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Court Punishes Copyright ‘Troll’ Lawyer for Repeatedly Lying to The Court

Over the past several years, independent photographers have filed more than a thousand lawsuits against companies that allegedly use their work without permission. As many targets are mainstream media outlets, these can be seen as David vs. Goliath battles. However, the nature of these cases is described as classic copyright-trolling by many. The driving force […]

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Copyright Professors Back ISP Charter to Avoid Dangerous Piracy Liability Precedent

In March several major music companies sued Charter Communications, one of the largest Internet providers in the US with 22 million subscribers. Helped by the RIAA, Capitol Records, Warner Bros, Sony Music, and others accused Charter of deliberately turning a blind eye to its pirating subscribers. Among other things, they argued that the ISP failed to terminate […]

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Tech Companies Warn U.S. Against Harmful Copyright Laws Worldwide

News Major tech companies including Google, Facebook and Twitter are concerned about harmful copyright legislation being created around the world. Industry groups warn that these developments, including the EU Copyright Directive, harm the interests of US companies, while conflicting with various free trade agreements. In recent years many countries around the world have tightened their […]

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Twitter Copyright Notices Have Doubled in Half a Year

As part of its bi-annual Transparency Report, Twitter reveals that the number of takedown notices it receives has doubled in six months. However, more than half of all copyright notices don’t result in any content being removed from the platform, as they are either incomplete, fraudulent, or not actionable. In common with many other online […]