Embed All the Pirated Video You Want Because It's Totally Legal

A few months back, porn studio Flava Works and the MPAA launched a legal campaign against site myVidster to outlaw the embedding of videos that weren't uploaded with the permission of the copyright holders. Specifically Hypothetically, you could be punished for posting an old N*Sync video to you blog that wasn't… » 8/03/12 9:32am 8/03/12 9:32am

If a Bird Chirps in Your YouTube Video, Are You Committing Copyright Infringement?

A harmless British hippie shot a video about something boring like making a salad from wild greens, and then uploaded it to YouTube. Shortly after, he was informed by YouTube that he was infringing on the copyrights of Rumblefish. The problem is, there's no music in the clip. At all. » 2/28/12 11:04am 2/28/12 11:04am

Former RIAA Lobbyist Now Handles File Sharing Cases as a Federal Judge

While many judges around the country are throwing out file sharing lawsuits on account of questionable or faulty arguments, DC federal judge Beryl Howell just recently allowed three cases filed by copyright holders to proceed. What makes it intriguing is that she used to be a former RIAA lobbyist. » 3/28/11 10:40pm 3/28/11 10:40pm

Large, Goliath-Sized Apple Tells Small, David-Sized School to Stop Using Logo

Apple is again flexing its immense legal muscle today with a threat of legal action against a small Vancouver Island business school over the use of the Apple logo. The tiny Victoria School of Business and Technology » 11/02/08 2:30pm 11/02/08 2:30pm, which may remind some of a certain Biblical character named David, adopted the Apple-esque logo in…

RealNetworks Sued for DVD Copying Software That Nobody Wanted Anyway

Almost reflexively, six studios have filed suit against RealNetworks for their brand-new DVD copying software. RealDVD, as it is (was?) called, was tepidly received » 10/01/08 6:15am 10/01/08 6:15am on account of crippling DRM which only allows for viewing of a ripped DVD on one PC, precluding the portability that might account for someone wanting to…

The RIAA May Be Forcing Laptop Manufactuers to Disable Stereo Mix Recording

After a frustrating few months of searching for a solution to the audio problems he encountered while ripping on-screen video with his Dell laptop, a ripten editor discovered that others were experiencing the same issue-and that the problem was not confined to Dell laptops. Apparently, the lack of a sound card Stereo… » 7/07/08 7:20pm 7/07/08 7:20pm