DMCA

copyright

Reddit’s Piracy Subreddit Is Purging a Decade of Posts

The /r/piracy subreddit is deleting all posts older than six months after allegedly being alerted to an overwhelming amount of copyright complaints.
Matthew Gault
4.8.19
piracy

Music Industry Sues Major ISP In Bid to Kick Pirates Offline Permanently

If the music industry has its way, accused pirates could be kicked off the internet permanently based on what’s often flimsy evidence of guilt.
Karl Bode
3.27.19
YouTube

A Scammer Used YouTube’s Copyright System to Ransom Creators

By submitting fake copyright “flags” a scammer demanded hundreds of dollars via Paypal or Bitcoin and even managed to get past YouTube’s anti-abuse team.
Jack Hauen
2.7.19
Digital Millennium Copyright Act

AT&T Will Kick Internet Users Offline for Piracy

But critics say losing access to an essential utility is a problematic over-reaction to copyright infringement.
Karl Bode
11.6.18
security research

Feds Expand Security Researchers' Ability to Hack Without Going to Jail

"No researcher wants to end up in jail for discovering a vulnerability."
Karl Bode
10.29.18
WHOOPSY

Snapchat Source Code Leaked and Posted to GitHub

Snap confirmed to Motherboard that an iOS update recently exposed some of the company’s source code.
Joseph Cox
8.7.18
Right to Repair

Once Again, Activists Must Beg the Government to Preserve the Right to Repair

The excruciating DMCA section 1201 exemption process is upon us again, and the right to repair tractors, cars, and electronics is at stake.
Karl Bode
5.2.18
Porn Star Privacy

Facial Recognition for Porn Stars Is a Privacy Nightmare Waiting to Happen

The underlying tech being used by Pornhub could one day be used by more nefarious actors to identify amateur and unwitting porn models.
Samantha Cole
10.11.17
Pepe

This Is the First Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Filed Against a Pepe Meme Maker

The defendant will suggest to a federal court that her appropriation of Pepe is protected on "religious grounds as a Kekistani."
Matthew Gault
10.5.17
Emulation

Atlus Tried to Take Down a PlayStation 3 Emulator’s Crowdfunding Page

The company argued the emulator's mere existence infringed on their copyright, but Patreon pushed back.
Patrick Klepek
9.26.17
Last Impact

Nintendo Shuts Down the Internet's Favorite 'Super Mario 64' Modder

"I don't understand their decision, maybe they are the ones that should educate me on why this is a smart business move."
Emanuel Maiberg
9.20.17
DMCA

The Great Meme War II: Amid Lawsuit Threats, the Alt-Right Says Pepe Belongs to Them

The alt-right promises to fight for the right to shitpost.
Matthew Gault
9.19.17
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