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  1. Ashley Madison's Owners Give In to Temptation To Misuse The DMCA
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Ashley Madison's owners have been sending numerous DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) takedown notices to platforms like Twitter, Reddit, and others in an attempt to stop the dissemination of millions of names and email addresses of the site's users.
  2. Avoiding Gripes About Your Gripe (or Parody) Site
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Here's a story we hear a lot at EFF: You think BadCo, Inc. is a bad actor and you've developed a really cool site to tell the world why. Maybe just by griping about them or maybe through a bit of parody. Fast forward two weeks: you're basking in the pleasure of calling BadCo out when bam! You find out your site's been shut down.
  3. Bennett Jones LLP
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    Resource Type: Organization
  4. Brazen, extortionate: Photographer sues Getty Images for $1bn after copyright claim on her work
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Photographer Carol M. Highsmith is suing Getty Images for $1 billion in damages for using her images after she was slapped with a lawsuit from a company which screamed infringement after she published one of her own photos on her website. It turns out Highsmith had no idea Getty was making any money off of her 18,755 photos, which, as she specified on her website, were donated "copyright-free" to the US Library of Congress. This means they were to be available to the public freely.
  5. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 3, Number 1 - February 1978

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1978
  6. Canadian Publishers' Council
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    Resource Type: Organization
  7. 'Feels like blackmail': Canada needs to take a hard look at its piracy notice system
    Copyright infringement notices spark fear and confusion among some Canadians

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Some anti-piracy firms routinely send out letters demanding hundreds of dollars from Canadians for alleged illegal downloads. And if they don't pay up, recipients are told they could face legal action and big fines. The problem is, people may be falsely accused and no one is under obligation to pay a settlement -- not even a penny.
  8. French farmers will have to pay to use their own seeds
    'Compulsory voluntary contribution' to seed companies extended to 20 more types of crops, and use of saved seeds for other crops banned

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    French government to begin cracking down on enforcing plant breeders' rights -- farmers will have to pay to use farm-saved seed.
  9. Gimme the Loot
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Once the heroes of nations, pirates went from being state-sponsored champions to tolerated annoyances to the basest sort of criminals. Henry Morgan was knighted after plundering Panama in 1674; fifty years later hundreds of pirates were dangling from the gibbet at remote trading posts along Africa’s Gold Coast.
  10. Goodmans LLP
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  11. How to See if Your Images are Being Used on Other Websites
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    You just ran across your artwork, featured on a blog! Except, they hadn't told you they did it and you just happened to find out on your own. These situations are where my little image trick comes in handy. And it's free! Here’s the step-by-step.
  12. How to See If Your Photos Are Being Used On Another Site
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    This trick will allow you to do a "Reverse Image Search" for any photo from your blog, or any photo you've uploaded on the internet, to see a list of all the other sites where this photo appears.
  13. Microsoft accuses Microsoft of copyright infringement, asks Google to scrub search links
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Over the past year, copyright holders such as Microsoft, the Recording Industry Association of America, NBC, Walt Disney, and others have started blasting Google with vast numbers of takedown requests. Copyright holders hit the search engine with 3.5 to 4.5 million takedown requests each and every week. Between January and July 2013, Google erased more than 100 million links from the web as a result of DMCA takedown requests.
  14. Patent Absurdity
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2005
    If patent law had been applied to novels in the 1880s, great books would not have been written. If the EU applies it to software, every computer user will be restricted.
  15. TPP Undermines User Control and That's Disastrous for Accessibility
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) threatens all users' ability to access information and participate in culture and innovation online, but it's especially severe for those with disabilities or who otherwise depend on content in accessible formats. That's because it doubles down on broken policies that were heavily lobbied for by Hollywood and other major publishers that impede the distribution of accessible works.

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