The crackdown on entertainment copyrights shows what can be done when the political will exists.
Artists finally got some good news from federal authorities in Chicago in July when Artum Vaulin, the alleged owner of Kickass Torrents, KAT, one of the most heavily trafficked pirate sites on the internet, was arrested in Poland.
So YouTube directly benefits from all those marketing dollars spent to make them successful, and they bear none of that cost
Swift has gone up against Spotify. Now she joins Paul McCartney, U2 and others against the tech giant.
As an evolved society we cannot continue to allow great art to be the sacrificial lamb for empire building on the internet.
Does anyone really believe that the record labels would have ever signed the Spotify deal if they hadn't struggled so unsuccessfully with piracy for so long? Why aren't artists able to get their work removed from pirate sites where somebody else is making money off their work? How revolutionary is that?
The government has failed to protect artists, failed to enforce the laws, essentially overseeing and giving legitimacy to one of the largest income transfers of all time.
Most of us have no idea how our smart cars and gadgets work. And that needs to change.
Right now the U.S. Copyright Office is deciding whether Americans will be able to unlock phones and other devices they've paid for, whether farmers can repair their own tractors and whether Americans with disabilities will be able to access e-books and other electronic media.
Online piracy is an epidemic that knows no boundaries, impacting film, television, music, books, photography, software, video games and all works that can be copied, digitized and distributed over the internet.
Nevertheless, a leaked draft of the pact's intellectual property chapter revealed language very similar to the deeply controversial
If loose lips sink ships, what can tweets do?
On March 13, the Congressional Subcommittee on copyright reform held hearings on proposed revisions to the DMCA, Digital
While the DMCA should remain undisturbed as a cornerstone of our thriving Internet economy, Congress can still shine a light on bad actors trying to snuff out competitors or lawful speech online.
There is plenty of content theft occurring on the internet. Bloggers need to learn the steps that they can take to make sure their content doesn't get boosted and what to do if it does.
Empowering artists with the ability to stop infringement would go a long way to ending the ennui of learned helplessness induced by the current DMCA practice -- artists who stop struggling because they simply can't afford to do otherwise.
Web hosting firm ServerBeach recently received a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) violation notice from Pearson, the