Cloudflare and RIAA Agree on Tailored Site Blocking Process

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Cloudflare and the RIAA have agreed to a tailored process through which the music labels can expand their blocking efforts against the piracy site MP3Skull, if needed. The deal is part of a lengthy legal battle during which both sides dug in their heels, to secure their bottom lines.

Danish Traffic to Pirate Sites Increases 67% in Just a Year

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According to a new study by Rights Alliance, an anti-piracy group representing local and international rightsholders, Danish traffic to pirate sites increased 67% between 2016 and 2017. Movie and TV show consumption accounts for most of the hits but newer trends such as IPTV services and stream-ripping are growing rapidly.

US Calls Out Dozens of Countries on Yearly ‘Piracy Watchlist’

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The Office of the United States Trade Representative has published its yearly Special 301 Report, highlighting countries that fail to live up to US copyright protection standards. The Trump administration remains dedicated to effective enforcement of IP rights, and keeps Canada, Switzerland, Russia and more than two dozen other countries on the 'Watch List.'

Reddit Repeat Infringer Policy Shuts Down Megalinks Piracy Sub

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A popular sub-Reddit specializing in links to infringing content will effectively shut itself down after an official warning from Reddit's administrators. Megalinks has more than 108,000 subscribers but has now found a new home after Reddit threatened to implement its repeat infringer policy if the sub didn't clean up its act.

The Pirate Bay’s Rebellious History… in Doodles

Opinion

While the Pirate Bay is still considered to be the bastion of limitless sharing, it's no longer as overtly rebellious as it once was. What makes things worse is that the famous doodles the site was once known for, have disappeared from its archive. Luckily we saved most, so we can take a look at TPB's history...in doodles.

Former Judge Accuses IP Court of Using ‘Pirate’ Microsoft Software

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A law firm has filed a complaint with the Prosecutor General's Office of the Intellectual Property Rights Court in Russia with an extraordinary claim. According to its client, who is a former assistant judge, the IP-focused court has been running Microsoft software for years without an appropriate license.