Posts Tagged ‘ piracy ’

Pirates Capture Trove of Swedish Votes, EU Parliamentary Seat

Jun 8th, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, The New Media Update

Campaigning for sweeping reform of copyright, privacy and patent laws, Sweden’s Pirate Party this weekend won enough votes in the country’s national elections to secure a seat (possibly two) in the European Parliament. Sweden is accorded 17 representatives in the EU governing legislature, and the Pirate Party’s 7.1 percent showing is enough for at least […]

Defense Atty Demands Retrial In Pirate Bay Case; Experts Question ‘Harm’ of File Sharing

Apr 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, The New Media Update

Peter Althin, the attorney representing Pirate Bay spokesperson Peter Sunde, has called for a retrial, Swedish news site The Local revealed today. Swedish radio channel Sveriges Radio’s P3 news programme reports that the judge in the case was a member of the same copyright protection groups as several of the main entertainment industry representatives, who […]

Viacom’s Billion-Dollar YouTube Lawsuit Just Turned Ugly

Jul 3rd, 2008 | By | Category: Streaming Video, Video, Video Podcasts, Vlogs

Viacom’s billion dollar lawsuit against Google is getting ugly. The federal court hearing the case has ordered (pdf) Google to provide Viacom with “all data from the Logging database concerning each time a YouTube video has been viewed on the YouTube website or through embedding on a third-party website”. The ruling brings a new twist […]

Here Comes Another Bubble Controversy Ends On A Happy Note……Not!

Dec 19th, 2007 | By | Category: Making Money with Podcasts, Podcasting Law, Streaming Video, Video

The controversy over the Richter Scales’ Here Comes Another Bubble appears to be drawing to a close. The video was taken down from YouTube after photographer Lane Hartwell objected to the unauthorized use of one of her photos in the video. This has led to a great deal of debate over the role of copyright […]