Copyright

Google snatches up YouTube for $1.65B

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Google's purchase of the video-sharing site raises many questions for online grassroots content-sharing and copyright enforcement.

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EFF fights to protect right to parody insipid puppets

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The owners of Barney the dinosaur may discover that threatening parodists can have unintended consequences.

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File-sharing software co sued by music industry

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The RIAA sues file-sharing program LimeWire for copyright infringement.

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KBCS back on the web

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After more than two years of air-only broadcasting, KBCS 91.3fm has relaunched its Internet stream. The station shut down its webcast in August 2001 because of uncertainties surrounding the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and its cumbersome reporting requirements and potentially crippling fees. KBCS' programming has undergone significant changes in the past two years. Public affairs programming has been expanded, including several locally-produced programs. Pacifica Radio's Democracy Now! airs weekdays at 5am and again at 6:30pm. Music programming has also been expanded, replacing late-night BBC programs. KBCS is Seattle's only listener-supported community radio station.

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