US anti-piracy body targets foreign website owners for extradition | Technology | The Guardian.

Britons could face charges for breaking US copyrights even if they have no link to America and servers are based elsewhere


Doctors Use DMCA to Censor Bad Reviews

Sunday, 17th April, 2011

Doctors Use DMCA to Censor Bad Reviews.

A company called Medical Justice is reportedly using the DMCA to censor critical reviews of their clients – doctors. In response, some legal experts have set up a website to challenge this practise by allowing bad reviews to be posted on their site instead.


Vil ha retten til 22 utsagn – Kultur-og-underholdning – NRK.

Charlie Sheen søker det amerikanske patentkontoret om enerett til utsagn som “Duh, Winning” og “Torpedo of Truth”.


Dommer avviste «absurd» søksmål fra platebransjen – Kultur-og-underholdning – NRK.

Dommeren synes det ble i overkant mye å saksøke fildelingstjenesten Limewire for dollar.


Manhattan Federal Judge Kimba Wood Calls Record Companies’ Request for $75 Trillion in Damages ‘Absurd’ in Lime Wire Copyright Case.

Does $75 trillion even exist? The thirteen record companies that are suing file-sharing company Lime Wire for copyright infringement certainly thought so. When they won a summary judgment ruling last May they demanded damages that could reach this mind-boggling amount, which is more than five times the national debt.


Judge Rejects Google’s Deal to Digitize Books –

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge rejected Google’s $125 million class-action settlement with authors and publishers, delivering a blow to the company’s ambitious plan to build the world’s largest digital library and bookstore.


BBC News – New Jersey snow sculpture gets frosty reception.

Police in the US state of New Jersey have ordered a family to cover up their snow sculpture of the famous nude Venus de Milo after a neighbour complained.


Harvard Law Prof: Amazon’s WikiLeaks Shutdown Set Dangerous Precedent – Andy Greenberg – The Firewall – Forbes.

As WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange awaits a decision later this week on whether he’ll be extradited to Sweden to face sex crime charges, Harvard Law professor Yochai Benkler wants to remind us of another legal challenge to WikiLeaks that’s been largely forgotten over just the last month: the companies including Amazon, Visa, PayPal and MasterCard who cut off service to the company under political pressure.


Clinton advarer mot nettsensur – – Verden –

Stater som forsøker å sensurere nettet vil til sjuende og sist bare ødelegge for seg selv, mener USAs utenriksminister Hillary Clinton.

– Vi mener stater som har reist barrierer mot frihet på internett, uansett om det er tekniske filtre, sensurregimer eller angrep på dem som utøver sin rett til ytringsfrihet og forsamlingsfrihet på nettet, til slutt vil oppleve at de er trengt opp i et hjørne, sier Clinton.


PETA blir avvist i år også – Kultur-og-underholdning – NRK.

Den amerikanske dyrevernorganisasjonen PETA blir sannsynligvis nektet å vise sin siste reklame under Superbowl.