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CBS Drops Lawsuit Over ‘Pirated’ Screenshot of 59-Year-Old TV Show
Posted on Friday December 15, 2017

CBS Broadcasting has dropped its lawsuit against a New York photographer who posted a screenshot of a 1958 episode of the TV series 'Gunsmoke' on social media. The suit was filed after the man first sued CBS for copyright infringement, a case that will likely be settled soon.

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Seized Popcorn Time “News” Domain Back in Court to Defend Free Speech
Posted on Friday December 15, 2017

The battle over the legality of a seized Popcorn Time "news" domain is heating up again in Norway. Two digital rights groups are challenging the domain seizure, arguing that free speech is at stake. It's going to be the "revenge of the nerds," lawyer Kirill Miazine says.

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Kim Dotcom’s Extradition Battle Suffers High Court Setback
Posted on Friday December 15, 2017

As Kim Dotcom continues his fight to avoid extradition to the United States, the entrepreneur suffered a setback this morning. Siding with the US government in a ruling published this morning, Justice Brewer at the New Zealand High Court rejected seven out of eight arguments put forward by the entrepreneur for judicial review.

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FCC Repeals U.S. Net Neutrality Rules
Posted on Thursday December 14, 2017

The FCC has repealed U.S. net neutrality rules. As a result of today's vote, Internet providers have the freedom to restrict, or charge for, access to certain sites and services if they please. This also means that BitTorrent throttling and blocking could become commonplace once again, as it was a decade ago.

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Canadian Government Triggers Major Copyright Review
Posted on Thursday December 14, 2017

The House of Commons has triggered a parliamentary review of Canada's Copyright Act, to be conducted by the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology. The music industry was quick to weigh in, congratulating government ministers and making it known that the so-called Value Gap, which concerns copyright takedown regimes and artist remuneration, will be high on the agenda.

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