Digital Millennium Copyright Act

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First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated 17 hours ago - 8 reports

Cellphone Unlocking Bill Passes Senate Committee

[ Technology ]A Senate bill to reverse a Library of Congress decision and make unlocking your cellphone legal again has passed the Judiciary Committee.In January of last year, unlocking new cellphones became illegal via a decision from the Library of ... [Published WebProNews - 18 hours ago]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated 20 hours ago - 2 reports

Sen. Franken Helps Move Forward Bill to Restore Consumers' Right to Transfer Cell Phones to Other Carriers

WASHINGTON , July 10 -- The office of Sen. Al Franken , D- Minn. , issued the following news release:Today, U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) helped advance legislation that would restore consumers' right to easily transfer their cell phones to other wireless ... [Published HispanicBusiness.com - 21 hours ago]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Unlocking Bill

The U.S. Senate Judiciary committee on Thursday unanimously approved revised bipartisan legislation geared toward making it easier for consumers to unlock their cell phones and take them with to a new carrier.Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Senator ... [Published Wireless Week - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Mealey's IP/Tech - Florida Federal Judge: Personal Jurisdiction Lacking In Copyright Case

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A defendant on July 8 won dismissal by a Florida federal judge of allegations of copyright infringement and violations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) in connection with structural drawings for a drystack boat storage ... [Published Mealey - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 06 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 5 reports

Qualcomm Gaffe: Briefly Takes Down CM, Sony & Its Own Code

Mobile chip-making giant Qualcomm recently made a Digital Millennium Copyright Act request that took down code repositories that were allegedly using the company's confidential code. Qualcomm went on to retract the request upon finding that most users ... [Published TechTree.com - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jul 05 2014 - Updated Jul 05 2014 - 1 reports

DuckDuckGo, GitHub, FamilySearch, More: Saturday Buzz, July 5, 2014

Google is launching third-party Android Wear apps .Larry Ferlazzo continues to build his list of the best Web sites for information on World War I .Hey, okay! 5 Things DuckDuckGo does Better Than Google . I did not know DuckDuckGo had a password gene ... [Published ResearchBuzz - Jul 05 2014]
First reported Jun 27 2014 - Updated Jun 27 2014 - 1 reports

The impending death of the YouTube mashup

Author: Elisa KreisingerCoverage Type: op-ed[Commentary] The days of the video remix on YouTube may be numbered.Like many other remixers, culture critics, and journalists, I rely heavily on something called "fair use," a section of copyright law that ... [Published Benton Foundation - Jun 27 2014]
First reported Jun 27 2014 - Updated Jun 27 2014 - 1 reports

New Senate Bill Could Help You Unlock Your Phone

The murky copyright situation surrounding phone unlocking could get a little bit clearer, thanks to the new and somewhat improved Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act[1], a bipartisan bill in the Senate.As a refresher: the notion that ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jun 27 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 1 reports

Senate committee reaches compromise on bill to unlock cellphones

After a reaching a bipartisan compromise, the Senate Judiciary Committee will take up a bill June 26 that would allow consumers to unlock their cellphones so they can switch providers without buying a new phone.Members announced the compromise June 23 ... [Published FierceMobileGovernment - Jun 25 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 1 reports

Statutory license restricted digital media playback on portable devices

Systems and methods are described for, e.g., providing a statutory audio content service on a portable device that complies with the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The user can select a playlist subject to DMCA restrictions ... [Published Free Patents Online - Jun 25 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 2 reports

Spotify vs RIAA: 'it’s basically just a bunch of people fighting over money'

The last time the laws were amended was with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 – ten years before Spotify launched. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters When a House of Representatives judiciary subcommittee convenes on Wednesday for its second meeting ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Jun 24 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 6 reports

Congress Introduces Reworked Phone Unlocking Bill

U.S. Senators Monday announced new bipartisan legislation geared toward making it easier for consumers to unlock their cell phones and take them with to a new carrier.Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member Chuck ... [Published Wireless Week - Jun 24 2014]

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...They shouldn't have to buy a new device just to switch carriers," said Sen. Franken . "This bipartisan legislation allows consumers to unlock their current phones when the terms of their contracts are up, so when they switch carriers they aren't forced into purchasing a new device. It saves people money, promotes competition in the wireless market, and gives consumers more choice. It's just commonsense."
"It just makes sense that cellphone users should be able to do what they want with their phones after satisfying their initial service contracts" Sen. Orrin G Hatch (R-Utah) said during Thursday's proceeding
...is critical for those who need technical assistance to unlock their device," Laura Moy, staff attorney for Public Knowledge, said in a statement. "We are also pleased that a recent amendment to the bill removed language about bulk unlocking, which -- like individual unlocking -- has nothing to do with copyright law."
"We view the bill approved today as consistent with Chairman Leahy’s original proposal, which was intended to relieve consumer confusion stemming from the Copyright Office’s 2012 decision,” wrote Jot Carpenter, CTIA's head of regulatory matters, in a statement."

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Senate Committee Approves Bill To Make Cellphon... [Published The Consumerist - Jul 10 2014]
(Consumerist) The world has moved forward one small but important step in the path toward once again making it legal for consumers to unlock their cellphones without permission from their current wireless carrier, after the Senate Judiciary Committee ...
Senate committee approves mobile phone unlockin... [Published PC World: Techlog - Jul 10 2014]
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to approve legislation that would allow mobile phone owners to unlock their devices for the purposes of switching carriers. The committee, with a unanimous voice vote Thursday, approved an amended version ...
The Senate has advanced a bill to legalize cell... [Published Post Tech - Jul 10 2014]
( andrewstclair / Flickr ) We're one step closer to a world where it's no longer a huge chore to take your existing cell phone to another network. On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved a bill that'd make it easier for ...
The Senate has advanced a bill to legalize cell... [Published Faster Forward - Jul 10 2014]
( andrewstclair / Flickr ) We're one step closer to a world where it's no longer a huge chore to take your existing cell phone to another network. On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved a bill that'd make it easier for ...
Federal Court Grants Injunctive Relief to Conti... [Published CisionWire - English - Jul 07 2014]
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