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Piracy crackdown proposal shields ISPs

The new industry piracy proposal will help shield internet service providers (ISPs) from further lawsuits from copyright holders, according to legal experts, but questions still remain over costs and potential effectiveness.

November 27, 2011

Nintendo suit not a precedent: Lawyers

The law firm that recently unsuccessfully defended a local distributor of the R4 cartridge, which allows piracy on Nintendo's handheld DS console, has warned that the case does not set a legal precedent in Australia.

March 2, 2010 by

iiNet quizzes Hollywood via video

iiNet's legal counsel this morning cross-examined four senior Hollywood executives from Warner Bros, Disney, 20th Century Fox and Paramount Pictures via video link, with the court hearing about the industry's long-running battle against piracy.

October 13, 2009 by

Kazaa witness takes iiTrial stand

Nigel Carson, a computer forensics investigator and a key witness in the 2004 Kazaa case, was called to the witness box today by iiNet's legal team to answer questions on whether an IP address was enough to identify a movie pirate.

October 12, 2009 by

P2P legislation is smart next step in piracy education

One of the things that has always bothered me about the Recording Industry Association of America and its file-sharing lawsuits is that, for many of those people, their biggest crime is being uninformed.I can't tell you many of my own friends and extended family members - educated, law-abiding citizens - who had no idea that they were sharing music illegally.

October 2, 2009 by

Microsoft blacks out pirated desktops; Chinese bloggers fume

The latest update to Windows XP detects unauthorized copies and turns the desktop black. It also sends intermittent messages to the user to go legal. While the update is world-wide, it seems to be part of a plan to address Chinese piracy, The Wall Street Journal reports. As part of the Chinese initiative, Microsoft has radically dropped the price of XP to less than $30 for the home version.

October 22, 2008 by

Is this the future for legal P2P?

I'm not sure whether the cloud or the silver lining is more dominant in this particular story. The background is that of internet service providers, the "content" industry and the vast swathes of naughty people illegally downloading and uploading content over P2P networks.

August 13, 2008 by

Piracy as a social phenomenon - It's not about the $

A recent post on ars technica highlighted an article out of Kent State that described piracy as a social phenomenon, unlikely to be affected by legal efforts. As summarized by ars:"The researchers have two theories for this, one of which is that file-sharing is more of a social phenomenon than an economic one.

May 15, 2007 by

Some colleges backing student file sharers

North Carolina State University's Student Legal Services Department has advised students to push back on the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) as they offer them settlement deals on piracy suits.  The group has been sending notices to universities and requesting that these notices be forwarded to offending students based on IP-related information provided to the schools.

April 19, 2007 by

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