iiNet has been thrown back into the courts by rights holders for the film Dallas Buyers Club, with the holders seeking to obtain the details of customers alleged to have illicitly shared the film online.
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What Verizon says and does appears to be in conflict, according to privacy specialists, legal experts, and academics, who argue the U.S. government can demand foreign data held by American telecom and technology companies.
Central and local-level governments in the country has spent a total of 2.16 billion yuan on legal copies of software in the past three years to combat piracy.
France's Hadopi anti-piracy legislation came in 2009, charged with cutting file-sharing and boosting legal alternatives. Four years and millions of euros later, it's now got its first scalp. But does the law, and the authority behind it, have a future?
If the entertainment industry actually provided legal avenues for timely movie distribution in countries other than the US, would piracy be a problem?
The U.K.'s communications regulator has outlined how ISPs must inform its alleged file-sharing customers that they could face legal action by rights holders under the U.K.'s anti-piracy law.
Verizon finds itself in the midst of a new legal battle over a questionable advertising campaign it launched against Cablevision.
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.
The US mobile network operator Verizon Wireless has stepped into the legal battle between Apple and Samsung, asking a Californian court not to ban Samsung's 4G Android devices over alleged patent infringement.In July, Apple filed with the US District Court for the Northern District of California for a preliminary injunction against Samsung's Galaxy S 4G, Infuse 4G and Droid Charge smartphones, as well as its Galaxy Tab 10.
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.
Legal Eye: Piracy and copyright at forefront as e-books go mainstream
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.
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.
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.
A footnote near the end of last week's partial remand decision by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, first found by University of Missouri law professor Dennis Crouch, could be interpreted as a legal recourse for giving Vonage a break in its patent disputes with SprintNextel and Verizon. Prof.
The MPAA's legal strategy hasn't done much to slow down online piracy of movies. But will that save TorrentSpy?
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.
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.
If you walk into a retail store, you'll find shrink-wrapped copies of Windows on the shelves for as much as $299. But these days, you can a whole PC for that amount of money. As a result, consumers have a distorted view of what Windows should cost. Do Microsoft's artificially high retail prices encourage piracy and discourage legal upgrades?
update Former music piracy investigator Michael Speck, who spearheaded the record companies' long-running campaign to shutdown Kazaa, has joined the peer-to-peer network's business partner, Altnet. Speck was the public face of the Australian recording industry's long court battle against the popular file-sharing software, which saw the Federal Court rule owner Sharman Networks and Altnet authorised users to infringe music industry copyright.
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