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Prince to Twitter: Take down those vines

The artist's record label tells Twitter to take down from its Vine platform the 6-second videos featuring The Purple One.

By April 2, 2013


Google's new plan to fight piracy draws skepticism

If your Web site generates too many takedown notices, Google may drop you in its search rankings. Some Internet advocacy groups say such a system can easily be abused.

By August 10, 2012


UltraViolet: DRM by any other name still stinks

First major outing of Hollywood's UltraViolet digital streaming effort shows the scheme for what it really is: DRM all over again, and a way to make you pay for content over and over, too.

By March 16, 2012


Brazil sues Twitter users over speed trap and traffic tweets

As Brazil's attorney general files an injunction to block tweets and suspend accounts of Twitter users warning people about speed traps, the question is will Twitter work with the Brazilian government and use its new tweet removal policy?

By February 6, 2012


Twitter to block tweets locally, not globally

Rather than blocking content worldwide, Twitter will now block tweets only in countries that have generated the complaints due to local restrictions.

By January 26, 2012


Twitter boycott looms with censorship accusations

When Twitter announced it would withhold tweets country-by-country based on local restrictions, it said it was being more transparent. But some users disagree.

By January 27, 2012


Social-network update: Facebook up; Twitter slow?

Hackers did not take down Facebook today, as they had earlier claimed they would. Meanwhile, the pace of tweets appears to have slowed amid an ongoing Twitter boycott. And Twitter's lawyer responds.

By January 28, 2012


British music biz group targets Google results

The BPI, which represents hundreds of labels, tells Google to pull links to Megaupload and other file-sharing sites. Will this stall Google's music ambitions in Europe?

By June 21, 2010


In Canada: Cache a page, go to jail?

Not exactly, but some are concerned that a bill before Parliament could make caching illegal and hinder access to information.

By July 19, 2005


Wal-Mart backs away from DMCA claim

The retail giant says it won't pursue copyright claims against a bargain-shopping site that posted details about "Black Friday" sales.

By December 5, 2002