Apparently, Copyright Trolls Don't Need to Tell the Band When Suing Its…

Unless your band's name ends with "etallica," suing your fans for copyright infringement is very bad for publicity (and even if it does, that's still a dick move Lars). So, imagine All Shall Perish's surprise when they learned that a Panamanian copyright troll, which no one remembers hiring, recently filed suit… » 4/30/12 10:00pm 4/30/12 10:00pm

Supreme Court Gives the Go Ahead for Re-Copyrighting Public Domain Works

You've got to be kidding me. The US Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Congress can remove works from the public domain and re-copyright them in order to bring the the pieces into compliance with international copyright schemes. Yeah, because that doesn't run completely against the spirit of copyright law or anything. » 1/19/12 11:20pm 1/19/12 11:20pm

Hollywood Puppet Congressdude Wants Harder, More Draconian DMCA With No…

While overseeing a hearing on the PRO-IP Act, a bill that might make statutory damages for copyright infringement even more obscene, Rep. Howard Berman, who chairs the House Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, pondered out loud about other ridiculous copyright stuff he wants to do. Like… » 12/14/07 2:00pm 12/14/07 2:00pm