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Block The Pirate Bay Within 10 Days, Dutch Court Tells ISPs
Posted on Friday September 22, 2017

Dutch Internet service providers Ziggo and XS4ALL have been ordered to block The Pirate Bay. A ruling handed down today by The Court of The Hague compels the ISPs to block the infamous site within 10 days or face significant fines. The blocks will remain in place pending a final decision from the Supreme Court.

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EU Piracy Report Suppression Raises Questions Over Transparency
Posted on Friday September 22, 2017

One of the most important aspects of online piracy is whether it affects sales. So, when the EU Commission spends 360,000 euros on a study to find out, one might think it would be useful to publish the results. Instead, Member of the European Parliament Julia Reda had to jump through hoops to obtain them. Why all the secrecy?

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Are Cryptocurrency Miners The Future for Pirate Sites?
Posted on Thursday September 21, 2017

Following in the footsteps of The Pirate Bay, streaming link search engine Alluc has also added a cryptocurrency miner, hoping to generate some extra revenue through its visitors. This begs the question: Are these cryptocurrency miners the future for pirate sites?

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Google Signs Agreement to Tackle YouTube Piracy
Posted on Thursday September 21, 2017

Google has signed a deal with the audio-visual industry in France to more effectively target piracy on YouTube. The agreement, reached with anti-piracy outfit ALPA with government oversight, will see rightsholders gaining direct access to takedown mechanisms. Google will also provide financial support and training.

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Windstream Gives Up Preemptive Fight Over ISP’s Piracy Liability
Posted on Wednesday September 20, 2017

U.S. Internet provider Windstream has given up on its preemptive "piracy liability" case against BMG and Rightscorp. The ISP hoped to get legal clarity after it was accused of direct and contributory copyright infringement, but after an initial setback and subsequent appeal, it has now dropped the case.

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