EFF Criticizes PIPCU’s New Domain Name Policing Effort

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The UK's Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has partnered with the International Anti Counterfeiting Coalition's 'RogueBlock' program to take down websites offering infringing goods and content. PIPCU will augment RogueBlock's ability to remove payment systems from cyberlockers and similar sites but the EFF has criticized the lack of accountability and transparency.

Court Orders Pornhub to Expose Copyright Infringers

A federal court in California has ordered Pornhub to hand over names, email addresses, IP addresses, and other identifying information related to uploaders of pirated videos. The subpoena was requested by a producer of adult content which listed more than 1,000 infringing videos on the streaming service.

WWW Inventor Prefers Public Protest Over VPN Uptake

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Tim Berners-Lee, the man who invented the world wide web, has been speaking about online privacy. Branding the recent repeal of browsing history legislation as "disgusting", he spoke about the role of VPNs and Tor, and how he would prefer people to protest in the streets rather than take technical measures.

President Trump Signs Internet Privacy Repeal Into Law

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President Trump has signed a bill which repeals Internet privacy rules passed last year by the Federal Communications Commission. Internet service providers are now free to spy on their customers' browsing activities in order to generate targeted advertising. Predictably, many users are considering counter-measures.

Hollywood Obtains Order to Block Pirate Streaming Sites in Ireland

The Motion Picture Association has scored a victory in Ireland where several Internet providers have been ordered to block access to pirate streaming sites. The Hollywood studios claim that online piracy causes millions in losses and are likely to seek out several new targets now that movie4k.to, primewire.ag and onwatchseries.to have been dealt with.