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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...

2012-07-17 23:00:11

Kunvay launched the first-of-its-kind cloud-based copyright and intellectual property (IP) transfer solution at the International Startup Festival 2012. The company serves buyers of creative work, creatives, and freelancers worldwide, helping buyers avoid potential legal claims and costly litigation. Wilmington, Delaware (PRWEB) July 17, 2012 Kunvay launched the first-of-its-kind cloud-based end-to-end copyright and intellectual property (IP) transfer solution at the International Startup...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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