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Google siding with derivative video over the original?

Google is known for its quick reactions to copyright claims, taking down videos from YouTube and Google video at the request of original copyright holders -- especially big players like TV networks. Recently, Paulo Ordoveza found one of his videos was the victim of one of these claims, and it was taken down from Google Video. The strange thing is that he had recorded his piece -- a time-lapse of...

Fans shafted as Major League Baseball revokes DRM licenses

The crack of the bat, the smell of the grass and the pain of losing your purchased content to DRM deactivation. In what can only be called the biggest bonehead move since Bill Buckner's error in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series, Major League Baseball has deactivated a DRM license server used to verify your worthiness to play back video of games you purchased online. Due to an earlier decision to...

Content Owners sue Viacom

Great day in the morning; Content owners who were knocked off-line by Viacom's indiscriminate shotgun approach to using the DMCA have taken a strike in return. When you fire off a DMCA "takedown" notice -- as you might remember from the Michael Crook incident -- you're making a claim that the content you want removed actually belongs to you. The content owners affected by Viacom's less than...