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TekSavvy Protests Push for Pirate Site Blocking in Court

Through the Federal Court, Bell, Rogers, and Groupe TVA are hoping to obtain the first Canadian pirate site blocking order. The companies believe that website blocking is an effective way to deal with pirate sites but Internet provider TekSavvy sees things differently. The ISP describes the proposed measures as ineffective and inappropriate. Pirate site blockades […]

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Lawsuit Targets Best Buy & Staples For Selling “Pirate Devices” & Giving “Piracy Advice”

A lawsuit filed in Canada targeting Best Buy, Staples and other retailers, claims the companies knowingly sold “pirate devices” to customers. Filed by Super Channel owner Allarco Entertainment, the suit further alleges that staff gave advice to customers on how to pirate content or have devices modified to do so. While currently unnamed, the lawsuit […]

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Manga Publishers Sue Pirate Site “Hoshinoromi” in New York Court

Four of the largest manga publishers have sued ‘pirate’ site Hoshinoromi in a New York federal court. The Japanese companies accuse the site of blatant copyright infringement and request damages. According to the publishers, Cloudflare is helping the site’s operators to conceal their identities. The popularity of pirated comics represents a thorn in the side […]