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Major ISP Backs Plan to Strip ISP of Licenses For Piracy Failures

A controversial anti-piracy bill that would see Philippines-based ISPs stripped of their licenses for providing access to ‘pirate’ sites, has received backing from one of the country’s largest ISPs. Globe Telecom described the proposed legislation as “an important first step” in the fight against piracy. Late 2018, authorities in the Philippines announced a new bill […]

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ISPs Call For Piracy Notice Standard to Deal With Millions of Warnings

A broad coalition including Canada’s major ISPs is requesting several changes to the country’s copyright law. They want a standard for copyright infringement notices, so the millions of requests can be handled more easily. In addition, they call for a useful deterrent to stop rightsholders from sending piracy settlements requests. The Business Coalition for Balanced […]

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CBS Targets ‘Copyright Infringing’ Kodi Addons

CBS has requested TVAddons to remove three addons which can display their programming in the popular Kodi media player. TVAddons swiftly complied, but the site refuses to flag the developer under its repeat infringer policy, because it doesn’t see the addons as infringing. The major entertainment industry companies are waging a war against illicit streaming […]

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New Aussie Blocking Applications Targets 79 ‘Pirate’ Sites Plus 4 Stream-Ripping Platforms

Two applications being processed by Australia’s Federal Court aim to significantly expand the list of sites blocked in the country. The first, filed by several film companies, targets the domains of 79 torrent and streaming sites. A second, filed by music companies, targets four so-called “stream-ripping” platforms. Section 115a of Australia’s Copyright Act allows copyright […]

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Sony Says it Will ‘Fix’ Kodi Problem in Next Update

Following reports that Sony has ‘banned’ Kodi from its newer TVs, the company has advised TorrentFreak that a technical problem is to blame. The electronics giant says it will fix the issue in its next software update. The Kodi team, however, remain skeptical over Sony’s explanation. Millions of Internet video consumers favor the open source […]