After a court ruling on Tuesday, the Stockholm District Court awarded the Swedish state the domain names of the world’s largest BitTorrent indexer. The Pirate Bay used piratebay.se and thepiratebay.se to index mostly digital media content. Since it was founded, the primary concern is how to protect copyright.
At the Fiji Performing Arts Music Awards, the Fijian Government reaffirmed its commitment to fight piracy in the country.
Copyright holders argued that Canada’s “notice-and-notice” system was not strong enough to stop piracy. But after a few months when the law took effect, some filmmakers are changing their minds about the new law. They are urging the U.S. to adopt the Canadian system instead of the six strikes scheme.
Microsoft faces a new copyright issue involving their Windows app stores. The largest software maker is making sure that its online stores are clean even as it is getting ready to update to Windows 10 operating system (OS), which promises better performance across various devices with more secure web browser.
Europe needs to allow wider online access to works and open new opportunities for the content industry especially for creators. The European Commission believes that the copyright regime in Europe needs to be harmonised more. They’ll be making legislative proposals by the end of the year, which will include the following:
Is Google Fiber available in your area? Do you take advantage of the super-fast internet it offers? Do you use this Google service to illegally download copyrighted material? These questions are basis that could lead you to pay fines for online piracy.
It appears that a hacker coup forces a popular torrent site to voluntarily go offline. EZTV is one of the premier TV torrent sites online, and just recently, it announced that it will no longer distribute TV shows that are illegally uploaded. As a result, many internet pirates all over the world grieve for EZTV’s shut down.
The upcoming drama series “Supergirl” leaked early Friday. This CBS program was set to air this coming November, but high quality copies of the pilot episode were downloaded from file-sharing sites. The HD format (1080p) of the episode appeared clean as ‘property of’ warnings were not seen. There weren’t even any watermarks found.