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EU Court Rules Against Mandatory Anti-Piracy Filters For Social Networks
2012-02-17 05:30:04

Social networking websites such as Twitter and Facebook cannot be forced to install anti-piracy filters designed to prevent users from illegally sharing copyrighted materials such as music and videos, the European Union's highest court ruled on Thursday. The ruling handed down by the EU Court of Justice stated that "the owner of an online social network cannot be obliged to install a general filtering system, covering all its users, in order to prevent the unlawful use of musical and...

EU Court Rules ISPs Cannot Be Forced To Block Copyrighted Content
2011-11-26 05:50:20

Content owners cannot force Internet service providers to filter or block copyright-infringing material, including programs and websites that allow users to illegally download music or other files, according to a ruling handed down by the European Court of Justice Thursday. According to Mark Brown of Wired.co.uk, the ruling, handed down by the EU's highest court, ends a court battle that started seven years ago. In 2004, Belgian music rights firm SABAM learned that users of a local ISP,...

2008-07-07 06:00:16

By James Kanter David Ferguson once played in a seminal art-rock band in Britain, but much of the money for his house and his son's education came from writing music for a children's television program, "Moondial," which has been rebroadcast many times over. "I guess you could say it was my equivalent of having a smash hit record," said Ferguson, who is 55. "I never knew 'Moondial' was showing in so many different countries, but still I made money." Ferguson and thousands of composers...

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The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.