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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Copyright holders asked Google to remove 1B+ allegedly infringing links in past year; Google removed more than 90% of the reported links   —  Copyright holders continue to flood Google with DMCA takedown requests, targeting “pirate links” in the company's search results.
Nov 30, 2016, 3:45 AMIn context
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Pirate Party Books Election Victory in Iceland   —  Founded in 2006 by Rick Falkvinge, the Pirate party movement has scored some significant victories over the years, but what happened in Iceland today trumps them all.  —  According to the first results that came in over the past few hours …
Oct 30, 2016, 10:10 AMIn context
Andy / TorrentFreak:
Major music labels, RIAA, others sue stream-ripping site YouTube-MP3 for copyright infringement   —  Two weeks ago, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry published research which claimed that half of 16 to 24-year-olds use stream-ripping tools to copy music from sites like YouTube.
Sep 27, 2016, 1:35 PMIn context
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Court affirms $25M judgment against Cox, holding the ISP responsible for copyright infringement by customers   —  Last December a Virginia federal jury ruled that Internet provider Cox Communications was responsible for the copyright infringements of its subscribers.
Aug 10, 2016, 11:00 PMIn context
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Torrentz.eu, one of world's largest torrent meta-search engines, shuts down without warning   —  Founded in 2003, Torrentz has been a stable factor in the torrent community for over 13 years.  —  With millions of visitors per day the site grew out to become one of the most visited torrent sites …
Aug 5, 2016, 12:50 PMIn context
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
US shuts down biggest torrents site KickassTorrents, arrests owner after Apple hands over his personal details   —  With millions of unique visitors per day KickassTorrents (KAT) has become the most-used torrent site on the Internet, beating even The Pirate Bay.
Jul 20, 2016, 6:25 PMIn context
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Google sees DMCA takedown notices quadruple from 5.1M in June 2014 to 22M in June 2016   —  In an effort to keep people away from pirate sites, copyright holders are overloading Google with DMCA takedown notices.  —  Since 2011 Google has removed more than a billion “pirate” …
Jun 20, 2016, 6:05 PMIn context
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Study finds that of 108M DMCA takedown requests, 99.8% targeted Google search, 28% of all requests are “questionable”, Google likely removes more than it should   —  28% of Piracy Takedown Requests Are “Questionable”  —  In recent years copyright holders have overloaded Google …
Apr 3, 2016, 8:45 PMIn context
Andy / TorrentFreak:
EU Commission inquiry reveals 68% of digital content providers geo-block in EU; content supplier contracts forcing it may be investigated   —  68% of Digital Content Providers Geo-Block in the EU  —  The European Union wants companies selling digital content to citizens in EU Member States to do so across the entire region.
Mar 21, 2016, 10:10 AMIn context
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
PayPal stops taking payments for UnoTelly VPN and SmartDNS service, saying service can be used to bypass copyright law   —  PayPal Starts Banning VPN and SmartDNS Services  —  PayPal is widely known for their aggressive stance towards BitTorrent sites, Usenet providers and file-hosting services …
Feb 5, 2016, 6:20 PMIn context

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