Why would content owners want to make their products more easily available when the Australian government appears to be focusing entirely on deterring and punishing users for copyright infringement?
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ISPs should work toward a voluntary scheme to crack down on online piracy or face new legislation when the Copyright Act is overhauled, Australian Attorney-General George Brandis has said.
Country's copyright watchdog will supervise e-commerce sites such as Apple's online store and Amazon as part of the country's efforts to curb online piracy and address complaints from content producers.
The French anti-piracy authority Hadopi recently published a report outlining possible measures to fight copyright infringement online that could see the organisation facing an overhaul. Others would rather it disappeared altogether.
Microsoft won a copyright case against two Chinese companies, but was it because of Microsoft’s resolution to fight piracy in China, or just one of the tricks to boost sales in the country?
The Australian Copyright Council has blamed a combination of the high Aussie dollar, the global financial crisis and copyright infringement for the decline of the value the copyright industry contributes to the Australian economy.
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
Denmark has put a 'three strikes' policy to combat online copyright infringement on hold while it tests out a new anti-piracy framework
BT started blocking access to The Pirate Bay around midday on Tuesday, the ISP has confirmed.BT Retail was the last of the big UK internet service providers to institute the block, which had been ordered by the High Court after an earlier ruling that found The Pirate Bay (TPB) to be aiding copyright infringement.
Questions have been raised over the decision to include staunch copyright advocate, and chairman of the Australian Copyright Council (ACC), Professor Michael Fraser as a consumer representative in the latest round of Australian piracy negotiations.
Virgin Media has begun blocking The Pirate Bay, a notorious file-sharing website, days after the High Court ordered ISPs to do so.The High Court said on Monday that Virgin, Sky, Everything Everywhere, TalkTalk and O2 would have to stop their customers from accessing The Pirate Bay (TPB) because it illegally provided access to copyright material.
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.The High Court said on Monday that Sky, Everything Everywhere, TalkTalk, O2 and Virgin Media would have to block access to The Pirate Bay (TPB), following an earlier ruling in February over the role of the site in copyright infringement.
Provisions in the UK's anti-piracy law to cut off repeat copyright infringers and file-sharers from the Web have been delayed again, this time until 2014.
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.
US lawmakers have removed a provision of the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act that would have compelled ISPs to block access to foreign websites that are used for copyright infringement.On the same day that the White House warned against attempts to tamper with the Domain Name System (DNS), congressman Lamar Smith, the main sponsor of the bill, said on Friday that the site-blocking elements of SOPA were being excised pending further examination.
Russian security company Kaspersky is to quit the Business Software Alliance over the group's support of a contentious US anti-piracy bill.Kaspersky will leave the pro-copyright group on January 1 2012, due to Business Software Alliance (BSA) involvement in the US Stop Online Piracy Act (Sopa), the company said in a statement on Monday.
Internet service providers (ISPs) have failed to win over content groups to a new proposed copyright-infringement notice scheme aimed at reducing incidence of piracy.
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 Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is more than just the latest skirmish in the battle against online copyright infringement. It's another episode in the war on the internet itself.
The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) raises a ruckus as the Internet wakes up to realize that this nutty copyright bill could actually pass.
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