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Imagos Softworks Files For Default Settlement – Alex Mauer Saga

It’s been a while since we’ve talked about Alex Mauer, and quite honestly that’s been a good thing. The last thing that we needed was more chaos caused by DMCA…

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Google Tells Copyright Office 99.95% of Takedowns Are Non-Existent

99.95% of the copyright takedown notices received by Google are non-existent, according to Google. In a filing with the U.S. Copyright Office obtained by TorrentFreak, Google noted that there had…

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Court Orders Cloudflare to Name “Pirate” Website Operators

A New York federal court judge has ordered Cloudflare to identify the operators of two websites alleged to be hosting pirated content as reported by TorrentFreak. Cloudflare is a U.S.…

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[Updated] Samsung Allegedly Takes Down GTA Note 7 Bomb Mod Video

Samsung has filed a copyright claim against a video by Modded Games on YouTube showcasing a Grand Theft Auto V mod that replaced Sticky Bombs with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone…

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Judge: Advertisers Not Liable for Infringement by Pirate Sites

Back in August, we reported that the adult entertainment publisher ALS Scan filed a lawsuit against CDN provider CloudFlare and the advertising network Juicy Ads. Both companies were sued for…

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Documentary DMCA’d For Using Nazi Anthem

James Lambert, creator of the documentary You Don’t Know Hitler, wrote a blog post explaining that the documentary had been taken down from YouTube over a copyright claim. The copyright…

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EU Commission Unveils Copyright Overhaul Proposal

The European Commission has been working on a copyright overhaul for some time. In late August, news outlets leaked some details from a draft that was being considered by the…

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EU Proposal Would Require Content Hosts to Make Deals With the Music Industry

The European Commission is considering a proposal which would force platforms like YouTube, Vimeo and Dailymotion to make better deals with the music industry. Record labels and artists claim there is…

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EU Proposal Would Force Aggregators to Pay Royalties on Snippets

The European Commission is considering a proposal which would give news publications the right to demand royalties from aggregators if they use short snippets from articles. The proposal is still…

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CloudFlare Sued For Doing Business With Pirate Sites

CloudFlare is a major CDN provider, well-known for its security features, including protection from DDOS attacks. However, the company has increasingly come under fire from rights holders for providing its…

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