Latest United States copyright law Stories

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...

2012-01-17 18:25:00

WebHostingBuzz will be blacking out its site on January 18th in protest of SOPA and PIPA as the company believes that the current form of legislation is harmful for the future of the Internet. (PRWEB) January 17, 2012 In conjunction with dozens of Internet properties and online communities, UK and US-based web hosting company WebHostingBuzz will be going gray on January 18th to protest upcoming legislation for SOPA and PIPA. For many months, WebHostingBuzz has been a member of the...

Apple Being Sued By Chinese Authors
2012-01-09 09:48:25

A nearly $2-million lawsuit that had been filed against Apple Inc. for copyright infringement by a group of Chinese authors has entered into formal proceedings. The lawsuit alleges that Apple provided copyright-infringing books for download through its online store, according to a report from Chinese financial magazine Caixin. The group behind the lawsuit has been lobbying for months to get Apple to remove the books from its App Store. The authors, nine in all, have filed the suit under...

Copyright – A Conceptual Battle In A Digital Age
2011-11-03 13:35:50

What is it about copyright that doesn´t work in the digital society? Why do millions of people think it´s OK to break the law when it comes to file sharing in particular? Sociology of law researcher Stefan Larsson from Lund University believes that legal metaphors and old-fashioned mindsets contribute to the confusion and widening gaps between legislation and the prevailing norms. Our language is made up of metaphors, even in our legal texts. Stefan Larsson has studied what...

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