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Russia’s Anti-Piracy Deal to Delete Content From Search Engines Extended Until 2021

News The ground-breaking anti-piracy deal signed by Russia-based content and Internet platforms in 2018 will not be written into local law any time soon. The agreement, which sees search engines voluntarily delete allegedly-infringing links, was supposed to be formalized in recent months but in the face of complexities and parliament being tied up with other […]

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Dish Network Proposes Blockchain Based Anti-Piracy System

News Dish Network is fighting online streaming piracy on many fronts. Aside from lawsuits and other legal campaigns, the company also looks at the broader picture. In a new patent application, Dish envisions a blockchain-based anti-piracy management system that promises to be open and accessible to all. American satellite and broadcast provider Dish Network has […]

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Netflix Joins Another Major Anti-Piracy Coalition

News As Netflix continues to produce more and more original content, the company is also increasing its foothold in the anti-piracy community. The week, Italian anti-piracy group FAPAV announced that Netflix has joined its ranks. With this addition, it hopes to continue its anti-piracy efforts, which will have a special focus on illegal IPTV services […]

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OpenSubtitles Redirects Danish IP-Addresses Following Anti-Piracy Group Request

News The popular subtitle site OpenSubtitles is voluntarily barring Danish visitors from its platform. Instead, it redirects all Danish IP-addresses to a court order hosted on the website of local anti-piracy group RettighedsAlliancen. The move is in response to the site receiving an email from the anti-piracy outfit requesting it to stop further infringements. OpenSubtitles […]

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French Anti-Piracy Law Decreased Music Consumption Variety, Research Suggests

News Newly published research shows that the French anti-piracy law Hadopi has had a positive effect on digital music sales. This effect decreased over time but remained relatively stable for bigger artists. The same data further suggests that people’s music consumption became less varied during the same period. According to the researcher, the discovery element […]

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Telegram Faces Anti-Piracy Referral to US Over Cryptocurrency Plans

News Russia-based anti-piracy outfit AZAPI is threatening to report Telegram to United States authorities including the SEC if the platform does not introduce fingerprinting technologies. The association says that a crackdown is necessary because Telegram’s blockchain project TON will be used to anonymously monetize the spread of copyrighted content. Telegram was founded in 2013 by […]

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Hollywood Praises Australia’s Anti-Piracy Laws, But More Can Be Done

News In a recent submission to the US Trade Representative, the MPA applauds Australia’s anti-piracy enforcement tools, including effective copyright laws. Hollywood’s trade group notes that piracy rates are dropping. However, it adds that even more can be done on the anti-piracy front to keep copyright problems at bay. For years on end, entertainment industry […]