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Pointing Users to DRM-Stripping Software Isn't Copyright Infringement, Judge Rules

Pointing Users to DRM-Stripping Software Isn't Copyright Infringement, Judge Rules | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Telling users how to strip the DRM from their legally purchased ebooks is not contributory copyright infringement, according to a ruling last month by a federal judge in New York.
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Saskatchewan pirates beware: Illegal downloads will draw response | Poll

Saskatchewan pirates beware: Illegal downloads will draw response | Poll | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Saskatchewan residents illegally downloading the newest movie or their favourite song may soon hear from their Internet service provider.
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New measures to tackle online copyright infringement | Malcolm Turnbull MP

New measures to tackle online copyright infringement | Malcolm Turnbull MP | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
and website blocking. http://t.co/4CdHPh9xtq #copdis.
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Kim Dotcom & the Illusion of Freedom - The Illusion of More

Kim Dotcom & the Illusion of Freedom - The Illusion of More | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Kim Dotcom proposes to bring the New Zealand Internet Party to the US. Unlikely, but the rhetoric means something.
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NGOs Offer Views For WIPO Members Creating IP Rights Treaty For Broadcasters

NGOs Offer Views For WIPO Members Creating IP Rights Treaty For Broadcasters | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
World Intellectual Property Organization members have been working in relative secrecy this week to decide how far to apply intellectual property rights protections on broadcasts. To guide them, no...
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Australia's Gov't Starts Clock on ISPs' Anti-Piracy Code

Australia's Gov't Starts Clock on ISPs' Anti-Piracy Code | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Australia's government has presented the country’s ISPs with a 120-day deadline to create an industry code for blocking copyright infringing conten
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Google should pay authors for scanned books, U.S. appeals court told

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Google Inc's massive effort to scan millions of books for a digital library violates copyright law, illegally depriving authors of licensing fees, royalties and sales, a lawyer for...
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Apple loses bid for Australian copyright on ‘app store’

Apple loses bid for Australian copyright on ‘app store’ | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Updated | Apple failed to convince the federal court it shold have copyright over the term “app store” in a case that had seen the iPhone maker try to restrict rivals such as Microsoft and Google from using the words.
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The 1709 Blog: UK Private Copying Exception faces Court Challenge

The 1709 Blog: UK Private Copying Exception faces Court Challenge | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
The 1709 Blog: UK Private Copying Exception faces Court Challenge... http://t.co/OeXk8tp2zi
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UK Piracy Blocklist Expands With Demonoid, Isohunt, IPTorrents and More | TorrentFreak

UK Piracy Blocklist Expands With Demonoid, Isohunt, IPTorrents and More | TorrentFreak | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
The UK website blocking bonanza continues with the High Court adding 32 "pirate" sites to the country’s unofficial ban list. The new order requires six major ISPs to block access to public and private torrent sites, warez sites and streaming portals.
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Copyright industries boost Philippine economy - WIPO study | IFRRO

Copyright industries boost Philippine economy - WIPO study | IFRRO | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Copyright industries boost Philippine economy - WIPO study http://t.co/NFoIYxQIps
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Libraries show empty displays in protest against copyright law

Libraries show empty displays in protest against copyright law | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Libraries and museums across the UK show their anger at extended restrictions on public release of documents
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Google Refuses MPAA Request to Blacklist 'Pirate Site' Homepages | TorrentFreak

Google Refuses MPAA Request to Blacklist 'Pirate Site' Homepages | TorrentFreak | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
The MPAA recently asked Google to remove the homepages of dozens of sites that offer links to pirated content. Google, however, refused to take down most of the URLs, likely because the takedown notices are seen as too broad.
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Site blocking 'unlikely to be an effective' in piracy fight: Labor

Site blocking 'unlikely to be an effective' in piracy fight: Labor | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Labor's communications spokesperson, Jason Clare, claims the anti-piracy measures announced yesterday by the government have "passed the buck back to industry".
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Authors Guild Opposes Google’s Fair Use Claim in Federal Appeals Court | The Authors Guild

Authors Guild Opposes Google’s Fair Use Claim in Federal Appeals Court | The Authors Guild | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
The Authors Guild has been the published writer's advocate for effective copyright, fair contracts, and free expression since 1912.
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Pirate Bay USA - The Pirate bay blocked in USA

Pirate Bay USA - The Pirate bay blocked in USA | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Pirate Bay Blocked in USA - We have been receiving reports that Comcast and other US ISPs are blocking the notorious and famous torrent website.
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Spotify Must "Adapt Or Die" : Pricing For Sustainability

Spotify Must "Adapt Or Die" : Pricing For Sustainability | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
The single biggest problem with Spotify (and other services like it) is that they have completely removed the relationship between the artists and the fan. The labels have leveraged their catalogs ...
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The Pirate Bay has been taken down after Swedish police seized servers

The Pirate Bay has been taken down after Swedish police seized servers | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Police confirmed there had been a “crackdown! on a server room because of copyright infringement.
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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over One-Syllable Sample on Jay-Z's 'Run This Town'

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over One-Syllable Sample on Jay-Z's 'Run This Town' | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
A New York judge has ruled that the word 'oh' is 'a single and commonplace word' that 'likely is not deserving of copyright protection.'
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iSentia signs first ‘scraping’ licence deal with Copyright Agency and newspaper publishers — Copyright Agency

Isentia signs 1st 'scraping' licence deal with .@CopyrightAgency & newspaper publishers http://t.co/gFZTdWonKv
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Opinion: Facebook video 'like the Hunger Games' as copyright infringement 'killing' creators - Independent.ie

Opinion: Facebook video 'like the Hunger Games' as copyright infringement 'killing' creators - Independent.ie | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Irish 'YouTuber' Clisare takes us through why Facebook video is "like the Hunger Games" - leaving content creators fighting for their creative lives.
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Musicians call for copyright clampdown

Musicians call for copyright clampdown | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Australian musicians including Tina Arena and Josh Pyke have written to the federal government in support of proposals to curb illegal downloading.
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Music publishers finally pull the trigger, sue an ISP over piracy

Music publishers finally pull the trigger, sue an ISP over piracy | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Lawsuit says Cox blew off copyright notices from two Rightscorp clients.
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UK High Court Forces Big ISPs to Block 53 New Internet Piracy Websites - ISPreview UK

UK High Court Forces Big ISPs to Block 53 New Internet Piracy Websites - ISPreview UK | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
Section 97A of the United Kingdom’s Copyright, Designs and Patents Act (CDPA) has come in handy again after Rights Holders won one of their most significan
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eBook Publishers May Soon Sue ISP Providers over Pirate eBooks

eBook Publishers May Soon Sue ISP Providers over Pirate eBooks | Copyright news and views from around the world | Scoop.it
BMG Rights Management and Round Hill Music have sued Cox Communications for music piracy. They did this because the internet service provider did not do
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