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Warner Bros’ False Takedowns Stifle Free Speech, EFF Tells Court

The EFF has filed a brief in the dispute between the cyberlocker Hotfile and Warner Bros, where the latter is accused of taking down content they don't hold the copyrights to. The EFF argues that Warner Bros. is stifling online speech by denying Hotfile users to access to legitimate content.…

Shareaza Stands Up To Scammers: “We’re fighting back!”

After falling victim to a domain and brand hijacking, Shareaza is fighting back at the scammers, assisted by the Software Freedom Law Centre, the EFF and Richard Stallman. In further great news for BitTorrent fans, Shareaza will introduce improved BitTorrent support into version 3 of the application.

U.S. Court Asked to Release Megaupload Search Warrants

By seizing the servers of Megaupload, the U.S. Government also confiscated the personal belongings of many innocent users of the file-hosting service. One entrepreneur has asked the court to return his data and to assist this demand his lawyers are asking to unseal the search warrants. "Gaining access to the…

EU to Extend Music Copyright to 95 Years

The IFPI and mediocre artists around the world are rubbing their hands in glee, after a proposal to extend copyright in the EU for another 45 years. The proposal, intended to 'benefit musicians', comes up for a vote on Wednesday. On the plus side, at the same time collecting societies…

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