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Supreme Court Gives Go Ahead for Re-Copyrighting Public Domain Works

http://gizmodo.com

The US Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Congress can remove works from the public domain and re-copyright them in order to bring the the pieces into compliance with international copyright schemes.

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Skeletons in the SOPA supporters' Closets.

http://www.youtube.com

New allegations coming out that the supporters of SOPA in fact are culpible of promoting the copyright infringment of their own materials over several years.

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BT says almost all Google products and services infringe its patents

http://c4sif.org

Headline says it all! Expect more as copyright crackdown pits everyone against everyone else.

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Indie Author becomes #1 on Amazon without Copyright Protection

http://tarrinlupo.wordpress.com

Tarrin P. Lupo's book "Pirates of Savannah" has beat the odds and become the #1 Historical Fiction on Amazon based on reviews. This is practically unheard of in the publishing world for a self-published author, especially one selling books without copyright protection.

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Bill criminalizes lip synching on You Tube

http://www.foxcharlotte.com

We've all seen cute kids lip-syncing their favorite songs on YouTube. A new bill could make that illegal.

"I don't think you should go after little 8 year olds that are crying and singing Justin Bieber because it's their favorite person in the world," said YouTube Lip-syncer Cubby Squires.

U.S. Senate bill 978 would toughen copyright laws and make it illegal to upload lip-synced videos.

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White House Wants Copyright Crackdown

http://news.cnet.com

Proposed revisions to copyright law would make "illegal streaming" of music and video a felony offense and would allow FBI to wiretap those who are suspected of violating copyright law.

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Homeland Security Takes Down Live Streaming Sites before Super Bowl

http://www.readwriteweb.com

This and other articles refer to takedowns of various sites that link to live streams of sporting events--not coincidentally, just before the Super Bowl. Many sites taken down aren't even in the United States, such as Rojadirecta.org, and none of them actually host the streams. Rojadirecta, in Spain, has even been ruled completely legal by Spanish courts. Yet, the heavy-handed US government continues to push its weight around the globe.

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Student faces three years in prison for modifying Xbox 360

http://www.rawstory.com

UPDATE: Judge suspends Xbox modder's trial, admonishes prosecution

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EFF: A Glimpse at the Draconian Future of Copyright Enforcement?

http://www.eff.org

Legal Analysis by Corynne McSherry
Over the past few days, the U.S. Justice Department, the Department of Homeland Security and nine U.S. Attorneys’ Offices seized 82 domain names of websites they claim were engaged in the sale and distribution of counterfeit goods and illegal copyrighted works.

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Internet censorship bill being pushed through lame-duck Congress

http://www.rawstory.com

A bill giving the government the power to shut down Web sites that host materials that infringe copyright is making its way quietly through the lame-duck session of Congress, raising the ire of free-speech groups and prompting a group of academics to lobby against the effort.

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