Commerce Department Opens Debate on Copyright in Digital Economy

The newly released report by the Department of Commerce’s Internet Task Force, “COPYRIGHT POLICY, CREATIVITY, AND INNOVATION IN THE DIGITAL ECONOMY,” is the starting point for a round of public discussions on the protection of copyrights in the digital age.  While some press reports have raised concerns over reviving SOPA’s criminalizing the streaming of copyright…

White House Endorses Ad Network Anti-Piracy Plan

The White House has endorsed a plan put forth by 24/7 Media, Adtegrity, AOL, Condé Nast, Google, Microsoft, SpotXchange, and Yahoo!, with the support of the Interactive Advertising Bureau, committed to a set of best practices to address online infringement by reducing the flow of ad revenue to operators of sites engaged in significant piracy and…

Craigslist Complaint Against Data Scrapers Survives Motion to Dismiss

CRAIGSLIST WEB SCRAPING CASE CONTINUES BIG QUESTION ON WHETHER CFAA BARS ACCESS TO PUBLIC INFORMATION The court refused to dismiss much of Craigslist’s claim against data scrapers.  With respect to the CFAA claims, the court noted that  The parties have not addressed a threshold question of whether the CFAA applies where the wner of an…

Copyright Cats and Chickens and Internet Radio Fairness

ISP Graduated Response to Copyright Policing to Launch Nov 28 ISPs are getting ready to launch their copyright enforcement initiative known as Graduated Response starting November 28.  The plan was the collaborative work of the Center for Copyright Information, which is comprised of five Internet service providers (Verizon, Time Warner Cable, AT&T, Comcast, and Cablevision) and…

CLBR Seg 1: Foul Balls and Fair Use With Patricia Aufderheide from American University

SEGMENT 1:  Professor Patricia Aufderheide Discusses the application of Fair Use to the web. Professor Aufderheide is Director of the Center for Social Media at The American University’s School of Communications and author of “Reclaiming Fair Use” The Center for Social Media showcases and analyzes media for public knowledge and action—media made by, for, and…

Next on CLBR: Silicon Beach and Lawyers Behaving Badly

Featuring Popehat’s Ken White and DigitalLA’s Kevin Winston. NEWS Federal Court Opens ADA Floodgates to Streaming Video Content A Massachusetts federal judge has held that streaming video is subject to Americans with Disabilities Act in rejecting Neftlix motion to dismiss claim by National Association of Deaf that failing to close caption streaming video violates the…

Cyber Security Zone: LinkedIn Tops Target Roll Call

LinkedIn, eHarmony Headlines Latest Hacked Roll Call With breaches at LinkedIn and eHarmony reaching a combined 8 million users, there has been renewed attention towards using strong passwords and using different passwords for different sites.   The infographic from security firm Rapid7 below demonstrates, demonstrates the dangers of weak passwords. If you are concerned about…