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November 7, 2012

Medical Licensing Test Prep Company Owner Extradited

Medical Licensing Test Prep Company Owner Extradited

On November 5, 2012, the US Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey announced that one of the owners of the test prep company, called Optima University, made her initial appearance in a New Jersey Court after she was extradited from Latvia.  She is accused of stealing licensing examination questions from the National ...

November 6, 2012

Two Members of the ‘IMAGiNE’ Group Sentenced

Two Members of the ‘IMAGiNE’ Group Sentenced

On November 2, 2012, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced that Willie Lambert of Pittston, PA, and Sean M Lovelady of Pomona, California were sentenced to prison for their participation in an online piracy group.  The group is called “IMAGiNE.”   Lambert received 30 months in prison and three years ...

October 19, 2012

IPs Will Warn You before Downloading Pirated Content

IPs Will Warn You before Downloading Pirated Content

On October 18, 2012, the Center for Copyright Information (CCI) announced that internet providers will start warning customers over the next two months if they are about to download pirated content.  The messages will repeatedly warn internet users in an attempt to stop the large amount of illegal downloads on the internet despite ...

October 28, 2011

United States Government Pondering Changes to Copyright Laws

United States Government Pondering Changes to Copyright Laws

The United States Copyright Office quietly announced its priorities for 2012, which ironically—given the perfunctory reception—could bring powerful changes to the nation’s intellectual property laws. The priorities range from the way websites and blogs register perpetually-changing material for copyrights to the establishment ...

October 28, 2011

U.S. Government Attempts to Terminate ‘Rogue Websites’

U.S. Government Attempts to Terminate ‘Rogue Websites’

A new anti-piracy legislation was placed before the United States House of Representatives this week to deploy copyright law for the removal of ‘Rogue Websites’—domains who are alleged of infringing on other site’s intellectual property rights. Submitted on Wednesday, the Stop Online Piracy Act will be officially reviewed by the ...

October 28, 2011

Rep. Lofgren Believes Copyright Bill is the “End of the Internet”

Rep. Lofgren Believes Copyright Bill is the “End of the Internet”

  California Democrat, Rep. Zoe Lofgren—whose district includes Silicon Valley—is preparing to head the congressional opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act.  The antipiracy bill, which was introduced yesterday in the House of Representatives--to the applause of Hollywood lobbyists—is designed to remove ...

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