Google several years ago started blocking terms associated with sites that traffic in pirated content from its auto-complete function, and the term “BitTorrent” was among them. But BitTorrent…
Recording Industry Assn. Of America
The showbiz lobby and a number of lawmakers on Wednesday singled out Google and other search engines for being a gateway to pirated online content, unveiling a study that showed the “critical role”…
Victoria Espinel, the first White House intellectual property coordinator, has stepped down after almost four years in the post, according to industry sources. Espinel’s final day on the job was…
In Washington, among many content creators, it seems Google-bashing is second only to marveling at the search giant — namely the way it has expanded its reach via influence and lobbying.
Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and AOL and other companies that manage advertising networks unveiled a set of voluntary “best practices” on combating copyright infringement, a set of standards to follow as…
Owners of DVDs, CDs and other goods will have complete leeway to resell lawfully made goods at swap meets, on eBay or in stores, even if they were originally purchased abroad. On Tuesday, the Supreme…
When the Supreme Court denied a Minnesota woman's effort to appeal a $220,000 judgment for illegally downloading music, it was a reminder of a way that the record business tried to fight piracy…
Major Internet providers will roll out a system of Copyright Alerts -- warnings to consumers when they access pirated movies, TV shows and music -- over the next two months.
Hollywood studios and record labels unveiled a landmark agreement with Internet providers for a system of "copyright alerts" in an effort to crack down on content piracy.
When Vice President Joseph Biden appeared at a news conference last summer about copyright theft, he compared it to "smashing the window at Tiffany's and reaching in and grabbing what's in" the store.
A lawsuit recently filed against the Recording Industry Assn. of America could ultimately force the org to drop or dramatically change the way it uses its principal weapon in the fight against online…