Australians who downloaded an infringing copy of Dallas Buyers Club but did not make that copy available on peer-to-peer file-sharing services are not targeted in the latest piracy court case.
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Remember IMAGINE, illegal file-sharers who distribute camcorded movies? Another member has now been convicted and sent behind bars with a hefty sentence.
The two U.S. IT vendors are bringing an unnamed Chinese company to court in Foshan, Guangdong, for software piracy and demanding 8 million RMB (US$1.2 million) in damages.
As long as it is not done for profit or commercial gain, Portuguese law does not prohibit people from sharing music and video files online, a judgement has stated after 2,000 people were sued by a rights-holder group.
The first person fined under the Sarkozy-era Hadopi law is a 40-year-old man whose soon-to-be-ex-wife downloaded Rihanna songs over his internet connection.
In a new Australian Federal Court case between Micro Focus and NSW Police, the law-enforcement agency has hinted that the software it was accused of pirating doesn't belong to the vendor.
Germany's top court has ruled that file-hosting service Rapidshare must strengthen its anti-piracy measures after a pirated copy of the Atari title Alone in the Dark was found on its servers
The EU high court got this one totally wrong. The reality is that selling used software is exactly the same as piracy.
The UK government will abandon legislative plans to block copyright-infringing websites — proposals reminiscent of the draft SOPA Bill put before the US House of Representatives late last year.
The U.K. government is to repeal two sections of a key anti-piracy law which would have allowed it to block websites by court order, after copyright holders beat them to it
High court in Indian state Tamil Nadu rules that order against Internet piracy should not be used to block out entire Web sites but only Web links, amidst criticisms from the online community, report notes.
The report on piracy is published one day before a Chinese court hands out the severest penalty ever for an intellectual property crime in the territory.
Five of the UK's largest internet service providers have been ordered to prevent their subscribers from accessing the file-sharing website the Pirate Bay.
Unsurprisingly, the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft's loss at the High Court will see internet service providers less open to compromise solutions on how to fight piracy, which means free rein for infringers.
The High Court has unanimously dismissed the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft's (AFACT) case against iiNet, saying that it didn't authorise its customers' copyright infringement.
The European Commission is to ask the European Court of Justice to examine ACTA's compliance with existing EU law, following widespread protests against the copyright enforcement pact
The High Court ruling in a case brought by a collection of music labels against The Pirate Bay looks likely to lead to the popular file-sharing site being blocked by the UK's major ISPs
As ISPs everywhere await the outcome of AFACT's High Court stoush with iiNet, it might just be the natural evolution of technology that ultimately wins the battle against video piracy.
The highest court in Europe has ruled that widespread SOPA-like filtering of peer-to-peer is unlawful, and breaches an existing directive.
The High Court of Australia has granted the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) special leave to appeal the Federal Court ruling of its long-running piracy case against iiNet.