Tag: anti-piracy

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Aussie ISP pulls out of anti-piracy talks

Australian ISP iiNet has pulled out of talks with the entertainment industries over anti-piracy cooperation.
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Hadopi focus may shift away from individual filesharers

French anti-piracy body Hadopi is facing more questions about its future, after a mid-term report published by the Ministry of Culture's commission on digital content and cultural policy.
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Pirate Bay research finds growing popularity of VPNs

Sweden's Lund University has surveyed 75k Pirate Bay users, finding that 13.1% use a free service to protect their anonymity, while 4.8% use a paid service.
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Pirate Bay research finds growing popularity of VPNs

Sweden's Lund University has surveyed 75k Pirate Bay users, finding that 13.1% use a free service to protect their anonymity, while 4.8% use a paid service.
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RapidShare preparing to introduce new anti-piracy measures

RapidShare has removed restrictions on download speeds for free users of its site, claiming 'there are more efficient counter measures" to deter piracy.
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Hadopi isn’t being axed, but faces budget cuts

Hadopi is expanding its remit, and will now be sending warning letters to people illegally filesharing games, not just music and films.
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Japanese filesharing penalties come into force

Plenty of headlines overnight about strict new filesharing punishments in Japan. Illegal downloaders now face up to two years in prison and fines of up to 2m Yen.
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Law professor criticises planned US ‘six-strikes’ scheme

As American ISPs prepare to introduce a six-step system of notifications for alleged filesharers, the details of the scheme are being picked over.
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Hadopi hands out its first €150 fine in France

A man from eastern France has been fined €150 after Hadopi sent three notifications and not responded.
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US anti-piracy scheme ‘isn’t a baseball game’ says boss

Plans for a six-stage notifications scheme to warn filesharers in the US remain on course to launch in 2012.
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Hadopi reveals stats from its first two years

There are some new numbers doing the rounds from the French anti-piracy body Hadopi, showing how its system of filesharing warnings has been working.
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Researchers identify ‘massive’ BitTorrent monitoring

A team of researchers at the University of Birmingham have identified "massive monitoring" of BitTorrent sites, after running their own fake filesharing server to analyse incoming connections.