Tag: anti-piracy

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Australian anti-piracy measures move closer to becoming law

It has been brewing for a while and a bill was introduced in March, now it seems Australia’s anti-piracy legislative measures are well on their way to be implement in law. Key to the measures will be the ability of rightsholders...
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Anti-piracy is still not paying off for Rightscorp

Tech news sites that aren’t keen on copyright-enforcement companies are crowing about the latest financial results from anti-piracy firm Rightscorp, although in fairness, those results do raise plenty of questions about...
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Grooveshark takes another body-blow in EMI court battle

Streaming service Grooveshark is going, but for how much longer? Admittedly, that sentence (or a variant of it) is something we’ve written several times in recent times. But the latest court ruling against the company –...
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Google takes on News Corp… with animated GIFs

Isn’t Google versus News Corporation a *fascinating* corporate fight? The companies have been at proper loggerheads since News Corp’s chief executive Robert Thomson laid in to Google in a letter to the EC competition...
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Anti-piracy updates: Ireland, Spain, Denmark

The focus for anti-piracy measures has well and truly shifted back to ISPs in recent years. Some latest updates from the anti-piracy barricades, then, starting with Ireland. The High Court has ordered ISP UPC to introduce...
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Anti-piracy firm Rightscorp facing ‘robocalls’ lawsuit

Rightscorp is one of the companies building a business tackling piracy on behalf of music, film and other creative industries’ rightsholders – including by identifying people suspected of illegal downloads, and pursuing...
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vKontakte signs up to movie anti-piracy initiative in Russia. But what about music?

Russian social network vKontakte has been a fixture on ‘notorious’ piracy markets lists provided by Western rightsholders for some time now. However, this week the company signed a memorandum of understanding...
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Muso claims to fight piracy politely

There is a common image of anti-piracy measures that brings to mind a sledgehammer connecting with a nut – but new service Muso is suggesting a more touchy-feel approach will work better. With a UK government grant behind...
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“Online piracy is an availability and pricing problem,” Google tells Australian government

Arguing against the implementation of anti-piracy measures in Australia, Google has told the country’s government that the real problem is lack of attractive legal alternatives.
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Dutch assault on pirate sites and proxies

Following the news yesterday of Italian authorities cracking down on 46 pirate domains, Dutch anti-piracy body BREIN has announced it pulled the plug on over 500 torrent
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Filesharing site turns out to be “honeypot”

One to file in Irony Corner as users of a filesharing site are “up in arms” as it was revealed to be a “honeypot” that was collecting data.
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Google hits back at ‘censorship machine’ from Max Mosley ruling

Google has been ordered to ensure images of a notorious orgy involving former Formula One boss Max Mosley do not keep reappearing on its search engine.