Now that 33 years have passed since 1978, the record companies see themselves confronted with the first notifications. Examples of songs that qualify for the termination right are for instance “52nd Street” by Billy Joel and “Darkness on the Edge of Town” by Bruce Springsteen, both from 1978. Both songs still gross thousands of dollars in royalties.
The police force hopes that the use of social media and other online tools will help them to identify even more criminals. The main goal is to apprehend people who fund their lifestyles by the proceeds of crime.
In common with the music and movie industries, a relatively small group of textbook publishers have a monopoly on the market. Even congressional intervention is said to have failed in dislodging their grip.
Beta testing for Pottermore opened yesterday; in time Potter e-books will be sold via the site (rather than through etailers such as Amazon) but this won’t happen until 2012. Until it does, the only way to buy digital-format wizardry will be with a Sony device.
Germany, which has the strongest data protection and privacy laws in Europe, went one step further and told Google to withdraw its Street View cars from the country.
What does dilution mean? It’s simple. Moms have been hearing the original form of this ingenious defense for centuries, put forward as a heartfelt pleading by some of the best and brightest ten year old litigators on the planet. These little lawyers invented this defense; the modern IP bar just copied it (we know genius when we see it). It goes something like this. “Mom!! you can’t punish me for that! You let Billy do it!”
So hop to it. Go google your trademark.
According to data available with the company, pirated versions of its products account for nearly 64 per cent of the product usage in India
“Movieplex” (movies.yahoo.in/movieplex), a premium video destination allowing users to enjoy licensed full-length movies for free through the Internet on demand.
According to a ComScore report released in March’ 2011, the Indian audience is currently spending over 9.1 billion minutes watching online videos each month with entertainment as the leading category in online video content consumption ahead of news and sports content.
But there is a silver lining and it comes from Romanian investors
While such copyright infringements will remain illegal, it said that in these situations rights holders would need to go through the courts to enforce their rights. Peer-to-peer file sharing, which it said would be subject to the three-strikes regime, is generally the preserve of experienced broadband users and not most “mums and dads”.
The technique, which worked with sites including Hulu, Spotify and GigaOm, is controversial because it allowed analytics startup KISSmetrics to construct detailed browsing histories even when users went through considerable trouble to prevent tracking of the websites they viewed. It had the ability to resurrect cookies that were deleted, and could also compile a user’s browsing history across two or more different browsers.
“It’s effectively acting like a cookie because with every connection to KISSmetrics, it will send a referrer header and the ETag value,” Soltani told The Register. “The ETag is effectively acting as a cookie. It has the same exact value of the cookie as well.”
One of the biggest problems for law enforcement in the digital age is the inability to get real-time access to messages sent by potential criminals
Even today the MPAA continues to put money in supporting Dodd’s Wall Street Reform plans ($180,000 and counting), all at the expense of those poor lighting technicians and makeup artists who work in the movie business.