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Denmark Blocks Sci-Hub Plus Streaming, Torrent & YouTube-Ripping Sites

Following legal action by anti-piracy group Rights Alliance and many rightsholders, 11 sites in various sectors have been deemed illegal. Among them are torrent site TorrentFunk, various streaming platforms, two YouTube-ripping services and popular scientific publication download sites Sci-Hub and Library Genesis. While many countries around Europe have frameworks in place to block ‘pirate’ sites […]

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Foxtel Obtains First ‘Dynamic’ Injunction Against Torrent, Streaming & Proxy Sites

The Federal Court in Sydney, Australia, has handed down yet another blocking injunction targeting streaming and torrent sites. The order also targets a list of proxies, mirrors and similar sites that without ISPs’ objection, can be amended without the plaintiffs returning to court to detail them specifically. Section 115a of Australia’s Copyright Act, which provides […]

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Ads on Pirate Sites Can Hurt Sales, Survey Finds

Advertising on pirate sites can seriously harm certain brands, a new survey has revealed. The Trustworthy Accountability Group and Brand Safety Institute report states that the majority of people would buy less products from the companies as a result. The question remains, however, whether these people actually use pirate sites to begin with. In recent […]

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Warner Bros. Obtains Several Blocking Orders Targeting Major Pirate Sites

Warner Bros. has obtained several interim injunctions which compel ISPs in India to begin blocking major ‘pirate’ sites including EZTV, TorrentDownloads, Zooqle, Monova, Tamilrockers, and many more. The original applications are for permanent blocking injunctions that can be varied to counter circumvention. In some cases, domain suspensions have also been ordered. India is no stranger […]