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President Trump Signs USMCA Trade Deal that ‘Exports’ US Copyright Policy

News President Trump has signed the new USMCA trade deal with Canada and Mexico into law. The agreement covers a wide range of trade topics including copyright issues. Despite objections from many copyright holders, the USMCA includes liability protections for Internet companies, including a DMCA-style safe harbor. Last month the United States, Canada, and Mexico […]

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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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USMCA Trade Deal Keeps DMCA-Style ‘Safe Harbor’ for ISPs

News The United States, Canada, and Mexico have signed a new trade deal that will replace NAFTA. The USMCA deals with a wide range of trade topics including copyright issues. Despite warnings from rightsholders and some lawmakers, the agreement offers liability protections for Internet companies, including a DMCA-style safe harbor provision. More than a quarter-century […]

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LaLiga & Pro League Team Up With New Anti-Piracy Deal

Top-tier Spanish football league LaLiga says it will team up with Belgium’s Pro League for another season to fight piracy. When announcing the deal, LaLiga also revealed results for the previous campaign in which it removed more than 700 ‘pirate’ apps from Google Play and iTunes while targeting links to streaming sites and IPTV platforms. […]

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Article 13 Moves Forward With French-German Deal

After a short hiatus, discussions on the new EU copyright law proposals are moving forward again. France and Germany have reached a deal on which services should be bound to Article 13. Opponents fear that the plan will lead to broad upload filters, but the EU’s copyright rapporteur notes that it’s necessary to defend copyright […]

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ISPs Call For Piracy Notice Standard to Deal With Millions of Warnings

A broad coalition including Canada’s major ISPs is requesting several changes to the country’s copyright law. They want a standard for copyright infringement notices, so the millions of requests can be handled more easily. In addition, they call for a useful deterrent to stop rightsholders from sending piracy settlements requests. The Business Coalition for Balanced […]