ACTA draft draws cautious welcome

A '99 percent complete' version of the proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) has been released, in an effort to reach accord on how to stop the global trade in pirated goods.

YouTube sees off TV copyright case in Spain

YouTube today won a court victory in Spain over allegations that it had been infringing the copyright of Spanish broadcaster Telecinco.

Ivi sues TV networks before the networks sue ivi

Ivi TV has decided to get its retaliation in first, and is suing several major broadcasters to assert its right to broadcast their content without formal agreements.

YouTube teams with RumbleFish for copyrighted 'Friendly Music'

YouTube has signed a deal with music licensing store RumbleFish allowing YouTube users to buy copyright-protected tracks to add to their videos.

US turns its sights on China in intellectual property battle

The US is taking its gloves off in the fight over intellectual property, and says it plans to go after foreign websites that encourage piracy.

LimeWire defeated in RIAA copyright case

A US District Court has ruled that file-sharing software supplier LimeWire has been inducing copyright infringement, in a decision that could see the end of the company.

MPIAA, RIAA call for draconian new anti-piracy measures

Movie companies and recording companies are calling for spyware to be installed on all computers to detect and delete pirated material.

Handbags at dawn in Google-Viacom dispute

The brickbats are flying in the Google-vs-Viacom copyright case, with Google accusing Viacom of setting YouTube up.

Pirate Bay founder wants users to pay for music

One of the founders of Pirate Bay, Peter Sunde, has launched a website that, er, lets people pay for content on the web.