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Sep 29, 2014
The following article, Google’s “We fight piracy” Gobbledygook, by Ellen Seidler, is syndicated from Vox Indie and is posted here with permission. Google’s role in online piracy drew headlines recently when News Corps Chief Executive Robert Thomson wrote a letter to European Commissioner for...
Sep 27, 2014
  Weekly copyright related summary of issues, congressional developments, judicial updates, administration updates, international updates and industry updates, provided courtesy of American Continental Group (ACG). In This Issue: Congressional Updates Judicial Updates Administration Updates...
Sep 25, 2014
It has become a recurring mantra that a lack of legal options for viewing films and TV programs online causes or justifies piracy. A new report from KPMG does much to dispel that notion. The report, Film and TV Title Availability in the Digital Age, found that the overwhelming majority of popular...
Sep 23, 2014
The following article, How Many More DMCA Milestones Before Google Gets Serious About Piracy?, by Gordon Platt, is syndicated from PrivacyNet and is posted here with permission.              © is the copyright symbol in a copyright notice (Photo credit: Wikipedia) If insanity truly is doing the...
Sep 22, 2014
The following article, Talking Cyberlockers with Dr. David Price (Podcast), by David Newhoff, is syndicated from The Illusion of More and is posted here with permission. This time last year, I had the opportunity to talk to Dr. David Price of London-based NetNames shortly after they released a...
Sep 20, 2014
Weekly copyright related summary of issues, congressional developments, judicial updates, administration updates, international updates and industry updates, provided courtesy of American Continental Group (ACG). In This Issue: Congressional Updates Judicial Updates Administration Updates...
Sep 18, 2014
The following article, Cyberlockers Use Credit Cards to Make Millions Off of Piracy, by Gordon Platt, is syndicated from PrivacyNet and is posted here with permission.      Graphic Courtesy of Digital Citizens Alliance and NetNames Cyberlockers are making use of credit card companies to make...
Sep 17, 2014
On June 6, 2014, Ms. Farida Shaheed, the UN Special Rapporteur in the Field of Cultural Rights, announced an open consultation on the impact of Intellectual Property protections on the enjoyment and access to arts and science. Comments received will be reflected in a March 2015 report to the Human...
Sep 17, 2014
Statement For The Record of Sandra Aistars, Chief Executive Officer, Copyright Alliance Before The House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee On Courts, Intellectual Property And The Internet Chapter 12 of Title 17 The Copyright Alliance is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that unites...
Sep 15, 2014
The following article, “What property could be more emphatically a man’s own than his literary works?”, is syndicated from Law Theories and is posted here with permission. I’ve been poring over several older treatises on copyright law, and one in particular has resonated with me: The Law of...

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