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Vine in the cross-hairs as FIFA, ESPN seek World Cup takedowns

Social media is a company's best friend -- until it involves copyrights and trademarks. The latest example: Sports broadcasters are cracking down on 6-second clips of the World Cup.

By July 2, 2014


Luke Skywalker's kill count nears 370,000 in Star Wars supercut

And you thought Darth Vader was destructive. A supercut video of a famous Jedi's kill count really racks up the numbers.

By November 18, 2015


Twitter suspends accounts posting NFL-owned football videos

Gawker's Deadspin account and Vox's SBNationGIF were suspended after takedown requests from the NFL.

By October 13, 2015


UK declares war on the Web's memory

Technically Incorrect: The UK government is ordering Google to remove links to stories about links to stories. Got that?

By August 20, 2015


Ukrainian hackers claim takedown of NATO Web sites

A "significant" DDoS attack targeted NATO sites but did not affect the integrity of the organization's systems, a spokesperson says.

By March 16, 2014


DirecTV spars with The Weather Channel over takedown

The satellite service, which eliminated The Weather Channel from its lineup, says the channel is overrun with reality TV and isn't the only good source of weather news.

By January 14, 2014


Google: Government takedown requests on the rise

Google's latest transparency report numbers highlight a "worrying" trend that has emerged over the last four years: government requests to remove critical political content.

By December 19, 2013


Forget being a victim. What to do when revenge porn strikes

The Internet is a terrible place sometimes, but thankfully there are now organizations that can help people who become victims.

By May 13, 2015


Music publishers fire DMCA take-down notices at top lyrics sites

The National Music Publishers' Association sent DMCA take-down notices to the biggest Web sites seeming to profit from posting unlicensed lyrics.

By November 11, 2013


Two tracker services shutter, following Apple's DMCA takedown

Apple reportedly issued a Digital Millennium Copyright Act notice to iPhone-Check, saying the service violated Apple's terms of use.

By November 6, 2013