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Spanish ‘SOPA’: 79 Site Takedown Requests in First Month

Spain's Ministry of Culture has just reported on the first month's activities following the introduction of the country's 'Sinde' anti-piracy law. The controversial legislation, described by some as a Spanish version of SOPA, took effect March 1st and since that time rightsholders have been busy filing notices. Almost 300 complaints have been filed in total including 79 site takedown requests.
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WordPress Blocks Blog Following DMCA Takedown ‘Comment’

Internet / File Sharing : TorrentFreak (4 years ago)

A non-commercial blog which specializes in reporting on Amazon Kindle related news was taken down by WordPress after it linked to site hosting an unauthorized copy of a book. Although this is a legal act under Spanish law, WordPress... Read Post

Anti-Mafia Unit Conducts Melodramatic Warez Piracy Raid

Internet / File Sharing : TorrentFreak (4 years ago)

According to Bulgaria's Interior Ministry, the country's organized crime unit has dramatically raided a piracy site. Following a music industry tip-off, an "American movie" style raid ensued with unwitting employees at the site loca... Read Post

Russia’s SOPA Sees 42% of All Anti-Piracy Blocking Requests Rejected

Internet / File Sharing : TorrentFreak (last year)

Following the introduction this month of a controversial anti-piracy law, rightsholders are now beginning to see the flaws and shortcomings of the new Russian system. Out of all the blocking requests submitted to authorities so far,... Read Post


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