How Cox Communications’ ‘Customer Safety Team’ Will Cost It $100K Per Song

Cox Communications has been in the hot seat for a while now, and the company’s failure to terminate its customers’ accounts (in violation of the DMCA) will likely end up. Continue reading

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US Copyright Office: DMCA’s Safe Harbour System “Unbalanced”

The United States Copyright Office seems prepared to revise the controversial ‘safe harbour’ provisions of the ’98 Digital Millennium Copyright Act, siting the the current notice-and-takedown system seems tilted in. Continue reading

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UK Spurns EU Copyright Directive: Square One For Value Gap In UK

According to recent reports, the UK will be eschewing implementation of the European Copyright Directive, putting it back to square one of the value gap as the country Brexits through. Continue reading

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Stopping Google’s End Run: No Safe Harbor Privilege in Trade Agreements

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement recently passed the house and is headed for the senate. Many in the music industry are concerned, however, that the new deal contains concepts which looks. Continue reading

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Universal Scores Win vs ISP In DMCA Safe Harbors Case

In the latest development in the case between ISP Grande Communications and Universal Music Group, a judge has ruled that Grande shouldn't be able to use the DMCA's 'safe harbor'. Continue reading

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SoundCloud Troll’s DMCA Takedowns Demonstrates Weakness Of System

DMCA takedown notices have received plenty of flack for their inaccuracy and rampant dissemination. Most recently trolls posing as rights holders have been able to take advantage of the DMCA's. Continue reading

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Read The Email From Grooveshark’s Co-Founder That Lost A Lawsuit and Doomed His Company

Despite a defiant response yesterday, Grooveshark appears to be a company on the brink of failure. New York Judge Thomas Griesa all but negated the company's Digital Millennium Copyright Act safe. Continue reading

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Warner Bros. Attempting To Dodge Responsibility For False DMCA Takedowns

By Mike Masnick of Techdirt. One of the bizarre side notes to Hollywood's big lawsuit against the cyberlocker Hotfile was a countersuit against Warner Bros. by Hotfile, for using the. Continue reading

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Are Our Creative Lives To Be Ruled By “Algorithmic Copyright Cops”?

The recent tale of a musician's cover song videos of works in the public domain being taken down due to misidentification by YouTube's ContentID system is but one example of. Continue reading

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