TPP: U.S. May Not Force DMCA on Other Countries

A recently leaked copy of the Trans-Pacific Partnership's 'Intellectual Property' chapter has revealed a United States prepared to accept intermediary liability frameworks already in place in some partner nations. This means that countries like Canada, for example, would not have to adopt a DMCA-style process.

David Guetta: Piracy Brings Fans to My Concerts

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For more than a decade piracy has been a hot topic in the music industry. While some of the major labels have tried to eliminate the problem by taking pirates to court, others prefer a more positive approach. DJ and producer David Guetta says that the industry should embrace piracy,…

Israeli Court Lifts Ineffective Popcorn Time Ban

Israeli Internet providers are no longer required to block access to Popcorn Time websites. A District Court has lifted a preliminary injunction arguing that access restrictions are ineffective. The decision is a major disappointment for the local anti-piracy outfit ZIRA, which was also ordered to pay the legal fees of…

‘Pirate’ Site Admin Ordered to Pay Hollywood $12.8m

The operator of a forum which linked to Hollywood movies, TV shows, music and software has been hit with a massive claim for damages. After previously being sentenced to one year in jail, the 26-year-old must now pay Hollywood at least $12.8m plus a further $4.4m to a pair of…

Pirate Bay Was Worth Doing Prison Time For, Co-Founder Says

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A few weeks after his release from Swedish prison, Pirate Bay co-founder Fredrik Neij returned to his home in Laos. Today he shares some thoughts on his time in prison as well as the future that lies ahead. Looking back, Neij concludes that considering the circumstances TPB was well worth…

Private Copying and UK Copyright Law – Not Dead Yet

Earlier this month several music industry organizations in the UK won a judicial review which renders the Government's decision to allow copying for personal use unlawful. Following this unexpected decision are UK citizens now breaking the law if they copy their own CDs? How will the fate of the legislation…

Court Drops Innocent Cox Subscribers From Piracy Lawsuit

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Internet provider Cox is not required to hand over the personal details of several subscribers, a federal court in Virginia has ruled. The customers in question simply couldn't be guilty of copyright infringement because they had no Cox subscription at the time of the alleged offense.

Major Streaming Sites Must Be Blocked, Court Rules

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After a prolonged legal battle, last year several leading Austrian ISPs were ordered to block major streaming sites Movie4K.to and Kinox.to. All but one of the ISPs appealed but now the Supreme Court has not only ruled against them, but ordered them to pick up the cost of blocking sites…