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  • Briton Gets 4 Years For Online Piracy
    A 38-year-old Briton who made GBP35,000 a month through a website that linked to pirated copies of films and TV shows has been sentenced to four years in prison. Ant ...
  • Netflix Expands To Scandinavia, Land Of Piracy
    Netflix on Wednesday announced plans to launch its streaming on-demand TV and movie service in Sweden, Norway and Finland by the end of 2012. The California-based company revealed the laun ...
  • Google To Lower Rankings Of Alleged Piracy Sites
    Google will soon bury alleged piracy sites low in the search results, the company announced today. Specifically, starting next week, Google will take into account the number of legitimate takedo ...
  • ISPs Broaden Pirate Bay Blockade
    Several UK Internet providers expanded their blockade of The Pirate Bay last week. Sky Broadband, Virgin Media and TalkTalk are now blocking user access to several IP-addresses the BitTorrent si ...
  • France's Lescure Of Two Minds On Illegal Filesharing
    Speaking at an event in south-east France, Pierre Lescure, former head of Canal+ and tasked with examining the legislation, revealed some of his opinions on the subject, suggesting he w ...
  • Acta's Worst Clauses Wind Up In Canadian Proposal
    Despite the European Parliament rejecting the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, some of the treaty's most controversial clauses -- including its criminal enforcement measures -- have surfaced in a leaked copy ...
  • ACTA Rejection Hailed As Democratic Victory
    Jim Killock, of the Open Rights Group, hailed the move as "a tremendous victory for the movement, for democracy and for every European citizen that has demanded that their righ ...
  • Fastest-growing In Online Piracy? Live TV
    Websites offering illicit streams of live television are the fastest-growing area of online piracy, according to a joint report by Googleand PRS for Music. The study analysed a sample ...
  • Surfthechannel Owner Guilty Of Copyright Infringement
    Anton Vickerman will be sentenced next month after being found guilty of conspiracy to defraud, at Newcastle Crown Court. The maximum penalty for his crime is 10 years in jai ...
  • Jimmy Wales Backs Accused Copyright Pirate
    The Wikipedia co-founder has lent his support to British student Richard O'Dwyer in an online petition. Richard O'Dwyer created the TVShack.net website, which did not host any copyrighted material b ...
  • EU Trade Panel Rejects Proposed Piracy Treaty
    MEPs on a key European parliamentary committee have voted to reject the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Acta) by 19 votes to 12. Many regard it as the deathblow for the controversi ...
  • Quick TV Calculation: I've Seen About 11,000 TV Episodes -- Almost For Free
    Few feel guilty about downloading songs and passing them around to friends, despite the musicians outcry. But what if they announced they were sharing TV show for free? Would free ...
  • Publishers Association Accuses Google Of 'Theft'
    The head of the Publishers Association has launched a broadside against lobbying by internet companies such as Google and open-internet campaigners over piracy and copyright protection online. Speaking at t ...
  • Activists Attack House Cyber-Security Bill
    What’s an online activist to do following the demise of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)? Sharpen his or her spear, and attack the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection A ...
  • Report: ISPs To Start Policing Piracy In July
    Major Internet service providers could move forward as early as July with a controversial plan to police networks for unlawful file-sharing, CNET reports. The plan, announced last year, calls f ...
  • UK High Court Sides With Creative Industry
    British Internet users who download music or movies illegally face having their connections slowed and/or suspended now that the Court of Appeal has ruled against ISPs BT and TalkTalk. IS ...
  • Social Networks Don't Have to Install Filters for Pirated Material, EU Court Rules
    Anti-piracy lobbyists received another setback (and social network sites another victory) in the form of a European Union court ruling that social networks aren't obliged to install filters to preve ...
  • VEVO Caught In Piracy Act
    Crying hypocrisy, TechCrunch claims that VEVO -- the record label-owned video hub -- showed a pirated stream of an ESPN football game at a recent PowerStation event. As we’re reminde ...
  • After SOPA Defeat, Paramount Reaches Out To Academia
    Until very recently, Hollywood seemed to think that the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act were both slam-dunks. In fact, however, the bills drew adamant opposition from ...
  • It's Not Over Yet: Why You Should Still Be Concerned About SOPA And PIPA
    As some of you may know, I am on the international board of directors of SEMPO, and recently we weighed in on the debate about SOPA and PIPA in t ...
  • Millennials Drawn To SOPA News
    Almost one in four (23%) adults under 30 say that they followed news of the online protests of the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act more closely th ...
  • Sampling Or Piracy? Are Viewers Thieves, Lazy, Or Being Abetted?
    For some, there is a fine line between sampling and piracy. For others, the goal posts keep moving. Where does marketing end and stealing start? If you go to ...
  • Reid Postpones Anti-Piracy Vote
    Facing a major backlash, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Friday that he plans to postpone next week's scheduled vote on the PIPA anti-piracy bill. As the Los Angles Tim ...
  • Ad Industry Rails Against Costly SOPA/PIPA Compliance
    Industry executives claim the proposed SOPA legislation will cost billions to monitor content and links embedded on Web pages. The opposition says the proposed legislation will force venture capitalists ...
  • Anti-Piracy Bills Shelved, For Now
    If nothing else, this week's protests against the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP showed that online calls to action can be effective. Google, Craigslist, Wikipedia and countless oth ...
  • Feds Shut Down Megaupload For Copyright Infringement
    One day after Internet companies mounted a massive protest against proposed anti-piracy legislation, the federal authorities shut down the cyberlocker Megaupload for alleged copyright infringement. The government also said ...
  • Google Joins SOPA Protests
    Unlike Wikipedia, Reddit and a host of other Web companies, Google won't go dark on Wednesday to protest controversial anti-piracy legislation. But the search giant says it plans to campai ...
  • Tech Companies Rally Against Anti-Piracy Bills
    Web companies don't always do the best job of explaining their stands on policy matters to the public. Issues like net neutrality, for instance, or policies regarding broadband competition, privac ...
  • Wikipedia Plans Protest Blackout
    Wikipedia isn’t the only Web company opposed to the antipiracy legislation being debated in Congress. Come Wednesday, however, it will be the only one voluntarily shutting down for 24 hou ...
  • Murdoch Hits Obama, Google On "Piracy"
    Rupert Murdoch’s new twitter account is clearly God’s gift to the media. After bashing his decision to buy MySpace in ‘05, the News Corp. chairman fired a barrage of accusatio ...