Category Archive: Legal Actions

Jan 25

Megaupload’s do-si-do around the DMCA

If you read the 70 page federal indictment against notorious pirate cyberlocker website Megaupload, you will find this charge on page 10, section 22: When a file is being uploaded to Megaupload.com, the Conspiracy’s automated system calculates a unique identifier for the file (called a “MD5 hash”) that is generated using a mathematical algorithm. If, after the …

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Jan 21

The Demise of Megaupload–ding dong the witch is dead!

Illegal download link to our film on Megaupload.com

After a week of frenzied rhetoric spinning across the web demonizing efforts by Congress to crack down on online piracy, it was gratifying to see the indictment of those who operate the criminal enterprise known as Megaupload.  I’ve much to say on the subject, and documentation that mirrors the criminal activity outlined in the indictment, …

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Jan 18

Vimeo, please STOP Censoring my Video!

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Sorry, but this is just too much.  This morning I logged on to the VIMEO premium account I PAY FOR to check my own video “Follow the Money-Who Profits from Piracy” and get this! Sorry, but what gives VIMEO the right to plaster their politics on my paid account?  What about my “free speech?”  For …

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Dec 07

The Road to Google DMCA Hell is Paved with Good Intentions….

Google's promised DMCA response took 8 months, not 24 hours.

A year ago, in December of 2010, Kent Walker, General Counsel for Google, promised to make “copyright work better online.”  According to his post on Google’s Public Policy website Walker assured copyright holders: We’ll act on reliable copyright takedown requests within 24 hours. We will build tools to improve the submission process to make it easier …

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Apr 14

Ironic Much? Google Sends Copyright Violators to “School?”

Perhaps Google should send members of “The Google Team” to “copyright school” while they’re at it. Seems the folks at AdSense prefer to look the other way when it comes to copyright infringement. Google released a set of tougher copyright policies for YouTube online video users on Thursday, requiring violators to watch a copyright tutorial …

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Feb 10

MPAA Takes Action Against Hotfile

Hotfile

One of the major “Cyber-lockers” that actively offers anonymous hosting of pirated films, music, and e-books is being sued by the MPAA.  Hopefully this is the first of many lawsuits that will be directed toward these cloud-based storage sites where file-sharing has morphed into an illicit economy for stolen content. After successfully suing peer-to-peer companies …

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