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...
June 12, 2015
German Supreme Court confirms RapidShare must monitor incoming links
Last year, a German higher regional court ordered cyberlocker service RapidShare to monitor user uploads for infringing content, although at the time the company welcomed the ruling as proving its overall business model was...
August 20, 2013
Bye bye Hadopi, but punishment fines remain for French filesharers
Tech blogs celebrating the death of French anti-piracy scheme Hadopi are a little premature: while Hadopi itself is toast and filesharers no longer face the threat of having their internet connections suspended, they could...
July 10, 2013
Irish music industry seeks new court order to block The Pirate Bay
Court-mandated ISP blocks of piracy sites is now well established in the UK, after a series of High Court rulings.
June 4, 2013
SABAM sparks controversy by suing ISPs in Belgium
Belgian collecting society SABAM has sued ISPs Belgacom, Telenet and Voo, looking for a 3.4% levy on their broadband subscription revenues to compensate for piracy on their networks.
May 2, 2013
Another setback for UMG in Veoh copyright case
One of the longest-running copyright infringement cases – Universal Music Group vs Veoh – has delivered another setback to the major label.
March 18, 2013
Grooveshark: ‘Just because we’re in lawsuits does not mean we are an illegal service’
Grooveshark remains locked in legal battles with labels, but CEO Sam Tarantino is putting on a brave face. "Just because we’re in lawsuits does not mean we are an illegal service.
February 19, 2013
First New Zealand music-filesharing fine is… $616
The first person to be fined for filesharing music illegally in New Zealand is an unnamed person who shared two songs online by Rihanna and Hot Chelle Rae.
January 31, 2013
Let’s Go Crazy YouTube clip row set for court
Remember the rumpus back in 2007 over a YouTube video of a toddler dancing to Prince's 'Let's Go Crazy' that was removed after a copyright takedown request?
January 25, 2013
Kim Dotcom gets out-trolled by GEMA on YouTube
Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom is often described as being most effective at trolling the entire entertainment industry. So why not fight fire with fire?
January 25, 2013
Hadopi stats updated for 2012
France's anti-piracy Hadopi agency revealed its latest numbers as 2012 came to an end. It has sent more than 1.25m warnings to broadband subscribers since launching in 2009: 1.15m first warnings, 100k second warnings and...
January 2, 2013