Looks like the copyright police are starting to hit back at the internet in a big bad way. A German court ruled today that YouTube is entirely responsible for the content found on its service, and must actively filter music videos belonging to the GEMA, a music royalty group. Not only that, but the European Read The Full Story
When attempting to view certain content on YouTube , German viewers are presented with one of the many content-blocked notifications the video streaming service offers up, this one in particular blaming German rights organization GEMA for the lack of availability. GEMA didn't take kindly to the notification's wording, and took the matter to court.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has handed down a ruling this week that was an important one for the internet as we know it. The court was hearing a case that had to do with whether or not the act of hyperlinking to content online constituted copyright infringement.
There’s a growing concern among independent music artists that the major record labels and the Internet giants that favor them are squeezing the smaller players out of the marketplace, The New York Times’ Ben Sisario reportsOne of the bigger and more recent issues surrounds YouTube’s upcoming paid music streaming service, which will reportedly have a free version and a $10 premium version that’s a
It's common practice for those of us who make our living on the internet to link out to other websites in the stories we publish -- in fact, we here at Engadget consider it a necessary part of good reporting. In the EU, however, there's been some doubt as to whether such behavior constitutes copyright infringement.
Days after Europe’s highest court said people could ask search engines to remove some links about themselves, Andy Donaldson started to receive phone calls, Mark Scott reports.Mr. Donaldson’s British company, Hit Search, had previously created a service for companies and individuals to monitor how and where they were mentioned across the Internet.
Google received 12,000 requests from people seeking to be "forgotten" by the world's leading search engine on the first day it offered the service, a company spokesman in Germany said Saturday. The requests, submitted on Friday, came after Google set up an online form to allow Europeans to request the removal of results about them from Internet searches.
Aereo is putting up a valiant effort, but they’ve been dealt another major blow in their fight to stay alive. The US Copyright Office has ruled that Aereo cannot be deemed a cable company under the terms of the Copyright Act. This comes after a Supreme Court ruling which effectively dug Aereo’s hole for them.
LONDON — Google is about to start a grand tour of Europe.The search engine company will soon send a group of executives and legal experts, including the company’s executive chairman, Eric E. Schmidt, around the region to explain Google’s stance on online privacy.
The legal saga of Megaupload and its founder Kim Dotcom has been going on for a long time now. Earlier in the case, the warrant that was used to arrest Dotcom at his New Zealand mansion was ruled illegal. Some video from that raid on the Dotcom mansion was made available back in 2012. The legality of that warrant has still been fought over to this day.
Aereo , the startup company that utilizes broadcast signals to provide users with TV over the Internet, has had a lot of success in its short run, though not without ample backlash. That stint of luck seems to be running out of steam, however, with a U.S. District Court in Utah ruling that it must stop operating in Utah and Colorado.
The European Union is more than a little jittery about a US-centric internet after learning the extent of the country'smass surveillance. Accordingly, the European Commission hasproposeda whole host of measures that would shift control to the international community.
The Supreme Court ruling on Aereo is out , and the court has ruled against the upstart company and in favor of TV broadcasters. In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court reversed a lower court decision that had ruled in favor of Aereo, a service that lets you stream live network TV on the internet.
Max Mosley enjoyed sexual practices which many might find odd. But that was his business, so when in 2008 a now-defunct British tabloid wrongly dubbed him a participant in a "sick Nazi orgy", he sued it for breaching his privacy and won.The allegations, however, remain on the internet.
LONDON – Google announced on Friday its first attempt to comply with a landmarklegal decision by Europe’s top court that allows people to request that links to information about them be removed from Google’s search engine in Europe.
Turkey's embattled prime minister has warned that his government could ban social media networks YouTube and Facebook after a raft of online leaks added momentum to a spiralling corruption scandal. Recep Tayyip Erdogan has already tightened his government's grip over the Internet, generating criticism at home and abroad about rights in the EU-hopeful country.
The Pirate Bay has been the source of attention in Argentina recently, with a preliminary blocking injunction against the site being scored by music industry group CAPIF this week. Many weren't happy with this move, and the group's website became the target of their frustration.