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  1. cageymaru

    Star Control: Origins Is Available for Purchase on Steam

    Star Control: Origins is available for purchase on Steam again after being forced off the digital storefront late last year by a DMCA take down notice from members of the original Star Control development team. Stardock, the developer of Star Control: Origins, is currently being sued by the...
  2. cageymaru

    Star Control: Origins Has Been Removed from Stores Due to DMCA Take Down Notice

    Star Control: Origins is in the process of being removed from digital storefronts such as Steam and GOG as members of the original development team have filed a DMCA take down notice against Stardock. Paul Reiche III and Fred Ford have filed the DMCA take down in the U.S. District Court for the...
  3. AlphaAtlas

    Renewed DMCA Exemptions Protect Security Researchers

    The Digital Millennium Copyright Act is often criticized for its overreaching potential for abuse, but fortunately, "Section 1201" allows lawmakers to change or renew specific exemptions every three years. Motherboard reports that the feds just renewed an exemption that protects security...
  4. AlphaAtlas

    Cloudflare Hit With a DMCA Subpoena

    A group of movie companies, including Bodyguard Productions, Cobbler Nevada, Criminal Productions, Dallas Buyers Club, and Venice PI, hit Cloudflare with a DMCA subpoena in a Hawaiian federal court. The companies tried to keep the request quiet, but Torrentfreak managed to obtain a copy of the...
  5. R

    Bar Receives 500 DMCA Notices Last Week

    Mac's Bar in Lansing, Michigan received 500 DMCA notices last week The bar's talent buyer tweeted the news on the 22nd, showing the 500 pages of DMCA notices. Each of the violations occurred between 9:40 and 10:30 on the day that the bar was hosting a juggalo Valentine's Day hip-hop show...
  6. DooKey

    Using YouTube Takedowns As Extortion

    Here's an interesting piece over at techdirt that explains how liability for copyrighted material on media platforms can be abused to get rid of content that's not really copyrighted. To hear the RIAA/MPAAs of the world, we need to weaken protections for platforms to help artists. Yet, here is...
  7. M

    Sony Issuing Takedowns for Leaked PS4 Software Development Kits

    So it seems Sony is up to some shenanigans. The company is trying to pull the plug on PS4 Software Development Kits from the Web by way of DMCA's "Safe Harbor" provision, 17 U.S.C. 512. From Ars Technica, Sony is preventing any leaks of its current SDK, version 4.5 which includes files and any...
  8. M

    US Copyright Office Wants to Permanently Legalize the Right to Repair

    Good news for all the tinkerers out there. Motherboard reports that the US Copyright Office is recommending the US government to take action to allow the repair of any item you own, including bypassing software. According to article, consumer rights groups had to go through an exemption process...
  9. cageymaru

    Farmers get Cornholed by DRM Software

    American farmers have always felt underappreciated when in fact they grow food that people consume around the globe. These stalwarts of entrepreneurship still appreciate and practice the D.I.Y. culture that this country was founded upon. But alas every good thing much come to an end to appease...
  10. Zarathustra[H]

    New Automated DMCA Notices Hit Movie Pirates With $300 Fines

    With courts having become more skeptical of piracy suits, and less likely to easily hand rightsholders the massive payouts they once did, the industry is now rethinking its approach. The latest effort appears to be a new round of automated "fines." Instead of taking all discovered pirates to...
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