Copyright Alert System

Study: Internet Piracy Is ‘Tenacious and Persistent’

Despite the best efforts of Internet service providers, advertisers and ad networks to stop copyright infringement on the Internet, piracy is still a runaway train.

White House Copyright Czar Steps Down

Victoria Espinel, the nation's first copyright czar, stepped down from her role four years after she was confirmed as the U.S. intellectual property enforcement coordinator. Her last day was Friday.

White House Pushes More Voluntary Actions to Protect IP

The White House intends to reach out to search engines, data storage services, and domain-name registrars to adopt a set of best practices for protecting U.S. intellectual property. The action item was one of many outlined in the Administration's 98-page annual report on IP enforcement.

Consumers Could Start Receiving Anti-Piracy Notices This Week

Consumers that illegally download movies, music or TV shows could start receiving warning notices from Internet service providers this week. Persistent downloaders might even see slower Internet connections.