Justice Minister Simon Power says even though the UN report calls Internet access a human right he’s “very satisfied” with the new copyright law and would not reconsider the legislation.
FilmOn.com founder Alki David had claimed CBS and CNET had profited from illegal file-sharing software, and that it would “become the most significant copyright infringement lawsuit in history.” Things aren’t looking good for FilmOn.
Samuel Arnold, Jr. used spy glasses with a hidden camera to illegally record movies while they were still in the theater. Chicago-area resident Samuel Arnold, Jr.
The Australian Content Industry Group (ACIG), which represents the Australian Recording Industry Association, says that efforts to fight illegal file-sharing should “not include termination of internet accounts” while the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) says it sho
Labour communications spokeswoman Clare Curran says “It’s time for a complete review of our copyright laws” after UN Report calls Internet disconnection, “regardless of the justification provided,” a violation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
Though would decline to 16% from current 40% as demand for consumer video services like Netflix surges. Global online video community expected to increase by 500 million users.
Frank La Rue, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, submits report concluding that disconnecting Internet users, “regardless of the justification provided,” is a violation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights because it limits the
LulzSec, aka the Lulz Boat, compromised the personal data of over 1 million users and posted all their “personal information, including passwords, email addresses, home addresses, dates of birth, and all Sony opt-in data associated with their accounts” on the Swedish BitTorrent tracker
Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante says that copyright laws need to be updated to “ensure the same tools exist for prosecution” of those who violate the “exclusive right of public performance” as there currently exist for “protecting “exclusive rights of reprod
Legislature passes law to add entertainment subscription services to the types of services of which theft of constitutes a crime. Illegally consuming more than $501 worth of content from other peoples Netflix or Rhapsody accounts to become a felony.
Says many were written “50 or almost 100 years ago,” and are largely “unable to regulate” complex relationship between copyright holders and users.” Wonders if it’s because “maybe they just don’t use the Internet and have little understanding of it.
Follows Anne Muir’s admission of illegally “making available” 30,000 copyrighted music files early last month.
Had originally faced $6 billion in damages over the infringing use of songs on compilation CDs or live recordings under the pretense that “approval and payment is pending.” Artists sued after becoming fed up that the so-called “pending list” had grown to more than 300,000.
Plans to finally “bring the PlayStation Network completely back online” after the service was shutdown to address a network security breach.
Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) compares the Internet to the “shipping lane of the 21st century,” and says that we shouldn’t cede control of it to “corporations through a private right of action, and to government agencies that do not sufficiently understand and value the Inter
International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) Finland filed a petition with the Helsinki District Court asking that ISP Elisa prevent customers from being able to access the Swedish BitTorrent tracker site.
German Internet Industry Association ECO says that combined with increasing consumer use of legal download services proves there is no need for ISP-level site filtering legislation that could violate the “basic rights of the population.
PROTECT IP Act would give the Department of Justice the power to force ISPs and search engines to block access to infringing sites. Bill now moves forward to a full vote by the Senate.
Tony Millet, chairman of New Zealand’s Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa’s (Lianza) committee on copyright submits concerns about revised version of the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act that could either hold them accountable for infringing u
Break record for number of illegal downloaders sued in a single lawsuit. Previous record belonged to producers of “The Expendables.