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EU Academics Publish Recommendations to Limit Negative Impact of Article 17 on Users

News In March 2019, the European Parliament adopted the new Copyright Directive, including the widely opposed Article 13 (later renumbered to Article 17). Alongside fears that broad filtering will take place in the absence of official licensing on platforms like YouTube, more than 50 EU academics have now published advice aimed at limiting negative impact […]

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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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Police: Scam Streaming Sites Are Exploiting Internet Users

Police in Germany have issued another warning after scam streaming sites trapped users into paying useless subscriptions of more than 350 euros. The sites, which closely resemble pirate streaming portals but claim to be legitimate, number more than 220 according to police. Some believe that the players involved are linked to an earlier piracy settlement […]