Authors Guild: ISPs Should Monitor and Filter Pirated Content

The Authors Guild has sent a letter to the U.S. Congress asking lawmakers to strengthen current copyright law. To stop dozens of millions in claimed losses, the authors want to increase liability for Internet service providers and make it mandatory for the companies to monitor and filter pirated content.

Sky Customers Receive New Movie Piracy Threat Letters

Customers of UK ISP Sky Broadband are being subjected to a new wave of piracy threat letters. The ISP, which is the country's second largest, warned earlier this year that the demands would be forthcoming. Over the past few days they began hitting mailboxes across the UK, as promised.

Nintendo Shuts Down Browser Based Game Boy Emulator

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Many gaming fans love to play old console games in browser emulations, but Nintendo is less amused by these fan-made recreations. This week the company took down a popular JavaScript-powered Game Boy Advance emulator with dozens of pre-loaded games, claiming several copyright infringements.

Free Music Streaming Site Revives Grooveshark Magic, And More

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StreamSquid is a new service which allows users to stream music for free, using legal services such as YouTube and Soundcloud as a backbone. The streaming platform has an intuitive user interface that allows people to discover new music and manage their own playlists. As an added bonus, former Grooveshark…

Bogus “Copyright Trademark” Complaint Fails to Censor the BBC

Using copyright to censor online content may have been a successful strategy in years gone by. But these days, thanks to Google's Transparency Report and the Chilling Effects Clearing House, weak attempts to erase legitimate reporting are much more easily spotted - especially when they target a giant like the…

CloudFlare Forced to Censor Anti-Censorship Site

A few weeks ago the RIAA obtained a preliminary injunction requiring Cloudflare to terminate services to all domains that use "Grooveshark" in their name. As a result, the popular CDN service was forced to disconnect "groovesharkcensorship.cf," a site specifically set up to protest overbroad censorship. However, the trouble wasn't all…

“Petty Hollywood” Stops Pirate Admin From Going Home

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A man faced with paying the world's largest movie studios millions of dollars in piracy-related damages says that Hollywood wants to stop him returning to his home country. Following a recent judgment Dimitri Mader owes more than $17m to various rightsholders but now faces a complex and uncertain future.