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Google wins copyright lawsuit

Google wins copyright lawsuit

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Google has won its high profile legal battle with media giant Viacom in a ruling that could have major ramifications for copyrighted content.  Viacom, who owns MTV and Comedy Central amongst other things, had filed a $1 billion lawsuit against the big... >>

Pirate Bay's ISP receives Hollywood injunction

Pirate Bay's ISP receives Hollywood injunction

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The Motion Picture Association of America has obtained a preliminary injunction from a German court for CyberBunker, the ISP responsible for hosting Swedish website The Pirate Bay. According to Torrent Freak the injunction, taken out against CyberBunker's... >>

Limewire loses in copyright case

Limewire loses in copyright case

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Limewire has lost its case with 13 major US record labels, in a lawsuit which originally began in 2006. Lime Wire LLC, the parent name for the P2P sharing software, and its founder Mark Gorton, were judged to have infringed upon copyright and engaged... >>

Pirate Party fails to score electoral success

Pirate Party fails to score electoral success

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While the UK wakes up to a hung parliament in the wake of May 2010's general election, many commentators are suggesting that none of the main parties achieved much electoral success. That includes one of Britain's newest and geekiest parties - Pirate... >>

RIAA & MPAA propose anti-infringement app

RIAA & MPAA propose anti-infringement app

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The RIAA and MPAA - trade bodies for the USA's major music labels and film studios respectively - have proposed the creation and use of anti-copyright-infringement software, based on the antivirus software installed on most PCs. In a submission (PDF)... >>

Bono demands greater web copyright policing

Bono demands greater web copyright policing

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Bono has weighed into the filesharing debate on the side of the major labels, in an editorial marking the beginning of a new decade in the New York Times. The musician lists 10 things he'd like to see in the 2010s, including a desire for the internet... >>

BlueBeat claims it owns copyright in Beatles tracks

BlueBeat claims it owns copyright in Beatles tracks

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Hank Risen, the owner of BlueBeat.com, which was found last week to be selling MP3s of the Beatles' catalogue for as little as 15p per track, has defiantly stated that he owns the copyrights in the songs that he's selling. EMI filed a lawsuit against... >>

Disney sells millions through iTunes

Disney sells millions through iTunes

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Figures have been released from The Walt Disney Company's most recent fiscal quarter, and the company have reported very strong sales through Apple's iTunes store, totalling 23.7 million television episodes and two million movies, according to Disney... >>

Viacom orders YouTube to take down 100,000 clips

Viacom orders YouTube to take down 100,000 clips

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Cable channel provider Viacom has demanded that YouTube remove more than 100,000 video clips that it says violates its copyright after talks between it and Google proved fruitless. The clips are from Comedy Central shows as well as those on Nickelodeon,... >>

YouTube user claims to have cracked HD DVD copy protection

YouTube user claims to have cracked HD DVD copy protection

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A YouTube user claims to have done what no one has done before by cracking the AACS copy-protection used on both Blu-ray and HD DVD discs. Going by the name of Muslix64, the hackers has posted a video on YouTube advertising his code cracking methodology,... >>