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AEPOC adds more wins against pirates

AEPOC adds more wins against pirates

AEPOC, Europe’s audiovisual anti-piracy association has assisted Portugese member ZON in bringing successful action against activities designed to defraud rights holders in June. Following several investigations in the areas of…

Google updates copyright infringement initiatives

Following its December announcement of four initiatives to tackle the problem of copyright infringement online, Google has issued an update on its ongoing efforts. In a Public Policy blog post,…

Anti-piracy initiative from Pakistan

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) and the country’s Intellectual Property Rights Organisation (IPO) have revealed a joint initiative against the menace of piracy in the electronic media. According…

Pakistan: $4bn broadcasting market

The electronic media has emerged as one of the fastest-growing and most competitive sectors in Pakistan, according to the Chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory (PEMRA). Presenting the watchdog’s…

UK plans IP law reforms

UK plans IP law reforms

The UK Government has announced plans to support economic growth by modernising UK intellectual property laws. Ministers have accepted the recommendations made in an independent review which estimate a potential…

Judge orders Zediva shutdown

A US federal court judge has issued a preliminary injunction ordering online DVD-streaming streaming service Zediva to shut down, finding that the service is infringing on Hollywood’s rights and that…

BT ordered to block file-sharing website Newzbin2

Hollywood film studios can claim a significant win in their ongoing fight against online piracy, after the UK High Court ruled that dominant telco and leading ISP BT must block…

Oscar winner Bardem denounces movie piracy

Oscar winner Bardem denounces movie piracy

Spanish actor Javier Bardem has joined with film-makers in urging Internet users to support creative industries struggling to survive in an age of digital piracy by shunning illegal downloading of…

The Sun site is hacked

Hackers  from Lulz Sec seized control of the website of The Sun, the sister publication of the recently shuttered News of the World. The website briefly displayed a fake news…

Australian ISPs face further copyright action

The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) has given some of the largest Internet providers until Wednesday July 13 to respond to an invitation to re-enter negotiations on piracy or…