Uses earlier ruling that ordered Usenet forum FTD to remove links to copyrighted files to press other Usenet forums to remove them as well. After having successfully convinced a Dutch court to order the Usenet forum FTD to remove links to .
New project taps 100 million monthly active users to compare download traffic, upload traffic, BitTorrent traffic, and HTTP traffic so it “can answer questions like: I live in this city in the world–it could be anywhere, literally anywhere–which ISP should I use?” BitTorr
BitTorrent Inc. and Khan Academy team up to release a new video catalogue app that offers over 2,000 educational videos to the BitTorrent community. Ever since BitTorrent Inc.
Testifies before Senate Judiciary Committee that as Congress weighs new online infringement laws it shouldn’t “forget that the primary uses of the Internet are activities protected by the First Amendment, not civil or criminal violations.
Comes in response to release of PS3 root key which makes running pirate software on the gaming console easier, but policy is no different than that of Xbox users and the Xbox Live network. Sony has finally made an official response on the state of the PS3 hack and what it means for users.
Serious and Organized Crime Agency (SOCA) want to update Nominet’s registrant Terms and Conditions so that it can automatically suspend a site accused of violating UK criminal law. With the U.S.
Senate Committee on the Judiciary hold a hearing entitled “Targeting Websites Dedicated To Stealing American Intellectual Property” in which several Senators emphaszie the need for seizing sites that steal US jobs and harm consumers. In the wake of the fourth phase of the U.S.
Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) quietly sued BitTorrent tracker site isoHunt nearly a month before the controversial copyright reform bill (Bill C-32) was proposed, proving that copyright holders do have the proper tools necessary to fight online infringement.
Once again Greg Hewgill compiles all of the free music made available on the eveent’s site into a two-part BitTorrent download. It’s that time of year again with the annual SXSW music and film festival fast approaching.
Asks that 26 file-sharers currently facing prosecution for illegal downloading as a result of ACS: Law’s mass lawsuit campaign “be seen through to their natural conclusion” despite ACS: Law’s attempts to have the cases dismissed.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) celebrates Valentines Day by seizing domain names it accuses of selling counterfeit goods. Campaign is the fourth phase of the ongoing “Operation in Our Sites.” Yesterday was Valentines Day as many of you know, and the U.S.
Calls it “regrettable” if ISPs were to pass on their full share of enforcing the Digital Economy Act, but says the resulting reduced access for lower income households needs to be “balanced against the wider benefit to the UK’s digital economy.
Former employee says she quit her job there because she felt the law firm was targeting people like “old ladies who never downloaded files” who likely didn’t “have security on their wireless connection.
Warns of hilarious prison tattoos and mothers fighting back anti-file-sharing police officers. Also uses testimonial from Jeremiah Mondello, serving 48mos for selling bootleg software on eBay, blur the line between commercial and noncommerical piracy.
Says its Internet account was “identified as having been used recently to copy and/or distribute illegally” the movie “The Green Hornet” and warns the search engine giant that copyright infringement violates its ISP’s terms of service and could lead to “limitati
There’s never been a shortage of press releases over the years about the MPAA blaming piracy for massive job losses. The numbers never seemed to add up given that most numbers being thrown about seemed to come from nowhere concrete.
Sony’s Kevin Butler, a fictional marketing character portrayed by actor Jerry Lambert as part “It Only Does Everything” advertising campaign for the PlayStation 3, may find himself the target of a “real life” lawsuit after being duped into retweeting the gaming con
Claims that every file hosted on the site is responsible for the “theft of thousands of MPAA member companies‟ movies and TV shows.” Says that unlike other legitimate cyberlockers Hotfile “openly discourages use of its system for personal storage.
Despite years of debates over the morality, prevalence and impact of mass online copyright infringement, actual hard numbers, backed by statistically rigorous methods, are almost impossible to find.
Doesn’t reveal how many were successful, but proves the inherent danger of believing that an IP address accurately identifies the person responsible for an online crime like copyright infringement.