HBO Warns Game of Thrones Pirates, Removes Torrents

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HBO is going all out to limit Game of Thrones piracy. The company is sending out thousands copyright infringement warnings to alleged pirates, encouraging them to get an HBO subscription. In addition, the company is requesting torrent sites to remove Game of Thrones torrents, at a rate rarely seen before.

ISP Boss Criticizes Calls to Criminalize File-Sharers

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The boss of a prominent ISP in Sweden has criticized moves by the government which could criminalize hundreds of thousands of Internet users. Bahnhof CEO Jon Karlung says the country is stuck in the past when it calls for harsher punishments for file-sharing and should instead concentrate on developing better…

4K Content Protection “Stripper” Beats Warner Bros in Court

LegendSky, a hardware manufacturer that creates devices enabling consumers to bypass 4K copy protection, has survived a crucial lawsuit. LegendSky was sued by Warner Bros. and Intel daughter company Digital Content Protection (DCP), who said the company was breaking the law, but a surprising settlement suggests otherwise.

Australian ISPs Refuse to Pay For Pirate Site Blocking

Australian ISPs hit with demands to block several 'pirate' sites including The Pirate Bay and Torrentz say they don't want to bear the costs. One ISP says it could block for around AUS$50 per domain, but another put the bill as high as $AUS800. With dozens of domains involved, costs…

Pirate Bay & KickassTorrents Uploader Stung For €7,500

Another uploader to torrent sites including The Pirate Bay and KickassTorrents has agreed to pay a cash settlement to Dutch anti-piracy outfit BREIN. After other members of his group were identified the man apparently stopped uploading torrents and lay low, but that didn't stop BREIN from catching up with him.

Elsevier Complaint Shuts Down Sci-Hub Domain Name

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Sci-Hub is facing millions of dollars in damages in a lawsuit filed by Elsevier, one of the largest academic publishers. As a result of the legal battle the site just lost one of its latest domain names. However, the site has no intentions of backing down, and will continue its…