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Streaming Site Operators Face Jail & $1.7m Forfeiture
Posted on Sunday June 26, 2016

The former operators of Swefilmer, Sweden's largest streaming site, have been prosecuted for copyright infringement and money laundering offenses. The men, aged 22 and 25, are accused of facilitating infringement on 1,400 movies and face penalties of $1.7m.

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Rightscorp Pressures ISPs to Hijack Pirates Browsers
Posted on Saturday June 25, 2016

Piracy monetization firm Rightscorp is promoting its browser hijacking system to ISPs. In a proposal revealed by Internet provider RCN, Rightscorp suggests a gradual approach where pirating subscribers eventually have to pay a fine to regain Internet access.

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Researchers Crack ‘Social DRM’ EBook Watermarks
Posted on Saturday June 25, 2016

Researchers have released a report dissecting the BooXtream 'Social DRM' eBook watermarking system. Inspired by publisher Verso who refused to remove the DRM from an Aaron Swartz book, the Institute for Biblio-Immunology responded by tearing down the privacy-busting system.

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Piracy Phishing Scam Targets U.S. ISPs and Subscribers
Posted on Friday June 24, 2016

An elaborate "piracy" phishing operation is targeting U.S. Internet providers and subscribers. Scammers are using the name of anti-piracy tracking company IP-Echelon and rightsholders such as Lionsgate, to send fake DMCA notices and settlement demands to ISPs. U.S. law enforcement has been notified and is currently investigating the matter.

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Studios & ISPs Clash Over Aussie Pirate Bay Blockade
Posted on Friday June 24, 2016

The Pirate Bay and other leading torrent sites will be eventually blocked in Australia but the mechanics are far from decided. This week rightsholders and ISPs have been in court fighting over the details. Predictably they're poles apart, and still arguing over who will pay.

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