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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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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...
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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?
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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...
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More trouble for Grooveshark with new EMI lawsuit

Streaming music service Grooveshark is now facing new legal action from EMI – the sole major music company to have signed a licensing deal with Grooveshark.