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Music Labels Sued ISPs over The Pirate Bay Blocking, Again Last year, the entertainment industry lost a court case demanding an ISP blockade of the largest BitTorrent provider in Sweden. Now a number of music labels and a movie studio are back in a brand new court, with yet another ISP trying Usenet Provider Was Cleared of Piracy Charges The appeals court has finally ruled on the case between the Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN and Usenet provider NSE, saying that the Usenet provider cannot be liable for infringements of its users, Supreme Court Sided with Samsung in Its Dispute with Apple The US supreme court sided with the Korean smartphone maker in its patent fight with Apple and reversed an appeals court decision that Samsung had to pay a $399m penalty to Apple for copying iPhone designs. Falsely Accused Pirate Will Be Compensated The court ruled in favor of a wrongfully accused individual, who was sued for allegedly downloading a pirated copy of the Hollywood movie. The judge said that the man is entitled to more than $17,000 in compensation because of the moviemakers’ overaggressive and unreasonable tactics widely known as “copyright trolling”. Must-Have Piracy Filters May Be against European Law The academics have warned that the EU plans to modernize copyright legislation in the region may appear incompatible with its own law. The problem lies in the mandatory piracy filters that ISPs are required to use, Italian Court Overturned “Pirate” Site Blockade Kisstube.tv was blocked by Italian ISPs following mass court action against 150+ domains for embedding movies, some of them infringing, but hosted on other platforms. Now the Court of Appeal overturned the blockade referring to an EU ruling False DMCA Takedowns Punished by Court Three music labels were order to pay damages after issuing bogus DMCA notices which damaged an artist's reputation. A hip hop artist Jonathan Emile teamed up with Kendrick Lamar on a track, but Hosting Companies Are Sued for Facilitating Piracy Alongside CloudFlare The porn company ALS Scan has filed a complaint to expand the lawsuit accusing CloudFlare of providing services to infringing websites: the adult entertainment publisher wants to hold hosting providers liable for copyright infringement France’s Largest Pirate Website Shut Down The French police have shut down the largest pirate portal in the country, Zone-Telechargement. Besides, the popular download site DL-Protect is also offline. Both download portals accounted for millions of regular visitors Spanish Court Ordered Rojadirecta to Stop Linking to Pirated Streams A well-known sports streaming service Rojadirecta has been operating from Spain without trouble for many years, but now it faced legal difficulties in its activities. For example, a Spanish court has just ordered Rojadirecta to stop offering links to football matches. The site is also the subject of a criminal investigation.
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