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Getty Accuses AI Image Generator of Copyright Infringement

Today, the stock image company announced a legal action in the UK against AI tool developer Stability AI. They allege that the organization unlawfully duplicated and processed millions of images that Getty owns or represents, which are under copyright protection, along with the associated metadata. Getty also accuses Stability AI of scraping images from its …

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Z-Library and LibGen Move Book Piracy to the Dark Web

One indication of how hard it is to completely eradicate book piracy is how quickly shuttered websites can find a new online home. Recently Z-Library head librarians were federally charged with copyright infringement, money laundering and wire fraud, and several of their websites were seized by the FBI. Shadow archivists—the digital librarians that maintain the …

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TikTok Hashtag Brings Down Z-Library Textbook Piracy Site

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Russian nationals Valeriia Ermakova and Anton Napolsky were arrested in Argentina on November 3 and charged with criminal copyright infringement in addition to money laundering and wire fraud. The Russians are allegedly the architects of the popular textbook piracy platform, Z-Library. The e-book pirates are accused of illegally …

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Labels Awarded $46.7 Million From ISP in Music Piracy Trial

In Austin, Texas, a federal jury has ruled that Grande Communications Networks LLC, rebranded as Astound Broadband, must pay several music labels $46.7 million as compensation for music piracy committed by its users. The jury decided that the internet service provider should be held responsible for users’ infringement activities on its platform. Plaintiffs included Warner …

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Creators Sued for IP and Copyright Infringement

What do a tattoo artist, TikTok creator, wrestling star Randy Orton, Netflix’s “Bridgerton” series, NFTs, Instagram and Andy Warhol’s Prince portrait have in common? They all figure prominently in recent copyright infringement and intellectual property lawsuits. These diverse creators and media channels are all currently involved in litigation, from district courts to the U.S. Supreme …

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Court Says RCN Repeat Infringement Lawsuit Can Continue

U.S.  copyright law requires internet providers to shut down the accounts of repeat copyright infringers in certain cases. The reluctance of internet providers (ISPs) to adhere to this rule has led to infringement lawsuits over the past several years. RCN is one of the named providers, and in 2021, they were sued by various film …

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Voltage Pictures Sues Comcast for Users’ Movie Piracy

Los Angeles-based Voltage Pictures, in addition to their affiliates and film copyright owners, has filed a lawsuit against Comcast in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania’s U.S. District Court for movie piracy. Previously, Voltage has invited controversy by targeting individual users for copyright violations, but they’re now going after the country’s largest broadband provider. Copyright owners …

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Some YouTube Rippers Gone From UK Google Search Results

Google voluntarily removed several well-known and popular YouTube ripper sites from its search engine results in the UK. This was after the music organization BPI sent a notice that internet service providers are required, by court order, to block these sites that engage in the piracy of copyrighted material. It took the Phonographic Performance Ltd …

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Sony Music Sues Triller for Copyright Infringement and More

Sony Music has filed a lawsuit In New York federal court against video-sharing application Triller, alleging copyright infringement and breach of contract. The company is asking for millions of dollars in compensation. Sony claims that since March 2022, Triller has not paid its licensing fees, and yet continues to allow songs by Sony Music artists …

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Reddit Pulling Lots of Content Due to Copyright Complaints

Reddit has been responding to a rise in copyright complaints by taking down large amounts of its content, according to a recent analysis. The study found that Reddit has increased its digital censorship not just due to offensive speech but also a dramatic rise in copyright complaints, through Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA) takedown notices. …

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