The MPA, Hollywood’s anti-piracy group, has sent a DMCA notice to GitHub asking the platform to remove several Cloudstream-related files, including the CloudStream app, an Android-based software which can aggregate pirated content from third-party sources and is fully customizable through open-source extensions, and, complying with the takedown request, the Cloudstream developer has voluntarily removed the contested files from GitHub, hoping to avoid legal repercussions.
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Lawyers Jared Beck and Elizabeth Lee Beck are suing Twitter for the alleged material breach of contract in relation to their suspension from the platform, which they allege violates Twitter's newly revised terms and conditions announced by CEO Jack Dorsey in a tweet.
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The author's blog post was removed from Google search results due to a right-to-be-forgotten (RTBF) request made in compliance with European data protection law, which the author believes is not justified and negatively impacts information governance, though they will not be appealing to Google.
Sony Music has won a legal battle against DNS resolver Quad9, which was ordered to block the piracy site, Canna.to, using a "no-fault" injunction process or face fines and prison time. While Quad9 has blocked the site's access for German users, Sony argued that its intentional failure to act on a pirated copy of the Evanescence album made it liable. Quad9 plans to appeal the decision at the Dresden Court of Appeal with the German Society for Freedom Rights' assistance.
Pirate sites are dumping domains altogether and using IP addresses to mitigate Google's downgrading measures; the website administrators have found a flaw in the system after successfully using IP addresses to bypass the Lithuanian Radio and Television Commission's previously blocked and deindexed sites.
The "Safeguarding Against Fraud, Exploitation, Threats, Extremism and Consumer Harms (SAFE TECH) Act" would threaten free speech online, hinder creators' ability to monetize content, and subject tech companies to frivolous or unfair lawsuits, and would change Section 230 of federal communications law.
The 24th episode of Strangers on the Internet discusses the behavior of dating app providers, their lack of action to protect users, and the cultural implications of lying and endangering others on dating apps.
An amicus brief has been filed in support of NetChoice's motion to a preliminary injunction against the California Age-Appropriate Design Code (AADC) to oppose the age-assurance requirement which erects onerous barriers that would discourage Internet usage and chill protected speech.
The Supreme Court's 2.5 hour long oral arguments in the Taamneh v. Twitter case focused on defining actus reus and mens rea and explored hypotheticals for implications of Section 230 reform, providing a preview of the potential effects of a post-Section 230 world.
Manga publishers and anti-piracy groups have been collaborating to identify pirates, investigate potential anti-piracy tools and explore legal procedures, with varying levels of success, but the underlying problem of pirates offering copyrighted content for free in the same global market remains.
The Gonzalez v Google case at the Supreme Court tomorrow is likely to have a disastrous effect on free speech and the status quo of the internet, as coverage will be dominated by misguided and erroneous opinions which stand in stark contrast to Section 230 experts and advocates of free speech.
Naomi Wolf's lawsuit against Twitter for their COVID-19 misinformation crackdown has become moot due to the recent changes in Twitter's ownership, which resulted in her reinstated account and the removal of content moderation policies.
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