Gucci Sets Trend for Broad Internet ‘Censorship’

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In the fashion industry Gucci has been a trendsetter for years, but this role can also be extended to the online world. Over the past several months the company has won broad injunctions to shut down and seize hundreds of domain names, making them disappear from search engines.

After Death of Wiziwig, Staff Create New Streaming Sports Portal

A dozen former moderators of the hugely popular streaming sports index Wiziwig have teamed up to resurrect the project. Wiziwig shut down earlier this year under pressure from anti-piracy groups and new legislation, but the site's ideals are now making a comeback under a new name. Unlike similar services, Streamhub…

Canada’s Mr. Robot Premiere Censored By False DMCA Notice

The Canadian launch of Mr Robot scheduled for Friday evening has been dealt an early blow. Showcase in Canada is currently offering the pilot episode on its website to tempt users in advance, but NBCUniversal in the U.S. has reported Showcase as pirates and Google has taken the search link…

ISPs and Rightsholders Extend “Six Strikes” Anti-Piracy Scheme

The six-strikes Copyright Alert System will remain in place. The MPAA, RIAA and five large U.S. Internet providers have unanimously agreed to extend the program. The parties are currently negotiating if and how they can improve the warning system in the hope that it will eventually change people's attitudes toward…

UK Police Arrest Prolific Pirate Bay Uploader

The UK's Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit arrested a man this morning on suspicion of uploading Top 40 music tracks to torrent sites. The 38-year-old was detained at his home and taken to a local police station for questioning. TF understands the man is a regular Pirate Bay and KickassTorrents…

Pirate Sites Must Pay Legal Costs of Own Blockade, Court Rules

Several major pirate sites including The Pirate Bay and ExtraTorrent must pay legal costs incurred by Hollywood when the studios applied to have the sites blocked in Norway. The decision is part of an order handed down by a local court today which will see the country's leading ISPs block…