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Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Automattic awarded $25K from Straight Pride UK for sending bogus DMCA takedown notices   —  WordPress wins against ‘straight pride’ group in copyright censorship case  —  Automattic, the company behind blogging platform WordPress, has won a symbolic but important victory against censorship under the guise of copyright enforcement.
Mar 10, 2015, 1:55 AMIn context
Kyle Wiens / Wired:
Farmers seek DMCA exemption to modify or repair high-tech proprietary agriculture equipment that is making DIY repairs impossible   —  New High-Tech Farm Equipment Is a Nightmare for Farmers  —  A central Illinois corn farmer, on top of his combine, is silhouetted against the setting sun in Pleasant Plains, Illinois on Sept. 27, 2014.
Feb 5, 2015, 11:35 PMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Chilling Effects DMCA archive decides to pull copyright removal notice pages from search engines, deletes whole domain from Google, probably by mistake   —  Chilling Effects On Chilling Effects As DMCA Archive Deletes Self From Google  —  Over the weekend, TorrentFreak noted …
Jan 12, 2015, 4:05 PMIn context
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Chilling Effects, a site tracking DMCA removal requests, pulls its copyright removal notice pages from search engines   —  Chilling Effects DMCA Archive Censors Itself  —  On an average day Google now processes more than a million takedown requests from copyright holders, and that's for its search engine alone.
Jan 12, 2015, 10:55 AMIn context
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Google Asked to Remove 345 Million “Pirate” Links in 2014   —  In the hope of steering prospective customers away from pirate sites, copyright holders are overloading Google with DMCA takedown notices.  —  These requests have increased dramatically over the years.
Jan 5, 2015, 11:00 AMIn context
Alex Hern / Guardian:
Reddit bans SonyGOP subreddit and users for sharing leaked Sony documents, deletes posts after receiving DMCA takedown request   —  Reddit bans users for sharing hacked Sony documents  —  The social news site has acceded to a DMCA takedown request from Sony and removed a hub for sharing the company's hacked files
Dec 17, 2014, 1:40 PMIn context
Lauren Orsini / ReadWrite:
GitHub updates DMCA policy; takedowns no longer auto-disable forks, users given 24 hour grace period to fix infringements   —  GitHub's New Copyright Policy Includes Your Input  —  GitHub significantly revised the way it deals with Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedowns on Thursday, in an effort for increased transparency.
Oct 16, 2014, 7:35 PMIn context
Andy / TorrentFreak:
In The Fappening's Wake, 4chan Intros DMCA Policy   —  Every now and again a phenomenon takes the Internet by storm.  They're situations that the term ‘going viral’ was made for.  A couple of weeks ago it was ice buckets, and since the weekend its been leaked celebrity pictures.
Sep 3, 2014, 3:30 PMIn context
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Google Asked to Remove 1 Million Pirate Links Per Day   —  In the hope of steering prospective customers away from pirate sites, copyright holders are overloading Google with DMCA takedown notices.  —  These requests have increased dramatically since Google began making the data public.
Aug 21, 2014, 12:00 AMIn context
Ramsey Cox / The Hill:
Senate passes bill to allow ‘unlocking’ cell phones   —  The Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would allow consumers to “unlock” their cell phone in order to switch providers once their contract is up.  —  Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) introduced S. 517, the Unlocking Consumer Choice …
Jul 16, 2014, 12:45 PMIn context

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