EdgeCast Networks today announced it has secured $54 million in new financing. Led by Performance Equity Management (PEM), with follow-on participation from the company’s existing investors Menlo Ventures and Steamboat Ventures, this Series D growth investment will help EdgeCast develop and launch new web acceleration, routing and security services, further strengthen its rich intellectual property portfolio, aggressively expand its global network, and bolster its international sales and marketing efforts. . Read More
AllThingsD reports that YouTube has won another copyright case against Viacom, marking the second time the U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton has favored YouTube’s side in the case, accepting that the streaming video provider was protected by “safe harbor” provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. . Read More
The Harry Fox Agency, Inc. (HFA), a provider of rights management solutions for the music industry, announced today that it is working with Google Play to deliver rights management services for its digital music service for Android devices and the web. Read More
As part of an overhaul of its intellectual property regulations, the United Kingdom’s government announced its intention to legalize copying CDs for personal use.
Consumers will be allowed to transfer a copy of legally purchased copyrighted material onto a computer, backup disc or portable device, but prohibitions against sharing these files remain. Almost all European countries already allow these types of personal copying.
UK Business Secretary Vince Cable said, “Thousands of people copy legitimately purchased content, such as a CD, to a [...].
London — The U.K. government has launched the so-called Creative Industries Forum, an initiative designed to further protect intellectual property in the "creative industries." The group brings together the government, non-government organizations and representatives from the film, music, publishing, design and computer games industries. Representatives from Internet service providers (ISPs), telecommunications companies, hardware manufacturers and consumer groups will also participate in the forum, organizers said. The Creative Industries Forum, jointly chaired by U.K. [...].