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Jetflicks Piracy Trial Delayed After Canada Hands Over Masses of Discovery Data

Breaking The trial of six defendants who allegedly operated the ‘pirate’ streaming service Jetflicks will now take place in July 2020. The delay is in response to Canadian authorities handing over masses of discovery data, including subscriber information and support tickets of the defunct service. The original request for information was made around 22 months […]

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Law Council of Australia Warns Data Retention Regime Could Affect Pirates

As part of a review into Australia’s mandatory data retention regime, a submission by the Law Society of Australia warns that pirates could be affected due to loopholes in the legislation. Any move to criminalize file-sharing in future, for example, could leave Internet users’ entire download histories open to exposure. Retention of telecommunications metadata is […]

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ISP Reports Movie Company to Data Protection Agency Over ‘Piracy’ Data

Venice PI, a movie company that previously targeted Dragon Box, Showbox, and Popcorn Time through the US courts, has been reported to Spain’s data protection agency. ISP Euskaltel says that the company, which is attempting to extract settlements from alleged file-sharers, is misusing private data. While some movie companies are satisfied with the income generated […]

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German Data Privacy Commissioner Sounds Alarm Over ‘Upload Filter Oligopoly’

Germany’s Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information has issued a warning over the data privacy implications of the EU’s proposed Article 13 legislation. Ulrich Kelber says an “oligopoly” of filtering vendors would have significantly increased access to vast swathes of user data, unless the EU can explain how its aims can be […]