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Tor drops DRM from e-book library

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Science fiction publisher Tor UK decides to drop anti-piracy restrictions from its electronic books....
Tor drops DRM from e-book library
In world of copyright craziness, BitTorrent, Inc. soars to new heights

Indian ISPs Unblock BitTorrent Sites After Appeal

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Last month millions of Indians were shaken up by what appeared to be a mass anti-piracy action from the Government. Many of the country’s leading Internet providers had blocked access to a wide range of file-sharing and streaming sites including Torrentz.eu, The Pirate Bay and Vimeo. It turned out that...
Indian ISPs Unblock BitTorrent Sites After Appeal

EU court to rule on Acta legality

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A controversial anti-piracy agreement is to be referred to the EU's highest court due to concerns surrounding internet freedoms....
EU court to rule on Acta legality

Open WiFi Owner Not Liable For Illegal File-Sharing, Court Rules

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As people’s lives and the Internet became more and more entwined during the last decade, investment in multiple web-enabled devices rocketed. From simple multiple PC locations to network-enabled storage devices and games consoles, effective home networking – wireless in particular – has gradually become a basic requirement. In recent years,...
Open WiFi Owner Not Liable For Illegal File-Sharing, Court Rules

ISPs Refuse to Block New Pirate Bay IP-Address

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Following an earlier court ruling that ordered Ziggo and XS4ALL, two of the Netherlands’ largest ISPs, to start blocking access to the The Pirate Bay, two weeks ago Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN chalked up another victory. On May 10th, the Court of The Hague ordered an additional five ISPs –...
ISPs Refuse to Block New Pirate Bay IP-Address

MEP vote rejects piracy treaty

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A key European committee has rejected Acta, which many see as the end of the road for the controversial anti-piracy treaty....
MEP vote rejects piracy treaty

EU court blocks net-filtering bid

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A social network cannot be required to install an anti-piracy filtering system, the top EU court rules....
EU court blocks net-filtering bid

Acta loses more support in Europe

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Bulgaria and the Netherlands join Poland and Germany in refusing to ratify Acta, citing privacy and human rights issuesSupport for Acta in Europe is waning as both Bulgaria and the Netherlands refuse to ratify the international anti-piracy agreement.Bulgaria will not ratify the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement over fears it will curb...
Acta loses more support in Europe

Key EU votes on piracy treaty due

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Three key EU committees are to vote on a controversial anti-piracy treaty which campaigners warn is a threat to internet freedom....
Key EU votes on piracy treaty due

File-Sharing Church Weds First Couple

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All around the world file-sharers are being chased by anti-piracy outfits and the authorities. But while copyright holders are often quick to label file-sharers as pirates, there is a large group of people who actually consider copying to be a sacred act. To emphasize the holiness of copying, philosophy student...
File-Sharing Church Weds First Couple

Austrailian Gov't: Not In The Public Interest For The Public To Be Interested In Secret Anti-Piracy Negotiations

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Last month Techdirt wrote about yet more secret meetings between the copyright and internet industries, this time in Australia, where the federal government there was "encouraging" them to come up with ways of tackling online copyright infringement. The public, as usual, was not invited to offer their views on plans...
Austrailian Gov't: Not In The Public Interest For The Public To Be Interested In Secret Anti-Piracy Negotiations

Copyright Lobby Scores Another Victory in the Piracy Wars as Torrent Site Shuts Down

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If recent crackdowns against file-sharing were meant as a warning shot to other site owners, it has indeed been heard loud and clear. First, sites like FileSonic and FileServe voluntarily scaled back their functionality, while others vocally defended their own practices in the wake of the Megaupload shutdown. Today, popular...
Copyright Lobby Scores Another Victory in the Piracy Wars as Torrent Site Shuts Down

Court Issues New Blocking Order Against The Pirate Bay

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Following in the footsteps of Virgin Media, Everything Everywhere, Sky Broadband, BE and O2, today TalkTalk blocked access to The Pirate Bay. The providers were responding to a High Court injunction which orders the country’s major ISPs to block subscriber access to the infamous torrent site. Users trying to access...
Court Issues New Blocking Order Against The Pirate Bay

Five More Dutch ISPs Given 10 Days To Censor The Pirate Bay

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In a case dating back to 2010, Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN went to court to try and force Ziggo, the largest ISP in the Netherlands, to implement a DNS and IP address blockade of The Pirate Bay. To avoid a negative and potentially damaging legal precedent, Ziggo was joined in...
Five More Dutch ISPs Given 10 Days To Censor The Pirate Bay

If Piracy Is So Devastating, Why Are We Seeing An Unprecedented Outpouring Of Creativity?

