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Studios lose iiNet appeal

A group of 34 movie studios has lost its appeal against an Australian Federal Court judgment involving Internet Service Provider iiNet. A 2010 ruling found it was impossible to hold…

Pub pair stung with football streaming fines

Pub pair stung with football streaming fines

A father and son who run a number of pubs in the northern UK city of Kingston upon Hull are liable to fines and costs of some £116,000 (€138,000) for…

US lawmakers defy FCC Internet rules

The US House of Representatives has voted to overturn the FCC’s proposed rules barring ISPs from blocking legal content but do allow certain rationing of downloading. The vote would block…

Games piracy rife around the globe

Games piracy rife around the globe

Italy, China, Spain and Brazil are leading havens for online game piracy according to a “Special 301” report filed with the US Trade Representative (USTR) by the International Intellectual Property…

Pro-copyright campaign for UK film and TV

The UK film and TV industry is launching what it hopes is an inspirational pro-copyright campaign, encouraged by research that suggests education can create positive shifts in public attitudes. On…

US moves on online piracy

US moves on online piracy

The US government will propose a set of Internet piracy rules as the government seeks to “improve intellectual property enforcement,” says Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel. A number of…

Studios move against Hotfile

Five of the major motion picture studios in the US have launched the next phase of their ongoing campaign against against Hotfile.com, a so-called cyberlocker service that allows its is…

Kroes calls for single content market

Kroes calls for single content market

Opening up access to online content is a good start in ending fragmentation in the digital Single Market, according to Neelie Kroes, the EU Commissioner responsible for the Digital Agenda.…

Pirate policing company shuts

MediaCAT  the firm that organised ISP warning letters to download ‘pirates’ in the UK has ceased trading. This follows the resignation of ACS Law the firm it used for legal…

Trio accused of £40m Virgin TV fraud

Three men have been charged with defrauding TV giant Virgin Media of up to £40 million (€47.6m). The trio have been accused of importing 44,000 digital receivers which could be…