Google is forcing Discord music bot Rythm to close its doors to users. The service is massively popular on Discord with installations on over 20 million servers and a user base of 560 million.
Google France's chief has filed an appeal against France's €500 million fine that was imposed in July. The executive claims that the penalty is disproportionate and undermines existing efforts.
Google has been fined a whopping €500 million ($592 million) in France for failing to reach an agreement with news agencies about how they will be compensated for their content being displayed.
A 27-year-old has been arrested for selling altered save data for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The item had a price tag of $32 and included any perks and stats desired by the buyer.
GitHub has reinstated the youtube-dl repository after it received evidence from the Electronic Frontier Foundation showing that the project doesn't violate the DMCA as it was accused of doing.
Facebook has introduced a new update to its rights management tool that will let content creators protect their original images from infringement by controlling how and where they appear.
Google will begin paying publishers for their content through a new licensing program set for rollout later this year, with local publishers in Germany, Australia, and Brazil already onboard.
Instagram has announced new guidelines to regulate the use of unlicensed music that's included in a live or recorded video uploaded to the platform. The goal is to help users avoid interruptions.
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The UK has confirmed that it will not adopt the EU's copyright directive as it prepares to leave the bloc next week. Articles 11 and 13 caused a stir with critics saying they'd ruin the web.
After being accused by a popular lyrics website of stealing content, Google has made a public statement which vehemently denies any wrongdoing, including illegally scraping content from websites.
Google is considering ending its news service in Europe in response to the controversial European Union's Copyright Directive. The law would require platforms to pay publishers for use of excerpts.
A proposed amendment to India's Cinematograph Act suggests that camcorder pirates in India should face up to three years in prison and pay fines up to $14,000 if they distribute copyrighted content.
Over four million signatures have been delivered to the European Union with the aim of telling the body that lots of people are opposed to Article 13 of the new copyright directive.
After having previously demonetized the content of YouTubers who did not participate in its revenue sharing scheme, the Nintendo Creators Program will be replaced by a set of relaxed guidelines.
Nintendo has settled for $12 million in a lawsuit that it filed against a married couple who were operating ROM sites. The accused have also signed off the websites, games, and emulators to Nintendo.
YouTube's Chief Executive Officer Susan Wojcicki is giving a forewarning that the company may need to start restricting video clips in response to legal guidelines making its way via the EU.
Google has released its 2018 'How Google Fights Piracy' report for all to read. The firm explained the measures it has taken to stop copyrighted material being illegally shared on its platforms.
It appears that Google may be fined for not following Russia's site-blocking rule, which forces ISPs and search engines to connect to a database of blocked sites before displaying search results.
Google has announced that Google Images will now display creator, credit, and copyright notice information. This should help photographers protect their copyrighted material and get attribution.
Reddit has started banning several communities which exist for the sole purpose of promoting pirated content. Multiple subreddits which posted links to movies and TV shows have been closed for good.
The European Parliament has approved a new piece of copyright legislation which could affect the distribution of memes online. It also includes a so-called link tax that targets Google and others.
IBM is working on patenting a watermarking technology to protect the ownership of AI models developed by AI researchers. The framework does have some limitations but is bound to improve with time.
The proposed changes to the EU copyright law which endangered memes and other remixes has been rejected by the EU Parliament. The amendments will be re-drafted, and another vote is due in September.
A highly criticised amendment to the European Union copyright law, which targets memes and other remixes, has been passed by a committee of MEPs and will now go to parliament for a vote in July.
All future DLC for popular multiplayer title, Friday the 13th: The Game, have been canceled due to an ongoing legal battle between makers of the movie. The future of the game is in limbo.
According to reports, the developer of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has filed a copyright infringement case against Epic Games, likely due to the similarities between PUBG and Fortnite.
A ruling by a New York federal court this week about a Tom Brady image could upend internet tradition as it suggests embedding a tweet containing an image could be seen as copyright infringement.
In an extremely ironic situation, it appears that Apple has lost a lawsuit against an Italian clothing brand named "Steve Jobs", which has also shown an interest in releasing electronic products.
Facebook and Universal Music (UMG) have signed an agreement which will allow users to post UMG's copyrighted material on any of Facebook's platforms without getting reprimanded for it.
A channel on Telegram has been blocked due to the illegal proliferation of copyrighted audio content. The move comes as the Russian IT watchdog starts allowing take down requests of copyrighted works.
Blizzard and its Chinese operator for Overwatch are taking Heroes of Warfare, a mobile game that looks eerily similar to Blizzard's own team-based shooter, to court in China over copyright concerns.
After initially commissioning a research firm to evaluate the impact of piracy on the sales of copyrighted material and paying around half a million for it, the EU chose to suppress their findings.
Firewatch's developer recently filed a DMCA complaint against PewDiePie in protest of the YouTuber using a racial slur in an unrelated video. PewDiePie has now cried foul play over the DMCA takedown.
Mozilla has launched the Change Copyright campaign which helps people call their Member of European Parliament to voice their disagreement with a new copyright law. Mozilla has provided a script too.
Mozilla has reported back on the progress of its Paperstorm initiative for better copyright rules in the EU. 60 million digital flyers were sent along with 12,000 tweets to 13 key politicians.
After a jury found Google's unlicensed usage of Java APIs in Android was covered by 'fair use' provisions last year, Oracle has filed a fresh appeal, calling Google's "copying... classic unfair use".
The European Commission has proposed new rules under which citizens of the Union will be able to skirt geo-blocking and use their online subscriptions anywhere in the 28-nation bloc.
All the major ISPs have now begun issuing educational alerts to suspected pirates. Sky has gone a little further and is asking suspected infringers to remove piracy-enabling software.
British ISPs will begin sending out education alerts in the coming weeks to subscribers whose connections have been used for infringing on copyright content. It's supported by four major ISPs.