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US DoJ seizes 6 pirate music websites

The US Justice Department has seized six websites as part of ongoing efforts by the Department of Justice and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) to combat copyright infringement. According to court records, the United States obtained court authorisation to seize six domain names pending forfeiture. Four of those domains – ‘’, ‘’, ‘’, and ‘’ – […]

June 29, 2022By Colin Mann

US Senators introduce anti-piracy legislation

US Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) have introduced the SMART Copyright Act of 2022, bipartisan legislation that would hold tech accountable by developing effective, widely-available measures to combat copyright theft. “In the fight to combat copyright theft, there is currently no consensus-based standard technical measures and that needs to be addressed,” said Tillis. “I am […]

March 22, 2022By Colin Mann

Malaysia’s PDRM warns against illegal streaming

Malaysia’s federal police force Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) and pay-TV operator Astro have initiated an awareness programme to advise commercial enterprises not to use devices that stream illegal content at their premises. The programme involved officials from PDRM and Astro visiting several such businesses in Subang Jaya on February 24th 2022. “The Copyright (Amendment) Act […]

February 25, 2022By Colin Mann

US creatives call for copyright protection

America’s leading creative industries have filed their annual ‘Special 301’ submission to the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR), asking the US government to ensure its trading partners provide strong copyright laws, effectively and efficiently enforce those laws, and eliminate other discriminatory and restrictive barriers to digital trade in music, movies, TV programming, literary […]

February 2, 2022By Colin Mann

US consults on content protection technology

The US Copyright Office is holding a series of consultations on technical measures to identify or protect copyrighted works online. The Office’s 2020 Report, Section 512 of Title 17, acknowledged the important role that technologies and technical measures can play in addressing Internet piracy. While the infringement of copyrighted material online has evolved alongside technological […]

December 23, 2021By Colin Mann

Study: Digital piracy declining in Europe

A study from the European Union Intellectual Property Office examining the consumption of copyright-infringing content in the EU Member States and the UK for TV programmes, music, and film, concludes that digital piracy is declining for all three types of content and that differences among the Member States can be explained by socio-economic factors such […]

December 10, 2021By Colin Mann

Singapore proposes strengthened copyright regime

Singapore’s Ministry of Law (MinLaw) has tabled the Copyright Bill for First Reading in Parliament. The Bill seeks to repeal and replace the current Copyright Act. It will strengthen the copyright regime in Singapore, by updating the Copyright Act to stay abreast of changes in how content is created, distributed, and used. It will also […]

July 7, 2021By Colin Mann

Canada consults on copyright reform

The Government of Canada is consulting with Canadians and stakeholders to ensure Canada’s copyright framework for online intermediaries reflects the evolving digital world. Building on the stakeholder engagement and committee reports from the 2019 Parliamentary Review of the Copyright Act and other research, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, and the Honourable François-Philippe […]

April 15, 2021By Colin Mann

US creatives: Big Tech’s copyright views ‘imbalanced’

CreativeFuture, a US coalition that promotes the value of creativity in today’s digital age, has criticised so-called Big Tech’s stance on copyright, calling its views “imbalanced”. In a blog post, Ruth Vitale, Chief Executive Officer, suggests Big Tech’s house is in shambles, shaken by scandals, and people all over the world are creating pressure to […]

November 2, 2020By Colin Mann

Copyright boost as Sky joins Industry Trusts

The Industry Trust for IP Awareness, the UK film, TV and video industry’s consumer education body promoting the value of copyright and creativity, and The Industry Trust Ireland have confirmed that Sky has become a member of the organisations, effective immediately. Sky has partnered effectively with the Trust and with a wider coalition of entertainment […]

July 22, 2020By Colin Mann