U.S. Authorities Shut Down Megaupload for Piracy

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The Business Movies Music Tech Business Piracy SOPAEriq Gardner Justice department drops the hammer on Megaupload, arresting its leaders, seizing hundreds of millions of dollars in property, and blasting the popular file-sharing website in a 72-page indictment. read more. THR, Esq.

Judge Upholds $25 Million Judgment Against ISP Over User Piracy

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BMG gets another win in a landmark copyright case, but won't be given the benefit of a permanent injunction. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Music Tech Business THR Online

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MPAA Chief Chris Dodd 'Hurt,' Defends His Piracy Strategy, Slams Obama and Google (Q&A)

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Movies Movies Chris Dodd MPAA Piracy PoliticsAlex Ben Block As the SOPA legislation hangs by a thread, Hollywood's top lobbyist says he's not to blame for the backlash. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq.

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Warner Bros. Sues Innovative Artists Over Screener Piracy

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Watermarks on the screeners traced pirated copies back to an Innovative Artists client, according to the suit. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Warner Bros. Creed In the Heart of the Sea

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MPAA Targets MovieTube Websites in New Piracy Lawsuit

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Legal action calls for ad service providers, social media services and others to stop facilitating websites streaming movies still in theaters. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Digital Citizen Study on Ad Sponsored Piracy

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Judge Rules Cox Not Absolved from User Piracy

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Two music publishers brought a high-stakes lawsuit that accused the ISP of failing to terminate the service of repeat copyright infringers. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Music Tech Business THR Online

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Nina Simone's Heirs Allege Sony Music Operates a Piracy Ring

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Eighty albums of recorded Nina Simone performances are said in new court papers to have been put on iTunes and other digital venues without authorization. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Business THR Online

WME's Ari Emanuel Calls for Hollywood, Silicon Valley to Come Together Over Piracy

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The Business Business Ari Emanuel PiracyThe superagent is urging Northern and Southern California players to "get in a room with all parties to figure" out the issue of content theft. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq.

White House: Obama Won't Support Piracy Bill That 'Undermines' Online Freedom

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The Business Business Barack Obama PiracyMatthew Belloni UPDATED: A White House blog says the Administration “will not support legislation that reduces freedom of expression, increases cybersecurity risk, or undermines the dynamic, innovative global Internet.” read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq.

STTN Sues Over Piracy of Owen Wilson-Starrer 'She’s Funny That Way'

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The legal action, regarding the Peter Bogdanovish film, is the start of a planned international anti-piracy campaign. Movies Movies Business THR Online AFM AFM 2015 She's Funny That Way Piracyread more. THR, Esq.

Sony Hack Results in Lawsuit Over Failure to Prevent Movie Piracy

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to take any anti-piracy measures whatsoever" with regards to the film, "To Write Love on Her Arms." According to the complaint, Sony contends it had "no obligation. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Warner Bros. Wins First Amendment Argument in Piracy Hunt

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The studio and copyright agent Rightscorp escape a claim they abused the legal process by exploiting subpoenas. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

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In Piracy Fight, Google Dealt Huge Defeat in Canadian Appeals Court

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Web giant ordered to remove search links to certain pirate sites around the globe. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Music Tech Business THR Online

Music Publisher Gets $25 Million Jury Verdict Against Cox in Trailblazing Piracy Case

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The internet service provider loses a closely watched trial in Virginia. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Tech Business THR Online

FBI Anti-Piracy Warnings: A Graphical History (Photos)

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Eriq Gardner The message that piracy is wrong has never evolved. But from the use of color to subtle changes in language, the FBI's anti-piracy warning has taken on different looks over the last 30 years.

MPAA Studios Taking on Large-Scale Piracy Ring in New York Court

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A February lawsuit has just been unsealed. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

What’s next for anti-online-piracy?

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SOPA Dope: Where Does Online Piracy Reform Go From Here? I’m quoted in this piece on SOPA/PIPA on the Berkeley Law Blogs this week. The piece is quite good, and my quote appears near the end. Entertainment Law

Guest Post by @schneidermaria: Content ID is Still Just Piracy in Disguise: An Open Letter to Rightsholders and a Music Industry Ready to Renegotiate with a Monster

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Why not use Content ID to cash in on all the piracy by getting a share of revenue we can generate from ad placement?” Well, they don’t call it piracy – but make no mistake, in the end, their whole scheme still depends on a culture of piracy. By Maria Schneider.

Can Hollywood get Google to support new anti-piracy bill?

