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MPAA wins ruling in Hotfile anti-piracy case

MPAA wins ruling in Hotfile anti-piracy case | Hot Topic-Farah Marsh | Scoop.it
In a victory for Hollywood's anti-piracy efforts, the trade group representing the major studios has won a legal fight against Hotfile, one of the largest file sharing sites on the Internet. The...
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This source is about MPAA wining against the ruling in the Hotfile anti-piracy case. The case was filed in 2011 by MPAA and was about how Hotfile was created off of stolen content.

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Music Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Kayne West Dismissed

Music Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Kayne West Dismissed | Hot Topic-Farah Marsh | Scoop.it
Kanye West, and co-defendants Roc-A-Fella Records, LLC., and UMG Recordings, Inc., have successfully moved to dismiss a copyright infringement case against them.
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This source is about Kanye West and co-defendants from Roc-A-Fella records. They dissmissed a copyright infringement against them over the song entitled "Stronger". This is dated back all the way to 2006/2007.

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Music labels can press Vimeo on copyright claims -- judge denies "safe harbor"

Music labels can press Vimeo on copyright claims -- judge denies "safe harbor" | Hot Topic-Farah Marsh | Scoop.it
Popular video-sharing site Vimeo claims that a “safe harbor” rule shields it from being liable for copyrighted videos uploaded by its users.
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This source discusses how Vimeo, a popular video sharing site is being brought to court because of copyright claims. A judge found the company not liable for the claims due to a "safe harbor" rule.

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The Blurred Lines Of Copyright Law: Robin Thicke v. Marvin Gaye's Estate

The Blurred Lines Of Copyright Law: Robin Thicke v. Marvin Gaye's Estate | Hot Topic-Farah Marsh | Scoop.it
The composers of the hit song “Blurred Lines”, Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and Clifford Harris, Jr.
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This source is about Robin Thicke stealing Marvin Gayes "Got to Give It Up". They are trying to figure out if the composers could be held liable for copyright infringement.

 

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A Copyright Victory, 35 Years Later

A Copyright Victory, 35 Years Later | Hot Topic-Farah Marsh | Scoop.it
Victor Willis, a former member of the Village People, is set to take control of a share of the copyright to songs he wrote for the group.
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This source is about Victor Willis who was a former member of a musical group that was popular 35 years ago. He just now is receiving shares of the songs he contributed to such as "YMCA".

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