‘GTA Online’ cheat creator ordered to pay $150,000 in damages

The penalty comes as a default judgment. Perez took Elusive down in 2018 after Take-Two contacted him and claimed that he would donate the proceeds to a charity, but he didn’t hand over requested financial records showing how much money he’d made from the cheat. Take-Two filed for the judgment after it didn’t get a … Read more‘GTA Online’ cheat creator ordered to pay $150,000 in damages

What to Do If You’re Getting Blackmailed

So you sent nudes. We live in a digital age, and now more than ever, the nude pic has become something of a dating currency in itself. But what do you do when your ex—or in Jeff Bezo’s case, a magazine publisher—threatens to publish your photos on the internet? Advertisement It’s a tricky situation (to … Read moreWhat to Do If You’re Getting Blackmailed

BlocBoy JB is the latest to sue Epic over a ‘Fortnite’ dance

BlocBoy will have to demonstrate that he either originated the dance or made it popular. Beyond that, he’ll also have to show that the dance is both long enough to be copyrightable (that’s typically reserved for whole routines) and that he can lay claim without having the copyright already in hand. That’s a lot of … Read moreBlocBoy JB is the latest to sue Epic over a ‘Fortnite’ dance

EU copyright laws face uncertain fate after 11 countries reject proposal

Critics have regularly described Article 11 as a “link tax,” since it gave companies the right to charge sites like Google for merely including content with links, even if it’s just a brief snippet to show the user what they’re seeing. Article 13, meanwhile, has raised concerns that internet companies would be virtually required to … Read moreEU copyright laws face uncertain fate after 11 countries reject proposal

Google shows its bleak vision of search under new EU copyright laws

Google is clearly showing the imagery for political purposes: this is how bad things could get if you let the Copyright Directive go through. It knows the Directive faces its next vote on January 18th at the European Council, and it wants politicians to think twice before greenlighting the Directive without changes. It’s consistent with … Read moreGoogle shows its bleak vision of search under new EU copyright laws

Spotify settles the $1.6B copyright lawsuit filed by music publisher Wixen out of court

Spotify has settled the $1.6 billion lawsuit filed by music publisher Wixen Music Publishing in December 2017. The publisher, which represented artists like Tom Petty, Missy Elliot, Stevie Nicks and Neil Young, alleged copyright infringement – saying that Spotify was using tens of thousands of songs without a proper license. The financial terms of the settlement were … Read moreSpotify settles the $1.6B copyright lawsuit filed by music publisher Wixen out of court

Alfonso Ribeiro sues Epic for using the Carlton dance in ‘Fortnite’

We’ve asked Epic for comment. Whether or not the lawsuit prevails will depend on whether or not Ribeiro can lay claim before the copyright process wraps up. With that said, there’s no doubt that it’s the Carlton dance (as if the name alone wasn’t a giveaway) — it even uses music reminiscent of Tom Jones’ … Read moreAlfonso Ribeiro sues Epic for using the Carlton dance in ‘Fortnite’

YouTube bans the founder of far-right group the Proud Boys

Multiple internet giants have kicked out the Proud Boys in recent months. Twitter was one of the first, clamping down in August after a violent protest in Portland, Oregon earlier that month. Facebook followed in October after Proud Boys members attacked protesters in New York City, while PayPal kicked out the organization in November. YouTube … Read moreYouTube bans the founder of far-right group the Proud Boys

Download Famous Art in High Resolution

The Art Institute of Chicago recently revamped its website and released a searchable database of high-resolution art. Even better, a lot of the art is in the public domain, meaning you can legally use it however you want, even for commercial purposes. (Check the copyright notice on each artwork’s page.) You’ll notice that while you … Read moreDownload Famous Art in High Resolution

Satanists are suing Netflix over ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’

In the court documents, filed on Thursday in New York District Court, the temple claims that the statue it designed and commissioned in 2013-2014 is a copyrighted artwork, and the version in the show was a modification of that design. The group’s founder, Lucien Greaves compared the two works on Twitter. For purposes of comparison… … Read moreSatanists are suing Netflix over ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’