News tagged with copyright infringement

Boston judge cuts penalty in song-sharing case

(AP) -- A federal judge on Friday drastically trimmed a $675,000 verdict against a Boston University graduate student who was found liable for illegally downloading and sharing 30 songs online, saying the jury damage award ...

Jul 10, 2010
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Feds disable movie piracy websites in raids

(AP) -- U.S. officials on Wednesday announced a major crackdown on movie piracy that involved disabling nine websites that were offering downloads of pirated movies in some cases hours after they appeared ...

Jun 30, 2010
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Copyright dramas no happy birthday to YouTube

(PhysOrg.com) -- The internet's most successful video-sharing website, YouTube, which celebrates its fifth birthday this month, faces a far less vibrant future if copyright squabbles put an end to creative re-uses of media ...

May 25, 2010
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NY suit vs. Google seeks damages for pictures, art

(AP) -- Groups representing photographers and artists on Wednesday accused Internet search leader Google of copyright infringement in a lawsuit that mirrors complaints book publishers and authors have made for years about ...

Apr 08, 2010
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Viacom, YouTube air dirty laundry in legal battle

(AP) -- Viacom Inc. and Google Inc.'s YouTube site began airing each other's dirty laundry Thursday, providing a tantalizing peek at the wheeling and dealing that triggered a bitter battle over the copyright ...

Mar 18, 2010
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Hollywood lodges appeal in Internet piracy case

Hollywood film studios Thursday lodged an appeal against a landmark legal judgment which found an Australian Internet provider was not responsible for illegal movie downloads by its customers.

Feb 25, 2010
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Google digital book project gets day in court

Google's digital book project finally gets its day in court on Thursday as the Internet giant asks a US judge to approve its ambitious plan to scan millions of books and sell them online.

Feb 17, 2010
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