We’ve seen many reasons to not like YouTube. There’s the infamous comment section of YouTube, the restrictive nature of the maximum length of each video and the notorious DMCA takedown system.
After a puzzling takedown of a Mitt Romney campaign ad on YouTube by BMG, the video was re-instated after many sources (including us) covered the incident. Still, while the problem seems resolved, many questions remain about the nature of the takedown.
The American election campaign seems to have been crossing over into Internet rights recently. This latest development involves Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. A report has surfaced that says that there was a promise to “vigorously” crack down on pornography.
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Things aren’t going anywhere near as well as major copyright corporations had hoped.
After it was hit with such a spectacular defeat in Europe, New Zealand is now saying that the country will open a public consultation on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). This comes on the heals of a surprise signing of the agreement by Mexico.
Surveillance and privacy have been making headlines recently and it’s as if this will only continue for some time to come.
For years, we’ve warned about the dangers of copyright takedown notices and how tough copyright laws can be used as a tool for censorship. Now, censorship by copyright has reached a political level in the US with a DMCA notice being used to censor the Mitt Romney political campaign.
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Unsurprising results show that the Pirate Bay UK ban has had little to no effect on file sharing. The UK ban on the Pirate Bay instigated earlier this year has had no effect on long-term file sharing figures, according to a report by the BBC.
There’s some rather scary news coming from Australia right now. The Australian government is considering sweeping new surveillance powers which includes the surveillance of social networking sites and data retention.
The fight between MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom and US interests have grown increasingly testy in recent months. Now, the judge hearing Dotcom’s extradition case on the New Zealand side has, himself, weighed in on the copyright debate in general.
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The US 6 strike rule has been one of the numerous topics we’ve been following. With it scheduled to start as early as the beginning of this month to a few days later, we’ve been on the lookout for things like quantity of the warning letters.
The Supreme court of Canada has been quite busy recently. A number of decisions have been handed down that affects royalties and when creators can collect on such royalties and when the law simply doesn’t apply. There’s quite a lot in these decisions that did benefit consumers.
A report is saying that negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is likely to conclude by October of 2013.
It was once the pinnacle of social news. Now, the site has been thrown onto the digital scrapheap with various parts being sold to different entities. While Digg still generates some traffic, many users have been hypothesizing what went so horribly wrong with the site.
Just days after Russia passed an Internet blacklist law, a religious group is now trying to block social networking site Facebook. The reason? The apparent new status for same sex marriages.
After numerous set-backs, the European Commission rejecting ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) and other countries backing away as a result, it seemed like it was a slam dunk that no country would ever even consider signing onto ACTA.
Newly found memo’s suggest that the Minister for Public Safety Vic Teows was trying to use the Luka Rocco Magnotta case to sell the controversial online surveillance legislation.