Section 1201 of the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act (1998) give DRM incredible protections: it’s illegal to bypass DRM in products you own, for legal purposes, and merely investigating or revealing defects in products with DRM can land you in jail.
Every three years, the US Copyright Office asks the public toRead More
Cole NeSmith – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Coldcut – Christmas Break (Mixmas Mix)
The Gifted Children – Christmas is the Time to Say I Love You
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Christmas All Over Again
Banjo or Freakout – White Christmas
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Rightscorp (previously) is the extortion outfit that terrifies people into paying it money for unproven accusations of copyright violations, enlisting ISPs to cut off subscribers who won’t cough up.
Despite high-profile support from some of the copyright industry’s biggest players, the company has been in a financial death-spiral, under increasing scrutiny over itsRead More
Allergan has disclosed that it transferred title to six of its contested eye drug patents to the St Regis Mohawk band in upstate New York, in a bid to use the band’s sovereign immunity to prevent generic pharma companies from dragging the company into court to show that its patents are invalid.
The Supreme Court of Canada just handed down a controversial ruling in which it ordered Google to block links to a page that was deemed illegal in Canada for every Google user, everywhere in the world — asserting that the Supreme Court of Canada’s jurisdiction extends to the end of the earth.