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  • After movie studios, record labels sue Kim Dotcom and Megaupload

    The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has filed a lawsuit against the defunct file-sharing website Megaupload and its founder, Kim Dotcom, alleging "massive copyright infringement" of music.

    Written by Martyn Williams11 April 14 09:04
  • Yahoo turns on encryption between data centers

    Yahoo said Wednesday it was encrypting traffic flowing between its data centers, several months after leaked documents revealed the government had been sniffing those links.

    Written by Zach Miners03 April 14 12:52
  • What's the problem with DMCA takedown notices?

    A U.S. government effort to encourage agreement among copyright holders and Web-based services on how to improve the notice-and-takedown process in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act began Thursday with some disagreement about what direction the discussions should take.

    Written by Grant Gross20 March 14 19:19
  • Google, Viacom settle (finally) on YouTube lawsuit

    Google and Viacom have settled a 2007 lawsuit in which Viacom originally demanded US$1 billion from Google for what it said was massive copyright infringement on YouTube.

    Written by Martyn Williams18 March 14 19:09
  • USPTO to examine DMCA take-down process

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is looking for ideas on how to improve the controversial notice-and-take-down provisions of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act, amid complaints that the current process is cumbersome for small musicians and filmmakers.

    Written by Grant Gross18 March 14 18:25
  • Video ads come to Facebook

    An assortment of video ads will soon start appearing in Facebook users' feeds as the company grasps at a larger slice of the lucrative TV advertising market.

    Written by Zach Miners13 March 14 18:39
  • YouTube ordered to remove controversial 'Innocence of Muslims' video

    An appeals court in the U.S. has ruled that YouTube should take down the controversial "Innocence of Muslims" video that sparked off violence in many countries in 2012, reversing a district court's denial of an injunction against the video sharing site and and its owner Google.

    Written by John Ribeiro27 Feb. 14 09:50
  • Microsoft pushes ahead with Skype-Lync integration

    Microsoft will demonstrate on Tuesday how Lync and Skype users will be able to communicate via video conferencing, the next stage of the integration between its enterprise unified communications server and its consumer IM and IP telephony network.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez18 Feb. 14 17:04