Craigslist cannot protect its listing under copyright law in its case against apartment listings site PadMapper, but the app may still be in hot water with the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
"The DMCA's unintended consequences on our rights to modify and repair the electronics we buy, and to remix and make fair use of copyright content could easily be fixed as part of a larger Copyright reform act."
Florida's House subcommittee unanimously voted in favor of a bill that would make posting revenge porn a felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine, which could set a powerful precedent.
Another day, another attack on Apple in China.
Boundless denies allegations from major textbook publishers that its free online textbooks represent a copyright violation.
Smartphones may make Hollywood lots of money one day, but first it's got to go after mobile bad guys.
With the thousands of automatic takedown notices for illegally uploaded videos flooding Google's inbox, it's nice to know that the legitimately bad requests by media companies aren't blindly approved.
BoingBoing co-editor Cory Doctorow remembers Internet activist Aaron Swartz, and talks about how freedom isn't built in to the technologies we use.
Don't cringe when video games are offered in public libraries. In fact, a well-maintained collection just might bring more kids, youth, and young adults into the hallowed halls of a local library than books ever will.
Photographer Daniel Morel took riveting photos of the devastation caused by the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti. So riveting that the Agence France-Presse took them off Twitter and actually uploaded them to Getty Images.
When it comes to Reddit users, its much better to work with them than against them. And at least one U.S. representative has decided to get proactive.
This is in addition to Twitter's already-existing policies of posting takedowns at Chilling Effects and per-country censorship of locally offensive content.
Google’s European chief Matt Brittin has described a new proposed copyright law in Germany as “like putting up a big sign saying ‘we don’t understand the Internet’.”
After being arrested this past weekend in Cambodia, The Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg will be deported by Cambodian officials.
Apple is cracking down on app store copycats and being more proactive about rejecting apps that may violate other companies' trademarks, according to one developer who saw a colleague's rejection notice.
It's time to examine the idea of "intellectual property" a little more clearly, especially when patent law dominates business headlines and the outcome of the Apple-Samsung trial holds enormous implications for the tech industry.
With a tweak to its search algorithm, Google's waters are about to become a bit more unfriendly to pirates.
When police raided Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom's home in January, there were questions as to why one man charged for copyright infringement warranted so much force. Now we have video of the absurd raid featuring a helicopter, dogs, and semiautomatic rifles.
Embedding a video that infringes copyright doesn’t violate the law, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.
With more scrutiny on copyright violators than ever before, it's important to know where you stand when it comes to things like embedding a questionable video into website or sharing a video with friends on social media.
Who knew file-sharing badboy Kim Dotcom had a future in pop music? The iconic Kiwi transplant released a music video this past week, and with his German accent it’s totally Arnold Schwarzenegger doing little-kids rap.
But the new poster boy …