EFF helping users get back their Megaupload content

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has launched a new website that will help those who have lost content on Megaupload.com.  The website, MegaRetrieval.com (link here), attempts to help people who legitimately uploaded their own content to the service and now can’t get it back,  due to the website being taken down for copyright infringement.  If you live in the USA and are missing lega...

Pedantic much Mr Levine

Seriously guys, don’t you have enough cash and fame already without trying to bum more from game studios over pedantic and ridiculous issues. I’m referring to you Adam Levine of Maroon 5, who in an out of character move has filed a law suit against Activision for potential exploitation of his likeness. Levine, who is currently working as a voice coach on NBC’s hit “The Voice”, has been angered by ...

Rockstar Films is trademarked and locked down

Rockstar Games has trademarked Rockstar Films for the purpose of covering the following “Animated motion picture films featuring entertainment, namely, action, adventure, dramatic, comedic, children’s and documentary themes; pre-recorded video discs and other pre-recorded digital and electronic media in the field of live action programs, motion pictures, or animation featuring entertai...

Senate bill 978 aims to kill streaming of games, movies & music

  A shoddy bill, known as Bill S.978, is now making its way through the government.  The “Anti-Streaming Bill” has one goal: to “amend the criminal penalty provision for criminal infringement of a copyright.” Written very vaguely (in order to provide the most “protection” to media companies) would, if passes, impose fines on ANY site or person that that str...

Man who uploaded Bakuman Anime has been arrested

On May 31st, a japanese office worker aged 32 was arrested on suspicion of uploading an episode of the Bakuman anime series to the internet. In what seems to be a continued crack-down by Japanese police on illegal file-sharing, the man was apprehended and is currently being questioned regarding other crimes police believe he has committed, after discovering thousands of other anime stored on his P...

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