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Hotfile Liable for Copyright Infringement

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Cyberlocker Hotfile has been found liable for copyright infringement, according to a statement released by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). Ars Tecnica reports that the judgment of the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida will be sealed for two weeks, but based on the MPAA’s statement, the Panama-based online file-sharing […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

September 12th, 2013 at 8:06 am

$222,000 Illegal Downloading Damages Award Reinstated

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The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has reinstated the $222,000 damages award against a woman the music industry says illegally downloaded and shared music online. The legal proceedings brought by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) against Jammie Thomas-Rasset have been going on for six years; originally the RIAA sued Thomas-Rasset alleging she illegally […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

September 19th, 2012 at 6:05 am

SCOTUS Declines to Hear Appeal in Illegal Downloading Case

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The United States Supreme Court has declined to review the $675,000 fine Joel Tenenbaum had been ordered to pay for illegally downloading and sharing music. As we told you at LegalZoom.com back in September 2011: The Recording Industry Association of America originally sued the student, Joel Tenenbaum, in 2009. A jury subsequently found him guilty […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

May 22nd, 2012 at 11:20 am

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FCC’s “Net Neutrality” Shot Down by Appellate Court

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The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has struck down a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) order to Comcast requiring so-called “net neutrality,” the equal treatment of all Internet content by service providers.

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Written by Michelle Fabio

April 7th, 2010 at 11:18 am