BitTorrent Expert Report Slams Movie Piracy Evidence

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In California, a copyright case between adult movie studio Malibu Media and a John Doe is heating up in court. The alleged downloader discredits the actions and technical evidence provided by the makers of the "X-Art" series, using a very detailed expert opinion from a former BitTorrent Inc. employee to back up his claims.

UK Piracy Alerts: The First Look Inside the Warning System

Last month it was revealed that UK ISPs were ready to begin sending out piracy warnings to their customers. Today we can reveal what an actual warning looks like and how the GetItRight website dovetails with ISP systems in order to handle and document users' infringement notices.

Spanish Police Shut Down ISP’s IPTV Piracy Business

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Following a complaint from the UK Premier League, Spanish police raided an ISP in Malaga which offered unlicensed IPTV subscriptions. The Internet provider serves many local customers and is reportedly owned by two UK citizens, who remotely tried to destroy evidence while the raid was ongoing.

Rojadirecta Ordered to Shut Down By Spanish Court

A court has ordered famous sports streaming site Rojadirecta to shut down. The ruling, which was handed down following a complaint from broadcaster Movistar+, requires Rojadirecta parent company Puerto 80 to pay damages. Broadcasters estimate the site cost them 500 million euros a year.

Search Engines & Copyright Holders Ready Voluntary Anti-Piracy Code

Google and other search companies are close to striking a voluntary agreement with entertainment companies to tackle the appearance of infringing content links in search results. Following roundtable discussions chaired by the UK's Intellectual Property Office, all parties have agreed that the code should take effect by June 1, 2017.