Liberty NewsWire Tuesday, January 24, 2012
All of these market themselves as legitimate ways to store content online. But they are inherently ideal for anyone looking to illegitimately upload and share copyrighted video and audio files. Most companies rarely, if ever, inspect individual files to see if the material they store on behalf of users violates copyrights, unless they are notified by someone claiming infringement.
The Megaupload indictment reminds companies that how they manage copyrighted material on their sites could determine whether they continue to operate freely or face legal consequences. At the same time, it offers a look at just how widespread such piracy is and how tricky it can be to cut down on it, given the many ways people can send files to each other online." – Nicole Perlroth and Quentin Hardy for The New York Times. See full story immediately below.
SOPA/PIPA [Internet Regulation]:
The New York Times – Antipiracy Case Sends Shivers Through Some Legitimate Storage Sites
The Wall Street Journal – Pro-SOPA Lobbyists Say They're Losing Public Relations Battle
International Business Times – ACTA Treaty 2012: All About the New SOPA
TSA and Travel Freedom:
Christian Science Monitor – Rand Paul 'detained' by TSA. Does that happen to other senators?
Charlotte Observer – Charlotte City Council OKs expanding police power during DNC
US News and World Report – Who Should Have Access to Student Records?
ABC News – NATO Official Previews Chicago Summit
Huffington Post – Afghanistan: Coffins for U.S. & NATO; Huge Contracts for China
Washington Post – Supreme Court Limits Police Use of GPS Tracking
NY Times – Police Use of GPS Is Ruled Unconstitutional
Cato Unbound – When Drone Warfare Comes Home