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January 29, 2013

Antigua’s “Legal Pirate Site” Might Be Bad, But Current, Illegal Pirate Sites Are Worse

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If you follow intellectual property-related news, then you're probably already aware that the World Trade Organization has ruled that Antigua and Barbuda have the right to suspend U.S. intellectual property rights.

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DMCAForce
January 24, 2013

Piracy and the Entitlement Mindset, Again

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Earlier this week, I sent a link to my previous post on this subject to an old friend of mine. Once upon a time, we were both in local rock bands and fancied ourselves to be future professional musicians. These day

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DMCAForce
January 21, 2013

Piracy and the Entitlement Mindset

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In reading a bit about "Mega," the new site/service launched by alleged pirate Kim Dotcom, I did something that is really against my better judgment: I scrolled down and read through the comments posted in response

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DMCAForce
January 18, 2013

A Pair of Highly Recommended Posts About Aaron Swartz

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So much has been written and said about the suicide of Reddit founder Aaron Swartz that I'm torn between wanting to add my two cents and thinking that everything of value (as well as a whole lot of no particular val

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DMCAForce
January 17, 2013

Carnegie Mellon Prof. Addresses ‘Piracy Myths’

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Speaking at the Digital Book World Conference in New York earlier this week, Carnegie Mellon University's Michael D. Smith addressed three myths common to discussions of illegal downloading, according to Media Bistr

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DMCAForce
January 15, 2013

Judge: AFP, Washington Post Liable For Improper Use of Tweeted Photos

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The full case is far from over, but Judge Alison Nathan (Southern District of New York) has reportedly ruled that Agence France-Presse and The Washington Post infringed on the copyrights of photographer Daniel Morel

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DMCAForce
January 11, 2013

Reminder: The Trouble Copyright Infringement Lands You In Ain’t Always Civil

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In discussing copyright violation in the Internet Age, particularly with some of my younger friends, I'm often stunned to find that they are unaware that copyright violation can carry with it criminal liability (as

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DMCAForce
January 9, 2013

Does Congress Have a SOPA Hangover?

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Earlier this week over on Hillicon Valley, Jennifer Martinez penned an interesting piece about an apparent reticence on the part of many in Congress to introducing new legislation designed to curb online piracy, a h

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DMCAForce
January 7, 2013

The Vimeo Case: A Study in “Knowledge” and “Control”

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At the heart of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act is the idea that Internet Service Providers should not be liable for infringements on copyright undertaken by third-party users of

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DMCAForce
December 27, 2012

The Long Saga of Jammie Thomas-Rasset; Will It Include a Trip to the U.S. Supreme Court?

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Way back in 2006, The yeezy pas cher Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against a woman named Jammie Thomas-Rasset as a result of Thomas-Rasset's use of the Kazaa

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