Posted by Eva Prkachin on Friday, February 13, 2015 - 10:33
You can't make this stuff up.
Article by Ernesto for Torrent Freak
YouTube's automated takedown tool is known for its flaws, but this week it crossed a line by attacking a purring cat. According to YouTube's Content-ID system both EMI Publishing and PRS own the rights to a 12 second purring loop. The cat in question, Phantom, has filed a dispute and hopes to reclaim his rights.
Posted by Eva Prkachin on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 16:48
Worried about streaming video with a VPN? Don't be.
Article by Michael Geist
The misuse of Canada’s new copyright notice-and-notice system has attracted considerable media and political attention over the past week. With revelations that some rights holders are requiring Internet providers to send notifications that misstate the law in an effort to extract payments based on unproven infringement allegations, the government has acknowledged that the notices are misleading and promised to contact providers and rights holders to stop the practice.
Posted by Eva Prkachin on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 15:29
Over two years ago, we lost Internet activist Aaron Swartz to suicide after he was relentlessly persecuted for alleged copyright infringement. Find out how you can best honor Aaron and keep his legacy alive.
Article by Ben Wikler for Medium
Today is two years and a day after the suicide of Aaron Swartz.
Aaron was one of my closest friends. That night was the worst of my life.
In the weeks and months that followed, many of his friends and family — and many people that never knew him personally — asked themselves and each other the same question: what’s the best way to honor Aaron’s death?
Posted by Eva Prkachin on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 16:52
U.S. copyright trolls think they can shake Canadians down for artificial fees. They've got another think coming.
Article by Christopher Malmo for Vice
Last week, the government said it would take action to clamp down on a torrent of misleading copyright infringement letters being sent out under Canada's "notice-and-notice" copyright regime. The law, which came into full effect at the start of 2015, obliges internet service providers (ISPs) to deliver notices of alleged copyright infringement to customers.