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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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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

Mail.ru Pays $1.47B To Take Over Vkontake, Russia’s Facebook, Settles Durov Suit

Technology : TechCrunch (yesterday)

Some big shareholder shifts at Vkontake, the social network with 92 million monthly active users that’s often described as Russia’s Facebook and has been embroiled in political controversies that resulted in the ousting of its found... 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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