Last week, as the Internet world was still reeling from the SOPA and PIPA controversies, the Department of Justice (DOJ) was busy enforcing existing copyright infringement laws. On Thursday, January 19, the government shutdown Megaupload, the massive file-sharing website.
The site was one of the most popular on the web, receiving some 50 million unique visits per day—nearly a quarter the...Read More
Most people believe that intellectual property is an arcane subject, relevant only to stodgy lawyers and judges. Apart from the occasional public controversies around Napster in 2001 and the scandal over the Mike Tyson tattoo in the Hangover II movie, IP is a field that mostly stays out of the public spotlight.
That changed on January 18, 2012. On Wednesday, many of the country’s most popular...Read More