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This page contains all the news items for the tag "Copyright" for the month of May 2012. To view all news items without being the current tag filter, please click here.

 

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MegaUpload Wants Criminal Case Dismissed

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MegaUpload's lawyers submit motion to have the US government's case against the file hosting provider thrown out due to lack of jurisdiction ... Read more ...
May
31
2012



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Google DMCA Takedowns: 1.2 Million Per Month, Microsoft Software Most Pirated

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Google reveals detailed stats about its DMCA take-down regime, including the fact that half of the removed links are related to Microsoft intellectual property, and that only 1,300 copyright owners were responsible for more than 1.2 million take-down requests in the last month ... Read more ...
May
26
2012



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Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Tenenbaum Copyright Case

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Boston University student Joel Tenenbaum fails in his attempt to get the Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of the $675,000 he has been ordered to pay the music industry for sharing 30 songs ... Read more ...
May
22
2012



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MPAA Boss: Don't Call Piracy Theft

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Hollywood wants to distance itself from its own anti-piracy efforts, by no longer referring to downloaders as thieves ... Read more ...
May
22
2012



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Picture of the Week - Piracy Warnings Are Not A Victimless Annoyance

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This week's PotW is a preview of something you'll learn to hate in the following years - a new copyright warning message on DVDs and Blu-rays ... Read more ...
May
15
2012



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Weekly News Roundup (13 May 2012)

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Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 13 May 2012 ... Read more ...
May
13
2012



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More Incentive To Download Movies, As Anti-Piracy Warning Doubles on Discs

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Updated anti-piracy warnings coming soon to a DVD and Blu-ray disc near you features not one, but two potentially unskippable warning screens ... Read more ...
May
10
2012



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IP Address Can't Be Used To Identify Individuals, Judge Rules

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A New York district court judge clearly spells out the case against using IP addresses to identify pirates, and urges other judges to throw out mass copyright lawsuits that are a "waste of judicial resources" ... Read more ...
May
4
2012



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The Pirate Bay To Be Censored In UK In Coming Weeks

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UK ISPs forced by court order to shut down access to The Pirate Bay in the coming weeks, as critics slam the decision as both "pointless" and "dangerous" ... Read more ...
May
2
2012