Artists Join Alki David's Class Action Lawsuit Against CBS and CNET Over Illegal File Trading and Copyright Infringement
Internet media entrepreneur Alki David, songwriters and artists are working together to file a copyright infringement lawsuit against CBS subsidiaries CNET and CBS Interactive for profiting and generating billions of dollars by distributing illegal file trading software.
How to Protect, Manage and Exploit Intellectual Property, Trademarks and Copyrights using a new ICANN Top-Level Domain TLD Name Extension
- August 25, 2011
- Copyright, Games, Internet Security, Movies, Music, Patent, Software, Trademark
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How will the Entertainment Industry and Brands protect, manage and exploit their Intellectual Property (IP), Trademarks and Copyrights leveraging a new ICANN Top-Level Domain (TLD) name extension?
Eric Schmidt: Google will fight anti-piracy efforts and not block access to illegal, copyright infringing pirate sites like Pirate Bay
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt has spoken against government's plans to block access to illegal file-sharing websites, such as Pirate Bay. Schmidt alleges that such a move could set a "disastrous precedent" for freedom of speech.
Schmidt stated that "If there is a law that requires DNSs [which allows users to connect to websites] to do X and it's passed by both houses of congress and signed by the president of the United States and we disagree with it then we would still fight it."
"If it's a request the answer is we wouldn't do it, if it's a discussion we wouldn't do it," added Schmidt.
It is common knowledge that Google profits from ad placement no matter whether the content is licensed or not. According to recent studies, nearly 25% of global Internet bandwidth is used for downloading copyrighted works illegally. It is reasonable to assume that, since Google is beneficiary of traffic generation and profiting through it, they would be hurt financially by such a measure to protect copyright from infringers.
Is the Web really dead? What is ICANN doing about it? Are ISPs and Google abusing copyright laws and using piracy to piggyback music, movie, book and software creators's work to profit? What can be done to expand the Internet and keep it open for all to access?
ICANN may face anti-trust lawsuits if Registry-Registrar Vertical Integration not allowed for new entrants to increase domain competition & innovation
As the VeriSign lawsuit has shown, it is critical that ICANN does not shoot new entrants on the foot and cripple them from innovating and competing both in the domain industry and other industries if their model is suited for that function. Falling prey to the antiquated concept of Vertical Separation will create anti-trust problems. Top-level domain (TLD) new entrants already have all odds stacked up against them.
Will the movie industry's raise of movie ticket prices negatively impact Hollywood industry profits and increase piracy and illegal downloading of pirated films?
Will the increase of movie ticket prices increase the illegal downloading of movies? Will high prices of ticketing negatively affect the profits of the movie industry and Hollywood in the long run and push loyal movie goers to piracy?
Can Innovation Help Fight Piracy? 5 Steps to Innovative Behavior, Creativity & Creating New Opportunities
Innovation is regarded as the new way of doing something that is useful. It may refer to incremental and emergent or radical and revolutionary changes. Can Innovation help fight piracy and introduce new opportunities and methods for monetization? The 5-Step Visualization Method for Creative Thinking & Innovation can help bring about innovative behavior, creativity and as a result create new opportunities.
Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello is confident that EA can convert illegal pirates of games to potential customers. The reason: downloadable content that you can not access with a pirated copy.
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- May 26, 2011
- Copyright, Games, Internet Security, Movies, Music, Software, Trademark
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Software developer SpeedTrack files patent infringement lawsuit against Amazon.com, Best Buy, Overstock.com, Nike, Costco and Dell
- Music Coalition, Hollywood Movie & TV Industry support IP Protect Act, following COICA's footsteps
- Phishing scam affecting email services such as Hotmail and GMail is spreading
- Nintendo Combats Piracy & Launches Copyright Infringement Lawsuit
- Viacom Has Emails Showing That YouTube Knowingly Violated Copyrights
- Microsoft is awarded a patent for a DRM system that works in P2P networks.
- Verizon to pay ASCAP $5 million interim license fee for public ringtone use
- Software developer SpeedTrack files patent infringement lawsuit against Amazon.com, Best Buy, Overstock.com, Nike, Costco and Dell
- Radiohead´s Ed O´Brien Reacts to Lily Allen Piracy Row