How a piano teacher in Texas bullied a young Dutch instructor into removing his ultra-popular tutorial videos.
Articles tagged "copyright"
"Even though I'm a candidate for the Pirate Party, I'm not actually a member."
The Company That Helps Film Studios Sue Copyright Infringers Has Been Using Photos Without Permission
"No. In no way have I authorized or licensed this image to anyone in any way."
It goes against everything the Center for Copyright Information laid out in its initial introduction of what was supposed to be an educational program.
Following complaints from Prince's record label, Vine pulled down a handful of videos. This is only the beginning.
There's an absurdist irony in bots answering queries about the actions of bots taking down videos whose view counts were allegedly inflated by a third party of bots.
An interview with Adam Green, co-founder of the out-of-copyright art archive the Public Domain
The film is a rallying cry for a freer internet, but it shies away from the obvious question: is piracy more than glorified stealing?
Image Atlas was built on a simple question: what does your Google Image Search look like in other places?
Kim Dotcom is effectively very blatantly flipping off authorities by launching a new file-sharing service one year to the minute after an FBI-led investigation into Megaupload culminated in a commando-heavy raid on his New Zealand mansion.
Why did the dada of postmodern rock return from a general radio silence with such a precious-looking thing, a record that looks like it came out in 1923? Listen, and speculate.
One chapter in a long and sticky saga about the visual jokes, references, and ideas that fly around the internet--and the laws designed to stop them dead in their rainbow-colored tracks.
The Pirate Bay is entering a new era as it moves all of its data from in-house servers in Sweden into the cloud in a move designed, in part, to evade the copyright cops. It all happened very quietly on Tuesday, and except for the five or so minutes o…
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has initiated a program to allow third parties to weigh in on the patent application process. Under the new system, third parties can submit evidence of prior art to squelch frivolous patent appli…
According to a new Japanese law that takes effect today, anyone who pirates music or films can be handed up to a two-year jail sentence and fines of up to 2 million yen (~$25,700).
The bots that are meant to police sites like YouTube and Ustream for violations of copyright are on a rampage and stirring up trouble across the Internet. Over the course of the past month or so, the streaming of a number of major broadcast events ha…
Google joined the anti-piracy battle en force at the end of last week with an update to its search algorithm that seeks out and punishes copyright-infringing websites. Under the new policy, sites will be bumped down the ranks in Google's search resul…
Kim Dotcom's stayed busy while on house arrest in his $24 million Auckland mansion. The Megaupload founder seems to have developed a newfound passion for the survival of free culture on the Internet and a distinctly critical opinion about President O…
Lamar Smith just can't do anything right. The Texas congressman and widely despised author of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) ruffled the Internet's feathers once again this week with the quiet unveiling of a new piece of legislation that's drawing…
Ones and Zeros is Motherboard’s weekly investigation into the particle accelerator that is the internet.