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Pirate Bay ordered to block access in the Netherlands

An Amsterdam court has ruled that The Pirate Bay must cease all operations in the Netherlands within 10 days, or start paying whacking fines.
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Tenenbaum P2P trial: all over bar the damages?

Here's a phrase you probably don't want to hear coming out of your lawyer's mouth when in the dock for a high-profile file-sharing trial: "We're admitting liability, your honour".
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Fair use defence slapped down as Tenenbaum P2P trial kicks off

The latest high-profile file-sharing trial in the US is underway, with defendant Joel Tenenbaum receiving an early setback when the judge in the case ruled that his proposed ''fair use'' defence would not be allowed.
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Forget three strikes: UK ISP goes for one strike. Then repents.

There was a bit of a hoo-ha at the end of last week around UK ISP Karoo, which is based in Hull. It emerged that it was suspending the broadband connections of users following a single notification from a copyright owner,...
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Pirate Bay founders sue BREIN for defamation

Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN has been trying to sue The Pirate Bay, but now finds itself slapped with a defamation lawsuit in Sweden by the founders of the notorious torrent site.
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French three-strikes vote postponed till September

More bad news for the French government's plans to introduce a graduated response scheme to fight illegal file-sharing.
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Revealed: Apple’s mafia-bugged iPod shame

A Californian man is suing Apple - amongst other targets - for aiding and abetting a Mafia plot to kill him for refusing to work for them as a model.
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IFPI may try to seize Pirate Bay sale money

The IFPI says that if the mooted sale of The Pirate Bay goes through, it will try to seize the damages awarded in the recent trial of the site’s co-founders. However, this could be even trickier than expected, because...
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GnR leak blogger sentenced to a year’s probation

Remember that US blogger Kevin Cogill who leaked Guns''n''Roses' Chinese Democracy album before its release, and got busted by the feds for his actions?
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New Zealand government has second go at three strikes

Having junked its proposed graduated response approach to tackling illegal file-sharing earlier this year, the New Zealand government is having another stab at it.
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EU commissioner Reding calls for digital content agreement

EU Commissioner for Information Society and Media Viviane Reding regrets the current polarised debate over online piracy, and has urged creative industries to ramp up their efforts with legal alternatives.
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Hackers create Hadopi Router to undermine French three-strikes law

The French government is trying to push through a new version of its three-strikes anti-piracy law, but hackers have developed a piece of software designed to undermine it.