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Microsoft's Windows app stores still 'cesspool' of copyright infringement

The software maker is struggling to make sure its online stores are clean, well-lighted places for apps, even as it readies the update to its Windows operating system.

By May 22, 2015


Piracy police hijack ads on copyright-infringing websites

British police have come up with a new way of cutting off funding to websites that illegally share music and movies.

By July 29, 2014


Pandora sued by record labels for copyright infringement

Sony, Warner, and Universal argue that under state law, the music streaming service must pay license fees for songs recorded before 1972.

By April 17, 2014


Android app pirates plead guilty to copyright infringement

The Justice Department makes its first ever conviction against counterfeit mobile app distributors. The men that ran the AppBucket Web site reportedly distributed more than one million copyrighted apps.

By March 24, 2014


Movie studios target mobile apps for copyright infringement

Apps that contain the likeness of movie characters such as Spiderman, Green Lantern, or Bilbo Baggins have come under scrutiny from Hollywood.

By February 28, 2013


Embedding copyright-infringing video is not a crime, court rules

Appeals judge Richard Posner says MyVidster, a social video bookmarking site sued by Flava Works, doesn't encourage swapping and thus doesn't embolden infringement.

By August 3, 2012


U.K. piracy crackdown to kickstart 'three strikes' for copyright infringers

U.K.'s communications regulator outlines how British ISPs must inform file-sharers of allegedly illegal actions and of the potential of facing rights-holders in court.

By June 26, 2012


U.S. seizes sites linked to copyright infringement

Department of Homeland Security launches major crackdown on online copyright infringement, seizing dozens of Web site domains linked to illegal file sharing and counterfeit goods.

By November 26, 2010


Pub fined $13k for Wi-Fi copyright infringement

Companies offering open Wi-Fi access face legal uncertainty following a court case.

By November 28, 2009


Veoh wins copyright infringement lawsuit

Video-sharing site is found to have complied with the DMCA, potentially bolstering Google's YouTube defense against Viacom's $1 billion copyright infringement lawsuit.

By August 28, 2008