Commerce Dept Releases Digital Valedictory

DOC Releases Digital Valedictory The Department of Commerce has released a report “Enabling Growth and Innovation in the Digital Economy,” which it describes as a chronicle of the Commerce Department’s efforts in support of the digital economy over the course of the Obama Administration in areas of a free and open internet, privacy and intellectual property. The report…

Commerce Department Releases White Paper Calling for Copyright Reform

  The Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force, comprised of representatives of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and other Commerce Department agencies, has released a “White Paper on Remixes, First Sale, and Statutory Damages: Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy.”   The most far reaching recommondations of…

NZ Court Allows Kim Dotcom Extradition

Remember Megaupload?  The file hosting and sharing site, which once was the 13th most visited site on the Internet, was shut down by the Justice Department in 2012 as part of a criminal complaint alleging copyright infringement, rackeering and money laundering.   The Justice Department claims that downloads of pirated movies and music through Megaupload at…

9th Circuit Holds DMCA Take Down Notices Must Account for Fair Use

9th Circuit Holds DMCA Take Down Notices Must Account for Fair Use In 2007, Stephanie Lenz posted the video below (“Lets Go Crazy #1”) of her son dancing to Prince’s “Lets Go Crazy”. Universal filed a DMCA take down request.  After Lenz filed a counter-notification, the video was restored over Universal’s objections.  Working with the…