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Jail For File-Sharing Not Enough, Labels Want ISP-Level Spying Regime

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Earlier this week, Japan approved an amendment to its Copyright Law that will soon give the authorities the power to jail Internet users for up to two years for simply downloading copyright material. Uploading copyright material has been illegal for some time, but the criminalization of downloading has caused some...
Jail For File-Sharing Not Enough, Labels Want ISP-Level Spying Regime

UK ISPs Must Write Letters To Pirates, Other Measures Some Way Off

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UK ISPs will have to write warning letters to illegal downloaders identified by rightsholders, after the ongoing protests of two of the largest ISPs were apparently floored by a court ruling on Tuesday finally. Under the Digital Economy Act, passed controversially in mid-2010, copyright holders could send a “copyright...
UK ISPs Must Write Letters To Pirates, Other Measures Some Way Off

FTC warns 100 organisations over leaked P2P data

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Customer and biz data turning up on Torrents More than 100 organisations guilty of allowing private data to leak on P2P networks have received warning letters from US consumer watchdog the Federal Trade Commission.…Web threats: Why conventional protection doesn't work...
FTC warns 100 organisations over leaked P2P data

France will cut funding to its piracy police

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France’s new culture minister is not yet promising to disband the country’s internet piracy enforcement agency, Hadopi. But she already is already planning to cut its budget and to dissuade it from kicking people off the internet. Aurélie Filippetti has commissioned former Canal+ pay-TV CEO Pierre Lescure to lead a wide-ranging...
France will cut funding to its piracy police

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

MPAA Says Court Action Could Give Google Legal Basis to Delist Sites

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Following the passing of the UK’s Digital Economy Act in 2010, one of the remaining big questions is when ISPs will begin sending out warning letters to subscribers suspected of illicit file-sharing. There has been delay after delay, but yesterday Mark Jackson of ISPreview broke the news that the Department...
MPAA Says Court Action Could Give Google Legal Basis to Delist Sites

FTC Warns Makers of Background Checking Apps

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has sent warning letters to the makers of six mobile apps used for background checks, saying the apps may violate a consumer......
FTC Warns Makers of Background Checking Apps

Denmark Ditches Warning Letters, Launches Soft War On Piracy

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Today, Danish Minister of Culture Uffe Elbæk announced the death of Scandinavian-flavored 3 strikes plans that would force ISPs to issue warning letters to users suspected of copyright infringement. Instead he introduces eight new initiatives aiming at "strengthening the development of legal services" and "motivating users to go for legal...
Denmark Ditches Warning Letters, Launches Soft War On Piracy

Warning Letters Under UK's Three Strikes Plan Unlikely To Be Sent Out Before 2016 -- If Ever

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Techdirt readers may recall that over three years ago, the UK's Digital Economy Act was passed in totally disgraceful circumstances. Since then, almost nothing has been heard about it, as British civil servants grapple with the fact that this poorly-drafted law is almost impossible to implement in any sensible...
Warning Letters Under UK's Three Strikes Plan Unlikely To Be Sent Out Before 2016 -- If Ever

UK says three strikes is coming, but not until 2014

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The British media regulator Ofcom has outlined its plans for tackling illegal filesharing — with a full “three strikes” policy for U.K. internet users finally set to come into force in 2014. Under the proposals, which were published on Tuesday, Ofcom says British ISPs would have to send warning letters...
UK says three strikes is coming, but not until 2014

BT and TalkTalk lose challenge against Digital Economy Act

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Internet service providers lose final appeal after court rules the Digital Economy Act is legal and compatible with European lawThe government has been given the green light to implement the Digital Economy Act after the final legal challenge by two internet service providers was thrown out at the court of...
BT and TalkTalk lose challenge against Digital Economy Act

Piracy warnings delayed until 2015

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The sending of warning letters to net users suspected of piracy will be delayed until the latter half of 2015, the UK government says....
Piracy warnings delayed until 2015

German Company Wants To Protect Its Use Of The '@' Sign: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

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A little while back, Techdirt wrote about a rather brave French company that tried to trademark the Anonymous logo. Now Der Spiegel is reporting that someone wants a German "wordmark" on the "@" sign (original in German). The company involved has the rather unusual name "@ T.E.L.L.", where the initials...
German Company Wants To Protect Its Use Of The '@' Sign: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Google, Facebook and Twitter may 'face EU defamation and privacy cases'

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Libel expert says firms' Ireland presence opens them up to lawsuits from people abused by bloggers and tweetersGoogle, Facebook and Twitter's decision to establish their European bases in Dublin has opened the internet giants up to EU defamation and privacy laws like never before, a libel lawyer has warned.The world's...
Google, Facebook and Twitter may 'face EU defamation and privacy cases'

UK ISPs Must Write Letters To Pirates, Other Measures Some Way Off

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UK ISPs will have to write warning letters to illegal downloaders identified by rightsholders, after the ongoing protests of two of the largest ISPs were apparently finally floored by a court ruling on Tuesday....
UK ISPs Must Write Letters To Pirates, Other Measures Some Way Off

Ofcom outlines new anti-piracy rules

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Draft code details new 'three strikes' policy for illegal downloaders, to come into effect from March 2014Illegal downloaders will start receiving warning letters from internet service providers from 1 March 2014, under a draft code for the government's anti-digital piracy regime drawn up by media regulator Ofcom.Under the draft code,...
Ofcom outlines new anti-piracy rules

British copyright law and internet realities

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Though British law is very clear on the illegality of copying media, the true barriers to wider piracy are technologicalCopying songs, films or images from the internet without permission is illegal under Britain's copyright laws, which would be draconian were it not for the fact that they are so frequently...
British copyright law and internet realities

FTC warns makers of background checking apps

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has sent warning letters to the makers of six mobile apps used for background checks, saying the apps may violate a consumer credit protection law....
FTC warns makers of background checking apps

Digital Economy Act hit by delay

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Plans to send warning letters to suspected illegal file-sharers have been put off until at least 2014, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport confirms....
Digital Economy Act hit by delay
UK ISPs will have to notify broadband users of piracy violations under draft Ofcom code

FTC sends warning letters to 10 data brokers

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More than 20 percent of data brokers checked by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission allegedly violated a U.S. privacy law when sharing personal data with agency workers posing as companies wanting to purchase information....
FTC sends warning letters to 10 data brokers

UK File-Sharers Face Disconnections After Appeal Court Ruling

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For almost a year the UK’s Digital Economy Act has been in limbo after two of the country’s largest Internet service providers challenged the legislation. BT and TalkTalk had argued that the controversial law was incompatible with EU legislation and in March 2011 the High Court began a judicial review....
UK File-Sharers Face Disconnections After Appeal Court Ruling

FTC sends warning letters to 10 data brokers

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More than 20 percent of data brokers checked by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission allegedly violated a U.S. privacy law when sharing personal data with agency workers posing as companies wanting to purchase information.This week, the FTC warned 10 data brokers, most with a significant online presence, that they...
FTC sends warning letters to 10 data brokers
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