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Movie Company Sues Hawaiian ISP Over ‘Repeatedly Pirating’ Hotel

Movie company Bodyguard Productions is suing the Hawaiian ISP Pacific DirectConnect, accusing it of contributory and direct copyright infringement. The copyright holder argues that the ISP knowingly failed to terminate the account of a popular Honolulu hotel, which was repeatedly flagged for piracy activity. The “repeat infringer” issue is a hot topic in US Courts […]

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YouTube Sues Alleged Scammer Over DMCA Extortion Scheme

An alleged scammer who tried to extort money from YouTubers by abusing the site’s “three strikes” exclusion scheme is about to get his comeuppance. A lawsuit filed by YouTube in a US federal court seeks compensation and an injunction against US-resident Christopher Brady in response to abuse of the DMCA, harassment, extortion, and an apparent […]

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DISH Sues ‘Pirate’ IPTV Providers Including Two Already ‘Seized’ By ACE

DISH Network and NagraStar have filed yet another lawsuit targeting several ‘pirate’ IPTV providers in the United States. Interestingly, two of the named suppliers – TVStreamsNow and OneStepTV – have already handed their domains over to the Alliance For Creativity and Entertainment. Threats of legal action backed up by litigation was once regular news in […]

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“Hellboy” Sues Torrent Site YTS and Several Users

HB Productions, the company that owns the copyrights to the movie Hellboy, is suing the operator of torrent site YTS.lt. The complaint, filed at a federal court in Hawaii, also targets 19 “John Doe” users who allegedly shared YTS’s Hellboy torrent. Through the lawsuit the movie company hopes to recoup some of its claimed losses. […]

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DISH Sues Hosting Company & ‘Pirate’ IPTV Customer

US-based broadcaster DISH Networks is suing yet another IPTV provider in the United States, but with a twist. In a lawsuit filed at a Delaware federal court, DISH claims that East IPTV illegally retransmits its channels via the Internet. However, the broadcaster is also suing East’s hosting provider, for failing to respond to numerous takedown […]

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BMG Sues Hilton Hotels Over ‘Infringing’ YouTube & Facebook Promo Videos

BMG Production Music is suing Hilton Worldwide after the hotel company allegedly used unlicensed music in several videos published to YouTube and Facebook. A lawsuit filed in New York states that despite being warned, Hilton continued to infringe, and as a result is guilty of direct, contributory, and vicarious copyright infringement. BMG Production Music, Inc. […]

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Publisher Sues AdBlock Plus For Copyright Infringement

German publisher Alex Springer is suing the company behind Adblock Plus for copyright infringement. According to the company, which owns Bild and Die Welt, among others, ad blockers endanger digital journalism and “change the programming code of websites.” There can be little doubt that without revenues generated by advertising, today’s web would be a very […]