Universal Music Moves For Summary Judgment Against Grooveshark

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The four-year legal battle between Universal Music and Grooveshark is heating back up with the label now calling for summary judgment in the case. At issue is Grooveshark's streaming of songs recorded prior to February 1972, which are covered by New York state law, rather than federal copyright law under…

Copyright Apocalypse: Trolls Attack the Net, From the Future

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Imagine an Internet in which every possible creative work uploaded results in a copyright claim - because it's already been created. That's the nightmare scenario being painted by a Russian company which says it has a plan to use copyright and trolling to free humans from ever having to create…

Gottfrid Svartholm Trial: IT Experts Give Evidence

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As the hacking trial of Gottfrid Svartholm and his alleged accomplice continues in Denmark, IT experts have been giving evidence. The prosecution says that IP addresses used in this attack were also used in previous ones involving the Pirate Bay founder, while the defense insists remote attackers are the culprits.

Thom Yorke Sells New Album via Paywall Protected Torrent

In a surprise move Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has released a new album, not through the regular channels, but via BitTorrent. Yorke is not sharing his work for free though, instead he's selling the album via a new paywalled torrent format which can't be shared with non-paying fans.