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Comcast Terminates Accounts of Persistent Pirates

Under the DMCA Internet providers have an obligation to take action against persistent pirates. While the law doesn't define under what circumstances this should happen, Comcast is very clear about its policy. Talking to TorrentFreak, the Internet provider confirms that subscribers who are caught for "repeated and egregious" copyright infringement…

Google Deleted 200 Million “Pirate” Search Results in 2013

Copyright holders have asked Google to remove more than 200,000,000 allegedly infringing links from its search engine this year. At the current rate the 2013 total is expected to exceed a record breaking quarter billion URLs. Music industry groups RIAA and BPI are the most active senders, with dozens of…

HBO Asks Google to Take Down “Infringing” VLC Media Player

It's no secret that copyright holders are trying to take down as much pirated content as they can, but their targeting of open source software is something new. In an attempt to remove pirated copies of Game of Thrones from the Internet, HBO sent a DMCA takedown to Google, listing…

UFC Just Sent the Most Embarrassing DMCA Notice Ever

We've seen dozens of erroneous DMCA takedown notices in recent years, many of which have caused their senders embarrassment. However, notices sent to Google last week by an anti-piracy company working for the Ultimate Fighting Championship are the most cringe-worthy yet, and a direct result of a carpet-bombing approach to…

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