Tag: dmca

Read More

Google files its latest comments in DMCA review process

The US Copyright Office continues to take submissions from interested parties as it examines whether the safe harbours of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) need to be modernised. We reported on the latest comments...
Read More

4shared hits back at persistent piracy claims

Filesharing site 4shared is one of the biggest generators of DMCA notices for Google’s search engine, with Google fielding more than 50m takedowns for that site alone. Now its owners are hitting back, claiming rightsholders...
Read More

NMPA calls for Trump administration to protect copyright

We wrote about lobbying body The Internet Association’s letter to US president-elect Donald Trump outlining its priorities for his incoming administration. Now the National Music Publishers Association has sent its own...
Read More

Alleged KickassTorrents owner’s lawyer warns Google

The extradition wheels are turning for Artem Vaulin, the alleged owner of torrent site KickassTorrents, who was arrested in Poland in July after an investigation from US authorities. TorrentFreak reports that his arrest has...
Read More

Google tells DMCA-abusing rightsholders to smell the coffee

Google has updated its online transparency report with a section devoted to copyright – and a slapdown for copyright owners who it says are abusing the DMCA takedowns process.
Read More

Dancing baby copyright case boogies back into view

Music rightsholders and internet activists alike are digesting a new US court ruling on the infamous ‘dancing baby’ YouTube copyright case. The long-running lawsuit concerns a 29-second video uploaded to YouTube in 2007...
Read More

Google has fielded 100m takedown requests in 2015

Has the barrage of DMCA takedown requests sent to Google for copyrighted files linked to from its search engine died down? In a word: no. In fact, it continues to accelerate: more than 100m takedown requests so far this year,...
Read More

Periscope and Meerkat may have copyright concerns ahead

A notional scenario: someone attending a gig or DJ set takes out their smartphone and broadcasts live video to their Twitter followers using an app like Meerkat or Twitter’s Periscope. What are the copyright implications?...
Read More

Could YouTube be less like Spotify and more like Pandora?

Was it strange that Taylor Swift pulled her back catalogue from Spotify while leaving videos for her singles on YouTube? Not really: YouTube might be the biggest music-consumption platform in the world, but it’s still seen...
Read More

Google has now been sent 500m piracy takedown requests

Google’s Transparency Report for DMCA takedown notices has become a reliable way to gauge the efforts of creative industry rightsholders to get piracy links removed from its search engine. So here’s the new milestone...
Read More

RIAA spars with Google (again) over DMCA takedown system

You may wish to sit down for this morning's bombshell: a music industry body thinks Google could do more in response to piracy takedown notices. Let us know if you need any smelling salts to recover from the shock. Yes,...
Read More

New York appeals court reverses Grooveshark copyright ruling

Grooveshark is launching its new Broadcast feature this week, but the streaming music service has received a significant setback in its ongoing court battle with Universal Music Group.