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Sony tries to register determination of "Let's Play" as a trademark

1 year, 7 months ago
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The Sony company once again decided to play with fire, otherwise as own trademark it is impossible to call a solution of the company on attempt of registration of expression of "Let's Play".

The American division of Sony Computer Entertainment tries to register the term "Let's Play" as own trademark and, as a result, to acquire the rights for "electronic transfer, loading of videos of game processes through local and wide area networks, and also for stream audio, visual and audiovisual materials through local and wide area networks".

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The court refused to a monkey a copyright on own selfies

1 year, 7 months ago

And again hello

History with the Indonesian monkey received continuation. It would seem, the problem was solved by Bureau of protection of copyright of the USA in 2014. Actually not. The People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) organization decided to stand for the rights of a monkey and pleaded at its interests at the bar. Tried to prove to Predstviteli PETA that the monkey is the owner of the rights to own selfies, but not the photographer or someone else.

I will remind that history began in 2011 when the photographer David Sleter specializing in the wild nature decided to photograph a rare species of monkeys from Indonesia. The photographer began to install the equipment, but one of monkeys decided to help the person. Without thinking twice, the animal stole the camera, and began to press the lock button again and again. Among hundreds of received pictures there are almost ideal selfies of an animal. The photo was loaded on a photohosting the Wikimedia Commons then the photographer asked to delete this photo, having declared the rights to it. Representatives of Vikimedia (non-profit organization which services work of ten viki-projects including Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Commons) refused to delete a photo, having pointed that the rights to the photo selfie do not belong to the photographer. The photographer began to dispute such opinion, claiming that he lost thousands of dollars of "the half-received profit" as assignments. The photographer even reported the Air Force that the monkey was his assistant.

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The New York public library laid out in the general access of 180000+ scans and photos

1 year, 7 months ago


On holidays there are any miracles, and today net surfers received an excellent gift: The New York library laid out more than 180000 images in the general access. It is possible to use them absolutely free of charge. Among the other laid-out treasures — scans of literary works of Arabs of the 11th century. Besides, scans of thousands of manuscripts, cards, photos, musical notations, cards and a set of other images are laid out.

Images can be ranged on a century, a genre, color or a library collection. The library also decided to create several games and software tools among which — the toy, similarity of Pac-man allowing to study typical apartments of New York of last decades.

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The most favourite by pirates series of 2015 — "Game of Thrones"

1 year, 7 months ago
Four years in a row "Game of Thrones" are in the lead in a rating of the most "piracy" series. On the second place — "Walking dead persons", they are followed by "The theory of a Big Bang". The number of downloads of some series exceeds number of TV viewers who watched their broadcasting.

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Against "eternal blocking" the collective complaint on behalf of 7 thousand people is made to Rutracker in Moscow City Court

1 year, 7 months ago
Today lawyers of "Roskomsvoboda" made in Moscow City Court the collective complaint concerning regulation about "eternal blocking" on behalf of 7 thousand net surfers. Such number of participants of the collective complaint managed to be brought together thanks to recently started website ZaRunet, writes "Roskomsvobod".

The court will consider the complaint next year, it will become the further basis for the appeal to the Constitutional court. An occasion — check of compliance of provisions of the anti-piracy nomativno-legal act of the Constitution of the Russian Federation. According to experts of "Roskomsvoboda", lifelong blocking — the measure which does not correspond to the principle of proportionality of punishment and also "does not bear compensation character for violation of the intellectual rights that is not inherent in civil responsibility".

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Soft kitty, warm kitty" which is sung sometimes to Sheldon Cooper filed a lawsuit against CBS TV channel because of a lullaby"

1 year, 7 months ago
The CBS TV channel on which there is the known sitcom "The theory of a Big Bang" received a legal claim because in show the text and motive of the song "Soft kitty, warm kitty" which is sung sometimes to one of the main characters — to Sheldon Cooper is used — that he calmed down in different unpleasant situations (in the known Russian localization of series on the version of Spirit Bambey studio the song is known as "The warm fluffy kitten sleeps..."). The example of such episode is given in video below:


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Loggers suspended Rutor domains and the majority of The Pirate Bay

1 year, 7 months ago
As reports TorrentFreak, this morning the largest nemoderiruyemy The Pirate Bay torrent tracker lost all the "heads of a hydra" — a set of domains which administrators registered if to suspend the main thepiratebay.se domain owing to its confiscation on a solution of the Swedish court.

It happened, however, opposite: domain names in the zones .LA, .GD, .MN, .VG, .FM, .SH, .MU and .TW were put in a status of "clienthold" that does them disabled for users.

Got also to a large Russian tracker of rutor.org which domain was registered at the Swedish registrar prq.se.

At the moment The Pirate Bay is available on the old domain in the zone .se, and it is possible to come on rutor only using special means, such as Antizapret and AntiCenz.

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Pirates promise to lay out more than 40 top Hollywood movies in free access

1 year, 7 months ago

How, and I was laid out? (Source: Columbia Pictures)

As it was already reported, the other day in the Network release copies of the latest Hollywood movies appeared. Among the movies which are laid out by pirates — "Survivor", "The disgusting eight" and others. With what has already been achieved pirates are not going to be satisfied. Shortly pirates promise to lay out more than 40 most popular movies in the next several weeks.

In general, the Hollywood studios are not glad to such New Year's gift at all. The movies which are laid out in the general access swing hundreds of thousands of users worldwide. It is difficult to estimate exact number of loadings as movies appeared on several resources, including closed at once. But it is possible to speak about millions of loadings with confidence. According to the anti-piracy company Excipio only "The disgusting eight" was loaded by more than 1,3 million times for the first days.

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Tens of prerelease movies in DVD quality flowed away in the Internet

1 year, 7 months ago
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Frame from The Hateful Eight ("The disgusting eight")

This week there was the biggest leakage of movies in the Internet in the history of video piracy. According to some information, several tens copies of the movies in DVD quality intended for print preview by professionals in the field of cinema snared (such copies are usually designated as DVDscr).

Video on similar disks is usually supplied with the precautionary texts, watermarks and other marks called if not to protect them from copying then to punish guilty persons. But on these copies no precautionary texts were noticed. The flowed-away movies belong to different film companies.

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Frame from The Revenant ("Risen from the dead")

The last loud case of similar leak which happened to Stallone's movie "The Expendables 3" grows dim in comparison with the current event. Here plays a role not only quantity, but also quality of movies – among them and the freshest movie there is Tarantino, and the new movie with DiCaprio's participation (we support you, Leo!), and other movies of a class "A". All movies or began to be broadcast recently at movie theaters, or are planned for Christmas days.

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The Beatles for the first time will appear on strimingovy services

1 year, 7 months ago


Today it became known that on the eve of Catholic Christmas on popular strimingovy services, such as Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer or the Google Play, for the first time will appear 13 albums of the Liverpool four. This event is remarkable the fact that online broadcast of music of The Beatles long time was blocked by the British record company EMI owning the rights to the edition of albums of group. Owners regularly released their different versions on physical media, in that, number and on vinyl disks, aiming to retrieve from this the maximum profit.

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