The Trans-Pacific Partnership & Modern Copyright Law

Posted by Cyberbear on December 6, 2013 in Computer Software, DMCA, Intellectual Property, Internet |

Posted By: Justin McKay   If you haven’t noticed, there has been an increasing amount of commentary on the internet about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) ever since Wikileaks released the negotiated draft text of the intellectual property chapter on November 13, 2013. Unfortunately, most of that commentary contains suggestive and alarming language without many (or […]

Hip Hop Lyric Site Issued Take Down Notice By NMPA

Posted by Cyberbear on December 4, 2013 in Blogging, Copyright Law, DMCA, Intellectual Property, Internet, Litigation |

Posted By: Ross Arkin   Ever since the Sugar Hill Gang proclaimed “I said a hip, hop, the hippie – the hippie
to the hip hip-hop, and you don’t stop 
the rocking to the bang-bang, boogie say up jump the boogie to the rhythm of the boogie the beat.”, hip-hop fans have collectively often said: “What?” […]

Attack of the Copyright Robots

Posted by Cyberbear on December 4, 2013 in Computer Software, Copyright Law, DMCA, Intellectual Property, Internet |

Posted by:  Ryan Bethell It should come as no surprise that large businesses such as Universal and Sony have a financial interest in protecting their intellectual property online. For the biggest stakeholders, this means policing thousands of instances of arguably copyrighted material ever day – a task that many companies prefer to automate. Companies need […]

Tread Lightly with Trademarks: American Greetings Gags and Binds Penny-Arcade

Posted by Cyberbear on December 4, 2013 in Blogging, DMCA, Intellectual Property, Trademark |

Posted By: John-Philip J. Schroeder   In 2003, a humor website called “Penny-Arcade” was forced to take down a comic by American Greetings, the popular greeting card company.  Ten years later, the comic is still not available on Penny-Arcade’s the website.  This is a close look at just one instance of how trademark law can […]

YouTube and Takedown Notices: Is Prior Restraint a Truly Legitimate Concern?

Posted by Cyberbear on December 2, 2013 in Blogging, Copyright Law, DMCA, Intellectual Property, Internet |

Posted By: Paul Isso With the mass amount of videos being uploaded regularly to YouTube by millions of users, it’s not hard to understand why regulating potential copyright infringement on such web sites in the United States is no easy task. In fact, it’s a very difficult one. Having said that, YouTube users have the […]

Loss of DMCA Safe Harbor Protection by Employee Interactions with Content

Posted by Cyberbear on December 1, 2013 in Copyright Law, DMCA, Intellectual Property, Internet, Judicial Decisions, Litigation, Tech News |

Posted by: Geoff Morris In Capitol Records, LLC v. Vimeo, LLC, the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, denied, in part, Vimeo’s Motion for Summary Judgment that claimed Safe Harbor protection. The Court held that Vimeo could not claim, by law, the Safe Harbor protections of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), […]

isoHunt: A Lesson in Futility?

Posted by Cyberbear on November 24, 2013 in Copyright Law, DMCA, Internet, Judicial Decisions, Tech News |

Posted By:  Ashlee Hoffman Recently, isoHunt.com (“isoHunt”), a website that has been around for over 10 years with millions of users, was forced offline. For those that don’t know what isoHunt is, here’s a quick explanation: isoHunt facilitated a peer-to-peer service for users to exchange files quickly and easily between individuals using the internet. It […]

A Safe Harbor That Does Not Seem So Safe

Posted by Cyberbear on November 11, 2013 in Copyright Law, DMCA, Intellectual Property |

Posted by: Zach Smith The DMCA take down notice provision provided under 17 USC §512 presents a glaring problem to the freedom and access of information, and essentially amounts to a prior restraint when used by companies to remove their copyrighted material from the Internet.  The take down notices have not been given enough attention […]

Fair Use, YouTube, and You

Posted by Cyberbear on November 11, 2013 in Copyright Law, DMCA, Judicial Decisions |

Posted By: Logan Woodruff Don’t you hate it when you try to click on a YouTube link to the really funny moment of live TV that your friend sent you from the show the other night and your browser goes to YouTube, but then pops up with the annoying message “This video is no longer […]

The Inherent Paradox in Takedown Notice Misrepresentation Claims

Posted by Cyberbear on October 31, 2013 in Copyright Law, DMCA, Internet |

Posted By Lauren Proper The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 introduced substantial changes to the Copyright Act of 1976. Some of these amendments created additional liability – such as the anti-circumvention provisions in Sections 1201 (a) and (b) – and some create “safe harbors” – such as limitations on liability for online service providers […]

Copyright © 2010-2017 Cyberbear Tracks All rights reserved.
This site is using the Desk Mess Mirrored theme, v2.5, from BuyNowShop.com.