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One of the favorite tropes of the anti-piracy crowd is that all this unauthorized sharing is killing culture, pauperizing artists and generally making the world go to hell in a handbasket. The only pieces of evidence adduced in support of that position are the market reports put together for the...
If Piracy Is So Devastating, Why Are We Seeing An Unprecedented Outpouring Of Creativity?

EU Will Refer ACTA To Highest European Court

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The European Union says it will refer the controversial ACTA anti-piracy trade agreement to the institution’s highest court, the European Court of Justice, to check whether it complies with the EU’s fundamental rights. EU trade chief Karel De Gucht is leading the process. He said: “We are planning to ask...
EU Will Refer ACTA To Highest European Court

HackStore is like Cydia for Mac OS X, replaces walled garden with open dacha

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Despite its loud anti-piracy notice, Andrey Fedotov's HackStore sees no issue in ripping off the official App Store's interface. Nevertheless, its aim is to gather up legit and readily available apps that didn't make it past Apple's trellis for whatever reason, and hopefully with Fedotov keeping an eye out...
HackStore is like Cydia for Mac OS X, replaces walled garden with open dacha

Exceptionally Troubling Ruling In The UK: Owners Of Links Site Guilty Of 'Conspiracy To Defraud'

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We've written about the entertainment industry's overly aggressive legal campaign against the owners of SurfTheChannel -- a linking site -- before. Almost exactly three years ago, we wrote about how the private UK anti piracy group, FACT, had helped set up the raid on the offices of Scopelight, a startup...
Exceptionally Troubling Ruling In The UK: Owners Of Links Site Guilty Of 'Conspiracy To Defraud'

Leaked: Police Plan to Raid The Pirate Bay

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In the spring of 2006 a team of 65 Swedish police personnel entered a datacenter in Stockholm. The officers were tasked with shutting down the largest threat to the entertainment industry at the time – The Pirate Bay’s servers. The raid eventually led to the conviction of four people connected...
Leaked: Police Plan to Raid The Pirate Bay

Finnish court rules open WiFi network owner not liable for infringement

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A Finnish District Court has ruled that the owner of an open WiFi network is not liable for copyright infringement by others using that network. “The applicants were unable to provide any evidence that the connection-owner herself had been involved in the file-sharing,” the defendant’s attorneys wrote in an English-language...
Finnish court rules open WiFi network owner not liable for infringement

Denmark Kills File-Sharing Warnings, Launches Legal Services Initiative

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After years of deliberations, today Denmark’s government will officially announce its new strategy for dealing with the issue of unauthorized file-sharing online. Although pushed for heavily by rightsholders, the so-called “letter model” in which errant internet subscribers are sent a series of warnings informing them that their habits are illegal,...
Denmark Kills File-Sharing Warnings, Launches Legal Services Initiative

Should Websites Charge A Fee To Process Copyright Takedowns?

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The publication last week of Google’s Transparency Report gave us a clearer idea of the pressures the search engine is under from copyright holders. The report revealed that in a single month Google was asked to take down an astonishing 1.2m links to allegedly infringing material. As a US company...
Should Websites Charge A Fee To Process Copyright Takedowns?

Anti-Piracy Group Shuts Down Pirate Bay Proxies

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Anti-Piracy Group Shuts Down Pirate Bay Proxies
Fox Issues DMCA Takedown To Google Over SF Chronicle Article... Claiming It Was The Movie 'Chronicle'

Anti-Piracy Group Asks Court to Gag The Pirate Party

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Anti-Piracy Group Asks Court to Gag The Pirate Party
ICE & FBI Hatch Ingenious Plan To Make DVD Piracy Warnings Longer
Ebook download site library.nu shut down by coalition of international publishers

Google Struggles to Plug Leaky YouTube

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Years have passed since Google was an idealistic upstart that vowed to do no evil. Now it's an immense public company with diverse interests to protect. And that's what it was doing when it threatened to sue websites that enable users to download audio tracks from YouTube videos.  Lawyers representing Google recently...
Google Struggles to Plug Leaky YouTube

Wil Wheaton Reminds Us That Torrents Are Awesome, And Not Just For Pirated Movies

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The conflation of tools and technologies with the ways people use them is a big problem in the copyright debate. One of the many, many examples is the way the anti-piracy crowd treats "torrent" as a dirty word. Google endorsed this last year when they started dropping it from their...
Wil Wheaton Reminds Us That Torrents Are Awesome, And Not Just For Pirated Movies
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