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May 8, 2013

The Cons of a Strict “Loser Pays” Policy

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Over on Forbes.com today, Tim Worstall asks: {W}hy is the US near unique in not having a system whereby the loser picks up both sets of legal bills? His question comes in the context of thinking of ways to prevent c

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DMCAForce
May 6, 2013

A Different Sort of Copyright Theft

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Normally on this blog, when we talk about copyright infringement or intellectual property theft, the perpetrators are people generally unknown to the rights-holder -- for-profit pirates operating from parts unknown,

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DMCAForce
May 3, 2013

Of Cats and Copyright; Warner Bros Sued by Meme Makers

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Warner Brothers, no stranger to intellectual property litigation, now finds itself on the defendant's side of the table of a trademark lawsuit filed by... (wait for it...) the creators of the Keyboard Cat and Nyan C

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May 1, 2013

DMCA Force Now a Part of NARM

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DMCA Force is pleased to announce that we have joined the ranks of the National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM), a trade association established back in 1958 to advance the business of music. So, what

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DMCAForce
April 29, 2013

Greenheart Games Gives Pirates a Taste of Their Own Medicine

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When it comes to getting people to really internalize a concept, it's often better to show, rather than tell. Take the harm done to game developers by online piracy of their creations, for example. You can spend al

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DMCAForce
April 26, 2013

Reforming Copyright: Where’s the Balance?

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Over on Ars Technica today, Timothy Lee has published an interesting piece called "Five ways Congress should improve the copyright system," and while I'm not in complete agreement with the measures Lee suggests, I f

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DMCAForce
April 24, 2013

Court: Grooveshark Not Protected by DMCA Safe Harbor on Pre-1972 Recordings

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In a decision handed down yesterday, a five-judge panel from the New York Supreme Court held that the 'safe harbor' provisions of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act do not shield Grooveshark from liability with res

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DMCAForce
April 22, 2013

The Perils of DMCA Take Down Notice Automation, Yet AGAIN?

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I've previously addressed, a few times now, the problem with relying too much on automated systems to identify infringing files that are then targeted with DMCA take-down notices. The latest widely-reported incident

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DMCAForce
April 19, 2013

YouTube Wins Another Round Against Viacom

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By now, you've probably seen the news that U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton has awarded summary judgment to YouTube in Viacom v. YouTube, and you've probably read the salient quotes from the decision, as well. Rat

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DMCAForce
April 17, 2013

Even When You Can, Maybe You Shouldn’t, Redux

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As this blog is operated by an anti-piracy services company, it's natural for us to focus on intellectual property misdeeds of pirates and pirate-enablers. From time to time, however, we run across a story in which

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