Tag: anti-piracy

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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.
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Report claims graduated-response schemes don’t work

A researcher at the Australian Monash University has published a report analysing the success (or lack of it) of graduated-response anti-piracy schemes.
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VPN service iPredator gets cut off by PayPal

Virtual Private Network (VPN) service iPredator was launched in 2009 as a response from The Pirate Bay to the IPRED anti-piracy legislation in Sweden.
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Jammie Thomas-Rasset turns down RIAA anti-piracy offer

Sorry, this is the piracy case that just won't go away. Jammie Thomas-Rasset isn't back in court trying to reduce her $222k filesharing fine.
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A French filesharer has been disconnected by Hadopi (for two weeks)

As speculation swirls in France over the future for Hadopi – or rather its likely lack of a future – its anti-piracy scheme has belatedly booted someone off the internet. Temporarily, at least. TorrentFreak reports that...
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Spanish government promises tougher anti-piracy laws

Spain has long been seen as a problematic market by music rightsholders due to high levels of piracy, and in the past, a perceived laissez-fair attitude by the Spanish government.
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RIAA blasts Google for ‘unfulfilled’ piracy-site demotion promises

Last August, Google announced that it would start downgrading sites in its search rankings if they received lots of valid copyright removal notices. Now music industry body the RIAA says the tech giant hasn't delivered on...
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French rights bodies want fines for filesharing

Rumours from Midem suggest French industry bodies are lobbying for the government to implement fines for filesharing rather than internet disconnections.
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Hadopi says its notifications are working in France

The French anti-piracy body has published some new stats for 2012, saying that it sent out just over 613k email warnings to alleged filesharers, 54.7k registered-mail warnings, and passed 305 cases on for further action.
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RapidShare says its anti-piracy measures are working

RapidShare says its anti-piracy measures are working
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Shock! Anti-piracy takedowns are like playing whack-a-mole

DMCA takedown notices will appear again.