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Inside MPAA’s Piracy Deal With the Donuts Domain Registry
Posted on Wednesday February 10, 2016

The MPAA and the Donuts domain registry have announced a new partnership aimed at curtailing movie and TV show piracy. Donuts controls the .movie gTLD so the arrangement is symbolic for the MPAA, but how will it work in practice? TF has obtained details of the deal which could act as a blueprint for future voluntary agreements.

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Warner Pays $14 Million For Illegitimate “Happy Birthday” Claims
Posted on Wednesday February 10, 2016

After raking in dozens of millions in licensing fees, Warner/Chappell has admitted that it doesn't own the rights to the song "Happy Birthday". The music company has agreed to set aside a $14 million settlement fund for people who paid to use Happy Birthday in public. In addition, the court has been asked to enter the song into the public domain.

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Dallas Buyers Club Gives Up Chasing Pirates in Australia
Posted on Wednesday February 10, 2016

Dallas Buyers Club has finally given up on its mission to demand cash settlements from alleged movie pirates in Australia. It's believed the company has made large amounts of money from the activity in other jurisdictions but will not do so Down Under after failing to convince a judge it would not engage in so-called "speculative invoicing."

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Non-Existent ‘Pirate Site’ Added to National Blocklist
Posted on Wednesday February 10, 2016

The voluntary anti-piracy agreement between anti-piracy groups and ISPs in Portugal has resulted in more collateral damage. The country's piracy blocklist was recently updated with a non-existent domain name, presumably after one of the parties involved made a typo.

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Canada Is a Hotbed for Online Piracy, Rightsholders Claim
Posted on Tuesday February 09, 2016

The MPAA, RIAA and other entertainment industry groups are unhappy with how the Canadian Government is approaching the problem of online piracy. The country remains very appealing to pirate sites, they claim, while ISPs often fail to warn infringing subscribers effectively.

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