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Posts tagged with Copyright Infringement

The five announcements from Facebook's F8 conference that you need to know about

This week, Facebook held its annual F8 conference during which the world's largest social network makes key announcements and launches new offerings.

Here are the five biggest developments from this year's event.


Craigslist, PadMapper and the perils of not changing

Craigslist is like few other companies on the internet. A relative senior citizen by age, Craigslist's most unique trait may be that it has managed to succeed and thrive with an interface that hasn't been significantly changed in well over a decade.

On a consumer internet where the only constant is change, Craigslist is a rare example of a company that has managed to stick by a "If it isn't broken, don't fix it" approach to its product and thrive.

But what if Craigslist's product is broken?


Live TV the fastest growing segment of copyright infringement: report

When you think about digital piracy, music and movies probably top the list of the most sought-after types of content.

But according to a study conducted by Google and the Performing Right Society, it's piracy of live television that is growing the fastest.


Jury sides with Google in Oracle patent infringment suit

Google executives are probably breathing a sigh of relief today after a jury ruled that the search giant did not infringe upon Oracle's patents in the high-profile intellectual property battle being waged between two of the world's largest and richest technology companies.

The jury was tasked with determining whether Google was guilty of patent infringment on eight separate claims involving Android.


Perfect 10 sues Tumblr for copyright infringment

Publishing platform Tumblr's twenty-something CEO is fast learning that running a fast-growing company can be a tough job.

Last month, after telling AdAge that an advertising business model would be a "a complete last resort", David Karp, perhaps pressured by investors, announced that his company would begin selling ads.


While Pinterest's popularity surges, questions about legality surface

While Facebook struggles with f-commerce, a younger upstart, Pinterest, may be the next big thing in social commerce. The service, which is an "online pinboard" that allows users to "share things you love", is surging in popularity.

But there may be a downside to increased popularity, as some are questioning whether the service is promoting copyright infringement on a massive scale.


Should the AP pay Woot $17.50 for a quote?

The founder of Woot, Matt Rutledge, may be a wealthier man following Amazon.com's acquisition of his company, but that isn't stopping him from sending a clear message to the Associated Press: you owe me $17.50. Why does the AP owe Rutledge? According to Rutledge, AP violated his copyright when they included a quote from Rutledge's email to Woot employees in their story about the acquisition.

The quote: "For Woot, our vision remains the same: somehow earning a living on snarky commentary and junk."


YouTube wins one for user generated content in Viacom lawsuit

YouTube won a major round in the copyright wars this week when Judge Louis Stanton threw out Viacom's $1 billion lawsuit against the video giant.

The ruling noted that online companies must remove known copyright infringements from their sites, but they do not have to police for such things themselves. The result is not only good for YouTube, it's important for any small company depending on user generated content.


Pirate Bay: guilty as charged, arghhh!

The much-awaited verdict in the Pirate Bay trial is in.

The Swedish website, which hosts indexes of pirated BitTorrent files, was confident that it would beat charges of copyright infringement, and things didn't exactly look great for Swedish prosecutors when some of the charges against Pirate Bay were dismissed.

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