Senator Harry Reid Caves: PIPA Postponed

After a day of widespread online protests against a pair of bills in Congress, both bills have now been tabled. Hearings on the Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) had already been cancelled, but the Senat

The Parable Of The Wheel

There's a war brewing against the Internet, and it's not just <a href="">SOPA</a> (the bill in Congress that threatens to <a href="

Scribd Protests SOPA By Making A Billion Pages On The Web Disappear

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is <a href="">delayed in Congress</a>, but it is definitely not dead. The media company lobbyists

Lucasfilm Shuts Down Local Star Wars Marathon Over Copyright

A group of Star Wars fans in New York were organizing a marathon of all six movies at their local bar, but have canceled the event after receiving a cease and desist letter from Lucasfilm. The letter

German ISPs Surrendering 300,000 Pirating Suspects' Details Every Month

<img src="" />As ridiculous as the copyright battles are here in the states, it's a bit surreal when you see them exceeded elsewhere b

Pirate Bay Servers Take Refuge In Secret Mountain Cave

<img src="" />If your website is so internationally controversial that you've got Interpol and RIAA secret police knocking on your door ev

Limewire Settles For A Measly $105 Million

Limewire has agreed to pay $105 million to record labels, after a protracted court battle in which the record companies famously estimated Limewire’s damages could reach $75 trillion. So in a wa

Sequel To COICA Bill, The PROTECT IP Act, May Be Even Worse

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EU Court's Advocate General: Internet Filtering May Conflict With Charter Of Fundamental Rights

<img src="" />The Advocate General of the European Union Court of Justice, Cruz Villalón, says that national courts there should not have t

Record Industry: Limewire Could Owe $75 Trillion – Judge: "Absurd"

<img src="" />So we're all pretty desensitized by now to the mind-blowing stupidity on display by the record industry in its foolhardy

With New Report, U.S. Prepares To Update Outdated Copyright Rules

<img src="" />The wheels are in motion for a much needed update to this country's copyright rules, but the only problem is tha

Google Begins Soft Censorship Of Arbitrary Piracy-Related Queries

<img src="" />The efforts of media companies to quash online piracy are a bit like someone trying to put out a forest fire with a wet n

Universal Donates 200,000 Oldies To Library Of Congress

<img src="" />It's only fair that after giving the music industry in general <a href="

Facebook Complies Imperfectly With DMCA, Suffocates Fan Group

<img src="" />As Facebook expands its territory and allows for more and richer content, its responsibilities towards that content (and
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