Tubefilter: Lawsuit from Grammy winner claims that YouTube’s copyright systems “reduce the value of all works”

Tubefilter: Lawsuit from Grammy winner claims that YouTube’s copyright systems “reduce the value of all works”. “On August 1, A California judge denied YouTube‘s request to throw out a 2020 lawsuit filed by jazz musician Maria Schneider. The suit, which argues that YouTube fails to protect smaller creators from infringement, will now be allowed to move forward.”

Ars Technica: Indie devs outraged by unlicensed game sales on GameStop’s NFT market [Updated]

Ars Technica: Indie devs outraged by unlicensed game sales on GameStop’s NFT market [Updated]. “In the first week of GameStop’s recently launched NFT marketplace, the NiFTy Arcade collection stood out from the pack. Instead of offering basic JPEGs, the collection provided ‘interactive NFTs’ linked to HTML5 games that were fully playable from an owner’s crypto wallet (or from the GameStop Marketplace page itself). There was only one problem: Many of those NFT games were being minted and sold without their creators’ permission, much less any arrangement for the creators to share in any crypto profits.”

Reason: You Can’t Stop Pirate Libraries

Reason: You Can’t Stop Pirate Libraries. “Are the proprietors of these pirate libraries freedom fighters? Digital Robin Hoods? Criminals? That depends on your perspective, and it may also differ depending on the platform in question. But one thing is certain: These platforms are nearly impossible to eradicate. Even a greatly enhanced crackdown on them would be little more than a waste of time and resources.”

Techdirt: Phishing Attacks On WordPress Site Owners Disguised As Copyright Infringement Warnings

Techdirt: Phishing Attacks On WordPress Site Owners Disguised As Copyright Infringement Warnings. “What makes this so devious is that, though the public has somewhat learned to filter out the common email phishing attempts, disguising all of this as a copyright infringement issue pointed at website owners is likely to ensnare more people than a common phish attempt.”

Techdirt: Facebook Is So Sure Its Erroneous Blocking Of Music Is Right, There’s No Option To Say It’s Wrong

Techdirt: Facebook Is So Sure Its Erroneous Blocking Of Music Is Right, There’s No Option To Say It’s Wrong. “Facebook muted 41 seconds of a video [Markus Pössel] uploaded to Facebook because Universal Music Group (UMG) claimed to own the copyright for some of the audio that was played. Since the music in question came from Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, and Bach died in 1750, there’s obviously no copyright claim on the music itself, which is definitely in the public domain. Instead, it seems, the claim was for the performance of this public domain music, which UMG says was played by Keith Jarrett, a jazz and classical pianist, and noted interpreter of Bach. Except that it wasn’t…”

CNN: Another company called Meta says Facebook rebrand ‘obliterated’ its business

CNN: Another company called Meta says Facebook rebrand ‘obliterated’ its business. “Meta Platforms, the company formerly known as Facebook, has been sued for trademark infringement by MetaX LLC, a company that says it does business publicly as Meta and had been operating in the virtual and augmented reality technology space for years before Mark Zuckerberg announced his company’s rebranding.”

Creative Commons: CC Supports Internet Archive’s Efforts to Ensure Public Access to Books

Creative Commons: CC Supports Internet Archive’s Efforts to Ensure Public Access to Books. “At CC, we believe libraries — and cultural heritage institutions in general — should be empowered to serve as a meaningful access point for publicly funded collections. Free and open access to knowledge stimulates creativity, is essential for research and learning, and constitutes a bedrock principle of free and democratic societies.”

Push Square: Sony Removing Some Purchased Films, Movies from Users’ Accounts

Push Square: Sony Removing Some Purchased Films, Movies from Users’ Accounts. “Sony stopped flogging films and television shows through the PS Store a little while back, but it promised to honour existing purchases. However, as of 31st August in Germany and Austria, it will begin the process of removing content from French film production and distribution company Studio Canal, meaning even if you paid for them you’ll no longer be able to access them.”

The Next Web: The Pirate Library Mirror wants to preserve all human knowledge… illegally

The Next Web: The Pirate Library Mirror wants to preserve all human knowledge… illegally. “A new project has just launched with the goal of preserving all human knowledge. The problem? It’s illegal. The Pirate Library Mirror is what it says on the tin: a mirror of existing libraries of pirated content. The project focuses specifically on books — although this may be expanded in the future.”

PetaPixel: Photographer Sues Google, Says YouTube Ignores Copyright Theft

PetaPixel: Photographer Sues Google, Says YouTube Ignores Copyright Theft. “A photographer has sued Google for copyright infringement alleging that YouTube failed to remove his unauthorized images from the website. The lawsuit was filed against Google, LLC by Doniger Burroughs on behalf of photographer Alexander Stross in the U.S. District Court for the Central Court California on June 28.”

Bleeping Computer: US, Brazil seize 272 websites used to illegally download music

Bleeping Computer: US, Brazil seize 272 websites used to illegally download music. “The domains of six websites that streamed and provided illegal downloads of copyrighted music were seized by U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Department of Justice. 266 other websites part of the same network were also taken down in Brazil, with six individuals arrested in 30 search and seizure raids across the country.”

Digital Trails: How Bungie Identified a Mass Sender of Fake DMCA Notices (TorrentFreak)

TorrentFreak: Digital Trails: How Bungie Identified a Mass Sender of Fake DMCA Notices. “In response to persons unknown sending large numbers of fake DMCA notices to YouTube while impersonating its anti-piracy partner, Bungie filed a lawsuit in the US seeking millions in damages. At the time the name of the ‘Doe’ defendant was unknown. This is how a Bungie investigation followed digital breadcrumbs to track down and identify that person by name and physical address.”

Publishers Weekly: Internet Archive, Publishers to Seek Summary Judgment in Book Scanning Lawsuit

Publishers Weekly: Internet Archive, Publishers to Seek Summary Judgment in Book Scanning Lawsuit. “A federal court in New York has ordered motions for summary judgment by early summer in a lawsuit filed by four major publishers against the Internet Archive over its scanning and lending of print library books, putting the fate of the closely watched copyright case on track to be in the court’s hands by early fall.”