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Kaspersky leaves BSA over US piracy bill

Russian security company Kaspersky is to quit the Business Software Alliance over the group's support of a contentious US anti-piracy bill.Kaspersky will leave the pro-copyright group on January 1 2012, due to Business Software Alliance (BSA) involvement in the US Stop Online Piracy Act (Sopa), the company said in a statement on Monday.

December 5, 2011 by

Distributors worse than piracy: Miramax

Dominant distribution companies such as Apple are a bigger threat to content owners than copyright infringement, according to Miramax CEO Mike Lang.

October 5, 2011

'Arrogant' Apple battles over copyright

Apple is being sued for copyright infringement by Jigsaw Entertainment, an Australian TV production company. The iPhone app, Chopper Soundboard, contained material lifted without permission from one of Jigsaw's shows, The Ronnie Johns Half Hour, and the company reckons that Apple should have done more to prevent its sale.

March 13, 2011

Apple, Oz TV firm copyright mediation fails

After months of mediation has failed, an Australian TV producer has returned to the Federal Magistrates Court in an attempt to hold Apple to account for copyright infringement via an application offered on the iTunes store.

March 13, 2011

BSA dismisses AFACT loss, calls for code

The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has dismissed the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft's (AFACT) failed Federal Court appeal against internet provider iiNet, saying it will not affect its counter-piracy operations.

February 24, 2011 by

Can VLC 1.0 change the world?

VLC media player is everything the copyright industries have fought against for over a decade -- open source, wide-open access, free, streaming, Linux. VLC ignores all the agendas that have hampered Apple QuickTime, the Real Player, and Windows Media Server over the years. Now, will it change the media landscape, or will the media industry work to shut it down?

July 12, 2009 by

Wiki sues Apple over DMCA claims

Last year, Apple lawyers contacted OdioWorks, the operator of BluWiki.com, claiming that certain user postings violated the Digital Millenium Copyright Act and copyright law.

April 27, 2009 by

Apple adds DMCA charge to Psystar suit

It appears that Apple is trying to put the final nail in Psystar's coffin, asking the court to accept an amended complaint against the Mac clone maker to add a charge of violation of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act to a long list of allegations, including trademark infringement, breach of contract and copyright infringement.On Nov.

December 1, 2008 by

Apple hits Psystar with DMCA charges

Court papers reveal that the day before Thanksgiving Apple added new charges to the five-month old federal lawsuit against mac-clone maker Psystar. The new charges claim that Psystar, along with ten John Does, violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) by bypassing copy-protection mechanisms used by Apple to protect Mac OS X.

December 1, 2008 by

Copyright Board's ringtone decision shows failure of the system

The Copyright Royalty Board's decision last week to keep composer royalties for downloads at 9.1 cents per song keeps Apple's iTunes store online (OK, the idea that Apple would shut down the key leg of its iPod empire was just corporate posturing) but the Board also set a rate on ringtones at 24 cents.

October 6, 2008 by

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