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Facebook Joins Google, ISPs in Notifying DNSChanger Victims

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Facebook has started notifying victims of the DNSChanger malware who visit the social networking site that their computers will be cut off from the Internet....
Facebook Joins Google, ISPs in Notifying DNSChanger Victims

Software Utility Skirts Blocking of The Pirate Bay by ISPs

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A small piece of software engineered by a fan of The Pirate Bay allows users to find the website by typing in its real domain name, even if their ISP has blocked......
Software Utility Skirts Blocking of The Pirate Bay by ISPs
No surprise: British ISP's block on Pirate Bay isn't curbing piracy

Aereo CEO Explains How Recent Court Win Further Validates Partnership Opportunities

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[tc_5min code="517731774"] Aereo has been making waves of late, winning an important court decision yesterday in its massive legal battle with network broadcasters over the legality of Aereo’s live streaming/DVR system that brings HD video content to any of your devices for a pay-as-you-go option or monthly subscription cost. Plus,...
Aereo CEO Explains How Recent Court Win Further Validates Partnership Opportunities

IPv6 traffic rises in U.S., but remains sliver of overall Internet

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U.S. ISPs are reporting a significant rise in IPv6 traffic during the last three months, even though the overall numbers remain tiny -- less than 1% of Internet traffic....
IPv6 traffic rises in U.S., but remains sliver of overall Internet

Dutch Appeals Court Says eBay Subsidiary Not Liable For Infringement By Users

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While the Dutch courts forced local ISPs to block The Pirate Bay, kicking off a hilariously pointless and never-ending game of whac-a-mole, it's still never been fully explained why TPB -- as an intermediary -- should be liable for the infringement done by its users. In fact, a new ruling...
Dutch Appeals Court Says eBay Subsidiary Not Liable For Infringement By Users
Verizon FiOS schools rivals as the fastest ISP in the country
Early Google Fiber adopter shares thoughts on Google's new 1Gbps Internet service

Canadian Songwriters Want To Embrace File Sharing, But Do They Have The Right Approach?

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in 2007, the Songwriters Association of Canada gained some international headlines with a proposal to legalize non-commercial peer-to-peer file sharing through an ISP levy. This sort of proposal wasn't new, but had not been so prominently put forth by an artist organization before. There were serious problems with the proposal,...
Canadian Songwriters Want To Embrace File Sharing, But Do They Have The Right Approach?

Irish Record Labels Win, Court Reinstates “3 Strikes” For File-Sharing

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Following a 2009 agreement between the labels of the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA) and Eircom, customers of the Irish ISP would find themselves warned should their file-sharing activities be tracked by rightsholders. The so-called “graduated response” process would complete after a customer had received three warnings – at this...
Irish Record Labels Win, Court Reinstates “3 Strikes” For File-Sharing

EU digital rights groups demand net neutrality protection

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More than 80 European digital rights organizations on Wednesday called on the European Commission to do more to protect net neutrality.The groups, represented by The European Consumer Organization (BEUC) and European Digital Rights (EDRi), are demanding an end to "dangerous experimentation with the functioning of the Internet in Europe."The...
EU digital rights groups demand net neutrality protection

University Students and Staff Sued For Pirating 50 Cent Movie

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Earlier this week and following the filing of dozens of file-sharing infringement lawsuits in the United States, hope came to a court room in Los Angeles as the trolls of Prenda Law finally began to receive their comeuppance. After their no-show Monday they will all have to appear in court...
University Students and Staff Sued For Pirating 50 Cent Movie

Is there a better way to upgrade the internet? BitTorrent's CEO says there is

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If we persist in thinking of the internet as an information superhighway, then we’ll continue to handle congestion by adding more lanes, via expensive upgrades in the core network, at the edge and at the last mile. The end result of our love affair with connectivity is a losing proposition...
Is there a better way to upgrade the internet? BitTorrent's CEO says there is

It's Baaaack. Net Neutrality To Get Its Day In Court

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Like some hideous policy monster that won’t go away, network neutrality is hitting the headlines again. Verizon and Metro PCS, the two operators that sued the Federal Communications Commission last year over its rules forbidding ISPs from discriminating against packets on their networks, won a victory on Thursday. Their...
It's Baaaack. Net Neutrality To Get Its Day In Court

Insert Coin: BRCK wireless router packs a fallback 4G connection, internal battery

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In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject line. Staying connected to the internet can be a challenge at times, especially...
Insert Coin: BRCK wireless router packs a fallback 4G connection, internal battery

Here's what an actual "six strikes" copyright alert looks like

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Earlier this week, the Copyright Alert System (CAS)—better known as "six strikes"—finally debuted. Both Verizon and Comcast activated the service on Wednesday. The new system is funded by a group known as the Center for Copyright Information (CCI), which is made up of five major American ISPs, the Motion Picture...
Here's what an actual "six strikes" copyright alert looks like

