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EU anti-piracy plan calls for Europe-wide ancillary copyright

New anti-piracy plans are being laid by the Council of the European Union, with a leaked document revealing the possible introduction of “indiscriminate internet surveillance.” The proposal is pushed by the Estonian government while it currently retains the bi-annual EU presidency. The original proposal’s “upload filter” is kept intact with …

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Google defends its anti-piracy efforts in updated report

Google gets a lot of grief from copyright holders claiming that the company isn’t doing enough to stop piracy, despite the company’s many efforts. However, this week, Google defended the amount of effort it puts in to suppressing stolen content in an updated anti-piracy report that goes over exactly what …

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Court orders Google to expose eBook pirate

Media companies are constantly trying to gain access to user information in their fight against online pirates and from time to time, courts do sympathize with them. This week, a Dutch court has ordered Google to hand over the personal details of a user who put pirated eBooks up on …

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Canadian anti-piracy group has been pirating news pieces

If you’re going to call the kettle black, you better make sure that your pot is sparkly clean. Unfortunately for CANIPRE, the Canadian Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement organisation, it turns out that its one has more than its fair share of soot, as the anti-piracy firm has been found plagiarising news …

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Piracy Crime Unit PIPCU secures funding until 2017

The City of London’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) is a government funded organisation dedicated to clamping down on intellectual property and copyright infringements, most notably online piracy. It’s been in operation for a few years now and clearly the government is pleased with its progress, as it’s now …

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Court orders Warner Bros to reveal flawed anti-piracy tech

US District Judge, Kathleen Williams, has ordered movie giant, Warner Bros, to reveal documentation detailing the company’s flawed anti-piracy measures. The records are a part of a now closed case between Hotfile and the MPAA. Three years ago, file locker site, Hotfile, countersued Warner Bros, stating that the studio had …

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ISP’s launch weak four-strike anti piracy initiative

UK based Internet service providers have teamed up with representatives from the entertainment industry to send out alerts to those suspected of piracy. The scheme operates on the assumption that you don’t actually know that file sharing copyrighted works is illegal. ISP’s will be allowed to send up to four …

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USA step up anti piracy with new policing

According to news reports, USA consumers may be facing a much tougher time if they want to download illegal warez online. In the states, the leading television, music and film companies are going to be working with Internet companies to police people who are downloading illegal files and media online. …

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