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Premier League Wins New ISP Piracy Blocking Order

The Premier League has won an injunction from the Commercial Court in Ireland to have live ‘pirate’ streams of its football matches blocked by local ISPs. Under the order, ISPs Eircom, Sky, Virgin and Vodafone will respond to real-time information supplied by the League’s anti-piracy partners. The injunction mirrors a similar program previously established in […]

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Aussie Music Industry Wins First Ever Stream-Ripping Site Blocks

Sony, Universal, and Warner, with assistance from Music Rights Australia and the Australasian Performing Right Association, have obtained a blocking injunction against four major stream-ripping sites. Australia’s ISPs will now prevent their subscribers from accessing 2conv, Flv2mp3, FLVto and Convert2mp3. The worldwide music industry is making no secret of its disdain for so-called stream-ripping sites. […]

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Teksavvy Wins Appeal in Defense of Accused ‘Pirating’ Subscribers

Canadian ISP TekSavvy doesn’t have to expose personal details of its customers to ME2 Productions, the company behind the movie Mechanic: Resurrection. The Federal Court found that the evidence which the order was based on is insufficient, highlighting several mistakes. Other ISPs, including Bell and Rogers, didn’t appeal the subpoena. Over the past several years, […]