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DMCA Shortcut Helps Movie Companies Cheaply Identify ‘Potential’ BitTorrent Pirates

DMCA Shortcut Helps Movie Companies Cheaply Identify ‘Potential’ BitTorrent Pirates

Several movie companies have obtained a DMCA subpoena to identify 25 account holders whose IP-addresses were caught sharing pirated content. This is an effective shortcut without any oversight from a federal judge. It significantly reduces costs and legal hurdles to go after alleged pirates. However, this procedure is not undisputed. From: TF, for the latest […]

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Anti-Piracy Groups Pressure EU To Prevent Pirate Sites Operating Anonymously

Anti-Piracy Groups Pressure EU To Prevent Pirate Sites Operating Anonymously

Dozens of major anti-piracy groups and other interested parties are pressuring the European Commission to enhance “know your business customer” checks as part of the planned Digital Services Act. The stakeholders want to ensure that pirate sites can’t disappear from one host only to seamlessly reappear at another but believe current plans are too limited. […]

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Russia Wants Instagram to Stop Blocking Its Anthem over Copyright Issues

Russia Wants Instagram to Stop Blocking Its Anthem over Copyright Issues

Russia’s telecoms watchdog ‘Roskomnadzor’ has sent a letter to Instagram demanding that the company removes its copyright restrictions on posts that feature the national anthem. The Government organization hints at systematic and purposeful blocking by Western social networks, which was widely picked up by local media. Reality appears to be less nefarious, however. From: TF, […]

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Mangadex Works With ‘Have I Been Pwned?’ to Warn Users About Hacked Database

Mangadex Works With ‘Have I Been Pwned?’ to Warn Users About Hacked Database

Huge scanlation platform MangaDex says that following a hack in March, its database is now confirmed as being “in the wild”. With usernames, email addresses and IP address data now potentially public knowledge, users are being assured that the site is doing all it can to mitigate the breach, including by working with prominent data […]

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Student Sues Proctorio for Using DMCA Takedowns to Remove Critical Tweets

Student Sues Proctorio for Using DMCA Takedowns to Remove Critical Tweets

Miami University student and security researcher Erik Johnson has filed a lawsuit against software company Proctorio, which used DMCA notices to remove several critical tweets. Johnson asked the court to declare that publishing code excerpts to document critique is fair use. Meanwhile, Proctario should pay damages for misusing the DMCA process. From: TF, for the […]

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