MPs attack Google’s ‘derisory’ efforts to stop music and film piracy — Despite Google’s “influence in the government’s inner, policy-making sanctum,” a UK gov’t committee has released a report that “accused the search engine of offering the thinnest of excuses to avoid taking action against widespread piracy.”
How Google Algorithm Changes Hit Torrent Site Traffic — Torrentfreak speaks with an admin of one of the largest torrent sites who notes that changes in Google’s search engine have a big impact on the traffic that is driven to infringing sites, confirming last week’s report from the MPAA.
Fox Television Stations, Inc. et al. v. Filmon X LLC, et al.:Another victory for content providers in the ongoing saga of internet re-transmission of broadcast TV — Scott Sholder of Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard examines the decision from a DC district court earlier this month that continued the trend of courts outside the Second Circuit rejecting the “one antenna one user” contrivance that Aereo and FilmOn X have relied on.
As the world churns: The young and restless world of online video — TechPolicyDaily looks at the explosion in options in online video that we’ve seen in recent years. “Of course, any assertion that media consumers are not better off than ever is difficult to support. In my childhood, most of us got CBS (and perhaps a few dozen VHF and UHF channels) via one medium — broadcast. Depending on your geographic location, the signal was often fuzzy. And once a show aired — it was gone forever, or at least until summer reruns.”
The 13 Most Insidious, Pervasive Lies of the Modern Music Industry… — Everything from the Long Tail to touring and t-shirts.
Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 300 – Not Quite Sparta — Last week I joined Jonathan Bailey, Patrick O’Keefe, and David Newhoff of Illusion of More for the 300th episode of Jonathan and Patrick’s Copyright 2.0 show. A freewheeling discussion of current copyright issues ensued.
Goold on Translations in Early Copyright Law — Interesting academic article that challenges the dominant historical account that early copyright law focused only on verbatim copying and did not extend the exclusive right to translations.