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Gordon P. Firemark

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

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Piracy verdict still reverberating

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The Royal Scam: Content ID and Google’s Massive Profits From Piracy and Crime

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Google and YouTube have managed to create a scam that has gone largely undetected and largely unpunished for a decade–illicit activity that is both seen through the sale of advertising and unseen through data scraping in the background. It is rare for Google to get caught like they were with the massive multi-agency sting operation and grand jury investigation by the then-U.S. Attorney for Rhode Island that led to the $500,000,000 punishment and non prosecution agreement in 2011.

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.

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.

World Cup kicks off piracy battles

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Of course, that gets us thinking about piracy. Tags: Copyright Piracy Sports Television By Eriq Gardner Ratings are strong for this year's World Cup extravaganza, with record or near-record amounts of viewers tuning in to the globe's biggest sports event. This year, the World Cup.

TV piracy as easy as EZTV

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By Eriq Gardner What can the industry do to stop the surge of television piracy? Tags: Piracy According to data collected by TorrentFreak, traffic to the leading TV torrent distribution website has more than doubled in the past year. Pirated shows on.

4 Million DMCA Notices Don’t Stop the Google Piracy Machine: How Google Drives Traffic to Pirate Sites Through Google Alerts

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And remember–this was simply based on a search of “OK Go lyrics” There’s nothing in that search term that suggests an interest in piracy. And Facebook and Twitter promote this piracy through their indiscriminate links to Google Alert emails. So let’s just say it: Google promotes piracy through Google Alerts to its profit. Ad Supported Piracy Brand Supported Piracy Google profits from piracy OK Go lyrics

EFF recruiting attorneys to fight piracy lawsuits

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Pierce Brosnan's 'Survivor' Triggers BitTorrent Piracy Lawsuit from Producers

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The film is the latest to prompt litigation from Avi Lerner, who has fought piracy of his 'Expendables' franchise in previous lawsuits. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Tech Business THR Online Avi Lerner Lionsgate Milla Jovovich Pierce Brosnan The Expendables

Shocker: Ad Networks Profit from Piracy

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To wit: A big factor in play is that these categories [that is, the piracy categories] toward lead gen[eration] and other performance driven metrics. I see, massive world wide piracy is just some guys selling “high risk inventory” High risk of what , exactly? ” He highlighted how, in the past, ad networks and advertisers worked to keep their ads off of pornography sites, and noted that the same thing can be done on the piracy side. Ad Supported Piracy

Analogies Between Samizdat and Piracy

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Balázs Bodó, University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR), has published The common pathways of samizdat and piracy in In V. Parisi (Ed.), Samizdat: Between Practices and Representations (V. Parisi, ed.Budapest: CEU Institute for Advanced Study, 2015).

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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.

Germany limits piracy penalties

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Germany has limited individual piracy penalties to about $1,300 a pop. source). On one side, I think that’s a reasonable penalty for stealing a song or a movie. On the other hand, it isn’t if there are procedural hurdles to actually being able to enforce even that low amount. I don’t know German civil procedure, […]. copyright

2016 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.

Are cellphones such a big piracy threat?

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Oscar screener piracy: The good and the bad news

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On Wednesday, he released his latest piracy figures showing historical trends from 2003 to. Tags: Piracy By Eriq Gardner Andy Baio is an enterprising journalist and technologist who has done some fascinating work over the years tracking how Oscar films are pirated.

Paramount: piracy has advanced from 'geek to sleek'

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By Eriq Gardner Last month, we wrote about Paramount COO Frederick Huntsberry's effort to keep his presentation to the FCC off the internet for fear of promoting piracy. Tags: Piracy The speech was promptly pirated and posted online. Now, Paramount has sent.

Judge orders cooperation in massive BitTorrent piracy case

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

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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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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.

Three Bay Area Men Arrested for Widespread Piracy of Films and TV Shows

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California AG Kamala Harris says her office, acting with MPAA, has broken a major piracy ring that was streaming more than 1,000 copyrighted movies and shows on the Internet. Piracy read more. Movies THR, Esq.

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Shocking revelation: Piracy hurts individuals!

The Legal Satyricon

copyright piracyDeVoy In a stunning revelation sure to be devastating to freetards everywhere, not everyone who creates copyrightable work is Lars Ulrich or some ponytailed douchebag driving a BMW 7-series while demanding that the RIAA sue more people so his fat, dumb and entitled daughter can have a pony. The common plea from the [.].

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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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.

Thank you again @johnmellencamp: USC-Annenberg starts corporate responsibility study for brand-supported piracy

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MTP readers will recall our many posts about what we call “ brand-supported piracy “: The purchase of advertising inventory on pirate sites by major brands wishing to reach their target audience. Thankfully, the USC-Annenberg School has initiated a study into naming the brands that support piracy (and by implication their advertising agencies (like say a WPP) ) as well as the ad networks that serve the ads.

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.

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

Adult film industry decries piracy in new video

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DeVoy This surprisingly sober (and thoroughly work-safe) video from the Free Speech Coalition addresses the problems piracy causes in the adult entertainment industry. Tags: Adult Entertainment Law piracy For several years, “Tube&# sites such as YouPorn, which feature content uploaded by amateurs and pirated from professionals, have taken a significant bite out of the industry’s earnings. The video’s [.].

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Russians crack down on BitTorrent piracy

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Filed under: copyright, piracy. copyright piracyDeVoy Russian authorities have shut down Pornolab.net, one of the largest adult BitTorrent websites in the world. The full story is available at XBIZ.

Where Did the Idea for Stopping Brand Sponsored Piracy Originate?

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I’ve had enough questions lately about why I started focusing on brand sponsored piracy that I thought it important enough to give credit where it’s due. Ergo, Google profits from piracy. Brand Supported Piracy

More Nondenial Denials from Google, the “Platform for Piracy”

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In the strongly worded letter, Robert Thomson says “the shining vision of Google’s founders has been replaced by a cynical management” It calls Google a “platform for piracy” whose power “increases with each passing day” I believe that NewsCorp was the first to bring up Google’s profit from piracy. They way they use piracy to drive down music and movie industry revenue to weaken the only speed bumps on the Road to Commodity-dom.

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 Piracyread more. THR, Esq.

Leading Online Ad Networks Agree to Voluntary Piracy Program

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MPAA AOL Google Tech Piracy Business MPAA chairman Chris Dodd says the plan "places a disproportionate amount of the burden on rights holders." read more. Yahoo Chris Dodd Microsoft THR, Esq.

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. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies

Ventriloquist Superstar Jeff Dunham Sues Over Dummy Piracy

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Tony Horn, the defendant, responds that Dunham is the one who ripped off the dummy from an earlier ventriloquist. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Business THR Online

How much did piracy hurt 'Iron Man 2' at the boxoffice?

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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

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

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Please stop your whining about the Warner Bros. anti-piracy internship

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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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