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GOOGLE SIDES WITH HOTFILE

March 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Google has come to the defense of the cyberlocker Hotfile, which has been accused by the MPAA of promoting “massive digital theft.” In an amicus brief, Google accuses the MPAA of misleading the court about the intentions of the framers of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), insisting that under its provisions, it is the […]

ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION ENTERS BATTLE AGAINST WARNER BROS.

March 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed a friend-of-the-court brief backing the cyberlocker Hotfile in its suit against Warner Bros., which it accuses of taking down content that the studio didn’t own. As reported by TorrentFreak.com, which tracks the BitTorrent scene, Warner Bros. blames the takedowns on a software malfunction. However, EFF Intellectual Property Director Corynne […]

MPAA SCORES DECISION BY LIBRARIAN OF CONGRESS

July 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has condemned a decision by the Librarian of Congress that exempts documentary film makers and educators from the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), allowing them to incorporate “short portions of motion pictures into new works for the purpose of criticism or comment.” In a statement, MPAA spokeswoman Elizabeth […]