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.XXX Domain Sunrise Period Opens Wednesday

September 6, 2011 — As of Wednesday, the sunrise period for .XXX domain registration begins. The period will continue until October 28, 2011.  The distinction between Sunrise A and B is that Sunrise A gives trademark holders in the adult community the opportunity to secure their trademark .XXX domain names. On the other hand, Sunrise B is for non-adult companies to claim trademark names for the registry to not give out to others and block it from a .XXX domain for 10 years. Read More

Can you use your own judgment in DMCA matters?

The DMCA is attractive to most online businesses because its “safe harbor” insulates them from liability for their customer’s infringing acts. However, to fall within the safe harbor, the entity must strictly follow the DMCA’s provisions. While most companies who are compliant with the DMCA understand this requirement, they are… Read More

FBI Arrests 14 People Connected to Anonymous PayPal Hacks

July 20, 2011 — As part of an ongoing investigation, US authorities arrested 16 people on Tuesday in connection to major hacks, including an attack on PayPal last year, according to a report by Reuters. The arrests come on the heels of a LulzSec attack on Murdoch-owned news sites on Monday. The FBI arrested 14 people in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, D.C., Florida, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Mexico and Ohio on their alleged involvement in the PayPal hacks, according a press release. Read More

LulzSec Hacks Murdoch-Owned Websites, FBI Raids Three Homes for Anonymous Suspects

July 19, 2011 — Hacker group LulzSec made its comeback on Monday, defacing The Sun website with false reports of Rupert Murdoch’s death, according to various reports. A separate report on Tuesday claims the FBI has raided three homes of reported Anonymous members in New York. According to a report by Forbes, LulzSec redirected The Sun website to a fake homepage claiming News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch had died of a drug overdose. Read More

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