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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
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
MPAA Issues Overly Broad Takedown Of Little Used Reddit Film Community; Creates Much Bigger Reddit Film Community   —  Oh that wacky MPAA.  Earlier this week, TorrentFreak noted that the MPAA issued a massively overbroad DMCA takedown to Google, asking it to remove an entire subreddit from its search results.
Jun 29, 2014, 12:25 AMIn context
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Dropbox clarifies takedown policy, compares file hashes to identify infringing shared links   —  How Dropbox Knows When You're Sharing Copyrighted Stuff (Without Actually Looking At Your Stuff)  —  Late last night, a tweet was spread far and wide showing that a DMCA notice had blocked a file …
Mar 30, 2014, 9:05 PMIn context
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Google Takedown Notices Surge 711,887 Percent in Four Years   —  Signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1998, the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) aimed to ready copyright law for the digital age.  —  The law heightened punishment for copyright infringement over the Internet and criminalized circumvention of DRM.
Mar 26, 2014, 10:10 AMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Hypedmusic shuts down after receiving cease and desist notice from RIAA   —  Free music streaming app Hypedmusic shut down this month after receiving a cease and desist notice from the recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).  Luke Li, the developer of the app, explained …
Jan 1, 2014, 12:10 AMIn context
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Google received 235 million DMCA takedown requests in 2013, discarded 9%   —  Google Discarded 21,000,000 Takedown Requests in 2013  —  Since last year copyright holders have started to increase the number of DMCA takedown requests they send to Google.  —  In 2011 Google was asked …
Dec 27, 2013, 10:55 PMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Wordpress Goes Legal: Sues Over Two Egregiously Bogus DMCA Notices That Were Designed To Censor   —  We've talked in the past about the unfortunate situation in which there is almost no real punishment for bogus DMCA notices.  Section 512(f) of the DMCA is supposed to provide a way to get attorneys' fees …
Nov 21, 2013, 1:45 PMIn context
Andy / TorrentFreak:
Inventory tracking site Apple-Tracker.com gets DMCA takedown notice from Apple, shuts down   —  Apple Takedown Notice Makes iPhone 5s and iPad Air Less Easy to Find  —  Unprecedented pre-launch hype and massive day one queues are things that Apple thrive on and are achieved at pretty much every major product launch.
Nov 6, 2013, 2:15 PMIn context

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