Particular those who are mobile, or want material from other EU countries: this is about responding to that demand. If you don’t, others will. If you wait for other players to take those opportunities first: Europe can only suffer.” Kroes speaks sternly.
Archive for the ‘Copyright’ Category
No torrent sites have yet been blocked in U.S. – Major studios and recording labels have zoomed in on Europe, the UK in particularPosted: 2013/11/17 in Blocking, Copyright, Education / Awareness, Enforcement, File Sharing, Filtering, Illegal File Sharing, New Business Models, Public Policy, Stats / reports, Tech Evolution
What is interesting about these new Danish blocks is that unlike in the UK where users are simply advised that a page has been banned, local ISPs display a banner which directs users to ShareWithCare.dk, a site that offers links to legal content.
European Commission relaxes rules on state aid for the film sector. Least they can do for not acting against piracy?Posted: 2013/11/16 in Copyright, Education / Awareness, Enforcement, File Sharing, Illegal File Sharing, New Business Models, Public Policy, Stats / reports, Tech Evolution
The English Premier League and fellow plaintiffs, in a copyright infringement lawsuit filed against YouTube in 2007, have given up.
Google Key In Distribution Of Pirated Files As It Deleted 200 Million “Pirate” Search Results in 2013Posted: 2013/11/12 in Google, File Sharing, New Business Models, Illegal File Sharing, Education / Awareness, Tech Evolution, Stats / reports, Enforcement, Online advertising, Copyright
…and still the pirate sites are popping up in their search results…
Trusted global brands Apple and Google have been exposed as making available for download mobile applications that publish pirated content to Internet users in the Ukraine, undermining sustained measures by leading Ukrainian media groups and public sector organisations to eradicate online piracy in the country.
European Parliament Members Explore Decriminalizing File-Sharing (Because Telcos, Hosting Providers And File Hosting Sites Are Da Shizzle In Europe)Posted: 2013/11/09 in The Cloud, File Sharing, New Business Models, Organized Crime, Illegal File Sharing, Legislation, Education / Awareness, Tech Evolution, Stats / reports, Public Policy, Enforcement, Copyright
Daily P2P download demand by BitTorrent users of the Top 100 Pirated Movies of AFM approached 1 Million globallyPosted: 2013/11/04 in Copyright, Education / Awareness, Enforcement, File Sharing, Illegal File Sharing, Stats / reports, Tech Evolution
In the days leading up to the American Film Market (AFM), the download demand on the BitTorrent peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing network of the Top 100 Pirated Movies approached 1 Million daily, according to a new report issued by CEG TEK International (CEG TEK). The report, Top 100 Pirated Movies of American Film Market (AFM), “provides a glimpse of the impact piracy has on filmmakers, distributors, and the industry as a whole, while also highlighting the overwhelming demand for quality films and story-lines,” commented Co-Founder & COO, Kyle Reed. The films monitored were based on a cross-section of filmmakers and distributors attending AFM this year.
Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos: What’s good for the consumer is good for the film and TV industryPosted: 2013/11/04 in Copyright, Education / Awareness, Enforcement, File Sharing, Illegal File Sharing, New Business Models, Stats / reports, Tech Evolution
EasyDNS CEO Mark Jeftovic wonders why registrars take their marching orders directly from the UK PolicePosted: 2013/11/04 in Copyright, Education / Awareness, Enforcement, File Sharing, Illegal File Sharing, New Business Models, Public Policy, Stats / reports, Tech Evolution
The City of London Police crackdown has had minimal impact thus far, as all affected sites we are aware of have continued their operations under new domain names.
The Publisher’s Association says it’s appalling that links to author Eleanor Catton’s Man Booker Prize winning novel The Luminaries have been made available for free download on Kim Dotcom’s file-sharing website Mega.
The novel was discovered yesterday on Mega, a New Zealand registered company.
“Everyone is rightly proud of the achievements of Eleanor Catton on the world stage so to see her work given away without her consent by a fellow Kiwi company is really appalling,” Publishers Association of New Zealand president Sam Elworthy said.
“We should be doing all we can to support the good work of not only these two artists but also every New Zealander who makes an honest living from his or her creative works, Mr Elworthy said.
YouTube is not under an obligation to ensure that the service it provides complies with copyright law. Instead, copyright owners must report infringement to YouTube. So rather than YouTube creating a clever piece of software, or employing a small team of compliance officers, studios and producers all over the world have to duplicate effort and cost to monitor whether their titles are being uploaded. It doesn’t look like this inefficient method of policing copyright is going to change any time soon, but things get really interesting when one looks at the money that is being made from illegal uploads. YouTube may not have a responsibility to ensure that the content it publishes complies with the law, but does that entitle it to derive revenue from illegally uploaded content?
Belgian Government litigates against collecting society SABAM to force it to give up copyright lawsuit against ISPsPosted: 2013/10/31 in Copyright, Education / Awareness, Enforcement, File Sharing, Illegal File Sharing, Litigation, New Business Models, Public Policy, Stats / reports, Tech Evolution
According to Virgin Media the full list of sites to be blocked is as follows.