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Private Copying and UK Copyright Law – Not Dead Yet

Added: 2015-07-05 11:00:01 - By TorrentFreak
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Earlier this month several music industry organizations in the UK won a judicial review which renders the Government's decision to allow copying for personal use unlawful. Following this unexpected decision are UK citizens now breaking the law if they copy their own CDs? How will the fate of the legislation be determined?

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Court Drops Innocent Cox Subscribers From Piracy Lawsuit

Added: 2015-07-04 23:19:45 - By TorrentFreak
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Internet provider Cox is not required to hand over the personal details of several subscribers, a federal court in Virginia has ruled. The customers in question simply couldn't be guilty of copyright infringement because they had no Cox subscription at the time of the alleged offense.

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Major Streaming Sites Must Be Blocked, Court Rules

Added: 2015-07-04 18:58:37 - By TorrentFreak
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After a prolonged legal battle, last year several leading Austrian ISPs were ordered to block major streaming sites Movie4K.to and Kinox.to. All but one of the ISPs appealed but now the Supreme Court has not only ruled against them, but ordered them to pick up the cost of blocking sites in the future.

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Police Let Seized ‘Pirate’ Domains Expire, Some Up For Sale

Added: 2015-07-04 10:09:59 - By TorrentFreak
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A range of domains seized from 'pirate' sites by the UK's Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit have been released back into the wild. After displaying a banner declaring them criminal operations and racking up millions of hits, many domains are up for grabs once more while others display ads.

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FBI Wants Pirate Bay Logs to Expose Copyright Trolls

Added: 2015-07-03 19:26:46 - By TorrentFreak
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Over the past months two Pirate Bay co-founders have been questioned by Swedish police, acting on behalf of the FBI. The officers were looking for information on Pirate Bay backups and logs as part of an investigation into the honeypot scheme of the notorious Prenda copyright trolls.

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Popcorn Time Blamed For Movie Streaming Piracy Explosion

Added: 2015-07-03 11:55:54 - By TorrentFreak
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Norway, a country that has reportedly all but eradicated music piracy, is reportedly facing a new piracy crisis. After a study found that the illegal streaming of movies and TV shows has doubled in a year, entertainment industry groups are now threatening to take action against users of Popcorn Time. Blocking lawsuits against ISPs are also on the horizon.

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Tech Giants Oppose Broad Anti-Piracy Injunctions

Added: 2015-07-02 22:42:01 - By TorrentFreak
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The CCIA, which represents global tech firms including Google, Facebook and Microsoft, is protesting a broad injunction that would require search engines, ISPs and hosting companies to stop linking to or offering services to several "pirate" sites. The preliminary injunction requested by publishing company Elsevier is overbroad, the tech giants warn.

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YouTube Doesn’t Have To Police Piracy Proactively, Court Rules

Added: 2015-07-02 16:57:55 - By TorrentFreak
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A court in Hamburg, Germany, has ruled that YouTube is not required to actively monitor user uploads for pirated content. The court found that YouTube is not liable for what users upload, but did stress that Google's video platform has to do more to combat copyright infringement.

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Anti-Piracy Lawfirm Defrauded Rightsholders Out of Millions

Added: 2015-07-02 10:41:06 - By TorrentFreak
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A lawfirm well known for its anti-piracy activities defrauded its entertainment industry clients out of millions, an investigation has found. Following an independent study by auditing company Deloitte, it's been revealed that an owner of the Johan Schlüter Law Firm illegally pocketed at least $15m. A police investigation is now underway.

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Kim Dotcom Appeals to Reclaim ‘Mega Millions’ from U.S.

Added: 2015-07-01 22:28:22 - By TorrentFreak
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In an effort to reclaim an estimated $67 million in assets, Megaupload's legal team has appealed the forfeiture the U.S. Government won earlier this year. The filing refutes the claim that Kim Dotcom and his former colleagues are fugitives, and warns of the dangerous precedent the District Court ruling will set.

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