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Facebook Sees Copyright Abuse as One of the Platform’s Main Challenges

When it comes to targeting infringement, Facebook has rolled out a few anti-piracy initiatives over recent years. In addition to processing regular takedown requests, the company has a “Rights Manager” tool that detects infringing material automatically and allows owners to take down or monetize the content. In a recent meeting organized by the European Commission, […]

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Google Sees DMCA Anti-Circumvention Notices Skyrocket

News Copyright holders are increasingly targeting Google with DMCA anti-circumvention notices. The number of complaints has already doubled compared to last year, and skyrocketed compared to the years before. The notices are particularly effective as there is no standard mechanism to file a counter-notification. A few weeks ago, we reported that the RIAA targeted several […]

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Russia Sees Huge Increase in Pirate Sites & Blocking Could Be to Blame

New research published by anti-piracy outfit WebKontrol has revealed a 43% increase in pirate sites during 2018. Speaking with TorrentFreak, the company says the cause could be the appearance of ‘mirrors’ to counter site-blocking. The government, meanwhile, is sharpening its blocking system. Russia has firmly established itself as one of the leading countries utilizing site-blocking […]