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Court Orders Cloudflare to Prevent Access to Pirated Music or Face Fines or Prison

News This week visitors to pirate music site DDL-Music were greeted with a rare ‘Error 451’ message from Cloudflare, indicating that the site had been rendered unavailable due to legal reasons. It now transpires that following legal action by Universal Music, Cloudflare was served with a court injunction , which threatened fines and potential prison […]

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Cooperative ‘Copyright Troll’ Lawyer Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

John Steele, one of the attorneys behind the ‘copyright troll’ law firm Prenda, has been sentenced to five years in prison. The attorney was one of the masterminds behind the fraudulent scheme that extracted settlements from alleged pirates. Because of Steele’s cooperative stance, his sentence is significantly lower than that of co-conspirator Paul Hansmeier. Over […]

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Three Manga Pirates Sentenced to Prison in Japan

Three men who operated a popular site indexing pirated copies of manga publications have been jailed in Japan. The sentences range from two years and four months to three years and six months. The men are former student graduates in their 20s. With the support of the Japanese government, content creators in Japan are attempting […]