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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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Groupe TVA, Bell, Rogers Team Up to Sue ‘Pirate’ IPTV Service

Broadcasting and communications giants Groupe TVA, Bell, and Rogers have teamed up to sue a ‘pirate’ IPTV provider targeting the Canadian market. The complaint, filed in the Federal Court last week, states that GoldTV.ca offers cheap subscriptions to thousands of channels without obtaining permission or licenses from the plaintiffs. There are currently thousands of providers […]

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Music Companies Sue ISP Bright House for Failing to Disconnect Pirates

A group of major music companies including Sony, Universal, and Warner Bros, has sued Internet provider Bright House Networks for failing to disconnect repeat infringers. The ISP, which was acquired by Charter three years ago, knowingly profited from the massive volumes of copyright infringement committed by its users, the companies state. With thousands of tracks […]

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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 […]