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

 

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House Passes Controversial CISPA Cybersecurity Bill, Despite Privacy Concerns

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The US House of Representatives pass the controversial CISPA cybersecurity data sharing bill by an overwhelming majority, as critics of the bill vows to continue fighting ... Read more ...
Apr
27
2012



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German Court Orders YouTube To Filter Uploads

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GEMA's legal dispute with YouTube ends in victory for the music royalty collection agency, with a German court ruling Google must do more to prevent piracy, including implementing word filters on all uploads ... Read more ...
Apr
24
2012



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Australian ISP Defeats Hollywood As Copyright Trial Appeal Rejected

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Australia's second largest ISP scores a major victory in the copyright wars against the Hollywood backed AFACT, as High Court upholds earlier rulings that protected ISPs from the infringing actions of its users ... Read more ...
Apr
20
2012



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Legal Expert: The Most Downloaded Files On Hotfile Are Open Source

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A report commissioned by Hotfile and written by a Duke University law professor shows that the most popular files on the website are in fact legal, open source files, and that Hotfile's affiliate program can help content creators ... Read more ...
Apr
14
2012



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MPAA Wades Into New Legal Battle, Says Embedding Is Piracy

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Is linking or embedding a video the same as uploading and hosting a video? The MPAA thinks so, to the chagrin of Google and Facebook, who might see parts of their business model made illegal under this interpretation ... Read more ...
Apr
12
2012



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MPAA Fears Megaupload May Rise Again If Server Data Transferred

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The MPAA warns that Megaupload could rise again if the 25 PB of server data, currently being hosted by Megaupload's former ISP Carpathia at their own cost of $9,000 per day, is transferred back to Megaupload or another third party ... Read more ...
Apr
8
2012



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Viacom Wins Copyright Appeal, But YouTube Sees Victory Too

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Viacom and YouTube going back to court over copyright infringement claims, as appeals court backs parts of Viacom's argument that YouTube may have exercised "willful blindness" to infringing content on the site ... Read more ...
Apr
6
2012