Judge Bans Hacker From Disseminating PlayStation Unlocking Code
January 27th, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO, January 27, 2011 — Prize-winning science student and renowned hacker George Hotz was temporarily banned Wednesday from disseminating code that allows PlayStation 3 owners to run software that wasn’t authorized by Sony.
Viacom Hires Theodore Olsen To Appeal YouTube Decision
October 26th, 2010
Viacom has hired former Solicitor General Theodore Olson to appeal an unfavorable outcome in a billion dollar copyright infringement lawsuit that came down this June, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
U.S. Copyright Chief Marybeth Peters, Who Presided Over Office’s Expansive Influence, to Retire
September 13th, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO, September 13, 2010 — The U.S. top policy chief in charge of steering and influencing the nation’s positions on copyright issues is to retire by the end of the year, the copyright office announced Monday.
Marybeth Peters became Register in 1994, which the copyright office said is the second-longest term served by anyone other than the first Register ever Thorvald Solberg.
Free At Last? Obama Admin Jailbreaks iPhone, Sanctions MashUps, Blesses Security Research
Copyright, Intellectual Property, Uncategorized, Wireless
July 27th, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO, July 26, 2010 – The US Copyright Office on Monday addressed many of the longstanding criticisms of a digital-era copyright law when it granted all of the exemptions to the law (under certain circumstances) requested by a flagship digital rights group.
Experts Debate Need for New Digital Copyright Law
Broadband's Impact, Copyright, Intellectual Property
July 2nd, 2010
WASHINGTON, July 2, 2010 – The Digital Millennium Copyright Act that extended the reach of copyright when it became law in 1998 may have been created for the new millennium, just not this one, said an academic expert during a Thursday panel discussion.
Clinton-Era Digital Copyright Law Needs Overhaul, Argues Rights Group
May 13th, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO, May 13, 2010 — A 12-year-record of abuses and misuses of a law designed to prevent digital piracy shows definitively that it isn’t working as intended, said a digital rights group in a new report released Thursday.
“In the years since the DMCA’s passage, section 1201’s harmful effects on copyright’s core goal to “promot[e] Progress” have become unfortunately clear,” write Pan C. Lee, Daniel S. Park, Allen W. Wang and Jennifer M. Urban, a group of legal researchers at Berkeley Law School. “It is in need of an update to restore the balance.”
Corning's Fendley Joins NCTA's McSlarrow and Windhausen to Discuss Government-Funded Broadband
November 6th, 2008
WASHINGTON, October 22 – Stan Fendley, the director of legislative and regulatory policy for Corning, Inc., has joined the roster of speakers for BroadbandCensus.com’s next big event: the Tuesday, November 18 meeting of the Broadband Breakfast Club.