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Facebook Sees Copyright Abuse as One of the Platform’s Main Challenges

When it comes to targeting infringement, Facebook has rolled out a few anti-piracy initiatives over recent years. In addition to processing regular takedown requests, the company has a “Rights Manager” tool that detects infringing material automatically and allows owners to take down or monetize the content. In a recent meeting organized by the European Commission, […]

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Cloudflare Sued For Failing to Terminate 99 ‘Repeat Copyright Infringing’ Sites

When copyright holders feel they have exhausted all options to have websites stop their allegedly-infringing activities, there is a growing trend to move further up the chain. Sites now regularly have copyright complaints filed against their hosting companies and domain registries, for example, demanding that they take action to prevent contentious behavior. Since millions of […]

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FACT Partner Up With UK Copyright Troll Outfit

Opinion FACT, an anti-piracy outfit known for taking action on behalf of clients including Sky and the Premier League, has teamed up with copyright troll outfit Hatton and Berkeley. The surprise pairing is revealed in submissions to the UK’s Companies House, which also show that 70% of FACT’s shares are now owned by a company […]

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Take-Two Files Copyright Suit to Kill Red Dead Redemption: Damned Enhancement Project

Breaking The first installment of Red Dead Redemption was never officially launched on PC but a developer known as ‘DamnedDev’ hoped to change all that with his ‘Red Dead Redemption: Damned Enhancement Project’. However, after reportedly ignoring Take Two’s warnings to cease-and-desist, he must now deal with a copyright infringement lawsuit. Take Two Interactive’s Red […]

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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 […]