Copyright Consultation on ContentID

Automated takedown tooks are a pain. They’re very much a case of “If X = Y Then do Z” As such, they’re really unsuitable for anything beyond automated detection of something, and they certainly shouldn’t be used as a means of automated enforcement of anything. Shira Perlmutter doesn’t think like that though, as we discussed […]
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Tetch Talk Ep 4 – 10 Years After SOPA/PIPA

Ten years ago, the internet, including this site, blacked out in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act, and the PROTECTIP Act. In this special episode I talk about the history of the protest, and what led to it. Long Time readers here would know that, prior to the protest, I called SOPA supporters A […]
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Tetch Talk Ep 2 – Peter Sunde on 15 Years Since the TPB Raid

Sometimes it’s hard to believe how long it’s been since a certain thing happened. Today it’s the turn of the Pirate Bay raid, which happened 15 years ago today. So who better to talk to about it than one of the subjects of the raid, the always delightful Peter ‘Brokep’ Sunde, the face of TPB […]
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Prenda Lawyer Loses Appeal Against $1.5M Restitution Order for Copyright Trolling

The US 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled today that Paul Hansmeier must indeed pay back more than $1.5M in restitution for his Prenda law activities. The former lawyer who filed his appeal in late 2019 while serving his 14 year prison sentence, did not convince the court that his scheme was not criminal, […]
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Encryption With A Back Door Is NOT Encryption

There’s been an increasing call in recent weeks and months for encryption to have government ‘backdoors’ put into them. This is a bad idea. No really, it’s an incredibly bad idea. Even if we took the assumption that it is a push that’s made with only the purest of intentions, and the government universal key […]
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EU Copyright Articles 13/15/17: What It Means in the USA – Dragon Con 2019

As part of the ongoing series of Dragon Con panel videos, here’s the panel from the 2019 Dragon Con EFForums track, on the new copyright laws passed in the European Union (Articles 13/15/17) and what that will mean to those of us over here in the US As part of the ongoing series of Dragon […]
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