Porn Producer Says He’ll Prove That AMC TV Exec is a BitTorrent Pirate – TorrentFreak


Porn producer Flava Works is going toe to toe with Marc Juris, President & General Manager of AMC-owned WE tv. Unusually in such cases, Juris sued Flava Works first, after the company approached him with an offer to settle, which would have kept his identity a secret. With that no longer an option, the battle lines are being drawn.

Source: Porn Producer Says He’ll Prove That AMC TV Exec is a BitTorrent Pirate – TorrentFreak

Former FCC Commissioner Tries To Claim Net Neutrality Has Aided The Rise Of White Supremacy | Techdirt

“A sensible question is why civilized governments do not seek to deprive terrorists of unfettered access to the Internet…Sadly, here in America, limiting access to the Internet would be illegal under the euphemistic term “network neutrality,” the two-year-old experiment in federal regulation of the Internet…To its supporters, network neutrality is a bulwark of civilization. But network neutrality is also a shield for terrorists who seek to destroy civilization.”

Source: Former FCC Commissioner Tries To Claim Net Neutrality Has Aided The Rise Of White Supremacy | Techdirt

Warner/Chappell Issues Copyright Claim Over YouTube Video Deliberately Containing None Of Its Music | Techdirt


Warner/Chappell’s DMCA takedown arm is so damn proactive it can kill YouTube videos containing as little as 0% of its IP. A clip of Star Wars posted to YouTube sans overbearing John Williams soundtrack was targeted by Warner/Chappell, the owner of the rights to John Williams’ Star Wars compositions.

Source: Warner/Chappell Issues Copyright Claim Over YouTube Video Deliberately Containing None Of Its Music | Techdirt

34 criminal cases tossed after body cam footage shows cop planting drugs | Ars Technica UK

“It is incumbent upon us as prosecutors to be the ministers of justice.”

Source: 34 criminal cases tossed after body cam footage shows cop planting drugs | Ars Technica UK

Justice Department’s Demand for Extreme Secrecy in Reality Winner Trial Contested by Defense


Reality Winner’s defense lawyers accused the government of attempting to unfairly gag them from discussing issues vital to the case and the public at large.

Source: Justice Department’s Demand for Extreme Secrecy in Reality Winner Trial Contested by Defense

San Diego Comic Con Gets Gag Order On Salt Lake Comic Con | Techdirt

Last month, in covering some news about the case still going on, we added a long (longer than the post itself…) editor’s note about the truly weird situation in which SDCC had sent us a ridiculous subpoena demanding (among other things) any internal documents ever mentioning SDCC and implying that we had some sort of business relationship with the organizers of the SLC event (to be clear, we have zero relationship with anyone involved in either event — we just found a story written about the case and used that as the basis for our posts on the topic). We pushed back on SDCC and noted that it really appeared that their fishing expedition was an attempt to intimidate the press from reporting on this case. It was… really strange.And now, with SDCC happening right now, the Hollywood Reporter has the latest on the case, in which SDCC has filed for one of the strangest legal gag orders I’ve seen in a while. I mean, I’ve seen these kinds of gag order requests filed by pro se plaintiffs, but rarely by competent lawyers working at giant famous law firms.

Source: San Diego Comic Con Gets Gag Order On Salt Lake Comic Con | Techdirt

U.S. Lawmakers Seek to Criminally Outlaw Support for Boycott Campaign Against Israel


THE CRIMINALIZATION OF political speech and activism against Israel has become one of the gravest threats to free speech in the West. In France, activists have been arrested and prosecuted for wearing T-shirts advocating a boycott of Israel. The U.K. has enacted a series of measures designed to outlaw such activism. In the U.S., governors compete with one another over who can implement the most extreme regulations to bar businesses from participating in any boycotts aimed even at Israeli settlements, which the world regards as illegal. On U.S. campuses, punishment of pro-Palestinian students for expressing criticisms of Israel is so commonplace that the Center for Constitutional Rights refers to it as “the Palestine Exception” to free speech.But now, a group of 43 senators — 29 Republicans and 14 Democrats — wants to implement a law that would make it a felony for Americans to support the international boycott against Israel, which was launched in protest of that country’s decades-old occupation of Palestine.

Source: U.S. Lawmakers Seek to Criminally Outlaw Support for Boycott Campaign Against Israel

It’s Not the Avocado Toast: Federal Reserve Finds Student Debt Reducing Millennial Home Ownership


The Fed has a hot take on housing and student loans. Except this one is based on empirical research.

Source: It’s Not the Avocado Toast: Federal Reserve Finds Student Debt Reducing Millennial Home Ownership

Copyright Troll Claims Texan Woman Downloaded Over 54,000 Torrents – TorrentFreak


Copyright holders have leveled some quite outrageous accusations over the years, but Malibu Media is taking it to the next level. The company is trying to convince a Texas woman to settle a piracy lawsuit over 15 downloads while accusing her of a further 54,000 downloads of content belonging to other rightsholders’ to increase the pressure.

Source: Copyright Troll Claims Texan Woman Downloaded Over 54,000 Torrents – TorrentFreak