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Australian Court Upholds Internet Piracy Ruling
2012-04-21 03:25:35

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com An Australian federal court ruling has provided cover for internet service providers (ISP) hoping to avoid being held responsible for copyright violations committed by their customers. In the first such case to reach any country´s highest court, a group of Australian and international entertainment studios, including Disney and Warner Bros, alleged that the Australian ISP iiNet allowed for the copyright infringement on their properties through illegal...

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...

2012-02-22 22:25:00

Is Facebook's infringement policy generic? Fort Wayne, IN (PRWEB) February 22, 2012 JabberboxTM Designs, makers of the Jawbox case for BluetoothTM headsets, announces that its Facebook business page was recently taken down. Communications from Facebook indicate the page was removed due to alleged patent or copyright infringement issues. According to the social-media giant's help page on the topic, their policy on removing alleged copyright or infringement material does not allow for...

MegaUpload Founder Granted Bail
2012-02-22 09:15:39

The US Department of Justice failed in its attempt to keep MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom in jail on Wednesday when a New Zealand court released him on bail and instead put him under house arrest, according to various media reports. The court ruled that Dotcom would not likely have the means to flee because his funds had been seized. US lawyers have yet to file extradition paperwork with the New Zealand court, but have until March 2 to do so, a spokesman for the US Attorney´s Office...

As Pinterest Popularity Explodes, Site Cleverly Dodges Copyright-Hawks
2012-02-21 14:14:48

Jedidiah Becker for RedOrbit Racking up somewhere between 10 and 13 million new users in just 10 months, the online pinboard Pinterest has taken the world of social media by storm. Yet wary of seeing its dazzling success curbed by legal controversy, the California-based startup is already taking preemptive measures to avoid entanglement in potential copyright controversies. Adding some 11 million unique visitors in January alone to its statistics – up from an already impressive...


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