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10.16.15
US appeals court rules Google's book-scanning project is legal
10.16.15

US appeals court rules Google's book-scanning project is legal

The 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in New York ruled that Google's use of out-of-print book excerpts falls under "fair use."

By B. Steele,   10.16.15
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10.14.15
No thanks: JPEG images may soon have copy protection
10.14.15

No thanks: JPEG images may soon have copy protection

The JPEG organization is working on a standard that would lock down images with DRM.

By J. Fingas,   10.14.15
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09.14.15
Appeals Court: Copyright holders 'must consider fair use' before sending DMCAs
09.14.15

Appeals Court: Copyright holders 'must consider fair use' before sending DMCAs

A US Appeals Court rules that copyright holders at least need to pretend to consider fair use before spamming takedown notices.

By A. Tarantola,   09.14.15
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12.22.12
UK offers long-awaited copyright reform that sanctions format shifting, remote education
12.22.12

UK offers long-awaited copyright reform that sanctions format shifting, remote education

Believe it or not, it's still illegal in the UK to rip a favorite CD, or even to show copyrighted...

By J. Fingas,   12.22.12
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01.20.12
PIPA and SOPA votes pushed back in the face of overwhelming opposition
01.20.12

PIPA and SOPA votes pushed back in the face of overwhelming opposition

In the face of overwhelming opposition from just about every major technology company and the gener...

By T. O'Brien,   01.20.12
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12.22.11
Republic Wireless changes stance: unlimited will be truly unlimited, 'no thresholds' or asterisks
12.22.11

Republic Wireless changes stance: unlimited will be truly unlimited, 'no thresholds' or asterisks

Credit where it's due: Republic Wireless has just made an about-face on the only major downfall w...

By D. Murph,   12.22.11
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01.12.11
T-Mobile UK backs down a bit, limits 500MB fair use policy to new and upgrading customers
01.12.11

T-Mobile UK backs down a bit, limits 500MB fair use policy to new and upgrading customers

Alright, folks -- if you've already got a T-Mobile UK account in your back pocket, you can breathe...

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01.11.11
T-Mobile UK cuts 'fair use' allowance to 500MB, sends you home to watch online video
01.11.11

T-Mobile UK cuts 'fair use' allowance to 500MB, sends you home to watch online video

In one of the most insensitive announcements in recent PR history, T-Mobile UK is telling its custo...

By Vlad Savov,   01.11.11
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05.27.10
ReQuest threatens to enable DVD piracy on its media streamers, announces one sans DVD
05.27.10

ReQuest threatens to enable DVD piracy on its media streamers, announces one sans DVD

Enjoy copying DVDs onto $5,000 boutique home servers? If you've got the dough, ReQuest has got you...

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