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“We Won’t Block Pirate Bay,” Swedish Telecoms Giant Says
Posted on Tuesday February 21, 2017

Last week's landmark ruling compelling a Swedish ISP to block The Pirate Bay won't spread quickly, despite copyright holders' wishes. Telecoms giant Telia says that the ruling does not apply to them, so connectivity to the site will continue unless a court orders otherwise. Copyright holders are assessing their options.

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Online Piracy Can Boost Comic Book Sales, Research Finds
Posted on Monday February 20, 2017

A new academic study shows that piracy can have a positive effect on comic book sales under some conditions. The empirical research, which zooms in on Japanese Manga comics, suggests that sales of ongoing comics dip when pirated versions are more readily available, while those for completed series go up.

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Kim Dotcom Extradition to Go Ahead, But Not on Copyright Grounds
Posted on Monday February 20, 2017

The New Zealand High Court today ruled that Kim Dotcom can be extradited to the US, but it won't be on copyright grounds. After months of deliberation, Justice Murray Gilbert agreed with the US Government's position that this is a fraud case at its core, an offense that is extraditable. Dotcom says he will fight on.

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Search Engines and Rightsholders Sign Landmark Anti-Piracy Deal
Posted on Monday February 20, 2017

After well over half a decade of backroom meetings facilitated by the UK Government, search engines and major rightsholder groups have signed an anti-piracy agreement. Both sides agreed on a deal in which search engines will delist and demote pirated content, faster and more effectively than before. The voluntary agreement, targeted at UK consumers, is the first of its kind in the world but appears to offer little new.

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 02/20/17
Posted on Monday February 20, 2017

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Doctor Strange' tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Moana'. 'Arrival' completes the top three.

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