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.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has given the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda carte blanche to ignore U.S. intellectual property rights as reparations for a longstanding trade dispute.
Germany’s highest court today ruled that parents are not responsible if their children illegally download music - provided that they did everything reasonable to make sure their kids knew what they were doing wrong.
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 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.
Germany's top court has ruled that ISPs must hand over the names and addresses of file sharers if rights holders ask for them – regardless of how much music has been shared.
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.
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.
About 63 percent of computer users in Asia-Pacific admit they acquired pirated software in 2011, driving PC software theft in region to record high of US$21 billion, BSA study reveals.
Open source picking up in Asia-Pacific developing markets but piracy still plagues region partly driven by equally strong demand for proprietary software, say industry observers.
NSW Police has denied new claims laid against it by UK software firm Micro Focus that it tried to cover its tracks on using software without licences by using further software that it also didn't have licences for.
Two Taiwanese nationals asked undercover federal agents for military hardware and technology, including a drone, so they could sell it to Chinese customers, according to report.
Filmmakers urge YouTube to do more to protect copyright, claim losses of US$308 million due to pirated movie clips on video-sharing site, report says.
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.
Big Content's attempt to make internet service provider (ISP) iiNet responsible for its customers' copyright infringements has been soundly defeated, but the battle won't end there.
The High Court has published its full judgment for the landmark copyright case between iiNet and the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT).
Goal reachable due to fast e-commerce growth and online trading, rapid developments in mobile devices and online payment, but challenges remain, says country's ministry of industry and IT.
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