BMG secures settlement from ISP Cox over copyright case
BMG and American ISP Cox Communications have settled their legal battle over whether the ISP was liable for ‘contributory copyright infringement’.
August 28, 2018
Label lawsuits target US ISP and Russian stream-ripping sites
Major labels’s latest copyright lawsuits are fighting on two fronts: the US and Russia. The first concerns a new copyright-infringement liability lawsuit filed against American ISP Cox Communications by Sony Music, Universal...
August 6, 2018
RIAA files lawsuit against ISP Grande Communications
Over the last two years we’ve covered the DMCA-related court case between BMG and American ISP Cox Communications. Now there’s another case brewing with similar issues. The RIAA – representing Universal Music, Capitol...
April 24, 2017
Court rules that Swedish ISP must block The Pirate Bay
The ISP-level torrents-blocking trend has spread to the home country of The Pirate Bay. A court of appeal in Sweden has ruled that local ISP Bredbandsbolaget must block the venerable piracy site for the next three years,...
February 14, 2017
British ISPs to send out piracy warning letters
Several British ISPs will this month begin sending out ‘educational’ emails (i.e. warnings) to customers accused of online copyright infringement. That’s according to industry site ISPreview, which reports that major...
January 11, 2017
BMG prevails in copyright battle with Cox Communications
American ISP Cox Communications has lost its copyright-infringement battle with music publisher BMG, in a high-profile case that saw the telco denied the ability to use a safe-harbour defence. A Virginia federal jury awarded...
December 18, 2015
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
UK ISPs ordered to block snide e-book sites
Something for the UK record industry to both cheer about and also feel slightly envious towards. The UK High Court has ruled that the country’s ISPs have to block access to sites offering unlicensed downloads of e-books....
May 28, 2015
Major labels sue filesharing site MP3Skull
Music filesharing site MP3Skull is being sued by all of the major labels, in a lawsuit filed with the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida that describes the site’s scale of infringement as “enormous”....
April 21, 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
17 more piracy sites to be blocked by UK ISPs
The BPI and PPL are continuing to target piracy sites through High Court orders in the UK, forcing ISPs to block access to them. 17 music download sites have just been added to the blacklist, with most of them MP3 search...
March 25, 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