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Used MP3s Get A Major Legal Boost

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We know, we know, we think "used" MP3s are kind of ridiculous too.

#GOOGLE

Google, Writers Back To Hating Each Other Again

Intellectual property arguments are almost always clusterf*cks.

warner brothers

Did Warner Brothers Break The Law With Avalanche Of DMCA Takedown Notices?

Fun fact: the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), better known as the YouTube Ruining Law, allows movie studios to issue takedown notices for media posted on the Internet.

library of congress

The Library of Congress Sort Of Lets You Violate DMCA

The Digital Millenium Copyright Act is probably one of the most annoying laws Congress has ever passed, betraying a complete ignorance of copyright and the Internet.

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European Union Extends Copyright Another Twenty Years

Aside from banging Cher back when she was hot and tormenting us with "I've Got You, Babe," Sonny Bono's great contribution humanity was extending copyright law by another twenty years, essentially decimating the public domain and kickstarting what's shaped up to be a huge argument about intellectual property, copyright, and where the good of the public comes in.

trolls

It's A Bad Day For Copyright Trolls

Hey, remember when we talked about how the only profitable copyright lawsuits these days were porn lawsuits, because most people didn't want to go through the embarrassment of admitting in public that they downloaded a dirty movie.

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Lady Gaga Kicked Off Of YouTube For Copyright Violations

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(UPDATE: Gaga's account appears to have been restored.

#COSPLAY

The Constitution Protects Tourist-Begging Superheroes, Apparently

If you've ever walked down Hollywood Boulevard, you've probably seen panhandlers dressed up as Superman, Jack Sparrow or Pikachu asking for money to pose with them.

#NETFLIX

Blockbuster's Bankrupt. Will Netflix Drop The Ball?

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Blockbuster have finally set into motion "pre-arranged" Chapter 11 proceedings.

#Star Wars

BRITISH COURT RULES STORMTROOPERS ARE PUBLIC DOMAIN

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In 1976, Andrew Ainsworth, an industrial designer, was hired to make fifty Stormtrooper helmets (£20 each) for Star Wars.


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