I lived through the Napster thing real-time. The outcome was, tech-that-encourages-slash-facilitates-copyright-violation-is-illegal. So why doesn't the YouTube server farm disturb the powers that be? [more inside]
YANML or even HL but tossing this out anyway: My client took an online course with a specific teacher. She (client) later taught a course on the same topic - a general topic where you can find any number of people teaching this non-copyrighted material (let's say she's teaching personal development skills)) Client receives notice from former teacher that she's using copyrighted material - which she's not - and that the agreement she signed for the class she took stated she couldn't use the material (which she's not) Today she gets a DMCA notice. [more inside]
An organization who used one of my copyrighted images wants me to retract the DMCA complaint I filed with YouTube. The offending video has been removed and YouTube placed their account on some kind of hold/probation for 6 months? Should I retract my complaint? [more inside]
I am trying to locate studies or cited figures that estimate how much of the content on Youtube is posted without permission or attribution. [more inside]
I have a photograph in my Flickr feed that has proved very popular on Tumblr and other young-person social networking sites. I have a personal connection to the picture and so, when I see it posted without credit, I have been enthusiastically submitting DMCA takedown notices to remove the image. Yesterday I saw it as someone's Twitter avatar. They had cropped out most of the photo and added a stupid mustache to the picture. I submitted a DMCA notice; Twitter's response was to ask me if it didn't fall under fair use. I don't think it does. [more inside]
Where can I host videos for my Shakespeare play comparison website that won't a) cost me tons due to hosting and b) be YouTube knee-jerky on copyright violation? [more inside]
Is it considered copyright infringement to stream an MP3 on a web page for promotional purposes? No download etc, just streaming. [more inside]
Why is it that, when content providers go on DMCA takedown-sprees on YouTube, versions of the content that were visibly filmed off of a TV or other monitor often remain? Is this some kind of loophole, or do content providers choose not to go after low quality copies of copyrighted content?
My friend received a DMCA takedown notica via her ISP, that order her to remove some content that someone had allegedly downloaded on an ip that matched hers at some point. [more inside]
Where are my DMCA and IP and web publishing experts? Need some generic legal-ish advice. [more inside]
My webhost just got a DMCA takedown notice for my site. One catch, my site wasn't hosting or in anyway linking to the alleged content. What now? Please help. [more inside]
DVD ripping newbie wants to know: how easy and legal is it to rip DVDs so they can be watched on an iPad? [more inside]
Youtube filter: how do I find pages for videos on youtube that have been taken fown for DMCA violations? [more inside]
A web host has refused to comply with a DMCA notice I've sent. I am interested in filing a lawsuit, but the web host (an individual/small company, not one of the big ones) has claimed I'd need to file in the federal court located in the state where he is incorporated. Is this true? Why can't I file in my own state if I'm protecting my own copyrighted material?
A home video of mine was taken down from Google Video by Warner Music because of the soundtrack. Should I dispute? [more inside]
Unauthorized use of a personal photograph to promote a business. What to do if the business refuses to take it down and DMCA notices are too slooow? [more inside]
YouTube yanked my Star Wars on a Banjo video saying Warner Music Group was claiming infringement. Did I break the law? Do I have any recourse? [more inside]
What was the wording on this faux-DMCA laptop sticker I saw? [more inside]
DMCA takedown for the Grateful Dead? I recently received a pseudo-DMCA notice about a website hosting exclusively Grateful Dead music. I have a few questions about how to proceed. [more inside]
Here is my dilemma. Last week I received a DMCA takedown notice from my ISP regarding a TV show that I torrented (is that a word yet?). Do I ignore the message, or give them the information? I know this was wrong, but my thinking was that this was a TV show, and not music, HBO, movies, etc. I guess I was seriously wrong. I deleted the file and uninstalled uTorrent. [more inside]
OK, so that's how to do it, but should I do it? Should I rip my DVD and/or CD collections to a media server and then import the computer - but not the original discs - to the US, if I were move there? [more inside]
Stealing-the-Web filter. How can you check? [more inside]
Is using allofmp3 any more or less legal than downloading from an open server that lives somewhere under explicit RIAA coverage? What about an open server in Russia?
I recall (and might be wrong) that there was a recently released report on how Digital Rights Management didn't work - put forward in the UK, or possibly the EU. Any references appreciated (on behalf of a small colony somewhere in the south pacific, currently investigating similar DMCA type legislation) [more inside]
Can ASCAP/BMI sue you or levy fees for original music not in their catalog? [more inside]
Is it legal to download episodes of broadcast tv? [more inside]
Can one hack a settings file or something to overcome the five (or ten) user limit on networking under WinXP Home (or Professional?) Am I violating the DMCA by asking?
Is DeCSS legal? [more inside]
My friend got a letter from the cable company accusing her of violating the DMCA. The alleged offense is downloading some sort of fighting game. Thing is, my friend is a near retirement, middle-aged woman who lives alone and has no interest in games and doesn't download anything. What is the proper way to respond? Links please.