Posts Tagged ‘Intellectual property’

TVShack’s Student Founder can be Extradited to US, Court Rules

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Weird. Not so long ago, international extraditions were usually reserved for mass murderers and drug barons …

US customs agents seek to prosecute Richard O’Dwyer over TVShack, which linked to sites carrying pirated shows and films

A British student can be extradited to the United States for running a website linking to sites carrying pirated TV shows and films, a court has ruled.


Illegal Filesharing – Is This the End of Speculative Invoicing?

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Speculative Invoicing didn’t really serve to discourage downloaders; it just made the copyright holders seem heavy handed and thuggish.

ACS:Law made controversial payment demands to thousands of suspected filesharers – but such tactics could be on the way out


Have Tech-Company Intellectual Property Policies Gone Too Far?

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

I had no idea that one could sue a hacker; the tricky part is probably finding the hacker in order to sue them.

Sony have announced that they’re suing the hackers who uncovered the security codes for the PlayStation 3, that the console uses to determine that software is genuine.  This means that anybody who has access to this code can use it in non-approved (and even pirated), software to get that to run happily on the console.


Google Wins YouTube Case Against Spanish Broadcaster

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

This does seem like kind of a silly lawsuit; YouTube offers plenty of opportunities for copyright holders to complain if they feel that their material is being used unfairly …

Google wins case against Spanish broadcaster that claimed YouTube had damaged its business

Google has won a landmark ruling against Spanish broadcaster Telecinco, with a Madrid court rejecting the claim that the US search giant should be held responsible for copyrighted material posted to its YouTube video sharing website.