Only recently, I've seen more and more webpages that are violating the US Digital Millenium Copyright Act, via Google's search engine. Am I the only one that's noticing this happening more so recently? It really struck me today when I did a search for web design backgrounds.

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Before I start, sorry if this is in the wrong place and also I am aware that this is not a legal forum and thus I should take proper legal advice but any heads up would be appreciated. Ok, So I am looking to create and host my own website and also host a friends website on my server, both of which would allow third parties to submit content in the form of forum posts and comments. I have been doing some research into this and now I've become terrified of all the laws and potential consequences that I didn't …

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[ATTACH=right]16132[/ATTACH]The U.S. Copyright Office has made new changes to the DMCA and there's some big ones in the mix. For one, it's no longer illegal to circumvent copy protection in order to copy a DVD for use in the classroom - under certain circumstances. Every three years, the office examines American copyright to see how it needs to be adjusted to account for changes in technology. One of the things it looks at is DRM (digital rights management) technology that affects the ability of people to make use of works in a way that does not infringe copyright, such as …

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A California Senate candidate is using a Don Henley song in a campaign video on YouTube, and when Henley sued for copyright violation, the candidate fired back that it was his first amendment rights to use the song. It seems he failed to understand the nuances of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Maybe he should be complaining to the RIAA instead. [B]Some Background[/B] [URL="http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/04/18/henley.lawsuit/"]CNN reports[/URL] that Henley got his feathers ruffled when he heard that California Republican Senate candidate Charles DeVore used two of his songs, "The Boys of Summer" and "All She Wants to Do Is Dance" without permission. …

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The news that Jeffrey Toback, a representative in the Nassau County Legislature, has filed a 16 page complaint alleging Google profits from child pornography has ignited discussion of censorship, responsibility and technology. Yet I can’t help thinking that everyone is missing the real point: why are allegations covered by 10 year old legislation being made at all? Is the Government using child porn allegations to punish Google for earlier non-compliance perhaps? You need to cast your minds back to January when Google didn’t play ball with the FBI. The Bush administration would like to revive the proposed Child Online Protection …

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While working on the new DaniWeb Event Calendar feature, I did a Google search regarding the vBulletin built-in calendar feature. Built right into the search engine results pages was the statement: In response to a complaint we received under the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we have removed 1 result(s) from this page. If you wish, you may [URL="http://www.chillingeffects.org/notice.cgi?sID=898"]read the DMCA complaint[/URL] that caused the removal(s) at ChillingEffects.org. I've never seen this before. The ChillingEffects website doesn't seem to be affiliated with Google but a browse around the site shows that the organization is, indeed, affiliated with a couple universities …

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