Mike McGuire

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Google’s Move to Copyright Cop Had to Happen

by Mike McGuire  |  December 6, 2010  |  3 Comments

It’s quite interesting to note how one blog post can both illuminate and obfuscate hugely complex issues. An example? Here’s one right here. Google’s chief legal counsel, Kent Walker, pledges that Google will work even harder to make sure that copyright holders which send take-down notices because unlicensed content is on, for example, YouTube. That’s [...]

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Limewire Gets Squeezed by Appeals Court

by Mike McGuire  |  May 13, 2010  |  Comments Off

Inducement, thy name is Limewire. So now – almost five years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June 2005 (in the MGM vs. Grokster case) that purveyors of file-trading software could be held liable for “inducing” copyright infringement – a district court ruling in a suit between the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) [...]

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