IFPI Takes Telenor Pirate Bay Blocking Case To High Court

In early November, the IFPI backed by several movie studios lost its case to force ISP Telenor to block The Pirate Bay. Unsatisfied with this decision, the copyright holders are insisting that since the ISP is contributing to piracy, the court has ruled incorrectly. They will now take their case to the High Court.

Pirate Party MEP Proposes ‘Internet Bill of Rights’

The Pirate Party's Christian Engstrom is already making waves in the European Parliament. After his hard work on the Telecoms Package amendment he's now working to set up an Internet Bill of Rights, attempting to codify some of the core beliefs of the Pirate Party. To achieve this he wants your help.

Pirate Bay Allowed To Take Bias Claims To Supreme Court

Ever since the guilty verdict was handed down against the defendants in the Pirate Bay trial, what would happen next had been surrounded by uncertainty. Accusations of bias were leveled at both the original trial judge, and two of the judges set to handle the appeal. Today the Supreme Court handed down its decision - there will be no retrial.

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The Pirate Bay Will Not Appeal Order to Remove Torrents

Last month a judge ruled that similar to Mininova, The Pirate Bay has to remove a list of 'infringing' torrents from their website and block access to Dutch users. Lawyers for the founders said the trio were considering filing an appeal, but according to anti-piracy outfit BREIN, that did not happen. The site now has until March 1st 2010 to comply.

Chinese Authorities Shut Down BitTorrent Sites

During the last two years the Chinese government has taken an aggressive stance against video sites they claim damage children's health or undermine national security. In the last month they have taken further action, this time taking down several BitTorrent sites for operating without an appropriate government license.

Record Labels Face $6 Billion Damages for Pirating Artists

While the major record labels were dragging file-sharers and BitTorrent sites to court for copyright infringement, they were themselves being sued by a conglomerate of artists for exactly the same offenses. Warner, Sony BMG, EMI and Universal face up to $6 billion in damages for pirating a massive 300,000 tracks.

IFPI Use IPRED To Demand File-Sharer Info For The First Time

Music industry group IFPI has today submitted a request to the Stockholm District Court to force an ISP to hand over the personal details of an alleged file-sharer. The action marks the first time a request has been made by the organization under the IPRED legislation introduced in April.