Latest Digital Millennium Copyright Act Stories

2014-02-12 23:04:35

Groups like the nonprofit group Cyber Civil Rights Initiative have been pushing for legislation to make “revenge porn” illegal, but currently only two states, New Jersey and California, have made laws against revenge porn. Bills are pending in 13 other states, according to the National Conference of State Legislature. Kansas City, Missouri (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 DMCA Defender is proud to announce their service helping victims of revenge porn remove their pictures and information...

2014-02-05 08:25:16

Approved copyrights represent significant top line growth potential SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rightscorp, Inc. (OTCQB: RIHT), a leading provider of monetization services for artists and other holders of copyrighted Intellectual Property (IP), announced today that it has crossed the threshold of representing more than 1 million copyrights including music, movies, and other digital content. "The number of copyrights we represent continues to increase along...

2013-05-24 23:14:10

DMCA regulations allow criminal and civil liabilities when a person "jailbreaks" a digital device such as cell phones, tablets and other portable devices. VPNReviewz has joined UsenetReviewz and the EFF in support of new legislation that will allow unlocking these devices. South America (PRWEB) May 24, 2013 VPNReviewz CEO, Michael Maxstead, announced today that his website would be joining the Electronics Frontier Foundation, (EFF,) UsenetReviewz, and many others in an effort to get newly...

Twitter Begins To Withhold Copyright Violating Tweets
2012-11-05 12:02:52

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Twitter users are given 140 characters to say or share whatever they like, with some caveats. For instance, groups suspected of neo-Nazi ties are likely to have their Tweets blocked by Twitter and the German government. In fact, Twitter announced in January they´d given themselves the right to block Tweets from specific countries while keeping it available for the rest of the world. Now, tweets which contain links to...

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...

2012-08-11 08:24:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Beginning next week, Google's search algorithm will be altered to punish websites which receive multiple valid copyright violation notices from users, the Mountain View, California-based company announced Friday. According to Cyrus Farivar of Ars Technica, the policy revision will result in those pages which receive higher rates of removal requests to see their standing in the search-engine results decrease. Farivar notes that...

2012-04-06 04:59:04

An American appeals court has ruled to revive a lawsuit filed by Viacom against Google regarding copyrighted material being uploaded to YouTube, various media outlets reported Thursday. According to SlashGear's Rue Liu and Reuters' Jonathan Stempel and Yinka Adegoke, Thursday's decision by the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals reverses a June 2010 ruling in favor of YouTube and Google which stated that under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA), a website could not be held liable for...

An Unlikely Union: YouTube To Offer 500 New Paramount Movies
2012-04-05 04:29:52

YouTube announced on Wednesday it will partner with Paramount Pictures to bring movie rentals to the popular video-sharing site. Despite their long-standing legal proceedings with Paramount´s parent company, Viacom Inc., YouTube said it would offer movie rentals of nearly 500 Paramount movies. New films, such as “Hugo” can be rented alongside older films, such as “The Godfather,” according to Reuters. Speaking with the Associated Press (AP), Malik Ducard,...

Hotfile: The Next Stop On The MPAA Copyright Infringement Warpath
2012-03-09 13:02:49

Hot on the heels of MPAA's suit against Megaupload, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has set its sights on file hosting service Hotfile.com. A public redacted version of court documents filed in the U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida were released this week. Hotfile Corp. and Anton Titov, who operates Hotfile.com, were named as defendants. In the legal document, the MPAA describes the digital locker site as "a system that enables copyright infringement on a...

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