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U.S. Copyright Group caught stealing competitor's code

Image via TorrentFreak (click image for full size). In an ironic twist, The USCG seems to have been caught quite red-handed in an attempt to lazily steal code from a competitor's website. They didn't just take bits and pieces, either; the site they had "built" was a nearly complete reproduction of the original. To further deepen the irony of the incident, it was the crew at TorrentFreak who...

Irish ISP begins three-strikes program to cut file-sharers' broadband connections

Starting this week, Irish ISP Eircom will begin the three-month pilot-phase of a new program in which they'll enact a "three strikes" rule against subscribers found to be file-sharing. In the program, any subscribers who use up their three warnings will have their broadband connections severed for one year. The move makes Ireland the first country to enact a graduated-response policy, and affects...

Google seeks ruling against record label to squash infringement claims

It may not be the sort of landmark ruling we were hoping for, but Google seems intent on making at least some progress in the dreaded copyright infringement debate, and they're using an unlikely tool to do it -- a lawsuit filed against Google. Not long ago, a small and basically unheard-of record company called Blues Destiny Records made waves by suing Google, Microsoft and Rapidshare. Their...

Mygazines - read magazines online for free until?

Mygazines.com is a Flash based site where you can read most of your favorite magazines online for free. The big question is for how long, since this is copyrighted material after all, and as Folio reports, the magazine trade association MPA has already threatened legal action against the site. Content on the site is uploaded by users and then displayed in a neat Flipbook reader with lots of...

RIAA's big fat bill for Capitol v. Foster: $68,685.23

Debbie Foster who recently went head to head with RIAA and then subsequently won a dismissal with prejudice in Capitol Records v. Foster is also getting the last laugh since her attorney's fees of $68,685.23 must be paid by RIAA. The saga began in November 2004 when Foster was sued by RIAA for copyright infringement. Rather than bowing down and taking it, Foster denied the allegations and began...

Fox gets personal over YouTube takedown

Fox has lifted a page from the RIAA playbook in a recent YouTube takedown request. Under normal circumstances, when a user uploads a copyright protected piece of video to YouTube the copyright holder complains and the item is quickly removed. In this case, where a user uploaded Simpsons and 24 episodes, Fox has gone much further, asking a court to force Youtube to fork over the personal...