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Premier League Piracy Case Ends In ‘Record Damages’, Suspended Sentences

News The Premier League says it has secured one of the highest copyright-related damages awards in Thailand’s history after targeting individuals behind a major ‘piracy network’ in Asia. A British man and a Thai national pleaded guilty to infringement, paid the Premier League around £385,000, forfeited close to £180,000, and received suspended jail sentences totaling […]

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Stream-Ripper Operator Rejects Record Labels’ Piracy ‘Hysteria’ in Court

The Russian operator of the YouTube-ripping sites FLVTO.biz and 2conv.com has filed his answering brief at the US Appeals Court. The site owner rejects the “sky is falling” arguments and other piracy “hysteria,” noting that rightsholders have a history of trying to block technological progress. Most importantly, however, he argues that the court has no […]

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Stream Ripper Verdict Gives Carte Blanche to Internet Pirates, Record Labels Say

Several major labels including Universal, Warner Bros, and Sony, have filed their opening brief in the appeal against the Russian operator of stream-ripping sites FLVTO.biz and 2conv.com. The companies argue that the District Court mistakenly dismissed the case, a decision that gives Internet pirates carte blanche, keeping them out of US courts’ reach. YouTube downloaders, […]

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Record Labels and Rightscorp Destroyed Vital Piracy Evidence, ISP Says

Texas-based Internet provider Grande Communications has accused several record labels and anti-piracy outfit Rightscorp of destroying evidence. The labels sued the ISP for failing to terminate accounts of repeat infringers. However, Grande says that nearly all information about the underlying copyright infringement notices was deleted. Regular Internet providers are being put under increasing pressure for […]