Italian Court Orders All ISPs To Block KickAssTorrents

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Early this year TorrentFreak published a shortlist of the world’s most popular torrent sites. Leading the pack was of course The Pirate Bay, but in third place came a site that over its relatively short life has been shooting up through the rankings. Founded in just three years ago in...
Italian Court Orders All ISPs To Block KickAssTorrents
Major ISPs rolling out Copyright Alert System 'in the coming weeks'

Take a crack at it: The top 10 stories you may have missed this week

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Security was a big theme this week, with researchers finding another critical Java vulnerability as well as a command-and-control setup called "Red October" that has been spying on governments. Google also tackled new approaches to the password, using a physical cryptographic card. Our stories this week were wide-ranging, however, so check...
Take a crack at it: The top 10 stories you may have missed this week

Aussie ISP: We Won't Be Hollywood's Copyright Cops If Hollywood Won't Fix Its Own Business Model

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You may remember iiNet, the Australian ISP that Hollywood attacked (with support of US State Department officials) after they decided that it was too small to fight back, but big enough that people would notice. They guessed incorrectly, and iiNet not only fought back by taking a strong pro-consumer view,...
Aussie ISP: We Won't Be Hollywood's Copyright Cops If Hollywood Won't Fix Its Own Business Model

Has Google changed its mind about sharing its fiber network?

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It looks like Google is backing off its commitment to an open fiber to the home network. If so, that would be a blow to those hoping to also offer services over Google’s pipe as well as well as put a stop to using the project as an example of...
Has Google changed its mind about sharing its fiber network?

Blocked Pirate Bay Users Flock to Other Torrent Sites

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The Italian Pirate Bay case came to an end last week after a lengthy legal battle. The Court of Bergamo concluded that The Pirate Bay was engaging in criminal activity by linking to torrents that point to copyrighted material. The judge ordered all Italian ISPs to block the site’s DNS...
Blocked Pirate Bay Users Flock to Other Torrent Sites

Achtung, Google! U2 boss blasts 'monopoly' for free-for-all

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But Spotify is fine Music manager Paul McGuinness has previously used the annual MIDEM show to chastise ISPs – but this year it's the Chocolate Factory that has earned his ire.…...
Achtung, Google! U2 boss blasts 'monopoly' for free-for-all

Time To Start Again On 'Six Strikes' And Let Internet Users Have A Seat At The Table

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One of our key concerns with the so-called "voluntary" six strikes agreement set up between the ISPs and the content companies (with a major shove from the White House) was the fact that there was no one representing the users at the table. As much as the White House has...
Time To Start Again On 'Six Strikes' And Let Internet Users Have A Seat At The Table

Italian Court Overturns Seizure Of Cyberlocker Rapidgator

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In April we wrote about how Italian law enforcement had blocked over two dozen websites after the industry claimed they were responsible for copyright infringement. There was no trial, no adversarial hearing where the sites were able to defend themselves. Just: entertainment industry complains, law enforcement buys the complaints, tells...
Italian Court Overturns Seizure Of Cyberlocker Rapidgator

Appeal Over Former RIAA Lobbyist Judge Allowing Prenda To Get Info On Over 1,000 John Does Moves Forward

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You may recall Judge Beryl Howell, the former RIAA lobbyist who helped author the DMCA, and also went against a very large number of other judges dealing with copyright trolling lawsuits by ruling that it was perfectly fine to lump over 1,000 John Doe defendants into a single lawsuit and...
Appeal Over Former RIAA Lobbyist Judge Allowing Prenda To Get Info On Over 1,000 John Does Moves Forward

Like broadband? Then it’s time to take action.

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This isn’t a long post. I just want to tell y’all to go read this article from Eduardo Porter in the New York Times, because he clearly articles the problems we have with U.S. broadband and where those problems come from. Not evil ISPs, but a weak regulatory environment. From...
Like broadband? Then it’s time to take action.

Royalty Collection Agency SABAM Sues Belgian ISPs In Pursuit Of Its Fantasy 'Piracy License'

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Back in November 2011, we wrote about the Belgian music royalty collection agency SABAM's demand for 3.4% of Internet subscriber fees as "compensation" for online piracy in Belgium. As Tim Cushing explained back then, this was ridiculous on just about every level. But SABAM doesn't let little things like...
Royalty Collection Agency SABAM Sues Belgian ISPs In Pursuit Of Its Fantasy 'Piracy License'

Anti-Piracy Group Demands Blocks of KickAss, isoHunt, 1337x and H33T

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Site blocking actions have been slowly creeping into acceptability around Europe over the past couple of years, at least with anti-piracy outfits and courts. More recent and notable successes for the entertainment industries include the blocks against major torrent sites in the UK, and in Italy where a total of...
Anti-Piracy Group Demands Blocks of KickAss, isoHunt, 1337x and H33T

RIAA: The Pirate Bay is The Worst of The Worst

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Two weeks ago The Pirate Bay redirected the site to a Swedish .se domain, safely outside the reach of US authorities. This change hasn’t gone unnoticed by the RIAA, as Vice President Mitch Glazier just published a scathing reply. Describing The Pirate Bay as one of the worst offenders, the...
RIAA: The Pirate Bay is The Worst of The Worst
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