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Cox Asks Court to Overturn or Lower ‘Shockingly Excessive’ $1 Billion Piracy Verdict

News Internet provider Cox Communications has asked the court to overturn or lower the $1 billion piracy liability verdict a Virginia jury issued late last year. The company argues that there were fundamental flaws in the verdict. Even if the court disagrees, the ‘shockingly excessive’ damages amount should be lowered, Cox notes. Last December Internet […]

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Rivendell Has Now Sent Half a Billion DMCA Takedown Requests to Google

Breaking This week anti-piracy company Rivendell made history by reporting its 500 millionth infringing URL to Google. Speaking with TorrentFreak, the founder of Rivendell and sister company LeakID says that his team works closely with Google and finds the search giant very cooperative and helpful. He credits pirates for being resourceful but loves finding ways […]

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Cox Is Liable for Pirating Subscribers, Hit With $1 Billion Damages Verdict

Breaking Internet provider Cox Communications is responsible for the copyright infringements of its subscribers, a Virginia federal jury has ruled. The ISP is contributorily and vicariously liable for the copyright infringements and must pay a group of music companies $1 billion in damages. The ISP has already announced that it will appeal. Last year Cox […]

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Mega Now Stores 63.8 Billion Files, Has Suspended 78,000 Users For Copyright Infringement

Breaking Now one of the Internet’s most-visited sites, Mega currently hosts 63.8 billion files but receives relatively few copyright takedown notices, around 317,500 during the first nine months of 2019. Since its 2013 launch, around 78,000 Mega users have been suspended for breaching its repeat infringer policy, which currently sits at “three strikes”. From a […]

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Pirate IPTV Services Generate Nearly €1 Billion Per Year, EU Study Shows

News New research published by the European Union Intellectual Property Office shows that, in the EU, pirate IPTV services generate close to a billion euros in annual revenue. Illegal IPTV services are most popular in the Netherlands and Sweden, while UK subscribers bring in the most money. Increasingly, people are canceling their expensive cable subscriptions, […]