BBC Wants Google to Remove Top Gear’s IMDb Page

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BBC Worldwide has sent tens of thousands of takedown requests to Google this week, but not all reported links are as bad as they claim. In fact, the company is targeting the IMDb pages of several of its own shows, including Top Gear and The Game, as well as one…

Trial of Torrent Site Admin and Hosting Provider Concludes

An intriguing case dating back more than 3.5 years ended this week when two men went on criminal trial in Sweden. One was the former sysop of a 26,000 member private BitTorrent tracker. The other provided the site with web hosting and allegedly refused to take the site down when…

Rightscorp Still Can’t Turn Piracy Into Straight Profit

Piracy monetization company Rightscorp has published its results for Q1 2015 and they show that turning piracy into profit still isn't as straightforward as the company might've hoped. Despite protecting more copyrights, bringing more ISPs on board and settling more cases, the company still ended up with an operating loss…

India Orders Piracy Blackout of Vimeo, Pirate Bay and More

The makers of the Indian movie "Piku" have obtained a blocking order against several popular websites including Vimeo, The Pirate Bay and KickassTorrents. The order issued by the Indian High Court prohibits the sites and various ISPs from linking to pirated versions of the movie, but may not be as…

Music Industry Reports 200 Millionth Pirate Link to Google

The RIAA and BPI have reached a new milestone in their ongoing efforts to have pirated content removed from the Internet. This week the music industry groups reported the 200 millionth URL to Google. Looking ahead, the BPI is urging Google to introduce more piracy prevention measures, or else Governments…

MPA Report Advises Outreach Campaign Against ‘Pirate’ Ads

A new survey commissioned by the Motion Picture Association into the revenue sources of 'pirate' sites has found that a third of adverts displayed are 'scam' ads designed to trick users or inject malware. According to the report, "awareness and outreach campaigns" could be helpful in warning people away from…

‘Resurrected’ Grooveshark is Actually an MP3Juices Clone

Reports of a resurrected Grooveshark to replace the service that was taken down last week are, to put it diplomatically, the result of 'creative marketing'. Grooveshark.io hit the scene a couple of days ago claiming to be a clone of the shuttered service but it's little more than a re-badged…