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.
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.
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.
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.
Feds Expand Security Researchers' Ability to Hack Without Going to Jail
"No researcher wants to end up in jail for discovering a vulnerability."
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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."
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.