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The Pirate Bay is the world's most high-profile file-sharing site and is being taken to court by media firms including Sony and Warner Bros. ... Say that they cannot be prosecuted for copyright theft because none of the content is hosted on their computer servers. ... Said the site "can be compared to making cars that can be driven faster than the speed limit".


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Half of the charges levelled at the founders of the Pirate Bay file-sharing site have been dropped.


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A series of punctuation marks used to convey a wink in text messages - known as an emoticon - has been trademarked in Russia, says a local businessman. Entrepreneur Oleg Teterin said the trademark for the ;-) emoticon was granted to him by Russia's federal patent agency.


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The Pirate Party doesn't want to be perceived as a bunch of computer hackers that just want to download the latest Angelina Jolie movie for free.
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A controversy surrounding the AACS cryptographic key arose in April 2007 when the MPAA and the Advanced Access Content System Licensing Administrator, LLC (AACS LA) began issuing demand letters to websites publishing a 128-bit number, represented in hexadecimal as 09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0, which is one of the cryptographic keys for HD DVDs and Blu-ray Discs. The letters demanded the immediate removal of the key and...
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The Streisand effect is an Internet phenomenon where an attempt to censor or remove a piece of information backfires, causing the information to be publicized widely and to a greater extent than would have occurred if no censorship had been attempted. Examples of such attempts include censoring a photograph, a number, a file, or a website (for example via a cease-and-desist letter). Instead of being suppressed, the information receives...
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... group of actors backing a bill banning the use of a person's image or voice without consent for up to 70 years after their death. ... Newman said inexpensive computer software made it possible to produce a new movie by re-editing the original.


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... a nonprofit that offers a flexible copyright for creative work.
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