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Anonymous has now targeted Hunter Moore. In a release published today, Anon writes: Greetings citizens of the world, We are Anonymous. This is a call to all Anonymous worldwide, you have a chance to make a real difference in the lives of hundreds of bullied teenagers and protect them from...

Back in April, I wrote an article "Challenging The Copyrightability Of Porn" (html version - digital mag version) This was to confront a growing chorus of voices questioning whether porn can be copyrighted. You likely don't need to read my article to know where I come down on it. ...

Remember Righthaven?  While it has been stripped of its intellectual property and claims against it keep piling up, the fat lady has not yet sung - and the ABA has noticed. The May 2012 ABA Journal's cover story is the aftermath of Righthaven.  Eriq Gardner, who Righthaven once sued for posting...

By J. DeVoy In a stunning revelation sure to be devastating to freetards everywhere, not everyone who creates copyrightable work is Lars Ulrich or some ponytailed douchebag driving a BMW 7-series while demanding that the RIAA sue more people so his fat, dumb and entitled daughter can have a pony.  The...

by Vaughn Greenwalt The latest criticism of mass-copyright litigation follows the same mantra of previously-pissed patrons: “I know I stole your porn but I’ll be embarrassed if anyone finds out so you can’t sue me!” Cut the crap already, “shame” is not a legal defense. Lets play fact or fiction with the...

By J. DeVoy Today, U.S. District Court Judge Roger Hunt held a hearing regarding the Order to Show Cause he previously issued in Righthaven LLC v. Democratic Underground LLC et al, Case No. 2:10-cv-01356 (D. Nev.).  Righthaven, represented by Las Vegas attorney Shawn Mangano and national law firm Kirkland & Ellis...

By J. DeVoy On Ephemeral Notebook, Ferdinand Bardamu - skilled writer and friend of the blog - writes that Kayden Kross' takedown of pirates won't make him stop stealing porn.  While "stealing" is an emotionally charged word, and copyright infringement laws only affect uploaders on bittorrent, tubes and file locker sites...

by Jason Fischer This week, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement shut down a number of websites that were offering live streams of professional sporting events (source).  The central claim was that the video delivered through those websites is protected by copyrights. While I'm sure there are some hippies those out there who...