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USA | Copyrights | 70 Year-Old Grandma Threatened Over BitTorrent Download 18/07/2011 | 70 Year-Old Grandma Threatened Over BitTorrent Download
USA | 70 year-old retired widow from San Francisco was recently ‘caught’ sharing porn on BitTorrent . .. Continue

New Zealand | Copyrights | internet piracy bill becomes law 20/04/2011 | internet piracy bill becomes law
NEW ZEALAND | The Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill has today been passed, despite strong opposition from the Green Party and independent MPs, and an internet campaign against the bill .. Continue

England | File Sharing | Government mulls UK net controls 01/04/2011 | Government mulls UK net controls
ENGLAND |  UK government is talking to ISPs about blocking access to websites deemed to help people infringe copyright .. Continue

International | P2P | Study: LimeWire demise slows music piracy 24/03/2011 | Study: LimeWire demise slows music piracy
INTERNATIONAL |  Research firm NPD Group says that illegal file sharing of songs via peer-to-peer services has dramatically dropped off since Lime Wire shut down .. Continue

Spain | P2P | Wikileaks kills Spanish anti-P2P law 25/12/2010 | Wikileaks kills Spanish anti-P2P law
SPAIN | Spain killed a controversial anti-P2P bill that would have made it easier to shut down websites that link to infringing content. Wikileaks documents exposed the fact that the US pressured the Spanish .. Continue


Articles

International | Copy rights | Pirates discover new websites 16/11/2009 | Pirates discover new websites
INTERNATIONAL | As a result from the recent crack down of bittorrent websites such as Pirate Bay, File sharers discover new illegal arenas to operate in, websites that allows anonymous uploads... Continue

USA | Copyrights | Recording industry shows how to lose by winning 16/10/2007 | Recording industry shows how to lose by winning
USA | While victories in the court of law are necessary to preserve the RIAA members` interests in the music they promote and distribute, it is not clear that such victories translate to the court of public.. Continue

USA | Copyrights | Why the RIAA should have won (though the fine was too high) 08/10/2007 | Why the RIAA should have won (though the fine was too high)
USA | The problem in the copyright case isn`t really the verdict against the Minn. woman. It`s that big penalty. .. Continue

USA | Copyrights | Legal woes mount for TorrentSpy 29/08/2007 | Legal woes mount for TorrentSpy
USA | Hollywood has pounded TorrentSpy this past week, winning two important court decisions against the BitTorrent search engine that could hand the movie industry some powerful new tools in its fight agai.. Continue

USA | File-sharing | File-sharing `graveyard` still filling up 01/07/2007 | File-sharing `graveyard` still filling up
USA | Seven years after a judge ordered Napster to halt music swapping, online piracy continues to thrive. Some estimates hold that the large video and music files passing back and forth over the Internet c.. Continue


Ruling

Germany & Austria | Privacy | Austrian and German courts protect identity file-sharers              18/01/2005 | Austrian and German courts protect identity file-sharers
GERMANY | In Germany and in Austria, courts tend to protect privacy as opposed to copyright. In two different cases launched by music industry, it was decided that internet providers don`t have to handover file.. Continue

Canada | John Doe | BMG Canada Inc. v. Doe.                                                         08/09/2004 | BMG Canada Inc. v. Doe.
CANADA | The Federal Court of Canada denied Canada’s recording industry motion seeking disclosure from Canadian internet ISPs of the P2P music swappers identity... Continue

USA | Makers of P2P software not liable | METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER V GROKSTER, LTD                       03/09/2004 | METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER V GROKSTER, LTD
USA | Federal appeal court ruled that the makers of peer-to-peer software are not responsible for what users do with their network... Continue


Legislation

USA | P2P | Piracy Deterrence and Education Act of 2004 09/09/2004 | Piracy Deterrence and Education Act of 2004
USA | The Congress finds as follows: (1) The Internet, while changing the way our society communicates, has also changed the nature of many crimes, including the theft of intellectual property. (2) Tr.. Continue


online

U.S. | copyrights | Index of Litigation Documents Referred to ``Recording Industry vs. The People`` 30/11/2006 | Index of Litigation Documents Referred to ``Recording Industry vs. The People``
USA | In this site there are litigation documents referred to in peer to peer ("p2p") file sharing cases brought by the RIAA in its wave of litigation... Continue


Research

USA | P2P | File Sharing software less in use 29/03/2005 | File Sharing software less in use
USA | Parallel to the sharp increase of file sharers, a recent research of the Pew Internet & American Life Project shows a diminution of P2P software`s popularity such as Btornt and E-Mule, due to a stron.. Continue

UK | Copy Rights | The Impact of the New Technologies on the Music Industry 25/10/2004 | The Impact of the New Technologies on the Music Industry
ENGLAND | The Music Industry Forum`s report on new technology, initiated by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport in the UK government... Continue


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