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Google under attack by anti-piracy groups over DMCA takedown limits

Google under attack by anti-piracy groups over DMCA takedown limits

Google currently allows copyright holders to request a takedown from the search giant's search results, but they only allow 10,000 URL requests per day, which just isn't enough for some copyright holders nowadays, and they're fighting with Google to raise the limit to 40,000 requests per day, which is supposedly enough for companies to request without reaching a cap.

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Leaked AT&T training documents reveal anti-piracy plan

Leaked AT&T training documents reveal anti-piracy plan

A leaked batch of AT&T training documents reveal an anti-piracy plan in the books, which includes sending warning notices to flagged accounts. In what seems to be a completely draconian measure, any subscriber who's account is flagged multiple times for copyright infringement will have access to frequently-visited websites (Facebook? YouTube?) blocked until they complete an online course on copyright. The warning notices will begin on November 28th.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 12, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 12, 2012

Whew - what a day! For those who missed it, Apple held its big event today, revealing the iPhone 5 and new versions of the of the iPod Touch and the iPod Nano. You can see most of the day's news in our iPhone 5 event wrap-up and our iPod Touch and Nano wrap-up, but of course, even more news about these new iDevices hit after those event wrap-ups were posted. For instance, we went hands-on with the iPhone 5 and then later with the 5th generation iPod Touch before getting the chance to check out Apple's new EarPods, which have undergone a redesign just in time for the launch of the iPhone 5. If you're more of an iPod Nano kind of person, then you'll be pleased to know that we also have you covered in our hands-on with the 7th generation iPod Nano.

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Jammie Thomas loses appeal as court upholds $222,000 fine for music sharing

Jammie Thomas loses appeal as court upholds $222,000 fine for music sharing

For me, the Jammie Thomas case illustrates all that is broken and loathsome about the RIAA and our legal system today. The Thomas case has been ongoing for many years now, as the woman was found guilty of sharing copyrighted songs in 2007. RIAA originally accused the woman of sharing 1700 copyrighted tunes and later chopped the number to 24.

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