ISPs and Movie Industry Prepare Canadian Pirate Site Blocking Deal

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A coalition of Canadian ISPs and movie industry companies is preparing a deal to block pirate sites without a court order. The plan, which will be submitted to the telecom regulator CRTC later this month, is the first of its kind in North America. While major ISPs are on board, the Government's response has been rather reserved.

GoMovies/123Movies Launches Anime Streaming Site

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Popular movie streaming site GoMovies has launched a new sister site, Animehub. The operators hope to turn the new venture into the prime destination for anime 'pirates.' Needless to say, copyright holders will be less enthusiastic.

Coalition Against Piracy Wants Singapore to Block Streaming Piracy Software

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The recently-formed Coalition Against Piracy, which counts Disney, Fox, Sony, HBO, NBCUniversal, BBC Worldwide and the Premier League among its members, is demanding greater action against illicit streaming. The powerful group has called on the government in Singapore to not only block 'pirate' streaming software but also unlicensed streams from entering the country.

Digital Rights Groups Warn Against Copyright “Parking Tickets” Bill

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The recently introduced CASE Act proposes to establish a small claims board for copyright holders, providing them with a cheaper legal option than the Federal Court. While the bill aims to help smaller copyright holders, it poses a threat to legally unsophisticated targets and a potential breeding ground for copyright trolls, digital rights groups warn.

Could a Single Copyright Complaint Kill Your Domain?

Opinion

Earlier this week we reported how a Canada-based mashup site had its domain suspended following a copyright complaint filed by music group IFPI. Today we can put some meat on the bones, revealing how a single unproven allegation disabled an entire site, without its operators even having a chance to respond.

Google Says It Can’t Filter Pirated Content Proactively

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Various music industry groups want Google to implement proactive anti-piracy measures to deal with constantly reappearing links to infringing content in search results. The demand isn't new, but this week Google's President of EMEA Business & Operations reiterated that such proactive measures are "just not possible."

New Piracy Scaremongering Video Depicts ‘Dangerous’ Raspberry Pi

Opinion

A new scaremongering video from the Digital Citizens Alliance is once again warning people that so-called 'Illicit Streaming Devices' are terribly evil. Sadly, on top of the usual propaganda, the Hollywood-funded group depicts a Raspberry Pi as a "disreputable device", one that can expose users to malware, ID theft, financial loss, and ransomware.