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Warner Theme Park Pirated Artists' Music For Six Years, Court Rules - TorrentFreak [# !... - 0 views

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    " Andy on March 8, 2016 C: 33 Breaking The Supreme Court in Spain has ruled that during a six year period a Warner Bros. themed park failed to compensate artists and rightsholders. The Court found that between 2002 and 2008 Warner Park (Parque Warner) used unlicensed music in a "intense and continuous" manner and must now pay compensation of $354,000."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

No Pirate Bay Blockade in Sweden, Court Rules - TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " Andy on November 27, 2015 C: 27 Breaking After deliberating for almost a month the Stockholm District Court has decided that copyright holders can not force a Swedish ISP to block the The Pirate Bay. The Court found that Bredbandsbolaget's operations do not amount to participation in the copyright infringement offenses carried out by some of its 'pirate' subscribers."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Federal court rules in favor of NSA bulk snooping, White House happy - RT USA - 3 views

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    "Despite the opposition of the US public and lawmakers to NSA surveillance, the courts keep handing the Obama administration the license to snoop. A US appeals court just threw out a 2013 verdict against the NSA, to White House approval. "
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    I've read the court's decision. The article in RT overstates the breadth of the court's holding very substantially. The court did not throw the case out. Instead, by a 2-1 vote it vacated the district court's grant of a preliminary injunction and remanded the case for further proceedings including for the lower court judge to decide whether discovery should be allowed. The third judge would have thrown the case out. The decision does, however, steepen the slope the plaintiffs must climb to prevail in a renewed effort to obtain an injunction. That is regrettable, in my view. The article states: "The decision vindicates the government's stance that NSA's bulk surveillance programs are constitutional, the White House said Friday." In fact, the court's decision does not even touch on the topic of the program's constitutionality, reaching only the issue of standing. The article should either have omitted the statement or pointed out the error in the government's statement.
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    # ! thank You, Paul, for the observation. anyway, what it seems is that Citizens worldwide are going to be spied... judges aside, and -I'm afraid- not always with 'security issues' in the Agency's mind...
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    I agree, Gonzalo. Most of the "terrorist" groups the U.S. claims to be concerned with were in fact created by the U.S. Terrorism is simply the easiest means for the government to defend these surveillance programs. But the disclosures that the NSA spies for other purposes just doesn't get the coverage in mainstream media that might otherwise force changes. It's the Politics of Fear.
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

YouTube Doesn't Have To Police Piracy Proactively, Court Rules | TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " Ernesto on July 2, 2015 C: 20 Breaking A court in Hamburg, Germany, has ruled that YouTube is not required to actively monitor user uploads for pirated content. The court found that YouTube is not liable for what users upload, but did stress that Google's video platform has to do more to combat copyright infringement. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Hollywood's Anti-Piracy Secrets Must Be Revealed, Court Rules | TorrentFreak - 1 views

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    " Ernesto on March 9, 2015 C: 0 News All records that are part of the now-closed case between Hotfile and the MPAA will be unsealed in the interests of the public. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Embedding Is Not Copyright Infringement, EU Court Rules | TorrentFreak - 1 views

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    " Ernesto on October 25, 2014 C: 50 Breaking The Court of Justice of the European Union handed down a landmark verdict this week. The Court ruled that embedding copyrighted videos is not copyright infringement, even if the source video was uploaded without permission." [# ! #iMagine... ! … the #commotion # ! mainly, for Th@se who want to control every little # ! thing on the #web (@ll these that you think, # ! included…) # ! ;) ]
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Online Store Can Sell 'Used' Ebooks, Court Rules | TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " Ernesto on July 23, 2014 C: 68 News A Dutch marketplace for second hand eBooks is being allowed to continue operating after the Amsterdam Court dismissed complaints from book publishers. The Court ruled that "Tom Kabinet" operates in a legal gray area which requires further investigation. Meanwhile the used eBook business is booming. "
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    " Ernesto on July 23, 2014 C: 68 News A Dutch marketplace for second hand eBooks is being allowed to continue operating after the Amsterdam Court dismissed complaints from book publishers. The Court ruled that "Tom Kabinet" operates in a legal gray area which requires further investigation. Meanwhile the used eBook business is booming. "
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