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Creator of Pepe the Frog sues Alex Jones for copyright infringement

Submitted by: Amadeus @ 12:49 PM | Thursday, March 8, 2018 | (url: https://www.youtu...)

Seems like a pretty open and shut case, with the exception that he's suing him in Cali, not Texas where Alex Jones is based.

Props to the guy though.

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6 OiNK users arrested

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 01:47 PM | Monday, June 2, 2008 | (url: http://www.thereg...)

Cleveland police have today confirmed that six people have been arrested for allegedly sharing music files via the defunct BitTorrent tracker

Five men aged between 19 and 33, and a 28-year-old woman were detained "in relation to uploading pre-release music", the force said in a statement. Three of the arrests were made on Friday 23 May, and three on Wednesday 28 May.

RIAA Looking to Pin Piracy Surcharges on ISPs

Submitted by: Dark Volcanic @ 09:21 AM | Thursday, March 13, 2008 | (url: http://www.wired....)

"Having failed to stop piracy by suing internet users, the music industry is for the first time seriously considering a file sharing surcharge that internet service providers would collect from users.

In recent months, some of the major labels have warmed to a pitch by Jim Griffin, one of the idea's chief proponents, to seek an extra fee on broadband connections and to use the money to compensate rights holders for music that's shared online. Griffin, who consults on digital strategy for three of the four majors, will argue his case at what promises to be a heated discussion Friday at South by Southwest.

"It's monetizing the anarchy," says Peter Jenner, head of the International Music Manager's Forum, who plans to join Griffin on the panel."

NewsGroups No Longer Safe from RIAA

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 01:26 PM | Tuesday, October 16, 2007 | (url: http://torrentfre...)

Basking in glory after orchestrating a record punishment for a petty file-sharer in the US, the RIAA takes its legal campaign to the next level. Many may want newsgroups to stay under the radar but its too late - major labels have filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against and it wont be going away.

AllofMP3 owner acquitted

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 01:37 PM | Thursday, August 16, 2007 | (url: http://www.themos...)

Moscow's Cheremushkin District Court cited poor work by prosecutors Wednesday in finding Denis Kvasov, the former owner of digital music site, not guilty of violating intellectual property laws.

Kvasov was the general director of online digital music company MediaServices from 2003 to 2005, the period for which the charges were filed.

The court said the evidence produced by the prosecution was not sufficient to demonstrate that Kvasov had broken the law.

Pozhitkov said two more criminal cases involving were due to be heard soon -- one against Vadim Mamotin, who has been MediaServices' director since 2005, and the other against the company for violating intellectual property rights.

11th Circuit Reverses Major Copyright Ruling

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 12:00 PM | Friday, June 22, 2007 | (url: http://www.lawbea...)

A federal appellate panel in Atlanta has reversed its circuits 6-year-old opinion in a major copyright case, declaring the rulings mandate on behalf of freelance photographers to be moot. In doing so, the three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals interpreted a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that expanded freelance writers copyrights in a way that limited the copyright claims of freelance photographers.

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