Google, Yandex and Mail.ru have ‘discussed’ anti-piracy database
Reports of Google and Russian technology companies sitting down to discuss a database of copyright-infringing content is guaranteed to make the western music industry’s ears prick up. TorrentFreak has the details of meetings...
September 25, 2018
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
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...
May 11, 2015
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 –...
April 7, 2015
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...
March 30, 2015
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...
March 30, 2015
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...
February 25, 2015
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...
July 2, 2014
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...
June 13, 2014
“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.
March 11, 2014
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
March 7, 2014