Know More About Copyright Violations

As we have noted before, copyright violations on the Internet are a big deal (for example, see 1, 2, 3) — and abuses abound where one site uses the copyrighted material of other sites without permission. Recently, Intella Blog published some excellent commentary and an infographic on this topic: “Giving credit to photographers for their […]

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Six Strikes and You’re ???

As baseball fans are well aware, the batter is out after three strikes. But the new rules of the online copyright game allow six strikes — with increasing penalties for each. Here’s how the new U.S. rules work, according to Andrea Eldridge — writing for Business 2 Community: “Even if you aren’t personally involved in […]

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Court Allows Antitrust Challenge to TV Sports Deals

As noted by The Hollywood Reporter, a federal judge is allowing an antitrust case against the consumer pricing of some TV sports packages: “A class-action lawsuit challenging the way Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League have carved up TV rights became a much bigger deal Wednesday after a New York federal judge refused […]

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Google Faces Privacy Issues In Europe

According to Businessweek: “Google Inc. was told by European Union regulators to bolster its privacy policy in a warning that may trigger a new round of clashes with data-protection watchdogs across the bloc.” Click the flag to see a Bloomberg video on this. Post suggested by KCJ  

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Americans Are BUYING Music. Now, That’s an Interesting Concept!

Despite the massive amount of music that is illegally downloaded, Americans are still actually purchasing a lot of their music. According to Ethan Smith, writing on the Wall Street Journal Blog: “The U.S. may not be the land of the free, after all — at least not of free music. Americans bought twice as many […]

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Google Search’s Policy for Copyrighted Material

Just yesterday, we blogged about Google’s having to pay a large fine because of its privacy practices. See that post here. So, it is more than a little interesting that today, Hollywood Reporter and others are writing about Google’s new emphasis on slowing down copyright violations (‘Google Search to Start Targeting Copyright Violators’). As Paul […]

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