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Copyright Professors Back ISP Charter to Avoid Dangerous Piracy Liability Precedent

In March several major music companies sued Charter Communications, one of the largest Internet providers in the US with 22 million subscribers. Helped by the RIAA, Capitol Records, Warner Bros, Sony Music, and others accused Charter of deliberately turning a blind eye to its pirating subscribers. Among other things, they argued that the ISP failed to terminate […]

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Movie Company Sues Hawaiian ISP Over ‘Repeatedly Pirating’ Hotel

Movie company Bodyguard Productions is suing the Hawaiian ISP Pacific DirectConnect, accusing it of contributory and direct copyright infringement. The copyright holder argues that the ISP knowingly failed to terminate the account of a popular Honolulu hotel, which was repeatedly flagged for piracy activity. The “repeat infringer” issue is a hot topic in US Courts […]

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Premier League Wins New ISP Piracy Blocking Order

The Premier League has won an injunction from the Commercial Court in Ireland to have live ‘pirate’ streams of its football matches blocked by local ISPs. Under the order, ISPs Eircom, Sky, Virgin and Vodafone will respond to real-time information supplied by the League’s anti-piracy partners. The injunction mirrors a similar program previously established in […]

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The Pirate Bay Faces Massive ISP Blocks in Spain

Back in 2015, Vodafone admitted that following an order from the Spanish government, it had begun blocking The Pirate Bay, the world’s most famous torrent site. Fast forward four years and the Ministry of Culture and Sports is attempting to finish the job, with an order for ISPs to block more than 60 TPB-related domains. […]

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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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Music Companies Sue ISP Bright House for Failing to Disconnect Pirates

A group of major music companies including Sony, Universal, and Warner Bros, has sued Internet provider Bright House Networks for failing to disconnect repeat infringers. The ISP, which was acquired by Charter three years ago, knowingly profited from the massive volumes of copyright infringement committed by its users, the companies state. With thousands of tracks […]