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Anonymous DDoS Takes Down The United States Copyright Office

http://torrentfreak.com

As part of its ongoing punishment of any institute or company that defends copyright, Anonymous has now taken down the website of The United States Copyright Office. The group managed to take copyright.gov offline for half an hour. After that the website started to respond again slowly, with occasional outages.

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Created by rancemuhamitz 3 years 23 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 23 weeks ago
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Guess What, You Don’t Own That Software You Bought

http://www.wired.com

A federal appeals court said Friday that software makers can use shrink-wrap and click-wrap licenses to forbid the transfer or resale of their wares, an apparent gutting of the so-called first-sale doctrine.

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Daily Paul blogger sued by copyright troll.

http://dailypaul.com

Righthaven's standard shakedown seems to go as follows: The firm goes trolling the web, looking for content that from the Las Vegas Review-Journal that has been reposted on other blogs or websites.

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Created by davehollis 3 years 32 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 32 weeks ago
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Ripping DVDs and Jailbreaking now Legal in the US

http://itgrunts.com

This is simply awesome! Today the US Copyright Office issued new rules that make it legal to make changes to your device and software. This means now you can jailbreak your iphone or rip a DVD that you own!

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Created by rancemuhamitz 3 years 38 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 37 weeks ago
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Feds Ignore Due Process, First Amendment, Shut Down Thousands of Blogs

http://www.eutimes.net

Once again, the Obama administration has violated the Bill of Rights. Earlier this month, the feds took down a free WordPress blogging platform and disabled more than 73,000 blogs. The action was completely ignored by the corporate media. The site, Blogetery.com, was told by its hosting service that the government had issued orders to shut down the site due to a “a history of abuse” related to copyrighted material.

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UK Man Fined £1,500 for Having Radio Playing in Business

http://www.lep.co.uk

A hairdresser has been hit with a £1,500 bill for having a radio on while giving customers a trim.

Manager Neil Hull had bought a music licence from music royalties body, the Performing Rights Society (PRS), which he believed allowed him to play pop music in public.

However, a SECOND royalties collector, the Phonographic Performance Ltd (PPL), told a court that he needed a further music licence from IT to put the radio or CDs on.

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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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Digital Economy Bill now law

http://www.networkworld.com

"...Websites hosting pirated content could also be blocked under the Act, and although proponents say these steps would protect content creators, opponents, who presented a petition to parliament with thousands of signatures, see the Act as a threat to civil liberties."

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Amazon removes already-purchased ebooks from customers' Kindles.

http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com

This morning, hundreds of Amazon Kindle owners awoke to discover that books by a certain famous author had mysteriously disappeared from their e-book readers. These were books that they had bought and paid for—thought they owned.

The author who was the victim of this Big Brotherish plot was none other than George Orwell. And the books were “1984” and “Animal Farm.”

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Created by mcmikemn 4 years 39 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 15 weeks ago
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