Warner Bros. flags own site for piracy, orders Google to censor pages

Studio also wanted Amazon, Sky, and IMDb links nixed for allegedly breaking copyright law. sci tech news Continue reading Warner Bros. flags own site for piracy, orders Google to censor pages

The next fight between Megaupload and the US will be livestreamed

A New Zealand judge said Dotcom should be extradited. Now the appeal begins. sci tech news Continue reading The next fight between Megaupload and the US will be livestreamed

US unveils charges against KickassTorrents, names two more defendants

Admins gave users who uploaded up to 1,000 torrent files “Achievement” awards. sci tech news Continue reading US unveils charges against KickassTorrents, names two more defendants

Judge grants Happy Birthday lawyers $4.6M, citing “unusually positive results”

One-third of the $14 million settlement fund will go to plaintiffs’ counsel. sci tech news Continue reading Judge grants Happy Birthday lawyers $4.6M, citing “unusually positive results”

Oracle says trial wasn’t fair, it should have known about Google Play for Chrome

Oracle: “They’re lying to the jury! The court can’t countenance this!” sci tech news Continue reading Oracle says trial wasn’t fair, it should have known about Google Play for Chrome

Oracle fights back against Google’s attempt to sanction a lawyer after trial

Oracle says it broke no rules reading a transcript “in the heat of an argument.” sci tech news Continue reading Oracle fights back against Google’s attempt to sanction a lawyer after trial

UK copyright extension on designed objects is “direct assault” on 3D printing

Industrial designs, like chairs and tables, now come with a copyright of 70+ years. sci tech news Continue reading UK copyright extension on designed objects is “direct assault” on 3D printing

US Copyright Office sides with cable companies against FCC’s set-top rules

Set-top box rules could enable piracy, copyright official warns. sci tech news Continue reading US Copyright Office sides with cable companies against FCC’s set-top rules

Photographer sues Getty Images for selling photos she donated to public

Firm demanded $120 from Carol Highsmith for alleged copyright violation of her own photo. sci tech news Continue reading Photographer sues Getty Images for selling photos she donated to public

EFF sues US government, saying copyright rules on DRM are unconstitutional

DMCA’s “anti-circumvention” rule has rankled hackers and scholars for a long time. sci tech news Continue reading EFF sues US government, saying copyright rules on DRM are unconstitutional