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A Hollywood lawyer representing Jennifer Lawrence, Kristen Dunst, and Kate Upton accused Google of taking “little or no action” to remove the recent hacked nude photos and even facilitating their dispersal, in a letter sent Wednesday threatening a $100 million lawsuit.

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Ending Revenge Porn Through Copyright

On April 3, 2014 By Philip Houten

The growth of interactive internet sites over the past couple decades has lead to the blossoming of an industry specializing in user-generated pornography. This phenomenon has become known as “Porn 2.0,” and has provided users an outlet to post photos and videos not only of themselves, but also of people who have [...]

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YouTube and Copyright Holders Make Mad Money

On September 7, 2010 By Stephen Josey

Earlier this year, Judge Louis Stanton of the Southern District of New York granted summary judgment to YouTube’s parent, Google, in the landmark case of YouTube v. Viacom. Judge Stanton held that, through the Safe-Harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, as long as online service providers responded promptly to [...]

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iPhone “Jailbreaking” is Fair Use

On August 2, 2010 By Theresa Weisenberger

Every three years, the U.S. Copyright Office reviews the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), and issues opinions on how it should be interpreted. The most talked about exception the Office recently released is its ruling on the legality of “jailbreaking” an iPhone. Much to Apple’s dismay, jailbreaking an iPhone is fair use, which [...]

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This week, the Southern District of New York granted summary judgment for Google in its one billion dollar case against Viacom, finding that YouTube, which is owned by Google, is protected under the safe harbor of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Viacom, along with other plaintiffs, sued YouTube for copyright infringement.

Viacom first [...]

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(Please listen to Pink Floyd’s ”Money” in the background as you read this post.)

First, let’s focus on the number one billion. That is 1,000,000,000. To YouTube, this is a very special number. It is the number of views YouTube’s website receives every single day. Another reason the number one billion makes YouTube happy [...]

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Electronic Arts' Online Battle Over DRM

On December 11, 2008 By Brian Van Wyk

A battle has long been underway in the virtual world; rights holders such as video game producer Electronic Arts (EA) want to protect their proprietary software to the greatest extent possible while end-users playing the games often find the means of protection, commonly known as Digital Rights Management (DRM) to be overly restrictive. DRM [...]

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Privacy and YouTube

On July 15, 2008 By JETLaw

A federal judge recently ordered Google to turn over to Viacom all of YouTube’s viewers’ records, which not only include every video ever watched but also YouTube viewer’s log-in names and IP addresses.  The judge also granted a motion for a protective order to safeguard Google’s search code, characterizing it as a trade secret.  The [...]

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