Hollywood Withdraws Funding for UK Anti-Piracy Group FACT

The UK's Federation Against Copyright Theft has received a major blow after the Motion Picture Association advised the anti-piracy group it will not renew its membership. The termination of the 30-year long relationship means that FACT will lose 50% of its budget and the backing of the six major Hollywood movie studios.

Australia Officially Abandons Three Strikes Anti-Piracy Scheme

After indications earlier this year that copyright holders and ISPs were having serious problems reaching agreement on who will pay for the three-strikes anti-piracy regime, the project has now officially been canned. In a letter to the Australian Media and Communications Authority, the Communications Alliance and rightsholders have confirmed its…

Draft Law Orders Google to Remove Pirate Site Unblocking Advice

A draft bill just published by the Russian government foresees a future in which search engines more aggressively censor search results to protect copyright. Companies such as Google will be given just three days to remove links to proxy and mirroring services and also those that facilitate access to any…

Adobe Warns Software ‘Pirates’ With Popup Message

News

Adobe is carrying out validation tests to alert users who run pirated copies of their software. Those who have "non genuine" software installed receive a pop-up warning them of the potential consequences. For now the validation tests are limited to Acrobat X users based in the United States.

Fair Use Needs Protecting & All Abusers Need to Be Punished

Opinion

Fair use is an extremely important facet of copyright law and it needs to be defended when it's wrongly targeted under the DMCA. So, let's get down to business. Those who attempt to stifle it should get punished. And, to balance things up, those who blatantly claim fair use when…

New Game of Thrones Episode Leaks Online Early

The latest episode of Game of Thrones has leaked online a day before its official premiere. The leak reportedly comes from HBO Nordic where the show was made available a day early, and since then it's been widely shared on various pirate sites.