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Google Receives 1500 DMCA Takedowns Per Minute

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act gives copyright holders the ability to make takedown requests for any content they deem a breach of copyright law. During the last month, ...

November 25, 2015 at 2:00 am by

Orwell Estate Sends Copyright Takedown Over Use of “1984”

George Orwell, a great writer of the classic book Nineteen Eighty Four. A book that describes the future with surveillance and control as themes. George himself sadly passed ...

October 28, 2015 at 10:00 am by

MPAA Seeking Programmer to Take Down Pirates

Are you a software programmer in need of a job? Do you hate people who torrent the latest instalment in the Twilight franchise (brave stance, I know)? Yes? Then the Motion ...

August 10, 2015 at 5:00 pm by

‘Pixels’ Copyright Notices Removed the Studio’s own Trailer

Pixels is an atrocious video game-themed movie and less endearing than a swarm of angry wasps. The film has gained notoriety for its sheer incompetence and it has received an ...

August 10, 2015 at 11:00 am by

iTunes is Deemed Illegal According to UK Copyright Law

The UK Government’s tirade against common sense has hit absurd levels and shown how outdated the copyright legal framework is. Towards the end of last year, the ...

August 6, 2015 at 5:11 pm by

Twitter Sued Again for Failing to Comply with Takedown Request

It has happened before that someone sued Twitter on the grounds of failing to remove copyrighted material upon request and now it is happening again. This time it is the ...

July 30, 2015 at 8:00 pm by

German Court Says YouTube Is Responsible for User-Uploaded Content

There have been a lot of debate about copyright infringements on Google’s streaming service, YouTube. The streaming service has been in court with GEMA, the German ...

July 3, 2015 at 5:00 am by

It is Now Illegal For UK Music Lovers to Rip CDs They Already Own

Legally own a CD and want to burn a second copy for your car? Own a film on Blu-Ray but want to rip a copy to watch on your tablet during a plane flight? Want to extend the ...

June 21, 2015 at 2:58 pm by

Car Manufacturers Plan to Prohibit Home Mechanics from Tinkering

Car manufacturers are supporting new changes in copyright law that could stop home mechanics and car enthusiasts from repairing and modifying their own vehicles. A federal ...

April 21, 2015 at 9:42 am by

Trollface Meme Creator Actually Makes Money off His Creation

Trollface meme creator, Carlos Ramirez, now 24 years old, explained how he arrived to create one of the Internet’s legends and how he makes money off his creation ...

April 8, 2015 at 10:28 am by

Microsoft May Have Stopped ‘Halo Online’, but Modders Won’t

Microsoft announced the free-to-play closed-beta Halo Online title last week, having it be restricted to players in Russia. The modding community did not agree with the ...

April 6, 2015 at 12:58 am by

UK Solicitor Will Defend You Free Against Copyright Trolls

More and more customers of UK ISPs have received letters from copyright trolls in recent weeks, demanding settlement fees for alleged illegal downloads and threatening with ...

March 21, 2015 at 7:58 pm by

ABS-CBN Awarded $7 Million in Two Online Piracy Cases

ABS-CBN has won two cases in a row against copyright infringing websites. The sites in question were not hosting the material themselves but were built with the intend to ...

February 23, 2015 at 3:58 pm by

Photographer Sues Pinterest Over Pirated Images

Christopher Boffoli, a photographer in Seattle, is sick of his photos being used illegally. So sick, in fact, that he’s suing anyone who does so. He has already filed ...

December 4, 2014 at 9:58 pm by

Expendables 3 Piracy Suspects Arrested

Two men from the UK have been arrested following the leak of The Expendables 3 before its scheduled release date. The copy of the movie was viewed hundreds of thousands of ...

November 25, 2014 at 11:20 pm by