With hundreds of thousands of visitors, predominantly in French-speaking countries, streaming site HDS.to has been a force to be reckoned with. A few days ago, however, the site suddenly went offline. According to a message that was briefly posted on the site, it has shut down permanently. Why the operators took this drastic decision remains unknown.
A group of record labels and music publishers, including UMG Recordings and Universal Music, has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the company behind the poker website PokerNews. The music companies note that several podcasts published through PokerNews use unlicensed recordings. They request damages that could add up to several million dollars.