copyright infringement

  • Major Hollywood movie studios lose Australian piracy suit

    Maybe if they’re outraged enough, they can make a movie about it. Thirty-four American and Australian companies, including Paramount Pictures, Viacom Inc., Village Roadshow Ltd. and Walt Disney Co., lost a piracy lawsuit in Australia last week when the nation’s top court ruled that a local Internet service provider (ISP)...

  • IP: Olympic effort to stop ambush marketing

    Officials are carefully watching for all forms of infringement at London’s summer games

  • IP: Is ACTA Europe’s SOPA?

    On Jan. 18, 2012, neglected encyclopaedias were taken down from bookshelves, as Wikipedia.com closed its virtual doors to people in the English-speaking world. They did so in protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA), two pieces of prospective U.S. legislation regarding the...

  • Canadian legislature to rule on controversial copyright bill

    As the furor over copyright legislation dies down in the U.S., the controversy is heating up north of the border, where the Canadian legislature is debating the controversial Bill C-11.

  • Jay-Z, Kanye settle copyright infringement suit

    Apparently they were a little too focused on watching the throne and a little too lax about making sure all of their samples were cleared before dropping another hit record.

  • Public advocacy group proposes 5 alternatives to SOPA

    Copyright infringement is a hot-button issue, especially in today’s age of digital piracy and illegal file sharing. Efforts to combat online theft in the form of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) failed earlier this year. But now, a public advocacy group is offering its own plan to balance Internet...

  • IP: Is SOPA really that bad?

    Two weeks ago we experienced a moment of Internet history. On Jan. 18, dubbed “Blackout Day,” Internet giants such as Google, Reddit and Wikipedia acted in protest in an attempt to show how overreaching the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) are by censoring themselves...

  • Hogan Lovells lawyer withdraws from Megaupload.com case

    Hopefully he wasn’t caught downloading the latest LMFAO album, too. Just days after the announcement that Hogan Lovells’ Partner Robert Bennett would represent Megaupload.com in the massive copyright infringement case brought by the Department of Justice (DOJ)last Thursday, news broke this morning that he was required to withdraw.

  • Megaupload.com accused of massive copyright infringement

    With the flavor of the week being SOPA, PIPA and IP issues, it should come as little surprise that the Department of Justice is cracking down on a major content hosting website.

  • Angelina Jolie slapped with copyright infringement suit

    Angelina Jolie is creating controversy in Hollywood. And this time, it’s not because she’s stealing another woman’s husband.

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