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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Court Freezes Megaupload's MPAA and RIAA Lawsuits - TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " By Ernesto on November 25, 2016 C: 18 Breaking A federal court in Virginia has granted Megaupload's request to place the cases filed by the music and movie companies on hold until April next year, while the criminal case remains pending. Meanwhile, Megaupload is working hard to ensure that critical evidence on decaying hard drives is "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

French surveillance law is unconstitutional after all, highest court says | CSO Online - 0 views

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    "Giving government spies unfettered access to everyone's wireless communications is not such a good idea after all "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

EU Court: Open WiFi Operator Not Liable For Pirate Users - TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " Andy on September 16, 2016 C: 33 Breaking The Court of Justice of the European Union has found that the operator of an open WiFi network can not be held liable for infringements carried out by his users. The case involved Pirate Party member Tobias McFadden who was accused by Sony of enabling music piracy."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

EU Court: Not-For-Profit Hyperlinking Usually Not Copyright Infringement - TorrentFreak - 1 views

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    " Andy on September 8, 2016 C: 48 Breaking A ruling from the European Court of Justice has clarified when the posting of hyperlinks to infringing works is to be considered a 'communication to the public'. Those who post links to content they do not know is infringing in a non-commercial environment can relax, but for those doing so during the course of business the rules are much tighter."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Julia Reda - Freedom to link threatened by EU court decision and copyright plans [Date:... - 0 views

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    "Today, the European Court of Justice significantly curtailed the freedom to hyperlink - one of the basic building blocks of the web. Together with the new special copyright protection for news articles the European Commission is planning to propose next week, the ability of Europeans to point to things online without having to fear breaking a law is in peril. Could the following message soon be commonplace on the European internet? Read on for details."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Appeals Court Tells Government It Must Extend Educational Institution FOIA Fee Price Br... - 0 views

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    "The perennial FOIA Reform Masquerade Ball is again under way, with legislators attempting to dodge blustery requests to "cut in" by administration officials and similarly-motivated federal agencies. The dance usually ends with Congressional committee chairmen yanking needles from records and booting everyone out of the dancehall. Meanwhile, limited headway is being made in another branch of the government, far from the muffled protests of overwhelming majorities who have been shouted down by parties of one. The DC Appeals Court has just ruled that the government must extend its FOIA fee discounts to students at educational institutions, rather than just to instructors and administration. "
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    "The perennial FOIA Reform Masquerade Ball is again under way, with legislators attempting to dodge blustery requests to "cut in" by administration officials and similarly-motivated federal agencies. The dance usually ends with Congressional committee chairmen yanking needles from records and booting everyone out of the dancehall. Meanwhile, limited headway is being made in another branch of the government, far from the muffled protests of overwhelming majorities who have been shouted down by parties of one. The DC Appeals Court has just ruled that the government must extend its FOIA fee discounts to students at educational institutions, rather than just to instructors and administration. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

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.

Apple must pay £315 million as US Supreme Court rejects e-book antitrust appe... - 0 views

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    "Appeals court ruled that Apple knowingly conspired with publishers to keep prices high. by Megan Geuss (US) - Mar 7, 2016 5:45 pm UTC"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Court Orders Web-Blocking Monitoring Site To Be Blocked - TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " Andy on February 13, 2016 C: 22 Breaking A human rights organization that monitors web-censorship and pirate site blockades in Russia has been ordered to be blocked by a local court. After a legal challenge failed to convince prosecutors, RuBlacklist was advised this week that it has just three days left before local Internet service providers block the site ."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Court: Cox Willingly Failed to Disconnect Pirating Subscribers - TorrentFreak - 1 views

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    " Ernesto on December 2, 2015 C: 151 Breaking District Court Judge Liam O'Grady has just issued a detailed memorandum explaining why Cox isn't entitled to a safe harbor defense. He ruled that Cox willingly failed to disconnect repeat or flagrant 'pirate' subscribers, a decision that could have an enormous impact on all U.S. Internet providers. "
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.

BitTorrent Usage Doesn't Equal Piracy, Cox Tells Court - TorrentFreak - 1 views

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    " By Ernesto on November 15, 2015 C: 36 Breaking U.S. Internet provider Cox Communications is scheduled to go to trial soon, defending itself against copyright infringement claims from two music companies. In a new motion Cox asks the court to prohibit the use of any material claiming that BitTorrent equals piracy. BitTorrent has plenty legitimate uses and equating it to infringement would mislead the jury during trial, the ISP argues. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

The Digital Firehose: Free the Law: Democracy requires open court decisions - 0 views

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    "It is heartening to see that someone has noticed how most of our court documents and decisions are locked up behind a paywall and is willing to do something about it."
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    "It is heartening to see that someone has noticed how most of our court documents and decisions are locked up behind a paywall and is willing to do something about it."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Is Streaming Pirated Movies Illegal? EU Court to Decide - TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " Ernesto on October 12, 2015 C: 35 Breaking Seeking clarification, a Dutch court has referred several streaming related questions to the EU Court of Justice. The questions relate to a case between local anti-piracy group BREIN and a seller of so-called "pirate boxes" that come pre-loaded with streaming plugins. It is currently unclear whether streaming pirated movies is permitted under EU law."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

PETA Defends Its Rights To Represent The Selfie-Taking Monkey In Court | Techdirt - 0 views

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    "from the that's-a-silly-question dept We've written plenty about the infamous monkey selfie, and have even been threatened by two totally separate organizations for posting the photo here on Techdirt (which we're about to do again):"
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.

Copyright Troll Asks Court to Ban the Term 'Copyright Troll' - TorrentFreak - 1 views

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    " Ernesto on August 4, 2015 C: 36 News Adult movie studio Malibu Media has asked the Indiana federal court to ban negative terms during an upcoming trial against an alleged BitTorrent pirate. According to the copyright troll, descriptions such as "copyright troll," "pornographer" and "porn purveyor" could influence the jury."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Patent Trolls Working Overtime | FOSS Force - 0 views

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    "Christine Hall Unified Patents LogoThe trolls are still at it. In spite of the fact that the Supreme Court was busy ruling against them last year - between January and June it ruled against patent holders six times - the number of cases being brought by non-practicing entities (NPE), which is one measure of a troll, continues to rise."
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    "Christine Hall Unified Patents LogoThe trolls are still at it. In spite of the fact that the Supreme Court was busy ruling against them last year - between January and June it ruled against patent holders six times - the number of cases being brought by non-practicing entities (NPE), which is one measure of a troll, continues to rise."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

ACLU to appellate court: Please halt NSA's resumed bulk data collection | Ars Technica - 0 views

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    "Lawyer: "The Second Circuit has already concluded that the program is illegal." by Cyrus Farivar - Jul 14, 2015 6:56 pm UTC"
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. "
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