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U.S. Gov’t Seizure of Cloud Servers Puts Hyperlocal’s Content at Risk

Brian Dengler

U.S. Gov’t Seizure of Cloud Servers Puts Hyperlocal’s Content at Risk

Ohio hyperlocal sports publisher Kyle Goodwin’s videos vaporized in the cloud. The U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) seized the servers storing Goodwin’s videos as part of the DOJ’s criminal indictments against MegaUpload.com. Now Goodwin is suing to get his videos back, claiming his hyperlocal sports business depends on the content…

Pending IP Laws Could Squeeze Hyperlocal News Sites

Brian Dengler

Pending IP Laws Could Squeeze Hyperlocal News Sites

Two new bills in Congress designed to combat rogue sites selling counterfeit goods or distributing copyright-infringing content (like movies) may put a squeeze on hyperlocal news sites, strangle innovation, and impede free speech and investment in start-ups, according to experts at Stanford University and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.