eBook Pirates Are Relatively Old and Wealthy, Study Finds


A new study has found that people who illegally download eBooks are older and wealthier than most people's perception of the average pirate. Commissioned by anti-piracy company Digimarc, the study suggests that people aged between 30 and 44 years old with a household income of between $60k and $99k are most likely to grab a book without paying for it.

MPAA and RIAA Present Plan to Recover Megaupload’s Failing Hard Drives


The MPAA and RIAA have asked a Virginia federal court for a preservation order to recover and secure stored Megaupload data. Last year, Megaupload's former hosting company Cogent had warned that several drives, which are preserved as evidence, have become unreadable. The rightsholder groups say they want to act swiftly, before it's too late.

New UK ‘Kodi’ Piracy Blocking Injunction is a Pretty Scary Beast

The new piracy blocking injunction obtained by the UK's Premier League is groundbreaking on several levels, court papers have revealed. Not only did the football outfit work closely with Sky, BT and Virgin (who all have a vested interest) but the ISPs also monitored traffic from 'pirate' servers requested by their customers. Live blocking of streams will be possible too, with no immediate court oversight.

Australia Copyright Safe Harbour Provision Backed By Prime Minister


Moves to introduce a copyright "safe harbor" provision for platforms such as Google and Facebook have received a boost in Australia after receiving backing from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Supporters believe the changes will fix a long-standing error in copyright law, but creative industries argue that it will hurt their ability to get paid fairly for their work.