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EU Court Asked to Rule on ‘Piracy Liability’ of Usenet Provider

After more than a decade in court, the legal dispute between anti-piracy group BREIN and Usenet provider News-Service.com has landed on the desk of the European Court of Justice. The Dutch Supreme Court referred questions to the EU court seeking clarification on several piracy liability related issues. In 2009, anti-piracy group BREIN took News-Service Europe (NSE) […]

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Reddit’s /r/Piracy is Deleting Almost 10 Years of History to Avoid Ban

Under pressure from Reddit’s administrators over copyright issues, the site’s largest forum dedicated to piracy discussion has opted for “The Nuclear Option”. After voting by its contributors, all posts older than six months are now being deleted. That’s almost 10 years of data, the vast majority of it completely legal. The negative effects are already […]

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GTA V’s Take-Two Settles Lawsuit with Popular Cheat Maker

With a consent judgment issued by a New York federal court, Take-Two Interactive has settled its case with a prominent GTA V cheat maker. The Georgia man, one of the key people behind the ‘Menyoo’ and ‘Absolute’ cheats, allegedly earned more than $100,000 from the copyright-infringing activities. Take-Two Interactive Software, the company behind ‘Grand Theft […]

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‘Pirate Sites and Copyright Holders Can Both Profit From Advertising’

Anti-piracy company DMCAForce is trying to unite copyright holders with torrent and streaming sites. Instead of asking for content to be removed, it’s experimenting with an advertising revenue share model. Today, the company’s CEO Mark Bauman explains why it prefers this approach. A few weeks ago, we reported that anti-piracy company DMCAForce offered a rather […]