Sunday, February 23, 2014

"Why YouTube's Automated Copyright Takedown System Hurts Artists" ~ TorrentFreak

Interesting article by Ben Jones at TorrentFreak:

Why YouTube's Automated Copyright Takedown System Hurts Artists
By Ben Jones
For some, getting a copyright claim on their YouTube video might be an inconvenience. For others, it’s a massive headache that ignores copyright law… in the name of enforcing copyright law.

Day in and day out automated bots detect and report millions of alleged copyright infringements, which are then processed by the receiving site without a human ever looking at them.

Needless to say, this process is far from flawless. In the past we’ve covered countless false, inaccurate, and just plain hilarious DMCA claims, but YouTube’s takedown process is particularly problematic.

Complete article

Friday, February 21, 2014

Motions for summary judgment and spoliation sanctions filed in Grooveshark case, Arista v Escape Media

In the RIAA's case against Grooveshark, Arista Records v. Escape Media, the RIAA has filed a motion for summary judgment and a motion for judgment based on spoliation of evidence.

Motion for spoliation sanctions, memorandum of law
Motion for summary judgment, memorandum of law

Capitol Records v MP3 Tunes, trial to start Tuesday February 25th in Manhattan

The trial in Capitol Records v. MP3 Tunes is scheduled to begin Tuesday, February 25th, in Manhattan, at the federal courthouse located at 500 Pearl St., New York, NY 10007-1312, courtroom 20B.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Motion to sever and dismiss granted in Killer Joe Nevada v Does 1-39

Hat tip to Ernesto at TorrentFreak:

In Killer Joe Nevada v. Does 1-39, and four similar BitTorrent downloading cases, in the Southern District of Iowa, the cases were dismissed and severed as to all defendants other than Doe 1, by District Judge Stephanie M. Rose. Doe #18 in one of the cases had moved to sever and dismiss. The court granted that Doe's motion, and sua sponte severed and dismissed in the other cases as well.

December 20, 2013, Decision, Severing and Dismissing as to Does 2-39, Hon. Stephanie M. Rose, US District Judge

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