Wireless carriers filing comments late last week in the FCC's fifth-generation (5G) "spectrum frontiers" proceeding recommended against further
In a legal development that has caught the attention of broadband Internet service providers (ISPs), the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District
DISH Network was handed a partial legal victory in a Los Angeles federal court as U.S. District Court Judge Dolly M. Gee rejected claims that DISH
Spurred by protests and by an online petition that garnered 2.8 million signatures, members of the European Parliament (EP) rejected a global agreement against online piracy that critics charged would unfairly penalize individual consumers who download copyrighted material for their own private use.
During oral arguments on the broadcast networks’ request for a preliminary injunction to shut down the Aereo web streaming service, a Manhattan federal district court judge questioned the networks on the extent to which the Second Circuit’s 2008 decision in Cartoon Network v. CSC Holdings applies to the case at hand.
In a development hailed by European Digital Rights as a “win for fundamental freedoms,” the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decreed that operators of social networking websites are not obligated to install blanket filtering systems that monitor and remove copyrighted content that is posted illegally.
In the wake of widespread web protests last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) postponed further action last Friday on two controversial online piracy bills, hoping to allow further discussion to resolve the concerns of affected stakeholders.
In the midst of widespread online protests Wednesday against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA)one of the top opponents of SOPA in Congressintroduced his own version of online piracy legislation that would give the International Trade Commission (ITC) the power to police the illegal importation of digital content into the U.S. via foreign websites.
As Wikipedia and scores of other online industry players prepared to black out their websites on Wednesday, top technology officials at the White House outlined the Obama Administration’s concerns with online piracy legislation that would authorize the Justice Department to shut down, via court order, U.S. financial support to “rogue” foreign websites that sell pirated movies, music and other goods.
In a development with implications for the European Union’s (EU’s) ongoing debate concerning online copyright infringement, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) struck down a ruling, issued by Belgium’s copyright management watchdog, that ordered Tiscali, a Belgian ISP, to monitor and block peer-to-peer (P2P) files that illegally contain copyrighted musical works.