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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...

As ISPs Prepare to Police Web Piracy, Questions of Efficacy and Motive Remain
2012-03-17 05:15:53

Jedidiah Becker for RedOrbit.com Depending on whether or not you use peer-to-peer networks for file sharing, you may or may not remember a brief battery of blogosphere fireworks last summer after a handful of major internet service providers (ISPs) announced that they had reached an agreement with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). According to that deal - euphemistically dubbed the “Memorandum of Understanding”...

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...

2010-01-27 07:00:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Today MiMTiD Corp. announced it is releasing the MiMTiD Copyright Infringement Search web application at www.MiMTiD.com. MiMTiD today unveiled a new and exciting way to help protect copyright owners from copyright infringement. The new web application provides copyright infringement search, DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) take down notice submission, management and tracking services. MiMTiD enables copyright owners to search for and locate infringed...

2008-10-06 03:00:11

By Bick, Jonathan GUEST COLUMN THE INTERNET, hence Internet law, pene- trates every aspect of business. Certain Inter- net legal issues may be specific to the type of business. However, many issues are common for all types of businesses. Among the most valuable Internet laws that protect businesses are those that immunize them against Internet copyright infringement with an $80 filing, transform an Internet message into a legally binding signature and limit the Internet keywords that...

2008-09-05 03:00:10

By Bergman, Alan When it comes to understanding the law, everything begins and ends with the Constitution. So it should come as no surprise that this venerable document, created in 1789, is the battleground for the raging debate about what, if any, limitations there should be on dissemination of copyrighted material on the Internet. Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution empowers Congress, 'To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and...

2008-08-21 15:15:00

A U.S. judge says record labels cannot order YouTube users to remove videos featuring their music unless they can show it's not a legal "fair use." In what is being considered a victory for individual computer users over corporate music copyright holders, U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel of San Jose, Calif., ruled Wednesday that music companies cannot issue blanket orders to remove YouTube videos unless they first determine if each video is using the copyrighted music in a way that's legally...

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