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Mega Now Stores 63.8 Billion Files, Has Suspended 78,000 Users For Copyright Infringement

Breaking Now one of the Internet’s most-visited sites, Mega currently hosts 63.8 billion files but receives relatively few copyright takedown notices, around 317,500 during the first nine months of 2019. Since its 2013 launch, around 78,000 Mega users have been suspended for breaching its repeat infringer policy, which currently sits at “three strikes”. From a […]

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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. […]