How else to explain it suddenly pulling its Christmas movies from Amazon until July. Yup. You read it right. Christmas cartoons in July.
Illegitimate or simply unnecessary copyright claims are, unfortunately, commonplace in the Internet era. But if there's one person who's probably not going to back down from a claim of copyright infringement, it's probably Larry Lessig, one of the foremost writers and thinkers on digital-age copyright. Lessig has been ...
If you want to know the standard of legal arguments among the copyright patent trolls, you need look no further than the Prenda case in Georgia.
Attempts by Big Content to accuse YouTube of piracy have crashed into the iceberg which is the US legal system.
The 'six strikes' system of copyright regulation has started rolling out over the last 24 hours, notifying consumers when they download music, movies and games illegally.
The French government has released proposals to tax online businesses for the collection of personal data, in a move that would dramatically increase their currently-tiny tax bills.
Plans for a big crackdown on illegal downloading have been postponed, because of the effects of Hurricane Sandy.
Facebook has officially responded to a false copyright meme spreading across the social network which has been re-posted by millions of users in recent days.
Japan is to introduce tough penalties for internet users who download copyright-infringing material - with fines of up to $25,700 and a potential two-year jail term.
An awards ceremony streamed over the weekend by Ustream abruptly went black because a digital rights management tool used by the company reckoned copyright was being infringed and automatically shut it down.
The British owner of video-linking service SurfTheChannel has been sentenced to four years in prison following a private prosecution by copyright owners.
Google's to start demoting sites in its search results that receive large numbers of valid copyright-infringement notices - delighting the content industry, but worrying free-speech campaigners.
Electronic Arts is suing Zynga, claiming that Zynga's The Ville violates its copyright.
Aereo, which has been streaming a broadcast TV to New York subscribers, has had a victory in court, with a judge refusing to grant a preliminary injunction shutting the service down.
Following in Google's foosteps, Twitter has for the first time produced a Transparency Report, showing that the US government requested more user information than any other in the first half of this year.
A New Zealand judge has ruled that the search warrants against Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom were invalid, and that data shouldn't have been handed to the FBI.
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is calling for the US to abandon its attempt to extradite British student Richard O'Dwyer over alleged copyright offenses.
Oracle's intellectual property lawsuit against Google has finally fallen apart completely with a ruling from the judge in the case, William Alsup, that APIs can't be copyrighted.
Google's released a list of copyright-related take-down requests - and nearly half of them came from Microsoft, it says.
Many Internet users are big fans of pranks and memes. I've certainly RickRolled more than a few people in my day, just for grins, and I bet many of you have too.