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Rightsholders Asked Google to Remove Five Million ThePirateBay.org URLs

News Copyright holders have filed five million requests to delete ThePirateBay.org URLs from Google’s search results over the past several years. Roughly two-thirds of these requests indeed resulted in links being removed, while the search engine took no action at all for less than one percent. The Pirate Bay’s homepage remains available as well, despite […]

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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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Bell Asked Canadian Government to Ban Certain VPNs

Newly revealed documents show that media giant Bell previously urged the Canadian Government to ban ‘copyright infringing’ VPNs. The request was made in a 2017 submission regarding the NAFTA trade deal negotiations. This call didn’t lead anywhere but with site-blocking still on the agenda, VPNs remain a topic of interest. Last year a coalition of Canadian […]