EU Court Hands Copyright Defeat to Streaming Site TVCatchup


The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled in favor of major UK broadcasters in their case against TVCatchup. The Court said that the platform, which claimed to operate legally when it streamed TV content broadcasted by ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, could not rely on legislation that was designed to assist in the development of cable infrastructure decades ago.

ISP Blocks Pirate Bay But Vows to Fight Future Blocking Demands

Swedish ISP Bredbandsbolaget has begun blocking The Pirate Bay but it will not give up the fight. The provider says that in order to ensure that private players "do not have the last word regarding content that should be accessible on the Internet," it will be forced to fight any new blocking demands. Meanwhile, several of the blocked domains appear to be linking to legal sites.

Alleged KickassTorrents Owner Can be Extradited to The US, Court Rules

Artem Vaulin, the alleged owner of KickassTorrents, can be extradited to the United States, a Polish court ruled in first instance. The decision is the first of two in an extradition process which remains ongoing. According to the US, Vaulin and his co-conspirators are responsible for unlawfully distributing copyrighted materials worth $1 billion.

‘Kodi Box’ Consultation Launched By Intellectual Property Office

Following complaints from rightsholders and broadcasters, the UK's Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is considering how the law can be tightened to tackle the so-called Kodi epidemic. Interested parties are invited to participate in a consultation to assess how copyright, fraud, and other legislation can target both device sellers and end users.