‘Klingon Language’ Copyright Battle Ends, For Now

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The case between Paramount Pictures and the crowdfunded Star Trek spin-off "Prelude to Axanar" is going to trial later this month, but the future of the Klingon language is no longer at stake. This week the court excluded Klingon from the copyright battle, together with several other "items" including Vulcans' appearance, warp drives, and the Federation logo.

Hollywood Lawsuit Expands Pirate Bay & ExtraTorrent Web Blockade

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The MPA recently filed a complaint in Norway seeking to expand a blockade of The Pirate Bay, ExtraTorrent and several other sites that was put in place during 2015. The Hollywood group aimed to add seven new ISPs and several additional sites to the country's blocklist. It has now achieved its goals but critics say that holding ISPs responsible for copyright infringement is unfair.

Google Removes MEGA Frontpage From Search Results

Google has removed the homepage of the popular cloud storage service Mega from its search index. The surprise move, which is the result of an inaccurate DMCA takedown notice from a movie company, directly impacts the site's incoming search traffic.

Audible Magic Accuses YouTube of Fraud Over Content ID Trademark

Audible Magic, one of the best known anti-piracy companies operating in the digital fingerprinting space, has filed a complaint against Google at the US Patent and Trademark Office. The California-based company says that YouTube's registration of the trademark 'Content ID' was made fraudulently and should be canceled.

BREIN Reveals Anti-Piracy Tactics and Achievements

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Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN has been very active over the past year. Through various enforcement actions it targeted hundreds of sites and services, with many shutting down or leaving their hosting providers. In addition, a strong focus on prolific uploaders resulted in several settlements with pirating BitTorrent, file-hosting, Usenet and Facebook users.