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Dozens of Pirate Sites Targeted in New Aussie Crackdown - Following a case brought by Roadshow Films, Foxtel, Disney, Paramount, Columbia, and 20th Century Fox, last December more than fifty Internet service providers Down Under were ordered to start barring subscriber access to ‘pirate’ sites. At the Federal Court, Justice John Nicholas ruled that The Pirate Bay, Torrentz, TorrentHound, IsoHunt and streaming service SolarMovie would all have to be rendered inaccessible to consumers in Aust...

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Lawmakers Won’t Force Google to Police Piracy but Doubt Voluntary Code

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Warner Bros. Settles With Company That Leaked Oscar Screeners

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Google: With No Fair Use, It’s More Difficult to Innovate - With Fair Use Week now in full swing, people around the world are celebrating the freedom to use copyrighted content in certain contexts without fear of prosecution, thereby enabling creativity and inspiring innovation. The legal freedom offered by fair use is a cornerstone of criticism, research, teaching and news reporting, one that enables the activities of thousands of good causes and enriches the minds of millions. However, no...

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Google: 99.95% of Recent ‘Trusted’ DMCA Notices Were Bogus - Under current legislation, US-based Internet service providers are not expected to proactively police infringing user content. They are, however, expected to remove it, if a copyright holder complains. The so-called ‘safe harbor’ that providers enjoy as a result of such cooperation is currently under the microscope, following rightsholder complaints that the Digital Millenium Copyright Act is failing them. To address these concern...

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Music Industry Wants Piracy Filters, No Takedown Whack-a-Mole

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Italy Blocks 290 ‘Pirate’ Movie & TV Show Domains in 4 Months

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Court: Hosting A Pirate Site Doesn’t Equal Copyright Infringement

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“We Won’t Block Pirate Bay,” Swedish Telecoms Giant Says - Last week after almost three years of legal wrangling, Universal Music, Sony Music, Warner Music, Nordisk Film and the Swedish Film Industry finally achieved their dream of blocking a ‘pirate’ site After losing an October 2015 trial at the Stockholm District Court, the rightsholders went to appeal last September, a hearing that ran for several days at the brand new Patent and Market Court. Last Monday the court ruled that Bredbandsb...

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Online Piracy Can Boost Comic Book Sales, Research Finds - Research into online piracy comes in all shapes and sizes, with equally mixed results. Often the main question is whether piracy hurts legitimate revenue streams. In recent years we have seen a plethora of studies and most are focused on the effects on movies, TV-shows and music revenues. But what about comic books? Manga in particular has traditionally been very popular on file-sharing networks and sites. These are dozens of large ...
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