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Australia Readies New Copyright Safe Harbor Consultation
April 27th, 2017, 02:20 AM

Last month Australia dropped plans to extend its copyright safe harbor provisions to include platforms such as Google, Facebook and YouTube. A little over a month later and the topic is back on the agenda, with the government announcing a new consultation aimed at encouraging the growth of the digital economy while protecting copyright holders.

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Megaupload User Asks Appeals Court to Help Get His Files Back
April 26th, 2017, 02:20 AM

Millions of users lost access to their personal files when Megaupload was raided, and after more than half a decade not much has changed. Former Megaupload user Kyle Goodwin has been trying to get his files back for years. This week he urged the Appeals Court to intervene, before it's too late

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Selling Piracy-Configured Media Players is Illegal, EU Court Rules
April 26th, 2017, 02:20 AM

Selling devices pre-configured to obtain copyright-infringing content is illegal, the European Court of Justice effectively ruled today. The decision, which evolved from a case involving anti-piracy group BREIN and a shop that sold piracy-configured media players, will have far-reaching consequences across the EU, particularly for those selling piracy-enabled Kodi setups.

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Pirate Site Blockades Violate Free Speech, Mexico’s Supreme Court Rules
April 25th, 2017, 02:20 AM

Broad pirate sites blockades are disproportional, Mexico's Supreme Court of Justice has ruled. The Government can't order ISPs to block websites that link to copyright-infringing material because that would also restrict access to legitimate content and violate the public's freedom of expression. The ruling is a win for local ISP Alestra, which successfully protested the Government's blocking efforts.

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Kim Dotcom Asks Police to Urgently Interview FBI Director Jim Comey
April 25th, 2017, 02:20 AM

Kim Dotcom has filed a formal complaint with police in New Zealand after FBI director James Comey arrived in the region for a conference. Dotcom's complaint says that Comey should be urgently interviewed over the unlawful removal of hard drive clones obtained following the raid on Megaupload in 2012.

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Five Million Brits Go Crazy For Illegal Streaming
April 25th, 2017, 02:20 AM

Almost five million Brits are regularly streaming TV content from illegal Internet services. That's one of the findings from a new YouGov study which shows that Kodi-powered devices and Android apps are particularly popular with users. Of concern to authorized services is that hundreds of thousands of pirates say they're canceling their official subscriptions.

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The RIAA is Now Copyright Troll Rightscorp’s Biggest Customer
April 24th, 2017, 02:20 AM

Music industry group RIAA, which represents the leading recording labels in the US, is now a major customer of anti-piracy outfit Rightscorp. In fact, the RIAA's commitment to the copyright troll outfit is so significant that its business accounted for 44% of Rightscorp's revenue in 2016.

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BitTorrent Inventor Bram Cohen Will Start His Own Cryptocurrency
April 24th, 2017, 02:20 AM

BitTorrent inventor Bram Cohen has already earned a spot in the Internet hall of fame, but he's not done yet. In recent years he's taken a strong interest in cryptocurrencies, something he will devote himself full-time to in the near future. This includes launching a new cryptocurrency which addresses some of the challenges facing Bitcoin.

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 04/24/17
April 24th, 2017, 02:20 AM

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Logan' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘The Fate of the Furious'. 'Kong: Skull Island' completes the top three.

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Bram Cohen Lashes Out Against BitTorrent’s Former “Starfucker” CEOs
April 23rd, 2017, 02:20 AM

The average torrent user might not be aware of it, but BitTorrent Inc. went through the most “bizarre” period in its history during the past two years. Bram Cohen, BitTorrent inventor and founder of the company, now lashes out at some of the people who he believes nearly destroyed it.

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