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Google Gets a Slap on the Wrist For Site-Blocking Failures

Posted: Yesterday

Under Russian law, search engine operators are required to censor their search results to ensure that permanently blocked sites do not appear in their indexes. After failing to comply by interfacing its systems with the national FGIS blacklist database, Google has now been fined 500,000 rubles (US$7,545), the lowest amount that can be levied under existing laws.

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Activists to Deliver 4 Million Anti ‘Article 13’ Signatures to EU Parliament

Posted: Yesterday

Ahead of the final trilogue negotiations this Thursday, activists will deliver an anti "upload filter" petition signed by four million people to the European Parliament. Lawmakers will try to agree on the final text of the controversial Article 13 this week. The latest proposals stress that any measures platforms take should not remove legitimate content.

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UK Govt. Backs Anti-Piracy Campaign With £2 Million in Funding

Posted: 12/10/2018

The UK Government has committed £2 million to fund the ongoing "Get it Right" anti-piracy campaign until 2021. Under this program, UK Internet providers and rightsholders have teamed up to warn alleged pirates and educate the public at large on how to access content through 'genuine' channels.

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 12/10/18

Posted: 12/10/2018

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Venom' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Smallfoot'. 'The Predator' completes the top three.

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New EU Piracy Watchlist Targets Key Pirate Sites and Cloudflare

Posted: 12/10/2018

Following the example set by the United States, the European Union has published its very first 'Counterfeit and Piracy Watch List'. The European Commission report targets a broad range of alleged 'pirate' sites in the BitTorrent, cyberlocker, stream-ripping spaces, encouraging law enforcement and network players to help stymie their activities.

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Scammers Use Facebook and Google to Spread Malicious ‘Pirate’ Files

Posted: 12/9/2018

Scammers and spammers are using user-generated content sites to distribute links to malware and viruses. The malicious content is advertised as pirated software and games, in an attempt to lure users. The issue is plaguing many platforms but appears to be rather persistent on Facebook and Google groups.

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IFPI Slams Pirate MEP For ‘Lobbying’ Kids, Forgets a Decade of Rightsholders Doing Just That

Posted: 12/9/2018

Yet another war of words on Twitter over Article 13 has delivered one of the great ironies of recent times. After Pirate MEP Julia Reda called on kids to 'lobby' their parents over the controversial legislation, she got a "shame on you" from IFPI for "manipulating minors". Trouble is, the entertainment industries have been doing the same for well over a decade.

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Showbox: Is it ‘Back’ and More Importantly, is it ‘Safe’?

Posted: 12/8/2018

Users of Showbox will no doubt be aware that the popular streaming tool has been under fire recently, targeted by lawsuits that shut down various websites and the app itself. The Internet is now buzzing with news of a return along with the inevitable question "But is it safe?" It's a difficult, if not impossible, question to answer.

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Bizarre Blocking Order Targets ‘Pirate’ Domains Before They’re Registered

Posted: 12/8/2018

Last week an Indian court issued one of the broadest site-blocking injunctions to date. To prevent the film "2.0" from being pirated by the masses, the Madras High Court ordered local ISPs to preemptively block 12,564 domain names. TorrentFreak can now reveal that this order only targets 16 websites and that most of the listed domains are not even registered.

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GTA V’s Take-Two Wants $150,000 in Damages From Cheat Maker

Posted: 12/7/2018

Rockstar Games' parent company Take-Two Interactive has filed a motion for default judgment against the alleged creator of the "Elusive" GTA V cheat. The company estimates that the cheat has caused severe harm, and requests $150,000 compensation, the maximum statutory damages for copyright infringement.

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