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TekSavvy Protests Push for Pirate Site Blocking in Court

Through the Federal Court, Bell, Rogers, and Groupe TVA are hoping to obtain the first Canadian pirate site blocking order. The companies believe that website blocking is an effective way to deal with pirate sites but Internet provider TekSavvy sees things differently. The ISP describes the proposed measures as ineffective and inappropriate. Pirate site blockades […]

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Manga Publishers Sue Pirate Site “Hoshinoromi” in New York Court

Four of the largest manga publishers have sued ‘pirate’ site Hoshinoromi in a New York federal court. The Japanese companies accuse the site of blatant copyright infringement and request damages. According to the publishers, Cloudflare is helping the site’s operators to conceal their identities. The popularity of pirated comics represents a thorn in the side […]

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ISPs: Pirate Site Blocking Threatens Freedom of Expression

The Internet Service Providers’ Association of South Africa believes that site blocking isn’t the right answer to piracy. The group describes the measure as “limited” and “blunt,” while stressing that it could threaten people’s rights to freedom of expression and access to information. Online piracy is an international problem for the content industries, one that’s […]