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"South Park" Creators Sued Over King Lollipop Character

http://news.yahoo.com

Parker and Stone are being sued over their character King Lollipop, which appeared in three episodes in 2009, by a man who claims that they stole the character from his own show.

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Copyright Scofflaws Beware

http://www.wired.com

The nation’s major internet service providers by year’s end will institute a so-called six-strikes plan, the “Copyright Alert System” initiative backed by the Obama administration and pushed by Hollywood and the major record labels to disrupt and possibly terminate internet access for online copyright scofflaws. The internet companies may eliminate service altogether for repeat file-sharing offenders

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Innocents caught up in porn piracy suits

http://www.technolog.msnbc.msn.com

First it was music, now it's porn. Attorneys for the adult film industry are taking a page from the music industry and filing mass lawsuits to stop porn piracy. They say the illegal file sharing is cutting deeply into profits, and those who play without paying must be stopped. Problem is, Innocent people are getting swept up in the internet dragnet.

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Sopa: Sites go dark as part of anti-piracy law protests

http://www.bbc.co.uk

Sopa: Sites go dark as part of anti-piracy law protests

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Google vows to fight antipiracy bill even if passed

http://news.cnet.com

Google has signaled that the company is prepared to oppose the major film and music companies as well as Congress and the president of the United States on a controversial bill designed to thwart online piracy.

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New Business Model May Put an End to the IP Debate

http://torrentfreak.com

Just in time for the Christmas holidays, the guys who brought us the Humble Indie Bundle have done it again. With their latest game pack, called simply Humble Indie Bundle 2, Wolfire Games are capturing imaginations.

Their pay-what-you-want model is proving very popular with customers, especially when the funds go not only to indie developers but the EFF and the Child’s Play charity.

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Warner Bros. Sued for Pirating Anti-Piracy Tech

http://www.switched.com

The company also began embedding each film distributed to theaters and critics with a unique identifier, so that Warner could trace leaked and pirated movies back to their source. But, in a piece of delicious irony, it seems that Warner Bros. may have actually stolen this technology from a German company called Medien Patent Verwaltung (MPV).

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The Death Throes of Pro-IP Libertarianism

http://mises.org

The latest in the Intellectual Property debate...
From Mises Daily: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 by Stephan Kinsella

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US record labels starts fake citizen's group to support Canada's DMCA

http://feeds.boingboing.net

A website in support of Canada's proposed US-style copyright law looks to be a work of corporate astroturf, and signs point to the CRIA - Canadian Record Industry Association (mostly composed of US record labels; many Canadian labels have left to form an independent lobby that opposes much of CRIA's agenda)

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AT&T Requests Transition from Analog to Broadband

http://www.sci-tech-today.com

AT&T has asked the Federal Communications Commission to approve a switch from legacy landline networks to broadband and IP-based connections. AT&T argues that 99 percent of Americans have wireless coverage and 700,000 landline subscribers are canceling each day. That switch is pushing up the cost of legacy services, AT&T says.

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