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In a recent attempt to suppress piracy, Warner Bros. issued another set of takedown requests to search engine Google. Peculiarly, the requests contain links from the entertainment company themselves.
In a move similar to that undertaken by Lionsgate in 2014, Warner Bros has attempted to have an entire subreddit suppressed from Google's search index as part of a recently submitted DMCA complaint.
In a temporary lapse of common sense, YouTube ended up taking down a user's video subsequent to a copyright claim from Fox after a portion of the video featured in last week's Family Guy episode.
YouTube says it will no longer blindly follow DMCA claims and instead will defend fair use of music, movie and TV clips when parodied or critiqued, and has warned it will go to court if necessary.
Universal submitted a DMCA takedown notice to Google against 127.0.0.1 for distributing a pirated copy of Jurassic World - not realizing that that IP address referred to one of its own machines.
For the first time ever, Google is now removing an average of 1 million links to pirated content per day because of DMCA takedown notices, which is a large increase from a few years ago.
After receving a Digital Millenium Copyright Act complaint from FIFA, Twitter has removed profile pictures of some users for using copyrighted images of the official World Cup logo and related images.
Dropbox is admittedly, snooping through its users files in a bid to combat piracy, though it will not be deleting your files just yet. This is however being done in a non-invasive manner.
A new report claims that the number of DMCA takedown notices received by Google surged up by 711,887 percent in a period of four years, from 62 in 2008 to 441,370 in 2012.
Microsoft has announced it is no longer working with LeakID after the company sent a number of erroneous and embarrassing DMCA takedown requests to Google on Microsoft's behalf.
The most common, free method of watching a video DVD on Linux actually circumvents the CSS protection on the disc, which is technically illegal under the DMCA in the United States
Microsoft's automated takedown systems may need some work, since it's been trying to block Wikipedia, the BBC, and even the EPA for supposedly distributing pirated beta copies of Windows 8.
Google's Takedown requests have increased by over 1,000% compared to last year. The search giant now handles more than a million takedown requests weekly, from various groups and reporters.
Google is unknowingly helping amassing a huge amount of links to illegal content available on the web, and the culprit is that same industry that would like to eradicate piracy from the Internet.
According to recently released statistics, a single studio, Magnolia Pictures, accounts for a whole one third of all DMCA takedown requests on Twitter, more than Universal Music and Sony combined.
Domain registrar GoDaddy has been hit with a boycott of its services, after Reddit users discovered the company's support of the controversial SOPA bill. Users are now taking their websites elsewhere.
A judge made a ruling on Monday that suggests that educational institutions are allowed rip DVDs and stream them. The judge dismissed the lawsuit that claimed the DMCA was violated by the practice.
Grooveshark has been served another lawsuit, to continue its ongoing copyright issues. The lawsuit was issued on July 15th in the state of Tennessee. As CNET reports, the lawsuit comes with the backing of song...
Dropbox sure has been in the news a lot lately. Two weeks ago Neowin reported that a major security flaw in the service can expose customer files to anyone on the Internet. Now it appears...
Federal magistrate Joseph Spero ruled this week that it was okay for Sony to acquire the IP addresses of visitors who took to George Hotz's, more likely known as GeoHot, website in search of jailbreaking...
Sony has decided to take legal action against the hackers that were able to exploit the PlayStation 3 operating system into running homebrew and pirated software, which worked by accessing root keys or "special codes"...
Microsoft has backed down from issuing a DMCA request to hosts of a leaked Microsoft “Global Criminal Compliance Handbook.” Earlier today, Neowin reported on the leak of a 22-page guide that describes the surveillance services Microsoft...
Whistleblowing site Cryptome has landed itself in trouble with Microsoft legal for publishing the software company's “Global Criminal Compliance Handbook.” The handbook, dated March 2008, is a 22-page guide that describes the surveillance services Microsoft offers...
A video of a dancing baby has led to a landmark decision regarding the handling of internet videos. As part of the ruling in the Lenz v. Universal case, US Judge Jeremy Fogel ruled that...
A federal appeals court has denied Lexmark's request to consider reimposing an injunction against a firm that makes components that allow generic replacement ink cartridges to work in Lexmark printers. The ruling by the US...
Major printer company Lexmark has lost a case in a US court in which it tried to deploy the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) to prevent other companies making cartridges that work with its printers....
One group tried get out ahead of the lobbyists and demonstrate the usefulness of P2P in areas not usually covered by the mainstream media, and they've used SP2 to do it. Downhill...
The Register Of Copyrights resides in the US Library of Congress and has public rulemaking authority over copyright enforcement for all types of media -- all books, periodicals, plays, music, films, etc. In...
Critics of a controversial U.S. copyright law applauded a jury's decision Tuesday to acquit a Russian software firm charged with creating an illegal encryption-disabling program. The verdict, they say, will make prosecutors more reluctant to...
The UK looks set to get its own version of the controversial Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), following the publication of proposals to implement the EU Copyright Directive into UK Law. A...