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Sony Settles Piracy Lawsuit With Russia’s Facebook

Sony Music has settled its lawsuit against Russian social networking site VKontakte, which it accused of facilitating mass-piracy. No further details of the agreement were revealed, but according to sources the social network will soon start to monetize its own music service. Show More Summary

Spanish Government Claims Success in Internet Piracy Fight

The Spanish government says it's making headway in its battle against online piracy. In a report issued by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, the government claims that illegal downloads are down, with 247 sites responding positively to copyright complaints and 31 shutting down completely. Show More Summary

BREIN Hits 128 Sites Plus BitTorrent Uploaders & Moderator

Dutch anti-piracy outfit BREIN has published details of its operations in the first half of 2015. In addition to pressuring local web hosts to take down 128 file-sharing sites, BREIN says it has obtained a dozen injunctions against those...Show More Summary

MPAA Emails Expose Dirty Media Attack Against Google

New emails have revealed how the MPAA and Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood orchestrated a PR smear campaign against Google in order to push through their anti-piracy measures. Among other things, they planned to get mainstream media outlets including the Today Show and The Wall Street Journal to carry their message. Show More Summary

WordPress Rejects 43% Of All ‘Piracy’ Takedown Notices

WordPress has published new data on the number of piracy takedown notices the company receives. During the first half of the year copyright holders sent close to 5,000 requests to the blogging platform. Of these takedown notices a surprisingly high percentage was rejected due to inaccuracies or plain abuse. Show More Summary

Geo-Blocking Caused Massive TV Piracy 20 Years Ago

This week several Hollywood studios and pay TV giant Sky found themselves on the wrong end of an EU antitrust investigation for blocking cross-border access to TV shows and movies. Yet twenty years ago Sky was doing the same thing, a stubbornness that sparked a huge wave of piracy right across Europe. Show More Summary

MPAA Sues MovieTube Sites Over Mass Piracy

The MPAA has revived its legal campaign against piracy sites with a new lawsuit against movie streaming platform MovieTube. The people behind MovieTube allegedly operate a group of infringing sites and the studios are demanding millions of dollars in damages. Show More Summary

Massive Piracy Case Ends in Disappointment for Hollywood

A five year-old case billed by prosecutors as the largest of its kind to go trial in Sweden has ended in disappointment for Hollywood. Accused of administering an infamous 'Scene' topsite known as 'Devil', the defendant faced copyright infringement charges on more than 2,200 movies. Show More Summary

Pirate Bay Led Hollywood The Way, Co-Founder Says

During his stay in prison, Pirate Bay co-founder Fredrik Neij was deprived of the Internet and forced to view broadcast TV. A grueling experience, but not as bad as it used to be, something the Pirate Bay can take credit for in part....Show More Summary

Project Free TV Streaming Site Shuts Down

In a crowded marketplace Project Free TV grew to become one of the most visited streaming indexes around, gaining popularity with fans worldwide through its TV scheduling and discovery features. But after many years' loyal service Project Free TV now displays just one word on its homepage: Goodbye. Show More Summary

EU Starts Geo-Blocking Antitrust Case Against U.S Movie Studios

The European Union has today launched an antitrust investigation against several large U.S. movie studios and Sky UK. The European Commission wants to abolish geographical restrictions and has sent a statement of objections over the geo-blocking practices of six major US film studios including Disney, Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Show More Summary

YouTube Faces Russia Web Block Over Pirate Content

YouTube has been given just days to respond to copyright infringement complaints or face blocking measures in Russia that for some could take down the whole site. The local telecoms watchdog says that since YouTube has failed to completely remove links to two TV series despite earlier complaints, blocking measures are being taken against the site. Show More Summary

Universal Asks Google to Censor “Furious 7? IMDb Page, and More

Universal Pictures has sent a rather unfortunate takedown notice to Google. The movie outfit wants the search engine to take down the IMDb listing for one of its movies, as well as other legitimate content. Google, has yet to respond to the self-censorship effort and is currently investigating the request. Show More Summary

Most Aussie Pirates Are the Industry’s Best Customers

A survey commission by the Australian government has found that more than a quarter of all local Internet users consume content illegally online. Interestingly, while 7% of the population were found to be hardcore pirates who spend nothing on legitimate content, those who pirate and also buy legally are the industry's best customers. Show More Summary

uTorrent Flagged As ‘Harmful’ by Anti-Virus Companies and Google

Several anti-virus vendors have begun blocking uTorrent after identifying the software as malicious or potentially dangerous. In addition, Google Chrome is currently blocking several pages on uTorrent's official website. According to the reports the popular file-sharing application is linked to riskware and trojans. Show More Summary

Grooveshark Co-Founder Josh Greenberg Dies Aged 28

Grooveshark co-founder Josh Greenberg has been found dead at the home he shared with his girlfriend in Florida. He was 28. A medical examiner’s autopsy found no explanation for the cause of death and police said there was no evidence of injuries or drugs. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and the best VPN services.

French Anti-Piracy Regime Breaks 5 Million Warning Barrier

The famous French "graduated response" initiative for dealing with online piracy has now sent out more than five million warnings to alleged infringers. The latest figures published by the Hadopi agency also reveal that 169 people were referred to the public prosecutor in the first half of 2015, up from 46 in the same period last year. Show More Summary

UK Anti-Piracy ‘Education’ Campaign Starts This Summer

This summer will see the long-awaited start of "Creative Content UK," a broad anti-piracy effort from ISPs and copyright holders. The UK Government-funded program aims to warn and educate illegal file-sharers in the hope of decreasing piracy rates over time. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and the best VPN services.

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