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Don't play Candy Crush Saga, for a while at least, because its creators are being dicks
Best way to make them notice is reduce their player numbers. They're claiming trademarks on the words 'Candy' and 'Saga', and going against utterly unrelated indie games that can't afford to oppose them in court.
copyright  people-suck  business  Internet  PSA  via-Aquarion  link-is-to-a-Facebook-page 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Decline in US BitTorrent traffic, says study
'Meanwhile, other video content is riding high - with NetFlix and YouTube accounting for 50% of all net traffic.' Suggests people do go for getting things legally, when it's available in the right way.
netflix  copyright  piracy  youtube  bittorrent  technology  interesting 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
30 July – UK copyright: Accessing Orphan Works | Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
A response to the Register thing on 'your photos belong to everyone now' thing I shared yesterday. I probably give this more weight, partly because El Reg is unreliable, but also because I'm told the particular Reg reporter is especially bad.
law  politics  posttofacebook  intellectual-property  UK  copyright  via-Andrew-Ducker 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
UK.Gov passes Instagram Act: All your pics belong to everyone now • The Register
If your stuff doesn't have a clear owner (say, if its metadata has been stripped during upload), then commercial organisations can not only use it for themselves, but also sell it on.
law  posttofacebook  intellectual-property  important  UK  copyright  wtf  Internet  the-code-is-more-what-you'd-call-'guidelines'-than-actual-rules 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Stardancer News - In the Future, All Space Marines Will Be Warhammer 40K Space Marines
Please share far and wide. GW tries to claim ownership over a term that's been used by others for decades.
law  posttofacebook  Warhamster  people-suck  scifi  Games-Workshop  copyright  wtf 
february 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Copyright Industry Madness Takes Six Years To Catch Up With The Worst Satire Of It - Falkvinge on Infopolicy
'Six years ago, a satire site wrote a story about how the copyright industry wanted more money if you invited friends to watch a movie in your living room. This notion has now been patented in new technology'

With a bit of luck, though the satire might count as prior art.
Xandar;our-reign-has-gone-on-long-enough.Indeed;summon-the-meteors  people-suck  posttofacebook  copyright  intellectual-property  what-the-everliving-fuck  fail  wtf  via-Andrew-Ducker 
november 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Google blacklists websites run by family of Grant Shapps | Politics | The Guardian
'for breaching its rules on copyright infringement. A string of at least 19 sites run by the wife, sister or 75-year-old mother of Shapps have been banned from carrying Google's adverts and been relegated to the bottom of its search results.'
Conservatives  Westminster  politics  interesting  copyright  crime  law  who's-a-naughty-boy-then  Google 
september 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
How copyright enforcement robots killed the Hugo Awards
Livestream of the awards ceremony shut down by automated robots due to the terrible crime of… showing clips of stuff that was nominated for an award.
posttofacebook  internet  media  stupidity  copyright  Xandar;our-reign-has-gone-on-long-enough.Indeed;summon-the-meteors  wtf  what-the-everliving-fuck  via-James-Graham 
september 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Music Labels Won’t Share Pirate Bay Loot With Artists | TorrentFreak
'aside from prison sentences, they will have to pay damages to the entertainment industries, including €550,000 to several major music labels. The court awarded the damages to compensate artists and rightsholders for their losses. However, it now turns out that artists won’t see a penny of the money, as the labels have allocated it to IFPI to fund new anti-piracy campaigns.'
intellectual-property  missing-the-point  money  piracy  copyright  posttofacebook  fail  wtf  via-Andrew-Ducker 
july 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
"Universal Music Group Stole Our Music" | VICE
Youtube's auto-removal tool for the music industry leads to the industry removing stuff that's not their copyright
internet  technology  law  crime  fairness  piracy  intellectual-property  music  copyright  interesting 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
US judge orders hundreds of sites "de-indexed" from Google, Facebook
'After a series of one-sided hearings, luxury goods maker Chanel has won recent court orders against hundreds of websites trafficking in counterfeit luxury goods.'
interesting  censorship  law  google  copyright  SOPA  crime  fail 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
EU: Copyright Doesn't Cover Functionality, Programming Language
'Yves Bot, an advocate-general at the Court, has stated that functions provided by computer programs, as well as the programming languages they're written in, do not receive copyright protection.'
copyright  interesting  law  economics  europe  programming  intellectual-property  via-Andrew-Ducker 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
LINX Public Affairs » Scarlet wins in European Court
'Scarlet Extended SA has won its protected legal battle in the European Court, against a Belgian Court ruling forcing it to impose network level content filtering to prevent copyright infringement on peer-to-peer networks.'
interesting  news  intellectual-property  copyright  technology  internet  europe  awesome 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
The case for piracy – Blog – ABC Technology and Games (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
'We've been deluged with the arguments against piracy for years. But what's the other side of the story?'
piracy  law  copyright  crime  comment  interesting  via-Andrew-Ducker 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Music Piracy Continues to Decline Thanks to Spotify | TorrentFreak
'A new report looking into online music consumption habits shows that since 2009 the number of people who pirate music has dropped by 25 percent in Sweden. The sharp decrease coincides with a massive interest for the music streaming service Spotify. One of the main reasons why people switch to legal services is the wider range of material they can find there.'
music  copyright  piracy  sweden  crime  intellectual-property  interesting  via-Andrew-Ducker 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Changing Face Of The Usenet | bit-tech.net
Article on the Usenet; a little on what it was, a discussion of the recent blocking of Newzbin, and thoughts on the future of it. The most interesting thing I noted was that Newzbin was a pay-for service. People were paying to pirate. Which shows that the content owners are doing it wrong, if they can't get people to pay to legally use when they're paying to pirate.
interesting  internet  computers  copyright  intellectual-property 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Digital downloads: Hollywood is about to repeat the catastrophic mistakes of the music industry. - By Bill Wyman - Slate Magazine
The trouble facing the movie industry right now is the same one the music industry had to confront 10 years ago: The easiest and most convenient way to see the movies or TV shows you want is to get them illegally.
music  piracy  movies  copyright  interesting  intellectual-property  internet 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
How Harry Potter Became the Boy Who Lived Forever - TIME
Interesting (and reasonable; not the usual attacks) look at fanfiction, concentrating on, but not only about, Harry Potter
interesting  meta  copyright  fiction  geeky  harrypotter 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Russian President Proposes Creative Commons-Style Rules Baked Directly Into Copyright | Techdirt
In a statement released on the Kremlin's website on Thursday, Medvedev instructed the country's communications ministry to draw up amendments "aimed at allowing authors to let an unlimited number of people use their content on the basis of free licensing."
russia  copyright  copyleft  commercial  intellectual-property  interesting  law  politics 
june 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink

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