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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.
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.
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.
(UPDATE: Gaga's account appears to have been restored.
Hey, remember when we told you about how movie torrenting lawsuits had essentially turned into large corporations and law firms blackmailing private citizens.
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.
Blockbuster have finally set into motion "pre-arranged" Chapter 11 proceedings.
In 1976, Andrew Ainsworth, an industrial designer, was hired to make fifty Stormtrooper helmets (£20 each) for Star Wars.