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28 Mar 2013, 5:00 am by Ruth Carter
Copyright license choice by opensourceway from Flickr The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is part of the copyright law. Its purpose is to protect people who provide online forums but don’t control the content people post to them – like YouTube and Pinterest. If they receive a notice that material on their site is allegedly copyright infringement, they must remove it. This law gives content creators a way to react to copyright infringement when someone posts their work online… [read post]
2 Oct 2013, 1:10 pm by Jonathan Bailey
Starting this week, I want to regularly highlight the work of other authors in the copyright/plagiarism sphere that I deeply respect by having either guest posts or reposting, with permission, their works. This week I want to higlight Ellen Seidler at Vox Indie, who recently posted about the issue of DMCA abuse and how the problem doesn’t just impact users who have their non-infringing work taken down. How DMCA Abuse Hurts Content Creators (via http://voxindie.org) When people talk about… [read post]
18 Dec 2012, 12:02 pm by admin
TorrentFreak has announced that “Google has quietly rolled out a new feature to its copyright transparency report, allowing the public to see when DMCA takedown notices sent by copyright holders are false. The search giant is currently processing more than a dozen million “infringing” links per month, but points out that not all requests sent [...] [read post]
21 Nov 2013, 10:45 am by Jonathan Bailey
Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Paramount Would Fight ‘Wonderful Life’ Sequel First off today, the AP is reporting that Paramount Pictures has said that it will challenge any attempt to make a sequel to the 1946 holiday classic film “It’s a Wonderful Life”, throwing a significant obstacle in front of Star Partners and Hummingbird Productions, which announced such plans on Monday. The original film stars Jimmmy Stewart,… [read post]
14 Jan 2014, 10:18 am by Jonathan Bailey
Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Agence France Presse And Getty Images Seek New Trial After Million Dollar Loss In Morel Copyright Infringement Case First off today, Jeremy Nicholl at the Rusian Photos Blog reports that the Agence France Presse (AFP) and Getty Images have asked a judge to overturn an earlier ruling that ordered them to pay photographer Daniel Morel $1.2 million for their infringement of his work. The story began in 2010 when Morel,… [read post]
31 Mar 2011, 2:15 am by Ray Dowd
Photobucket - 8 billion photos online?In Wolk v. Kodak Imaging Network Inc., 10 Civ. 4135 (RWS) (SDNY March 17, 2011), ?Judge Robert Sweet found that Photobucket, an internet service provider, was protected by the "safe harbor" provisions of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act ("DMCA"). 17 USC 512(c).Essentially, the DMCA requires an internet service provider ("ISP") to set up policies to respond to complaints from copyright owners when a third party stores infringing materials on their site.  … [read post]
16 Dec 2011, 2:02 pm by R. David Donoghue
Flava Works, Inc. v. Gunter d/b/a myVidster.com, No. 10 C 6517, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jul. 27, 2011) (Grady, J.). Judge Grady granted plaintiff Flava Works' motion for a preliminary injunction in this copyright case involving adult movies, and ordered the parties to confer on language for the preliminary injunction. Defendants' myVidster website is a "social video bookmarking" site which allows users to post or link to video content. When a user posts or links to the content, myVidster crawls the… [read post]
10 May 2013, 9:48 am by Connie Mableson
Section 512(f) of the DMCA provides that if someone makes a material misrepresentation in a DMCA notice or counter-notification, they can be liable for damages, including costs and attorney’s fees. The standard applied is a difficult subjective standard and the section has never really been applied in any meaningful way. Mike Masnick at Tech Dirt [...] [read post]
28 Aug 2013, 1:53 pm by Connie Mableson
On August 22, 2013, Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig filed a complaint against Australian record label Liberation Music in the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts.  Professor Lessig alleges that Liberation Music is liable under Section 512(f), which creates a cause of action against a person who issues a takedown notice in which he or […] [read post]
24 Jun 2010, 5:28 am by Ray Dowd
In Viacom Int'l Inc. v. YouTube Inc., 07 Civ. 2103 (June 23, 2010 SDNY), Judge Stanton granted summary judgment dismissing contributory copyright infringement claims against YouTube and upheld the safe harbor provisions of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, 17 USC 512(c) for internet service providers (ISPs).   This was so, even though, as Judge Stanton noted:From plaintiffs’ submissions on the motions, a jury could find that the defendants not only were generally aware of, but welcomed,… [read post]
12 Jul 2012, 5:00 am by Ruth Carter
I think I do a decent job monitoring my blogs with my sites’ widgets and Google Analytics. I like to see where my readers live and how they ended up on my sites. When I see that someone got to my blog from a site that’s unfamiliar to me, I try to find the post that linked to my site to see what it said. This is the image that was stolen from The Undeniable Ruth This week, someone got to The Undeniable Ruth via a blog on BlogSpot. I checked out that blog and found that the blogger didn’t write… [read post]
12 Jul 2012, 5:00 am by Ruth Carter
I think I do a decent job monitoring my blogs with my sites’ widgets and Google Analytics. I like to see where my readers live and how they ended up on my sites. When I see that someone got to my blog from a site that’s unfamiliar to me, I try to find the post that linked to my site to see what it said. This is the image that was stolen from The Undeniable Ruth This week, someone got to The Undeniable Ruth via a blog on BlogSpot. I checked out that blog and found that the blogger didn’t write… [read post]
1 Jun 2012, 9:41 am by Jonathan Bailey
For those who haven’t been following, I’ve been doing a daily video log series where I talk about copyright and/or plagiarism issues that are relevant, newsworthy or otherwise interesting to me for one reason or another. You can find the videos on my YouTube channel.This week was a short one due to a holiday weekend in the U.S. However, there were a lot of interesting and powerful copyright stories to talk about.First, we took a look at the Jay Lee/Candice Schwager dispute and how… [read post]
2 Nov 2012, 3:15 pm by Jon Brodkin
Two months ago, an artist named Christopher Boffoli sued Twitter for copyright infringement because, he said, the company refused to take down copies of his artwork uploaded to Twitter by its users. Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, sites like Twitter are granted a "safe harbor" against prosecution as long as they take copyrighted content down when they are notified of its existence. Boffoli, who made a popular series of photographs of miniature figures posed on and near food, sent Twitter… [read post]
3 Jan 2013, 1:30 pm
DMCA Notices: From: Digiturk To: TwitterDate: 2012-02-28 [read post]
9 Jan 2013, 11:20 am
DMCA Notices: From: Cimorelli To: TwitterDate: 2012-10-09 [read post]