New Pirate Bay Blockade Foiled By Simple DNS Trick

The world's newest blockade of The Pirate Bay has been thwarted in a matter of minutes. After a court in Spain ordered the country's ISPs to block the notorious site on Friday, users who tweaked their connections to use Google's DNS instead of the one provided by their service provider were back on the site in seconds.

Cox Refuses to Reveal Financials in “Repeat Infringer” Piracy Case

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Cox Communications, one of the largest ISPs in the United States, is refusing to hand over financial details in a prominent piracy case. The provider is being sued by two music publishers for allegedly failing to disconnect 200,000 repeat copyright infringers. The rightsholders are requesting detailed financial information to show…

MPAA Wanted Less Fair Use In Copyright Curriculum

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The MPAA and RIAA are backing a new copyright curriculum showing kids how to become "Ethical Digital Citizens." After public pressure the curriculum was edited to include fair use principles, but a leaked MPAA email shows that there's more fair use in the lesson plans than Hollywood wanted.

After Eliminating Music Piracy, Norway Hits ‘First’ Movie Site

Rights Alliance chief Willy Johansen says that his anti-piracy group has shut down its first Norway-based movie piracy site. Police raided the operator of the Norskfilm portal and the man subsequently confessed, but with music piracy all but eliminated in the country, isn't this just a return to force over…

Court Orders ISP to Disconnect Internet Pirates

The High Court in Ireland has told ISP UPC that it must introduce a "three strikes" scheme to deal with subscribers who pirate music online. The ruling is a major victory for Sony, Universal and Warner who will only be required to pay 20% of the installation and running costs,…

Block Pirate Bay in 72 Hours, Spanish Court Tells ISPs

Infamous torrent site The Pirate Bay has a new European block to contend with after a judge in Spain handed down a ruling against the site today. Local ISPs now have 72 hours in which to block the site, the first instruction of its type under the country's so-called Sinde…