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“Dancing Baby” YouTube Lawsuit May Go Before Supreme Court

By Chris Morran Consumerist August 14, 2016   “Dancing Baby” YouTube Lawsuit May Go Before Supreme Court     The nearly decade-long legal battle over a 29-second YouTube clip of a toddler dancing to a barely discernible Prince song may end up going before the Supreme Court after free speech advocates representing the mother who […]

“Dancing Baby” YouTube Lawsuit May Go Before Supreme Court

YouTube Threatens Legal Action Against Service That Lets You Download Videos

YouTube Threatens Legal Action Against Service That Lets You Download Videos

By Chris Morran Consumerist May 31, 2016   YouTube Threatens Legal Action Against Service That Lets You Download Videos     Most of us are perfectly happy with going to YouTube and streaming that clip of Pookie being exhorted — in language that is not safe for work — to lay waste to his place […]


Fairly Used: Why Schools Need To Teach Kids The Whole Truth About Copyright

By Mary Beth Quirk Consumerist February 29, 2016   Fairly Used: Why Schools Need To Teach Kids The Whole Truth About Copyright     Today’s teenagers live in a time where technology gives them the tools to create, share, and publish just about anything they can conceive, and enables and encourages them to use and […]

Fairly Used: Why Schools Need To Teach Kids The Whole Truth About Copyright

The Final TPP: Our Worst Fears Confirmed

Release of the Full TPP Text After Five Years of Secrecy Confirms Threats to Users’ Rights

By Jeremy Malcolm and Maira Sutton Electronic Frontier Foundation November 6, 2015   Release of the Full TPP Text After Five Years of Secrecy Confirms Threats to Users’ Rights     Trade offices involved in negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement have finally released all 30 chapters of the trade deal today, a month after announcing the conclusion […]


The Final Leaked TPP Text is All That We Feared

By Jeremy Malcolm Electronic Frontier Foundation October 11, 2015   The Final Leaked TPP Text is All That We Feared     Today’s release by Wikileaks of what is believed to be the current and essentially final version of the intellectual property (IP) chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) confirms our worst fears about the […]

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Judge Says An IP Address Is Not Enough To Identify A Movie Pirate

By Chris Morran Consumerist April 11, 2015   Judge Says An IP Address Is Not Enough To Identify A Movie Pirate   (Rich Renomeron)   Since the dawn of online piracy, media companies have been serving subpoenas on Internet service providers to try to compel them to match up IP addresses of alleged pirates with […]


The White House Has Gone Full Doublespeak on Fast Track and the TPP

By Maira Sutton EFF.org March 8, 2015   The White House Has Gone Full Doublespeak on Fast Track and the TPP   Sen. Ron Wyden and Sen. Orrin Hatch are now in a stand-off over a bill that would put secretive trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement on the Fast Track to passage […]

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4 Ways Copyright Law Actually Controls Your Whole Digital Life

By  Kate Cox Consumerist January 22, 2015   4 Ways Copyright Law Actually Controls Your Whole Digital Life   Image courtesy of (frankieleon)   We all know that copyright law means you shouldn’t download copies of movies from shady torrent sites, and that you should pay for the music you listen to. We know it […]


How to break the Internet: Cory Doctorow at TEDxOxbridge

How to break the Internet: Cory Doctorow at TEDxOxbridge   Published by TEDx Talks Technoblogger, activist, and science fiction writer Cory Doctorow talks about three things: 1. The internet is broken. 2. We can fix it. 3. This is not a foregone conclusion (H/T @PlanetRockwell)

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Advocacy Groups Worldwide Ask For Terms Of Trans-Pacific Partnership To Be Made Public

By Kate Cox Consumerist   Advocacy Groups Worldwide Ask For Terms Of Trans-Pacific Partnership To Be Made Public   (Great Beyond)   The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a really big deal — literally. The international trade agreement, still under negotiation, has wide-ranging implications for every sector of the American economy and individuals’ rights within it. But […]


The Pirate Bay Taken Offline, Raided By Police

By Chris Morran Consumerist   The Pirate Bay Taken Offline, Raided By Police   The Pirate Bay, perhaps the most popular — certainly the best known — destination for anyone looking to score pirated movies, music, books, games, and other digital content, was taken offline earlier today after a raid by police in Stockholm. TorrentFreak […]

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Secret TPP Negotiations Resume in Salt Lake City (Resistance grows)

  Source: http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org By Editor Secret TPP Negotiations Resume in Salt Lake City (Resistance grows)   The Trans-Pacific Partnership is bad news folks. Progressives and small government people should come together to fight this massive vehicle for crony capitalism. (From EFF.org)   The newest round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations begin today in Salt Lake City, Utah, […]


Movie industry wants to indoctrinate 1st graders on copyright

  Source: http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org By Nick Sorrentino Movie industry wants to indoctrinate 1st graders on copyright   The business of content has been in flux for the last 15 years. The old business models are dead or close to dead, but that isn’t stopping the movie studios from trying to hold back progress while they still […]

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