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Robert Allen joins us to further clarify the Turtles’ case history.

We are joined for this episode by Attorney Robert Allen, who practices in Los Angeles, and represented the plaintiffs in the Turtles’ case(s)  we’ve recently reported on.

Sony Hack

THB Added: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/19/world/asia/nsa-tapped-into-north-korean-networks-before-sony-attack-officials-say.html

http://go.delicious.com/?id=63408X1518852&xs=1&url=http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/digital-and-mobile/6422352/sony-hack-new-evidence-points-to-inside-job-say&sref=https://delicious.com/lebrahim17

Ex-employees suing over hack

http://variety.com/2014/film/news/sony-hit-with-class-action-lawsuit-by-ex-employees-1201380668/

http://variety.com/2014/film/news/sony-ex-employees-hit-studio-with-another-class-action-suit-over-hack-attack-1201381065/

http://variety.com/2014/biz/news/sony-hit-with-fourth-class-action-lawsuit-over-hacking-attack-1201383743/

http://variety.com/2015/biz/news/sony-hit-with-another-class-action-lawsuit-over-cyber-attack-1201394240/

http://variety.com/2015/biz/news/sony-ex-employees-seek-to-combine-class-action-lawsuits-1201404542/

The EU Alters VAT Tax Regulations as Applied to Digital Product Sales

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/global/6422333/europes-new-tax-solution-may-have-created-a-big-problem-for-indie

UK VAT Moss one stop link – https://www.gov.uk/register-and-use-the-vat-mini-one-stop-shop

DMCA Takedown Cases

Google Handled 75% more DMCA takedowns in 2014 than in 2013

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/01/google-handled-345-million-copyright-takedowns-in-2014/

http://www.businessinsider.com/google-was-asked-to-take-down-345-million-links-in-2014-over-copyright-infringement-2015-1

http://torrentfreak.com/google-asked-remove-345-million-pirate-links-2014-150105/

Monkey Selfie followup

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/12/wildlife-photographer-sends-takedown-note-says-he-owns-monkey-selfie/

https://www.publicknowledge.org/news-blog/blogs/monkey-selfie-crying-wolf

Update:

Pinterest and Imgur

http://torrentfreak.com/pinterest-sued-over-pirated-photos-imgur-off-the-hook-141203/

Lionsgate targets Reddit

http://torrentfreak.com/lionsgate-targets-reddit-over-christmas-movie-piracy-141206/

http://www.reddit.com/r/BestOfStreamingVideo/comments/2ogxor/lionsgate_targets_reddit_over_christmas_movie/ – link on reddit about fans discussing the DMCA takedowns and suggesting everyone keep the page/link on the “down low” and not attract attention.

After Announcing YouTube Music Key, YouTube Stands to Lose 20,000 Songs

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/legal-and-management/6415064/pharrells-lawyer-to-youtube-remove-our-songs-or-face

New Canadian Takedown Notices are abused

http://www.torontosun.com/2015/01/01/isps-now-obligated-to-advise-users-of-suspected-copyright-infringement

http://torrentfreak.com/canadian-govt-outlaws-bogus-piracy-notices-150112/

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/digital-and-mobile/6436543/canadians-hit-with-misleading-copyright-notices-from

http://torrentfreak.com/canadian-piracy-notices-from-benign-to-ridiculous-150109/

Mixtape

http://www.mtv.com/news/2045425/universal-prison-mixtape-lawsuit/

http://news.yahoo.com/universal-music-files-copyright-lawsuit-over-mixtapes-sent-050046512.html?utm_source=twitterfeed