Movie Industry against Europe’s Geo Unblocking Plans MPAA is nervous about Europe's plans to limit geo-blocking, as they can "cause great harm" to the entertainment industry. The group warned that broad access to video content would result in fewer Swedish Streaming Site Operators Face $1.7m Fine The former operators of the largest streaming site in the country Swefilmer are accused of facilitating copyright infringement on 1,400 films and face penalties of Researchers Broke EBook DRM A recent report dissected the BooXtream “Social DRM” eBook watermarks. The Institute for Biblio-Immunology tore down the privacy-busting system after publisher Verso refused to remove the DRM from Scammers Target ISPs with Fake DMCA Notices A new kind of phishing operation is targeting American ISPs and their subscribers. Scammers pretend to be anti-piracy tracking company IP-Echelon and various Tech Firms Automated Removal of Extremist Videos According to rumors, some of the most popular video sources have automated the removal of extremist content. This is considered a major step forward for tech firms that are striving to eradicate Piracy Monetization Firm Pressures ISPs to Hijack Subscribers’ Browsers Rightscorp, known well for its aggressive attempts to obtain settlements from allegedly pirating file-sharers, is urging ISPs to use its browser hijacking system. The group suggested to introduce a gradual approach where pirating Internet users eventually have to pay a fine to Movie Studios Sue ISPs in Australia over Blocking Expenses Major torrent sites will be eventually blocked in the country, but how the blockade will be arranged is so far unclear. This week the Australian Internet service providers and movie studios have been in court Level of Software Piracy Links to Intelligence The recent research has found that software piracy is directly linked to intelligence level in the country. The study covered over 100 countries and its findings show that software piracy rates are Movie Producers Face Court Sanctions over Copyright Trolling The producers of Dallas Buyers Club face monetary sanctions for piracy extortion tactics used in their crackdown on file-sharers. An individual from California claims that the movie producers lack any evidence other than an IP-address and requests a monetary penalty of $36,000 for their "extortion" tactics. TPB Founder Will Sue Music Labels for Defamation Peter Sunde, one of The Pirate Bay founders, targets Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music, Warner Music and EMI in order to demand compensation for damaging his name. Peter Sunde is ready to file a lawsuit against the music labels that were recently awarded damages for his involvement with The Pirate Bay.
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