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YouTube Games Copyright Law To Avoid License Fees, IFPI Says
Posted on Saturday August 01, 2015

Music industry group IFPI says that artists are not being paid fairly for the use of their music and the blame for that can be laid at the feet of services such as YouTube and Soundcloud. IFPI says that instead of buying licenses such as those obtained by Spotify, these services effectively game copyright law to gain an unfair commercial advantage.

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BitTorrent Inventor Granted P2P Live Streaming Patent
Posted on Friday July 31, 2015

BitTorrent inventor Bram Cohen has earned a spot in the Internet hall of fame already, but he is not yet done with disruptive peer-to-peer technologies. This week Cohen was granted a patent for his BitTorrent-based streaming technology, which may be the start of a new breakthrough.

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Rapid Pirate Site Blocking Mechanism Introduced By Portugal
Posted on Friday July 31, 2015

In concert with rightsholders and Internet service providers, Portugal has just introduced a mechanism which enables the streamlined blocking of 'pirate' sites. Set to go into effect during mid-August, the system will target sites with more than 500 allegedly infringing links and those whose indexes contain more than 66% infringing content.

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Kim Dotcom & Mega Trade Barbs Over Hostile Takeover Claims
Posted on Friday July 31, 2015

In a Q&A session with users of Slashdot this week, Kim Dotcom advised surprised readers not use Mega amid claims of a hostile takeover. Intrigued, TorrentFreak caught up with both Dotcom and his former colleagues at the cloud storage site. Both had plenty to say and it's now clear that previously warm relations have now iced over.

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U.S. Reports Progress in Antigua Legal “Pirate Site” Dispute
Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

In 2013, the World Trade Organization (WTO) authorized Antigua's request to suspend U.S. copyrights after a trade dispute over gambling boiled over. In response, Antigua threatened to open a free download portal offering U.S. movies, TV shows and music to the world. Two years later the USTR is reporting progress in bringing the spat to an end.

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