Consumer Electronics Industry’s Gary Shapiro Offers Kinder Words to Hollywood at CES Show Opener
CES2013, Intellectual Property, The Innovation Economy
January 8th, 2013
LAS VEGAS, January 8, 2013 – One year after Consumer Electronics Association President Gary Shapiro opened his technology trade show with a war cry against the entertainment industry, Shapiro this morning touted “two industries working together to solve problems” of sharing digital content. In his welcoming remarks at the launch of the Consumer Electronics Show […]
U.S. Movie Studios Launch Lawsuit Against Online Media Locker Service
Copyright, Intellectual Property
February 8th, 2011
LOS ANGELES, February 8, 2011 — Five of the major motion picture studios in the United States on Tuesday launched the next phase of their industry’s ongoing campaign against online piracy by filing what will be a closely-watched copyright infringement lawsuit against Hotfile.com, a so-called cyberlocker service that allows its users to share and store large media files on its servers.
Don’t Turn YouTube Into The Boob-Tube, Plead Its Users
June 1st, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO, June 1, 2010 – A group of individuals who have successfully used YouTube to gain prominence in their fields on Friday jumped into the legal fight between media giants Viacom and Google to persuade a federal district court judge that YouTube is a legitimate tool rather than a tool used primarily to pirate popular forms of televised and filmed entertainment.