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Rightsholders Want to Completely Delist ‘Pirate’ Domains From Search Results

In a closed-door meeting this week to discuss the formation of a new anti-piracy law, rightsholders in Russia proposed that pirate sites should be completely delisted from search results, rather than just links to specified content. Internet companies are said to be against the measures, despite agreement on other fronts. The anti-piracy wars are fought […]

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New “Small Claims” Bill Welcomed by Rightsholders, Feared by Copyright Troll Fighters

A new bill introduced in the U.S. House and Senate this week, proposes to establish a copyright board to address “small claims.” Various copyright holders applaud the proposal, stating that this will allow smaller creators to protect their rights without the need for expensive lawsuits. However, digital rights activists and attorneys fear that the CASE […]

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Rightsholders Can’t Sue Without a Copyright Certificate, Supreme Court Rules

The US Supreme Court has ruled that creators can’t sue someone for copyright infringement before they’ve obtained a copyright registration certificate. In a unanimous decision, Justice Ginsburg clarifies that applying for a copyright registration is not sufficient. Major copyright holders are not happy with the decision, but for some others it may offer hope. In […]

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Rightsholders Call for Suspension of Article 13

A group of prominent representatives of the audiovisual and sports sectors, including the MPA and the Premier League, are calling for a suspension of the current Article 13 negotiations. The companies suggest that a case currently before the EU Court of Justice may give them a ‘better deal’ than the copyright reform proposal. After years […]