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[credit provider=”Flickr/Yeray Hernández” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/yerahg/512587812/sizes/z/”] A petition on the White House’s We The People website recently asked the government to change a new rule that makes it illegal to unlock a cell phone, even after a contract with the carrier is expired.An unlocked cell phone is one that you fully own and […]
[credit provider=”Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/digitpedia/5166412211/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Since I called the Librarian of Congress’s decision against unlocking cell phones “the most ridiculous law of 2013,” legal experts, techies, and other readers have written to tell me they, too, consider the restriction an outrageous violation of property rights.In particular, several people asked, “No one would really get […]
[credit provider=”Screenshot via CBS4 Denver” url=”http://denver.cbslocal.com/2013/02/03/revenge-porn-website-has-colorado-woman-outraged/”] “Revenge porn” websites have been grabbing headlines since 23 women sued Texxxan.com for allegedly violating their privacy by posting nude photos of them.”Revenge porn” sites typically let users post naked photos of their exes or their enemies without their permission.
[credit provider=”statigr.am/kingnycjohnson” url=”http://statigr.am/p/356003049343783947_274961508″] A closely watched copyright battle over a 29-second YouTube clip of a toddler dancing to the Prince hit “Let’s Go Crazy” may be heading to trial soon, according to the Hollywood Reporter.The toddler’s mum, Stephanie Lenz, sued Universal in 2007 for allegedly sending a meritless “take down” […]
[credit provider=”Pinterest / Screengrab”] Pinterest today is just like YouTube in 2006.By that, do we mean a fast-growing social-sharing property without a proven revenue model?
In a post on its blog titled “Growing Up,” Pinterest has defended itself from accusations that it is dependent on the use of material it doesn’t own the copyright to. (We covered this issue in depth here.)
[credit provider=”Illustration: Kevin Lincoln/Business Insider”] Pinterest is one of the fastest-growing web sites in history.Launched about two years ago, the site already has more than 10 million monthly visitors and, among social networks, is ranked below only Facebook and Tumblr in terms of average time-spent-per-user per month.
[credit provider=”Business Insider”] Joshua Metzger knows first hand how destructive the Stop Online Piracy Act (and its sister, the Protect IP Act) will be to startups if Congress doesn’t heed the protests and pull the cork on it.He was the lawyer for Veoh, a once high-flying competitor to YouTube that […]
Universal Music Group just sued music streaming site Grooveshark for illegally uploading more than 100,000 pirated songs, TNW reports via TIME.
My partner Brad and I spent Thursday in DC along with a bunch of entrepreneurs and VCs. We talked to dozens of our elected officials about an issue that is very concerning to us, protecting the safe harbors of the DMCA.