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Stop the Stop Online Piracy Act

Congress is once again considering passing new laws regulating piracy on the Internet. The House of Representatives is currently considering passing the Stop Online Piracy Act. But many oppose the Act—and you should too. If it becomes law, as one Congresswoman exclaimed, it “would mean the end of the internet as we know it.” Similarly, Internet companies like Google and Facebook also openly oppose it. The Act even prompted online protests by Tumblr, Reddit and Firefox. Why do so many oppose the Stop Online Piracy Act, and why should you be concerned? Read our coverage to find out.

Patent reform moves in the right direction but there are still barriers for small inventors

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President Barack Obama recently signed a patent reform bill as part of his job stimulus plan. The law attempts to remedy a wide range of problems preventing entrepreneurs from inventing and creating new jobs. We discuss these changes as well as a few of the new issues these changes may create.

September Newsletter: Success stories, challenging AT&T, and Blogworld 2011

Our September newsletter brings news of success stories fighting DMCA abuse, a grant awarded by the California Consumer Protection Foundation, and our continuing efforts to stop the AT&T-Tmobile merger. 

You can also catch us in person at Media Law in the Digital Age in October, a conference coproduced by Harvard Berkman Center's Digital Media Law Project and the Center for Sustainable Journalism at Kennesaw State University, as well as Blogworld 2011 in LA in November.

How I fought against a Youtube Takedown and Eventually Won

New Media Rights helped Anita Sarkeesian, who is a remix artist and the founder of Feminist Frequency. Anita is a talented remix artist, video editor and feminist cultural critic who created a video that was taken down from Youtube under the label of "inappropriate content". New Media Rights believes that Youtube must create an efficient process so that Youtube users can reach the proper channels to reenable their videos, whether the takedown is for copyright (DMCA takedown), inappropriate content, or other reasons.

Video Games and the law: Copyright, Trademark and Intellectual Property

Planning on creating a video game, or created one already? Our latest guide helps you understand some the frequent questions about copyri"676 - Burning Pac-Man -- Seamless Texture" by Flickr user Patrick Hoesly used under Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) Creative Commons License ght, trademark and intellectual property when it comes to video games.

Learn how video games are protected under copyright and trademark law, how to respond when your game is removed from the web or an mobile app store by a DMCA takedown notice, and the many ways the law affects the creative process of making a video game.

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