Report: Operating Systems Should Actively Block Pirated Downloads

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Apple, Google and Microsoft, are in an ideal position to deter piracy, according to a new report published by Black Market Watch and the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime. The controversial report opts for voluntary or mandatory blocking of pirated content on the operating system level.

Atlantic Records Subpoenas Reddit to Identify Music Leaker

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Atlantic Records has asked a New York judge to help reveal the identity of an individual who leaked an unreleased track to Reddit. Following a late June launch, Heathens, a track by Twenty One Pilots, was scheduled to appear on "Suicide Squad: The Album" this week. However, a Reddit user leaked the song mid-June and now the race is on to track him or her down.

KAT Shutdown Aftermath: iTorrents Aims to Replace Torcache

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The shutdown of KickassTorrents had a pronounced impact on the torrent ecosystem. Not only did one of the largest torrent indexers disappear, the popular torrent storage cache Torcache also vanished overnight. As a result, several sites were left without a good torrent repository, a gap iTorrents.org hopes to fill.

Court Rules Whole Site Blocking Justifiable in Piracy Fight

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Forcing ISPs to block entire websites to tackle Internet piracy is justifiable, a court in India has ruled. The decision by the Delhi High Court means that copyright holders will not have to target specific URLs when attempting to stop infringement on sites that are involved in widespread piracy.

ISP: We’re Not The Internet Piracy Police

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Copyright holders in Sweden are pushing for tougher measures against online piracy, claiming that Internet providers generate hundreds of millions in profit from infringement. Local ISP Bahnhof rejects the claims as "pure nonsense" and says that they are not going to adopt the role of piracy police.

Europe Has The Highest Online Piracy Rates, By Far

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An in-depth analysis of billions of worldwide visits to torrent, streaming and download sites has revealed that Europe is a hotbed for piracy. The piracy rate is the highest in Latvia, where nearly half of the population visits pirate sites, and the entire global top ten is made up of European countries.

Getty Images Bites Back in $1 Billion Copyright Dispute

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Last week Carol Highsmith filed a copyright complaint against Getty Images after an agent threatened the photographer for using her own photograph without their permission. Now Getty is fighting back, warning that it will defend itself vigorously if the dispute can't be settled.