Tag: anti-piracy

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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.
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Dajaz1 domain seizure sparks concern from US politicians

A group of politicians in the US House of Representatives wrote a letter to the US Attorney General and Secretary of Homeland Security expressing concern at anti-piracy-related seizures of website domain names.
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RapidShare says linksites, not cyberlockers, are piracy problem

The reverberations from Google's decision to demote piracy websites in its search engine results continue.
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Hadopi budget likely to be reduced by new French government

As ringing endorsements of an anti-piracy scheme go, "In financial terms, 12 million euros a year and 60 officers, it’s an expensive way to send a million emails," isn't one of the better ones.
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IFPI’s anti-piracy strategy gets leaked

The IFPI's five-pronged approach to online music piracy involves takedowns, disruption, investigation, lobbying and litigation. Not such breaking news, really – at least not if you've been following the industry body's...
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US anti-piracy warning letters scheme to start this year

It's looking like US ISPs will be sending warning letters out to alleged filesharers before their counterparts in the UK, despite the US industry's initiative only having been agreed last year.
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Cory Doctorow sees no end to music v internet clashes

Cory Doctorow's latest piece may continue to ruffle feathers, but that's exactly why rights holders should read it.
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Swedish IPRED legislation had ‘limited’ effects on filesharing

Sweden is justifiably held up as a poster-market for digital music, thanks partly to the popularity of streaming music services like Spotify there, and also to the country's IPRED anti-piracy legislation in 2009.
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Ofcom set to lay out Initial Obligations Code for UK ISPs

The lengthy process of implementing the UK Digital Economy Act's anti-piracy provisions rumbles on. According to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Ofcom will publish its draft Initial Obligations Code of...
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RapidShare publishes anti-piracy manifesto

Don't snort. Well, not too much. RapidShare doesn't have many friends within the music industry, although the online storage service has been making noises about its anti-piracy stance for a while now.
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Google co-founder says entertainment biz ‘shooting itself in the foot’

Google's complicated relationship with the entertainment industries may not be helped by an interview given by co-founder Sergey Brin to The Guardian, in which he warns that by lobbying for anti-piracy legislation the entertainment...
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Dutch Pirate Party ordered to take proxy site offline

Another Pirate Bay proxy site has bitten the dust at the hands of Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN - and this one belongs to the Dutch Pirate Party.