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Wednesday August 3, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Google moved to dismiss copyright-infringement claims in ongoing litigation over the alleged use of Oracle's patented Java programs in Google's Android phones. View More
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Wednesday August 3, 2011
Individuals will be able to legally copy music and DVDS they own on to digital devices such as iPods and computers, under sweeping changes Britain's "archaic" copyright laws View More
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Wednesday June 1, 2011
The UK government has dropped plans that would have forced ISPs to block access to websites that are used for copyright infringement. View More
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Wednesday February 9, 2011
Five Hollywood studios filed a lawsuit against Hotfile Corp, claiming the movie-streaming service infringed their copyrights.

On Tuesday, Disney, Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros, Universal City Studios Productions and Columbia Pictures jointly filed the suit with the US District Court, Southern District of Florida Miami Division.
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Thursday November 25, 2010
Is no song safe from Simon Cowell? On The X Factor last weekend, the finalists debuted their annual single, a mass singalong of David Bowie’s cracked anthem “Heroes”, complete with chunky power chords, cheesy orchestra, over-emoting lyric, fist-pumping communal choruses and lots of karaoke vamping: “We can be he-ee-ee-eeeeeeroes!” And it is all in aid of a popular charity (Help For Heroes), so it is almost beyond criticism as it is beyond belief.

In the three decades since Bowie released the song (on his 1977 album of the same name), it has made an View full article
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Saturday September 18, 2010
Changes to online copyright law could make broadband "unaffordable" for thousands of people, a consumer group said.

The Government has announced internet service providers (ISPs) will pay 25% of the costs of any challenges against suspected online piracy.

Minister for Communications Ed Vaizey said the move would help protect the "creative industries" which lose out when content, including music, is shared online without being paid for.

But Robert Hammond, from Consumer Focus, said increased ISP costs could be passed on to customers.
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Saturday August 14, 2010
Random House are the publisher of bestselling authors such as John Grisham and Terry Pratchett. Each month on YouWriteOn editors from Random House and Orion provide an indepth critique of up to three highly rated YouWriteOn Top Ten novel openings, and mini-reviews of the rest of the top ten stories.
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Saturday July 10, 2010
Orion/YouWriteOn.com Competition

Orion, publisher of authors such as Ian Rankin and Terry Pratchett, and our sister site Arts Council established new writers’ site YouWriteOn.com will launch a competition at the start of August for budding fiction authors with a critique from a senior editor from Orion as the main prize.
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Friday June 11, 2010
Businesses looking to the World Cup to boost profits should be aware of breaking copyright laws, legal experts and business groups have warned.

The list of the sorts of activities that could get businesses into trouble is a long one.

Phrases "South Africa 2010", "Fifa World Cup" and even images of the trophy itself are protected under intellectual property laws. View BBC News Item
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Monday May 24, 2010

Brittany Murphy's husband Simon Monjack has been found dead at his home in Los Angeles.

Police spokesman Sgt Louie Lozano said the British screenwriter was found dead at his house in Hollywood Hills on Sunday night.

He added that the preliminary cause of death was natural causes but investigators are still at the scene.

The news comes five months after the death of US actress Murphy, who died of pneumonia aged 32.

View BBC news item
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Monday May 24, 2010
View MTV's list of the best ever music videos and see if your favourite is listed.

Top 10 of 100

1. Thriller by Michael Jackson
2. Vogue by Madonna
3. Smells like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
4. Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel
5. Walk this Way by Run DMC and Aerosmith
6. Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns N' Roses
7. Sabotage by the Beastie Boys
8. Addicted to Love by Robert Palmer
9. California Love  by 2Pac featuring Dr Dre
10. Express Yourself by Madonna

and number 11? .. click to view complete list
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Saturday May 8, 2010
Puffin Launch Innovative Online Book Donation Scheme for Children in Africa

Puffin News Item: From Thursday 6th May 2010, YOU can help donate 20,000 brand new Tinga Tinga Tales books (published by Puffin) to a specially-created Tinga Tinga Tales Teacher Training Programme in Kenya and Tanzania, from where the stories and art style originate.

Simply go to www.wegivebooks.com/africa to read a Tinga Tinga Tales story online with your child, or those in your care, and every time you read a story, one book will be donated to this programme. As many as 90 African children could benefit from the donation of just ONE book, so just think what 20,000 could do View Book Trade Article 
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Saturday April 24, 2010
For months, civil libertarians and internet freedom advocates have been fretting, with good cause, about the nominally secret multilateral negotiations on a document called ACTA, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. View Complete Financial Times Article
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Friday April 2, 2010
The government has published a new draft of a controversial clause in the Digital Economy bill, in an effort to ease its progress through parliament.The Liberal Democrats said they will oppose any plans to rush the Digital Economy bill into law.The bill faces its second reading in the House of Commons next week.Critics say the bill is unnecessarily draconian, particularly plans to cut off persistent net pirates and grant powers to  Click the link below to View BBC News Item....
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