Tag: copyright infringement

Interpreting Social Media Terms of Service

Social media can be a powerful tool for all kinds of messages—including citizen-level accounts of breaking news. Huge, newsworthy events on both national and international levels have broken on social media sites such as Twitter. And, for the most part, this kind of in-the-moment, 140-character relay of information has been a boon

Cease and Desist…or buy a license?

Copyright enforcement doesn’t always come in the form of a subpoena notice from an ISP. Often, copyright holders will send alleged infringers a cease and desist letter, indicating that they believe their rights are being infringed, and requesting that the activity stop, without communicating any demand for payment. This invites an opportunity

Wiley & Sons brings Dummy Lawsuits

BitTorrent suits alleging illegal download of movies, from Hollywood films like The Hurt Locker to accusations of numerous porn downloads, have been in the headlines for months. But film companies aren’t the only ones going after alleged downloaders. Ebook publisher Wiley and Sons has been more quietly suing alleged illegal downloaders as
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