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Court Suspends Ban on Roku Sales in Mexico - Last week, news broke that the Superior Court of Justice of the City of Mexico had issued a ban on Roku sales. The order prohibited stores such as Amazon, Liverpool, El Palacio de Hierro, and Sears from importing and selling the devices. In addition, several banks were told stop processing payments from accounts that are linked to pirated services on Roku. While Roku itself is not offering any pirated content, there is a market for third-party pi...

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Sci-Hub Ordered to Pay $15 Million in Piracy Damages - Two years ago, academic publisher Elsevier filed a complaint against Sci-Hub and several related “pirate” sites. It accused the websites of making academic papers widely available to the public, without permission. While Sci-Hub is nothing like the average pirate site, it is just as illegal according to Elsevier’s legal team, who obtained a preliminary injunction from a New York District Court last fall. The injunction ordered Sci-Hub’s...

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Kim Dotcom Opposes US’s “Fugitive” Claims at Supreme Court - When Megaupload and Kim Dotcom were raided five years ago, the authorities seized millions of dollars in cash and other property. The US government claimed the assets were obtained through copyright crimes so went after the bank accounts, cars, and other seized possessions of the Megaupload defendants. Kim Dotcom and his colleagues were branded as “fugitives” and the Government won its case. Dotcom’s legal team quickly appealed th...

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Three Men Sentenced Following £2.5m Internet Piracy Case - While legal action against low-level individual file-sharers is extremely rare in the UK, the country continues to pose a risk for those engaged in larger-scale infringement. That is largely due to the activities of the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit and private anti-piracy outfits such as the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT). Investigations are often a joint effort which can take many years to complete, but the ou...

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MPAA & RIAA Demand Tough Copyright Standards in NAFTA Negotiations

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Court Grants Subpoenas to Unmask ‘TVAddons’ and ‘ZemTV’ Operators

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US Embassy Threatens to Close Domain Registry Over ‘Pirate Bay’ Domain

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Internet Provider Refutes RIAA’s Piracy Allegations - For more than a decade copyright holders have been sending ISPs takedown notices to alert them that their subscribers are sharing copyrighted material. Under US law, providers have to terminate the accounts of repeat infringers “in appropriate circumstances” and increasingly they are being held to this standard. Earlier this year several major record labels, represented by the RIAA, filed a lawsuit in a Texas District Court, accusing ISP...

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Roku Sales Banned in Mexico Over Piracy Concerns - Online streaming piracy is on the rise and many people use dedicated media players to watch it through their regular TV. While a lot of attention has been on Kodi, there are other players on the market that allow people to do the same. Roku, for example, has been doing very well too. Like Kodi, Roku media players don’t offer any pirated content out of the box. In fact, they can be hooked up to a wide variety of legal streaming options inclu...

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BPI Breaks Record After Sending 310 Million Google Takedowns
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