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"Rutreker" brought up a question of removal of hundreds of thousands of distributions for vote

1 year, 7 months ago

The website will be forever blocked in Russia if not to delete problem distributions




On a torrent website of RuTracker.org the appeal of administration of a resource appeared. Users are offered to select during online vote that should be made to owners of a resource. The first option provides removal of 320 thousand distributions, introduction of premoderation and issue of large powers to owners. The second scenario is a complete ignoring of requirements of owners that means blocking of access to the website from the territory of Russia.

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Rutracker.org could not settle the conflict with owners. The tracker is threatened by lifelong blocking in Russia

1 year, 7 months ago


Representatives of the Rutracker.org torrent tracker could not settle the conflict with owners. The torrent tracker was simply not able to fulfill requirements of owners, "Interfax" writes. "Following the results of correspondence with representatives of RuTracker it became clear that the resource is not ready to perform requirements of owners and to delete pirated content in full" — the press secretary of Roskomnadzor Vadim Ampelonsky on Wednesday commented on a situation.

The Earlier National Federation of the Musical Industry (NFMI) transferred to the manual of a resource the list of works on which it has rights. When comparing this list and base of the website about 200 thousand coincidence are revealed. "RuTracker reported that they are ready to delete only 22 thousand works that, naturally, does not suit federation" — Ampelonsky reported.

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Orwell's successors pursue those who use number "1984"

1 year, 7 months ago


The most known anti-Utopia of Orwell "1984" to some extent influenced development of the whole era, and impact which the novel exerted on minds of readers, cannot be estimated at all. Orwell went to a better world in 1950, and the rights to its intellectual heritage passed to relatives.

And successors now actively send notices on violation of a copyright by that who uses number "1984". In particular, such notification was received by the Internet radio station selling t-shirts with the specified number. If more precisely, then the owner of a resource of 1201 Beyond tried to sell these t-shirts.

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Sony pursues the author whose video used in the clip

1 year, 7 months ago
In 2012 video about landing of Curiousity to surfaces of Mars on NASA channel in Youtube blocked private news agency. Records of speeches of Martin Luther King on YouTube will not manage to be found thanks to the taken advantage of the opportunity lawyers of EMI.

This time the video artist Mitch Martinez granted the license for use of its work, and Sony Music Entertainment declared the video and blocked monetization of an original roller in the author's Youtube.


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"The institute of development of the Internet" proposes drastic measures on fight against piracy in Russia

1 year, 7 months ago
The organization under the name "Institute of Development of the Internet" prepared "The program of long-term development of the Internet". Till November 1, 2015 the document has to be submitted to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. CNews publishes some moments from a road map which is the annex to this program. The road map contains sentences on fight against digital piracy in the Internet. Specific measures: regulation of corporate networks, exception of issue of searchers of "piracy" links" and introduction of digital fingerprints.

In corporate networks it is offered to prohibit a "piracy" traffic. One of interesting sentences is input of judicial responsibility for use of a traffic by legal entities under the UDP protocol.

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The European authorities discuss a possibility of implementation of DRM protection in images of the JPEG format

1 year, 7 months ago
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This week in Brussels the possibility of adding of universal DRM protection in JPEG images was discussed. If earlier the vendor interfered with printout or image processing of money and the protected documents at the level of software, then the proposal to use DRM protection at the level of separate files was made now, tells eff.org.

DRM in JPEG — not innovation. The professional version of this format, JPEG 2000, already has expansion under the name DRM JPSEC. But use of JPEG 2000 is limited to some professional and highly specialized areas, such as roentgenography, telecasting, production of movies and an archiving. For this reason use of DRM in JPEG 2000 did not concern images in a web where the JPEG format remains dominating, that is bypassed broad masses. Now "JPEG Privacy and Security group" considers option of implementation of DRM in already existing JPEG images, so to speak, backdating. The similar solution can lead to catastrophic effects for a modern web.

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Online piracy in Australia decreased thanks to Netflix

1 year, 7 months ago
The Australian fund of protection of intellectual property (Intellectual Property Awareness Foundation, IPAF) published results of research from which follows that online piracy level in the country for the first time decreased by quite considerable share of audience. If the previous year about 29% of adult residents of Australia recognized the fact of illegal loadings from the Internet, then now this indicator makes 25%. Change can seem insignificant, but actually it occurred for the first time from the moment of boom of digital piracy. The TorrentFreak resource paid attention to research.

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Use of trademarks within the website — a point over i

1 year, 7 months ago
Registration and protection of trademarks are sufficient the volume subject comprising the mass of nuances and reefs. It is perfect strange that the lawyers understanding in the field are highly appreciated and considered as highly specialized frames. At the same time the separate moments connected with trademarks do not demand so serious approach and as it seems to me, have to be known to all who face them indirectly. One of such areas is use of trademarks on the Internet including with setting of the question "how not to violate others rights?". By itself, with a binding to the Russian legislation. Even it is strange that in due time on "habra", and now on Geektimes article with more or less specific analysis did not appear. Around and near, of course, went, but in essence "were not passed".

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Paul Graham: "About what you cannot tell". Notes

1 year, 7 months ago
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For the first time I met subspecies of patent trolls.

On September 1 I published a selection of all articles of Paul Graham and in the same place suggested volunteers to translate the article "What You Can't Say". 2 persons responded and turned to work. But meanwhile the idea all this came to someone to mind to appropriate. Also rushed, at first registered the .ru domain with the same name, as at Paul Graham, then all selection began to flow away there. And kopipastit without looking that occasionally is very amusing:
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We were controlled with transfer of article by September 12, but did not begin to spread, decided to translate also extensive notes which are absent in version online, but is in the book "Hackers and Artists". Meanwhile bright seoshnik translated article (though I specified that at us work goes) and laid out it at themselves in the blog, and then on Sparka. I in turn asked them not to behave so because as Paul Graham spoke "rascals lose". And that work of our volunteers was not lost by gift, laid out our transfer into Giktayms. Article was pleasant to readers, there were 10.000 readings and several efficient comments. But then seoshnik pressed on Habr's edition by means of Google and they were forced to hide the publication (it seems already opened). Therefore I will lay out transfer of notes and the link to web archive of our work.

Here that remained from article:

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Pokemon Company closed a fan party and demands $4000 from the organizer

1 year, 7 months ago
Lawyers of Pokemon Company accused organizers of the 5th annual unofficial party based on Pokemon of copyright infringement. Organizers in response to the claim cancelled action, but lawyers of it have not enough: they demand a penalty in the amount of 4000 dollars from the defendant who works in cafe and physically has no this money.

Larkin Jones (Larkin Jones) began a whip-round for payment of a penalty for Gofundme and for the first day received 3107 dollars from necessary 4000. "Believe, I any more will never organize a fan party".

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