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USMCA Trade Deal Keeps DMCA-Style ‘Safe Harbor’ for ISPs

News The United States, Canada, and Mexico have signed a new trade deal that will replace NAFTA. The USMCA deals with a wide range of trade topics including copyright issues. Despite warnings from rightsholders and some lawmakers, the agreement offers liability protections for Internet companies, including a DMCA-style safe harbor provision. More than a quarter-century […]

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Apple Hits Encryption Key With DMCA Notice, Panic Shuts Down the Jailbreak Sub-Reddit

News A sub-Reddit dedicated to jailbreaking iOS devices put itself into lockdown yesterday after several DMCA notices were filed against the discussion forum. Various sources reported that the notices were filed by Apple, in an attempt to hinder distribution of jailbreaking-related tools and information. While that remains unconfirmed, Apple did use the DMCA to take […]

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Most Active Copyright Trolls Have Stopped Filing U.S. Piracy Lawsuits, For Now

News The two companies behind nearly all U.S. file-sharing lawsuits in recent years haven’t filed any new complaints recently. Instead of submitting hundreds of new complaints, there are none. It’s unclear why both companies have halted their efforts but it could have something to do with recent legal developments. While most piracy activity has shifted […]