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This page contains all the news items for the tag "Copyright" for the month of October 2011. To view all news items without being the current tag filter, please click here.

 

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MPAA Granted Permanent Injunction Against Video Streaming Website Zediva

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Zediva will have to cease operations immediately and pay the MPAA $1.8m in damages, as a judge rules against their business model ... Read more ...
Oct
30
2011



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US House of Reps Introduce New Controversial Copyright Bill

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A new proposed bi-partisan bill was been put forward to the US House of Representatives, which gives the government the power to seize websites allegedly engaged in copyright infringement ... Read more ...
Oct
28
2011



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Another $120,000 Rewarded Against Alleged 'Copyright Troll' Righthaven

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Righthaven's loss in another lawsuit means they now have to pay $120,000 in legal costs, a judge rules ... Read more ...
Oct
28
2011



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BitTorrent Admins Could Face 6 Years Prison, As Studios Claim Damages Of $1.25B

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Movie studios claim $1.25 billion in damages against Russian couple who ran the Interfilm BitTorrent tracker ... Read more ...
Oct
26
2011



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Valve's Gabe Newell: Better Service Key To Piracy Fight, Free-To-Play Works

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Gabe Newell explains why providing better service to gamers is better than using DRM to fight piracy, while promotes the idea that "free-to-play" games can make money ... Read more ...
Oct
25
2011



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Sony PS3 Jailbroken Once Again, "Jailbreak 2" Works With New Firmware/Games

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A new jailbreak device for the PS3 promises to allow pirates to play new games that are released after firmware 3.60 ... Read more ...
Oct
25
2011



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Steve Jobs: Android is a "stolen product", "I'm going to destroy Android"

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Steve Jobs once vowed to go "thermonuclear" in a bid to destroy Google's Android, as he believed it was nothing but a "stolen product", a new authorised biography reveals ... Read more ...
Oct
21
2011



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Google Bans FrostWire From Android Market, Doesn't Say Why

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Google bans the popular file sharing app FrostWire from Android Market, but doesn't tell the developers why ... Read more ...
Oct
21
2011



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Anti-Piracy Firm AiPlex: Requesting Bloggers To Remove Articles Seen As 'Negative'

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Digital Digest receives take-down notice from anti-piracy firm AiPlex, asking us to remove an article from last year that talked about the brief cyber-war between Anonymous and AiPlex, over claims that the anti-piracy firm had used illegal tactics in their war against piracy websites ... Read more ...
Oct
17
2011



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White House Instrumental In Getting ISP Deal For RIAA/MPAA

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Freedom of Information request reveals emails that show the friendly relationship between the Obama administration and the lobbying arms of the music and movie industries, the RIAA and MPAA ... Read more ...
Oct
17
2011



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Australian Government Flags Copyright Law Changes, Some Good, Some Not So Good

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The Australian government wants to make it easier for rights holders and mass lawsuit firms to obtain information of suspected copyright infringers under new proposed changes to the copyright law ... Read more ...
Oct
15
2011



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UltraViolet Launched With Little Or No Fanfare

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UltraViolet is now available via WB's 'Horrible Bosses' and 'Green Lantern', but the cloud based digital copy system will do more once studios makes it easier to consumer to access their UltraViolet movie collection ... Read more ...
Oct
13
2011



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Anti-Piracy Firm's New Approach - Leak Games, Get Downloaders To Buy Full Version

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A new anti-piracy firm has leaked and distributed copies of Dues Ex Human Revolution, modified it so that it directed gamers to an online questionnaire after the first few levels, asked them what they would pay for the game, and then offered them the game at the average price gamers were willing to pay - and many did ... Read more ...
Oct
11
2011



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DRM May Cause Music Piracy, Researchers Say, And Low Piracy Rates May Hurt Profits

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A new research paper by professors from Rice University and Duke University says that DRM may actually be increasing music piracy rates, and that lower piracy rates sometimes corresponds with lower revenue ... Read more ...
Oct
9
2011



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European Greens Call For Copyright Reform, Legalized File Sharing, Banning of DRM

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The European Greens have released a new position paper on copyright reform which calls for a ban to DRM, legalizing not-for-profit file sharing of copyrighted works, and a reduction in the copyright protect period from 70 years to 20 years ... Read more ...
Oct
8
2011



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Piracy Not The Biggest Threat, Says Miramax, Netflix Chiefs, Digital Monopolies Are

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Miramax's CEO and Netflix chief content officer warn the movie industry that they need to embrace innovation and competition, or the industry will face the same fate as the music industry ... Read more ...
Oct
6
2011



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'The Hurt Locker' Mass Lawsuits - 22,000 Defendants Dismissed

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Mass copyright lawsuit sees mass dismissal, as The Hurt Locker producers complain that ISPs aren't helping them to identify users quickly enough ... Read more ...
Oct
5
2011



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Copyright Lawsuits Come To Australia

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Mass copyright lawsuits comes to Australia, with Exetel boss revealing approaches by firm Movie Rights Group to seek the details of up to 9,000 Australians ... Read more ...
Oct
4
2011



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Canada's DMCA, Ripping Now Illegal, "notice-and-notice", And Hollywood Is Happy

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Canada is set to reform its copyright laws, to bring in US style anti-circumvention rules which would take away existing consumer rights when it comes to copying and backing up copy protected content they've legally purchased ... Read more ...
Oct
1
2011