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Entries in 'Piracy' (145)

Google

US Congress pressures Google over piracy action

Google has been warned by US Congress to take better action against copyright infringement, or government will be forced to ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Apr 16th 2014 at 12:35PM
David Cameron

Cameron urged to commit to UK's IP Crime Unit

The Prime Minister’s Intellectual Property Advisor Mike Weatherley MP has championed the contribution of the creative industries to the British ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Apr 15th 2014 at 11:00AM
Piracy

Mobile music piracy outgrows online torrenting

Pirating music via mobile devices has become more popular than downloading copyrighted material through traditional online piracy routes such as ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 10:18AM
Piracy

Police IP Crime Unit launches Infringing Website List for advertisers

The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has launched an ‘Infringing Website List’ which aims to disrupt the advertising revenues of ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Mar 31st 2014 at 9:49AM

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Piracy

Top EU court confirms legality of ISP blocks on pirate sites

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that ISPs can legally block pirate sites.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Mar 27th 2014 at 4:13PM
MP3Tunes

MP3Tunes founder ordered to pay $41m in copyright damages

The founder of digital music storage platform MP3Tunes has been ordered to pay $41 million by a jury in the ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Mar 27th 2014 at 1:20PM
Piracy

Piracy takedown notices to Google up 711% in 4 years - report

DMCA takedown notices received by Google has reportedly increased by 711,887% in four years.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 26th 2014 at 10:02AM
Piracy

High Court blocks 4 more major pirate sites

The High Court has ordered six ISPs to block four more major pirate sites in the UK.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Mar 12th 2014 at 10:04AM

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Google

Google: 'Piracy is an availability and pricing problem'

Online piracy is primarily a problem of the availability and price of content.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Mar 11th 2014 at 3:08PM
The Pirate Bay

Over 500 pirate sites blocked in 2013 by Dutch authorities

A total of 206 proxy sites providing access to The Pirate Bay were blocked by Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN in ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Mar 6th 2014 at 10:17AM
Italy

Police launch largest ever piracy crackdown in Italy

46 torrent, streaming and other file-sharing websites have been blocked at ISP level in Italy as part of the country’s ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Mar 6th 2014 at 9:49AM
UPC

Major labels revive anti-piracy lawsuit against Irish ISP UPC

Sony, Universal and Warner are taking Ireland’s second largest internet service provider UPC to court in an attempt at introducing ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Feb 13th 2014 at 10:22AM

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vKontakte

vKontakte 'could be powerful player' in Russian music market - IFPI

The IFPI has said that Russian social network vKontakte is “choking” the country’s music market, but that it now has ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Feb 13th 2014 at 10:17AM
Mike Weatherley

Government IP Adviser proposes prison sentences for illegal downloaders

The Government has been asked to consider prison sentences not only for those who distribute copyright-infringing material online but also ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jan 24th 2014 at 11:24AM
BitTorrent

BitTorrent 2013 report: Moby boasts most downloaded bundle

BitTorrent has released year-end figures showing that its multimedia 'BitTorrent Bundles' outstripped reported pirate downloads of the same material - ...

TINA HART
by TINA HART
on Jan 17th 2014 at 3:46PM
Google

Google 'needs to show greater respect for copyright law' - IFPI

IFPI chief executive Frances Moore has said Google needs to take more meaningful action to help curb online copyright infringement.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jan 14th 2014 at 9:51AM

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Piracy

New pirate site block powers for Italian comms body

Italy’s communication authority AGCOM is the first in Europe to be given the power to block websites dedicated to copyright ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Dec 18th 2013 at 3:38PM
Piracy

AT&T files patent for pirate detection technology

AT&T has filed a patent for technology that would be able to detect those engaged in illegal file-sharing and place ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Dec 16th 2013 at 11:30AM
IP Crime Unit

Major brand advertising on pirate sites down 12% - UK IP Crime Unit

A new initiative led by the UK’s recently-established Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has seen advertising on pirate sites from ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Dec 9th 2013 at 10:03AM
BPI

Copyright thief given 18-month prison sentence

A man who was found to be in possession of one of the largest hauls of hi-tech equipment for use ...

on Dec 4th 2013 at 10:41AM
DRM removal shows music sales revenue boost - report

DRM removal shows music sales revenue boost - report

New research suggests that the removal of DRM protection from music in boosts music sales - years after it was ...

TINA HART
by TINA HART
on Dec 3rd 2013 at 9:50AM
Moby

'Music industry has taken a shortsighted approach to piracy' - Moby

Moby has added to debates surrounding piracy, streaming services and artist payments in a digital world, urging musicians, labels and ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Nov 27th 2013 at 11:55AM
Piracy

UK ISPs ordered to block more pirate websites by High Court

BT, Sky, Virgin Media, O2, EE and TalkTalk have been ordered by the High Court to implement another round of ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Nov 25th 2013 at 10:45AM
Google

BPI sends 50 millionth takedown request to Google

The BPI is the first organisation in the world to have sent 50 million takedown requests to Google in its ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Nov 15th 2013 at 12:17PM
The Beatles named most-pirated artist in the world

The Beatles named most-pirated artist in the world

Research from online anti-piracy company MUSO has discovered that The Beatles are the most-pirated artist in the world by a ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Nov 8th 2013 at 9:58AM