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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 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. Dutch Usenet Providers Ordered to Expose Pirates Usenet providers Eweka and Usenetter received a court order to hand over the personal information of two uploaders who shared over 2,000 pirated e-books. Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN, which is going to offer a settlement to the accused file-sharers, filed the lawsuit on behalf of several large book publishers, where it had requested the personal details of two members who allegedly uploaded over 2,000 books to newsgroups. Fight against Pirate Euro Cup Streams With 2016 UEFA Euro Cup in France, one of the largest sporting events of the year, being underway, UEFA&Co have started cracking down on unauthorized streams broadcasted on the Internet. However, this might be a game they can't possibly win. UK Streaming Site Operator Failed to Reduce His Sentence Paul Mahoney, who ran a movie streaming website that brought him £300,000 in revenues and cost the entertainment industry millions, has failed to appeal his 4-year sentence. Northern Ireland's most senior judge decided that the man’s offending had been persistent and that he didn’t do any good by ignoring cease and desist notices. TPB Owner Ordered to Pay Music Labels $395,000 While Peter Sunde may have thought he'd left The Pirate Bay behind, the legal system has a different opinion. The Finnish court has just ordered Sunde to pay $395,000 to major record labels after their content was shared illegally via the torrent site Federal Court Upheld Net Neutrality Ruling A few days ago, an appeals court upheld the FCC’s net neutrality rules that require ISPs to treat all Internet traffic equally. The three-judge panel’s 2-1 decision was made in favor of consumer advocates, the regulator and the government who have campaigned to protect an open web for a while now. UK Wants to Criminalize Revenge Porn Threats Scotland urges England and Wales to criminalize the threat of circulating “revenge porn” and lower the evidence threshold in order to bring their laws in line with Scottish. Scotland believes that the law of England and Wales fails to keep pace with the rapid increase of the malicious exploitation of explicit or sexual images without their subject’s consent. File-Sharing Cases Dominate IP Complaints in Sweden Sweden still experiences a problem with illegal downloads: according to the statistics collected by national police, 75% of intellectual property complaints relate to file-sharing. Although The Pirate Bay is no longer the most popular torrent website, its story remains the most colorful in the history of online piracy.
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