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By Eriq Gardner Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee introduced a new anti-piracy bill that would enable the government to essentially blacklist websites accused of copyright theft. Tags: Copyright Government Piracy Since then, many in Hollywood have voiced strong support of the measure.

Hollywood Docket: Fox Loses Dodgers Ruling; Hip-Hop Blog Saved; Anti-Piracy Debate Heats Up

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Eriq Gardner Ruling by bankruptcy judge, the difference between bloggers and journalists, and the Stop Online Piracy Act are among the items of note this week in entertainment and media law. The Business Business Los Angeles Dodgers Piracy

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The Lawyer Who Sued CBS For Piracy Explains His Thinking

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Eriq Gardner Michael Zeller argues why CBS deserves trouble for leading users to piracy read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business

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Appeals Court Makes It Tougher for Content Companies to Sue Tech Services for Mass Piracy

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A legally infamous adult publisher — along with friends at the Recording Industry Association of America — suffer a defeat. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Music Tech Business THR Online

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Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Joel Tenenbaum Appeal in Music Piracy Case

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Music Music PiracyMatthew Belloni In 2009, a jury ruled that the Boston student must pay $22,500 for each of 31 songs that he downloaded and shared on the Internet. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq.

Warner Bros. Defends Allegations It Abused Anti-Piracy Tool

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In court papers filed this week, the studio reveals its views on whether fair use needs to be considered when causing files to be removed from the Internet. read more. Warner Bros. THR, Esq. Tech Business

More Evidence That Netflix and Amazon Have Joined a Legal War Against Piracy

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The streamers join the studios in a lawsuit against Dragon Media. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Tech Business THR Online

Guest Post by @schneidermaria: Open Letter to YouTube, “Pushers” of Piracy

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Open Letter to YouTube, “Pushers” of Piracy. YouTube allows infringers to “monetize” illegally uploaded work, encouraging a culture of piracy.

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Judge orders cooperation in massive BitTorrent piracy case

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How Hollywood Convinced California's Senate to Pass a Bill Increasing Piracy Damages

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Eriq Gardner An obscure case last year challenged the value of damages from piracy. Now, California law on calculating restitution could be on the verge of changing what pirates owe. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Music Business MPAA Politics

James Cameron: Innovation, not litigation, is the answer to piracy

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'Game of Thrones' Finale Breaks Piracy Record

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The HBO series clocks in a massive 170,000 simultaneous shares on BitTorrent in the hours after the HBO premiere. read more. Game of Thrones THR, Esq. Television Live Feed

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Warner Bros. Sued For Allegedly Abusing Anti-Piracy Tool

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edit@hollywoodreporter.com (Eriq Gardner) One of biggest cyberlockers launches counterattack on studio by demonstrating how the studio's anti-piracy efforts have led to thousands of allegedly wrongful file deletions. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Movies Tech Business

Piracy Hot List: 'King's Speech' Leaks Online

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Eriq Gardner One of four Oscar contenders popular in the torrent community read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies

Piracy Hot List: Disney's 'Tron: Legacy' Is Most-Downloaded Movie

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Eriq Gardner Britney Spears, Chris Brown albums are also big in the piracy underground. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Music Television Tron: Legacy

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Warner Bros. Ramps Up War on Piracy

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Through agents, the studio tells accused pirates to pay $20 per infringed title or face up to $150,000 per infringement in civil penalties. read more. The Business Movies THR, Esq. Tech Business

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Massive Piracy Lawsuit Over 'The Expendables' Hits Big Roadblock

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Eriq Gardner The judge in mass piracy lawsuit says he's under no firm obligation to let plaintiff go on a fishing expedition. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business

CBS Hit With Major Lawsuit for Contributing to Piracy (Exclusive)

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Eriq Gardner Billionaire Alki David strikes back at CBS over its distribution of LimeWire and other P2P software. read more. THR, Esq. Television Home

DirecTV Roasted for Bringing "Cookie-Cutter" Piracy Lawsuit

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Popular media monitoring service TVEyes hits back at a lawsuit alleging it intercepted satellite television. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

U.S. Copyright Office Considers New Rules Impacting iPads, Video Games, Blu-Rays

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Eriq Gardner The government has begun its triennial rule-making on anti-piracy exemptions to the Digital Millenium Copyright Act. Tech Tech Apple Piracyread more. THR, Esq.

SOPA Defeat Is Not the End Of Hollywood's Ramped-Up Fight Against Piracy (Analysis)

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Eriq Gardner Hollywood still needs Obama. SOPA and the Protect-IP Act could be red herrings. And bigger fights lie ahead. Time to examine the much larger picture. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business Chris Dodd SOPA