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Tom Spring / Threatpost:
EFF sues US over Digital Millennium Copyright Act clause that restricts tinkering with systems that protect copyrighted materials like films, audio, and code   —  The Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a lawsuit Thursday against the U.S. Government over a provision within …
Jul 21, 2016, 6:35 PMIn context
Rob Levine / Billboard:
Taylor Swift among 180 artists and organizations signing petition for DMCA reform in ad spot, protesting “safe harbor”, upon which services like YouTube rely   —  For the last three months, the music industry has been fighting — or at least negotiating in public — with YouTube.
Jun 20, 2016, 7:15 PMIn context
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Google sees DMCA takedown notices quadruple from 5.1M in June 2014 to 22M in June 2016   —  In an effort to keep people away from pirate sites, copyright holders are overloading Google with DMCA takedown notices.  —  Since 2011 Google has removed more than a billion “pirate” …
Jun 20, 2016, 6:05 PMIn context
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Study finds that of 108M DMCA takedown requests, 99.8% targeted Google search, 28% of all requests are “questionable”, Google likely removes more than it should   —  28% of Piracy Takedown Requests Are “Questionable”  —  In recent years copyright holders have overloaded Google …
Apr 3, 2016, 8:45 PMIn context
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Judge details why Cox not entitled to DMCA safe harbor protection in BMG copyright case, says it failed to terminate accounts of subscribers accused of piracy   —  Court: Cox Willingly Failed to Disconnect Pirating Subscribers  —  Today marks the start of a crucial trial that may define …
Dec 3, 2015, 12:10 AMIn context
Cecilia Kang / New York Times:
YouTube to pay legal fees for a few video creators who are targets of unfair DMCA takedown demands   —  YouTube to Pay Fees for Some Video Makers to Fight Takedowns  —  WASHINGTON — Since its inception, YouTube has been embroiled in long and bitter battles over copyright infringement.
Nov 19, 2015, 11:30 AMIn context
Lumen Blog:
Takedown database Chilling Effects changes name to Lumen, broadens scope, expands globally with new partners in Italy, Brazil, and India   —  The Chilling Effects Clearinghouse: A History of Growth and Expansion  —  As hard as it is to believe, the Chilling Effects project launched nearly fifteen years ago, in 2001.
Nov 3, 2015, 7:40 AMIn context
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
US regulators grant exemptions to DMCA's DRM rules for jailbreaking, remixing DVDs and Blu-rays, preserving video games, researching and modifying car software   —  Victory for Users: Librarian of Congress Renews and Expands Protections for Fair Uses  —  The new rules for exemptions …
Oct 27, 2015, 10:15 PMIn context
David Kravets / Ars Technica:
Volkswagen scandal shows why tinkering with vehicle software should be exempted from DMCA restrictions, despite objections from automakers and the EPA   —  VW scandal highlights irony of EPA opposition to vehicle software tinkering  —  EPA says public can't be trusted to tinker with vehicle software.
Sep 28, 2015, 8:30 AMIn context
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Small ISP Birch Communications stands up to Rightscorp's DMCA subpoena for user IDs and wins   —  Small ISP stands up to Rightscorp's “piracy fishing expedition” and wins  —  A Rightscorp DMCA subpoena, asking for 71 subscriber identities, is thrown out.  —  Online copyright enforcer …
May 12, 2015, 10:35 PMIn context

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