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Jailbreaking Phones Approved By Copyright Office
2012-10-28 06:54:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The latest set of exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which go into effect today, make it legal to jailbreak smartphones, but not tablet computers, the US Copyright Office has declared. According to Sam Byfordon of The Verge, the Copyright Office agreed to permit the unlocking of phones so that they would work on any wireless carrier, but declined to extend the same protection to devices such as the iPad and...

Copyright Alert System Coming
2012-10-19 13:58:03

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Center for Copyright Information said it would be rolling out its infringement warning platform "Copyright Alert System" in the coming weeks. The Copyright Alert System (CAS) will be used to give Internet Service Providers (ISP) infringement notices of users that illegally download copyrighted material. The initial notices will just be informational, but ISPs will be able to take extra action against repeat offenders....

2012-10-10 04:00:22

DesignContest.com, popular crowdsource graphic design platform now offers the official Copyright Transfer Document to all new designs. Clients can now download design's copyright document in pdf format after choosing the winner of their design contest. (PRWEB) October 09, 2012 The new Design Contest copyright transfer functionality provides a platform for winning designers to transfer copyright ownership to contest holders. This simplifies the copyright process and allows designers and...

2012-09-17 14:04:26

From Napster to iTunes to Pandora, the methods by which the public can obtain and share music have rapidly progressed. Future groundbreaking innovations may need to wait, though, as the next generation of technology is being stymied by the very copyright laws that seek to protect the industry, says Michael Carrier, a professor of law at Rutgers—Camden. “There is not enough attention being given to the effect copyright law has on innovation,” Carrier says about the...

Online Piracy Conviction Nets SurfTheChannel Owner 4-Year Prison Sentence
2012-08-15 14:51:10

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Anton Vickerman, owner of SurfTheChannel, one of the UK´s most popular sources of pirated video content, has been found guilty of conspiracy to defraud in June for “facilitating” copyright infringement and sentenced to four years in jail by a UK court. The 38-year-old Vickerman had designed the service´s pages, hiring others to source material and carry out other back-end functions, reports BBC News. UK...


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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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