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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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Austrian Telecoms Regulator Rejects “Informal” Pirate Site Blocks

Following a dispute over informal ‘pirate’ site blocking requests sent to ISPs in Austria by rights holders, several providers reported themselves to the authorities for potential net neutrality breaches. This caused the local telecoms regulator to assess whether informal blocking requests should be actioned. It now transpires, they should not. Since the turn of the […]