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
Numerous countries order their internet service providers block The Pirate Bay , but its home country of Sweden won't be one of them... at least, for now. A Stockholm court has ruled that Sweden can't make ISPs block the piracy site, since those companies aren't responsible for what their customers do.
Kim Dotcom’s extradition hearing started in September after years of delays. Now about three months later, the ruling has been made: Dotcom is eligible for extradition to the United States where he would be tried on copyright charges. The extradition may not pan out, though, as Dotcom and his lawyer still have 15 days to appeal the ruling.
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," a brief paper extolling the virtues of illegally freeing scientific research stuck behind the paywall. Elbakyan saysStop us if you’ve heard this before: a young academic with coding savvy has become frustrated with the incarceration of information. Some of the world's best research continues to be trapped behind subscriptions and paywalls.
The Pirate Bay is a website that I honestly never thought would still be around. If you've somehow never heard of it, the website is used for searching for and downloading torrents. Many of these are for pirated media and programs, hence the name. It's been around since 2003, and has fought many legal battles to keep itself online for the last 13 years.
An alleged hacker has been charged with stealing television scripts, celebrity social security numbers, explicit personal videos, and more through the use of phishing techniques and malware. None of the victims have been named, however they’re said to include a comedy film, “hip-hop biopic,” professional athletes, and actors, among others.
Last fall, a Maryland man’s frequent activities at a local casino resulted in robbers using a GPS tracker to follow him home. Days later, they bound and gagged his two children, then stole $6,000 in cash plus an iPhone 6. If that wasn't crazy enough, Mario Guzman (a pseudonym) was also followed by someone else less than a week earlier.
Changes to UK copyright law will soon mean that you may need to take out a licence to photograph classic designer objects even if you own them. That's the result of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013, which extends the copyright of artistic objects like designer chairs from 25 years after they were first marketed to 70 years after the creator's death.
If you're not caught up, Safe Harbor was (essentially) a deal that made life easy for tech companies that operated in the US and Europe. It meant that outfits like Facebook could treat data about its users as movable, bouncing it between servers when it had to.
The US Supreme Court is letting stand a lower court ruling that the Batmobile is protected by copyright. The high court's move is a blow to Gotham Garage , the maker of Batmobile replica modification kits, and it means car tinkerers must get a license from DC Comics to sell vehicles that look like the one driven by Batman and Robin.
In a case unrelated but entirely relevant to the San Bernardino legal battle , a New York judge has just ruled that Apple cannot be forced to unlock an iPhone for the FBI under the All Writs Act, something George Washington himself had signed into law back in 1789. In this case, the matter revolves around an iPhone belonging to Jun Feng of Queens, New York.
In the early days, posting on YouTube was pretty simple, and you rarely worried about having your video taken down. These days, if the wind blows the wrong way, you could find your video deleted, or even your channel locked down. It's obviously more important than ever to make sure that you follow all of the rules, if you want to keep your video online.
YouTube has taken steps to prevent mistaken takedowns of your videos, but that hasn't been enough for some. A rash of alleged copyright violations in recent weeks (such as for Call of Duty clips) has triggered an outcry among creators who worry that YouTube is asleep at the wheel while its automated copyright system goes haywire. Thankfully, the company appears to be listening.
Miku is a 16-year-old pop star who never ages. She has neither a physical presence nor a voice of her own. She's a 3D animation that personifies a "Vocaloid," a form of software that synthesizes vocals from a pre-recorded voice bank to mimic human singing.
On Wednesday, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals published a legal opinion finding that state police must not only obtain a warrant before deploying a cell-site simulator, but are required to also fully explain to the court what exactly the device does and how it is used.
The authority to do this appears to be based around a blend of legal decisions. The Supreme Court has ruled that police can search your phone if they have a warrant, and that they can order you to produce fingerprints without a judge's approval. However, it's not certain that you can combine the two.
A federal judge in Washington has now confirmed what has been strongly suspected : that Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) researchers at its Software Engineering Institute were hired by the federal government to do research into breaking Tor in 2014.
It was just days ago when the federal judge presiding over the upcoming Oracle v. Google API copyright trial said he was concerned that the tech giants were already preparing for a mistrial—despite the fact that the San Francisco jury hasn't even been picked yet.